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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 […]

In Times of Darkness and Terror…

In Times of Darkness and Terror…
“May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds.” -Marianne Williamson   In times like these… with horrific attacks occurring across the world, killing innocent, beautiful lives, it is easy to […]

Top 5 Favorite Wellness and Mental Health Apps

Top 5 Favorite Wellness and Mental Health Apps
I awoke last night from a abominable nightmare, anxious, horrified and severely disturbed.   I felt the knots twisting in my belly; the tightness in my chest. My pillow drenched in sweat.   The urge to stay frozen to my bed and take a sleeping pill crept in.   It was in that moment I thought, what […]