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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.

13 Reasons Why I Should Be Here

13 Reasons Why I Should Be Here
The second season of “13 Reasons Why” has been out for a few months now and it got me thinking about making my own positive version of this list. ...

Summer’s Easy Healthy Eats

Summer’s Easy Healthy Eats
One of my favorite ways to practice self-care is through nutrition. When I eat well, I feel well, and when I feel well, I do well. It creates an ongoing, positive cycle, that has a domino effect onto many areas of my life. I get a lot out of healthy eating habits, and summer’s seasonal offerings sweeten the appeal for many of us to follow suit.