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Steps to Developing Shame Resilience: Part 4

Steps to Developing Shame Resilience: Part 4
Based on the research of Dr. Brene Brown The fourth and final step to developing and practicing shame resilience is the Ability to Speak Shame. D...

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. ...

EMDR Therapy Can Help Those Suffering From Trauma, Suicidal Thoughts and Depression

EMDR Therapy Can Help Those Suffering From Trauma, Suicidal Thoughts and Depression
 During Suicide Prevention Week, Therapy Threads Discusses the Benefits of EMDR Therapy As we enter National Suicide Prevention Week, we hope to...

A Closer Look at the Impact of Suicide and Mental Health in Entertainment and Pop Culture

A Closer Look at the Impact of Suicide and Mental Health in Entertainment and Pop Culture
This blog is part II in a series of blogs dedicated to suicide prevention and awareness. To read part I, click here.   Suicide is the second leadi...

Three Ways We Can All Help Prevent Suicide

Three Ways We Can All Help Prevent Suicide
  Out of all the mental health topics, suicide may have the largest stigma around it. When someone commits suicide, it seems as though no one want...

Suicide – lets build awareness and prevention

Suicide – lets build awareness and prevention
Suicide.   It’s not a fun or pretty topic.   It’s taboo, and downright terrifying to talk about, or hear a friend or loved one think about suicide.   Or possibly you’ve entertained those thoughts.   As uncomfortably, scary, and awkward as it feels, it’s IMPERATIVE for suicide to be discussed no matter your age, ethnicity, gender, social class, […]