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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.

My Personal Self Care: Mental

My Personal Self Care: Mental
Our mind’s health is our best investment in this world (besides our body). Material things and money is nice, but it doesn’t guarantee us security. 

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, […]

Psychology of Food

Psychology of Food
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I engorged myself with all sorts of decadent treats. All the classics; like Turkey + Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Breads, Cheeses, Dips, Pumpkin Pie and more. As I filled my plate with all these delicious concoctions, I engaged myself in conversation with various family members over the dinner table. Before I […]