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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.

Bullying – Let’s Build Awareness and prevention

Bullying – Let’s Build Awareness and prevention
January is one of the most depressing months of the year.   If you deal with depression year round, then today is just another day to get through.   But for millions of people who are generally happy, and don’t struggle with mental illnesses  – today might STILL be the day you wished you stayed […]

New Years Thoughts + a plan for 2016

New Years Thoughts + a plan for 2016
I used to be really into new years resolutions.   But, I’ve typically found that my “resolutions” convert into some form of a shame inducing, “should” list that turns into a chore.   1. Lose 10 pounds 2. Save $5,000 3. Eat healthier 4. Read more books 5. bla bla bla   No fun!   Want to try something different in […]

Top 11 “Gut Feeling” Relationship Red Flags

Top 11 “Gut Feeling” Relationship Red Flags
“Our relationships are like mirrors. We attract what we need to work on ourselves.” -Law of Reflection  [I’ve been a little quiet on here lately, and I want to apologize for my inconsistency; which is one of the most important parts of blogging! This is still new to me, and not to come out with […]