Suicide Prevention Hotlines Around the World

Suicide Prevention Hotlines Around the World

I saw this, and tweeted about it last night, but also wanted to link it here for posterity:

https://www.suicidestop.com/call_a_hotline.html

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.

Mental Health America Shares BIPOC Mental Health month Toolkit

Mental Health America Shares BIPOC Mental Health month Toolkit

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 Mental Health Month. I’ll let them explain the origin and the name change: Formally recognized…

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In a bit of a followup to my own post earlier this week, I found this comment of James’s from the article below interesting, and insightful: “So when we look at the news and social media or listen to our conversations, we need to observe carefully, not just the content we are taking in, but…

Sharing – A Look at Mental Health Treatment Stigma

Sharing – A Look at Mental Health Treatment Stigma

As a blogger, and social media user, yes I want to try and be as careful as I can to post supportive messages, and not make anyone feel stigmatized through my words. That’s important, but I also have to remember that everyone is different. When you’re talking with someone through whatever medium, it’s important to not assume ill-intent. If the term “getting help” feels stigmatizing to you, simply ask people not to use it, suggest some other terms, etc. Have a conversation about how you want to talk about your mental health. Keep the lines of communication open, on both sides.

That’s how you end stigma. By communicating, instead of shutting anyone down.