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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 to Prioritize Your Wellbeing While Grieving

How to Prioritize Your Wellbeing While Grieving
Therapy Threads Offers Coping Methods and Advice on Grief What is grief? Grief is hard to define as it covers many different forms of loss and ...

Self Care Club Member Spotlight: Destini Louangboriboune

Self Care Club Member Spotlight: Destini Louangboriboune
Destini Louangboriboune, our newest Self Care Club member, recently detailed her process for managing anxiety and depression. For many people, an...

Through the Eyes of a Rape Survivor: An Inspiring Video Interview about Healing from Trauma

Through the Eyes of a Rape Survivor: An Inspiring Video Interview about Healing from Trauma
It picks its victims who are anyone, at any moment, anywhere. It is trauma. Trauma does not discriminate when it comes to who it affects. Trau...

March is Self Injury Awareness Month

March is Self Injury Awareness Month
March 1st was (and is) Self Injury Awareness Day (SIAD) each and every year.     Overall, the month of March is self injury awareness month in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe.     The stigma of self-injury needs to be broken.   What is Self-Injury? “Self-injury, sometimes called self-harm, is any deliberate, […]

6 Truths to Managing Stress

6 Truths to Managing Stress
I did it again.   I awoke the day before a big presentation, and realized I had procrastinated for weeks leaving myself until the last minute to get everything done.   I was time crunched, stressed, anxious, and worried.   Why had I done this to myself again?   I immediately felt a need to […]