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Shared Links (weekly) Dec 20, 2020

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Ending Stigma about Suicide

Treating trauma early to help children cope down the line

The Cognitive Distortion Which Severely Hinders Recovery

Depression and the Holidays Often Don’t Mix

Coping with Unintentional Mental Health Stigma

Childhood trauma impacts millions of Americans, and it’s having devastating consequences

Toxic Positivity Is on the Rise. Are You Guilty of Spreading It?

Ottawa passes motion to create national, three-digit suicide prevention hotline… Read More

Sharing – Depression Is the Ultimate Identity Thief

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This is such a powerful part of this article, that I wanted to share it.

How does this manifest over time in terms of our identity? Depression is not something that just disrupts our lives—it can change how we see ourselves as people. Let’s start with experiences and resulting connections that never happen because of our depression. Maybe we don’t have the energy to see a new band when they play a show in our town—so we don’t have what could have been a magical life-altering experience of discovering our favorite band. And our identity also becomes connected with helplessness. We don’t naturally assume we are someone who can “make things happen” and plan for the future, because we can’t be sure depression won’t severely undermine our life goals.… Read More

Shared Links (weekly) Oct. 18, 2020

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When mental health emergencies end in fatal police encounters

How You Can Use Mindfulness to Guide Neuroplasticity to Improve Brain and Mental Health

How to Help a Suicidal Friend

Crisis Services & People of Color — We Can Do Better: Interview with Vic Armstrong

These apps make mental health easier for people in the margins

What We Know About LGBTQ Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Why hope is essential, not a luxury

Budget-Friendly Ways To Get Support For Your Mental Health… Read More

Sharing – How to support a friend facing depression

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We ask people during times like Suicide Prevention Month to talk, to reach out, to check on their friends, and start conversations, etc. But do we model those behaviors in our day-to-day lives? Do you create an environment, at work, school, home, or in our own communities where talking about mental health issues is just something that we all do, and not a shocking thing to talk about? Because I can guarantee you, someone who is dealing with depression isn’t going to see a social media post about reaching out and do just that without having someone they know will actually help to reach out to. 

The only way people will know that is if they see that behavior and hear these stories in their own community. Can you be part of creating that? … Read More

Links I’m Sharing (weekly) Sept. 20, 2020

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Athlete A: What it Teaches Us… and Fails to Teach Us About Sexual Violence Against Children

‘Things will get better’: How talking about his mental health changed Jed’s life

Raising Awareness About Suicide Prevention

Suicide In The United States: Alarming Facts And Statistics

Suicide Awareness in the LGBTQIA+ Community

Podcasts About Mental Health

When Your Friend Has Schizophrenia
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