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Suicide Prevention Week: What Can We Actually Do For Prevention?

Suicide Prevention Week: What Can We Actually Do For Prevention?

As we enter National Suicide Prevention Week, we hope to draw attention to the topic. Project Semicolon makes an important clarification that “Suicide is a complex issue involving numerous factors and should not be attributed to any one single cause. Not all people who die by suicide have been diagnosed with a mental illness and not all people with a mental illness attempt to end their lives by suicide."

 

Developing Shame Resilience: Part 3

Developing Shame Resilience: Part 3
When we don’t reach out to others, we allow them AND ourselves to sit alone in our shame, and by doing so we feed shame two of the ingredients it needs to survive: silence and secrecy. Using shame to fight shame doesn’t work. And using shame as a tool to try and change others doesn’t work, either. We can, however, all benefit from shared empathy. Empathy is what helps extinguish shame in its tracks.

How Living Simply Means Living Happily

How Living Simply Means Living Happily
There’s no double that our everyday lives are hectic sometimes. We run around trying to keep up with everything and everyone, and sometimes the t...

Self Care is Selfless

Self Care is Selfless
“Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” -Lucille Ball   Winter is coming.   It’s the most Wonderful time of the year, according to the classic tune of Andy Williams.   The upcoming months are filled with holiday cheer, hot cocoa, […]

Top 5 Favorite Wellness and Mental Health Apps

Top 5 Favorite Wellness and Mental Health Apps
I awoke last night from a abominable nightmare, anxious, horrified and severely disturbed.   I felt the knots twisting in my belly; the tightness in my chest. My pillow drenched in sweat.   The urge to stay frozen to my bed and take a sleeping pill crept in.   It was in that moment I thought, what […]