I saw this, and tweeted about it last night, but also wanted to link it here for posterity:
More suicide prevention hotlines than I’ve ever seen collected in one place.
This also serves as a good reminder of my birthday fundraiser for the AFSP, I’m in the US so that is what I would direct people who want to help me celebrate or say thank you for running this site over the years, but if you aren’t in the US, I totally get wanted to support something local for you as well, so here’s a list of suicide prevention resources all over the world. If you want to support my birthday wish to raise money for suicide prevention but do it in your own country, please do. Then come back and let me know that you did. That will mean as much as anyone donating or sharing my fundraiser.
Since it is July 1, and as we continue to recognize the mental health needs related to recent events, let alone historic events, it seems almost perfectly timed for it to be what MHA is now referring to as BIPOC … Continued
This quote is, frankly, just so freaking much.
“Personal boundaries are important for establishing a sense of self-worth and a sense of self-love. Those who grew up unable to establish their own personal space or to have a sense of control over their own life may have learned to seek approval or validation from others instead of trusting themselves and building a solid sense of self-identity.”
Dr. Strait reminds us that while it’s normal to want to “fix” the pain of people we care about, it’s much more important to simply be there, without fixing it. Then offers up this advice: “How do we make our … Continued
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This Allure article below actually seems like something we should be sharing, because right now everyone is feeling something, a lot of things, that may be completely new. I mean seriously the world is pretty overwhelming right now, you’d have to be dead to not feel something. But not everyone knows how to cope with that.
For many, there is no possibility of the regular trip to the therapist office that we often imagine mental health care to be. We need more of these kinds of resources if we are going to make a dent in the large percentage of people who never get any treatment, and the more we can move to these types of tools, hopefully the more availability there is for more elaborate resources for those who need that as well.
I wouldn’t have thought a book about Bipolar would lend itself to a picture book, but at least in the opinion of Ashley, it works: This book does a great job of simplifying what it’s like to live with bipolar … Continued
If you’ve been around this blog for awhile, nether one of these passages from this article will come as a surprise to you: “Police also don’t have a great track record of de-escalating situations with mentally ill people, who are 16 times more … Continued
Samantha’s article about grief has a lot in common with some of the things I’ve been saying about abuse, and other trauma, specifically this idea: “Society creates the perception that all that is needed after a loss is for the … Continued