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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.

Mental Health Month + Aromatherapy Prevention

Mental Health Month + Aromatherapy Prevention
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ~Benjamin Franklin Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? What if each of us took a step this next month towards prevention, towards health and wellness? What kind of shift would we see in the world if every single person took one […]

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, […]

Therapy – lets break the stigma down

Therapy – lets break the stigma down
If I go to a therapist, does that mean I’m crazy, weak or a failure?   What will others think? What if I’m seen coming out of that kind of office?   Such concerns are quite natural given our socio-cultural conditioning. Unfortunately, as a result, many people decide not to pursue therapy despite experiencing significant […]

Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month! Check Out These Other Clothing Brands Who Are Helping to Break the Stigma.

Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month! Check Out These Other Clothing Brands Who Are Helping to Break the Stigma.
Let’s celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month! Regardless of who started it, or when it started, Mental Health in fashion is a growing trend. We would like to celebrate and give a shout out to other brands who share the same goals and passions we do in wellness, mental health, and breaking down the stigma. Check […]

‘Therapy Threads’ Clothing Line Strives to Break Down the Stigmas of Mental Health

‘Therapy Threads’ Clothing Line Strives to Break Down the Stigmas of Mental Health
“1 in 4 people, like me, have a Mental Health problem. Many more have a problem with that.” – Stephen Fry  There’s something wrong with me. I’m defective. Damaged. Flawed. Not good enough.   If you’ve ever thought these thoughts, chances are you know the experience of Shame.  One of the biggest fertilizers of this Shame […]