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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.

Shame and Body Image: Developing Shame Resilience - Part One

Shame and Body Image: Developing Shame Resilience - Part One
Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown We recently had our first Self Care Club event: a private outdoor screening of Amy Schumer’s movie I Fee...

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.

How to Prioritize Your Wellbeing While Grieving

How to Prioritize Your Wellbeing While Grieving
Therapy Threads Offers Coping Methods and Advice on Grief What is grief? Grief is hard to define as it covers many different forms of loss and ...

Be Kind to Humankind: It’s Contagious!

Be Kind to Humankind: It’s Contagious!
Studies reveal that acts of kindness provide health benefits for both the giver and the receiver. Kindness is contagious. It starts with one perso...

How Living Simply Means Living Happily

How Living Simply Means Living Happily
There’s no double that our everyday lives are hectic sometimes. We run around trying to keep up with everything and everyone, and sometimes the t...

Purposeful Parenting: How Parents Influence Their Children’s Mental Health

Purposeful Parenting: How Parents Influence Their Children’s Mental Health
July is Purposeful Parenting Month, which makes it an opportune time to examine some of the ways you can aid your child’s development when it com...

Therapy Threads to Exhibit at Baby Love, LLC: Kansas City’s Only Baby Fair

Therapy Threads to Exhibit at Baby Love, LLC: Kansas City’s Only Baby Fair
The journey and process of becoming a parent should be a time to really take in every moment. However, there can be struggles expecting mothers fa...

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...

Essential Oils – a Fad or For Real? (part 2)

Essential Oils – a Fad or For Real? (part 2)
“She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful.” -Terri St. Cloud Last week, we talked about how you get a big voice in how you want to determine your destiny. We also talked about the role that essential oils can play […]