The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has developed, and is continuously updating, a digital toolkit for COVID-19. AFSP encourages everyone to engage in an open, honest dialogue with their friends and loved ones, to demonstrate compassion and kindness, and to … Continued
We need to talk about it. We need to get educated about the warning signs, and we need to care enough to have risky conversations about it. Yes, asking someone you care about if they are OK isn’t easy. It can lead to some hurt feelings, some anxiety, maybe even some shouting. None of that is pleasant.
Funerals are still worse.
I suspect there’s a lot to the answer to this question right here but I’ll explain more: What Does “Love” Mean? Of course, it depends on how we define “love.” Unfortunately, our concept of love is often limited by the … Continued
I don’t know how successful this partnership will be, but I applaud them for trying something new. Doing nothing is not going to be successful. If a redditor is flagged as struggling with serious self-harm or suicide, they will receive … Continued
I have to admit, I did not know this. “A 2012 paper by the American Association of Suicidology cites decades of studies that underscore the training gap, and experts say not much has changed in the last several years. It found about … Continued
This isn’t new information for regular readers around here, what April says in the article below is a problem that just keeps getting worse. “April Foreman, an executive committee member of the board of directors at the American Association of … Continued
After losing one of their employees, this company decided to do something about it. They developed the daily toolbox talk, and they expanded their Employee Assistance Program making it easier for people to get help from counselors. Most importantly, they … Continued
Linked: Barrier To Performance: Why We Need To Talk About Mental Health At Work Why It’s So Hard to Care for Ourselves 5 ways talking about mental health changed my life Homelessness stigma stops people accessing healthcare even when housed … Continued
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Thanks Congressional Suicide Prevention Champions for Introducing the Suicide Prevention Act What You Need to Know About Suicidal Behavior Why Celebrity Narratives Can Be Dangerous for Your Mental Health The challenges of protecting your … Continued
More college students are seeking help for mental health, but what happens when there aren’t enough counselors? These LGBTQ Books Tackle Mental Health, Abuse, and Grief How can we leverage technology for better suicide prevention? This is Why “Boundaries” is … Continued