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Tips around the Holidays for Survivors of Suicide Loss

Tips around the Holidays for Survivors of Suicide Loss
  There is nothing more tragic than mourning the loved one of someone who has taken his or her life. And every year, more than 800,000 people die b...

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.

6 Truths to Managing Stress

6 Truths to Managing Stress
I did it again.   I awoke the day before a big presentation, and realized I had procrastinated for weeks leaving myself until the last minute to get everything done.   I was time crunched, stressed, anxious, and worried.   Why had I done this to myself again?   I immediately felt a need to […]

5 Key Steps in Allowing Mindfulness to Set You Free

5 Key Steps in Allowing Mindfulness to Set You Free
“As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love – even the most simple action.” - Eckhart Tolle With today being the last […]