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Ways to cope with suicidal thoughts Remember that while it may seem as if these suicidal thoughts and feelings will never end, this is never a permanent condition. You WILL feel better again. In the meantime, there are some ways […]

Coping with suicidal thoughts: the first steps You’re not alone. Feeling suicidal doesn’t mean you’re flawed, crazy, or broken. It means you have more pain than you can cope with right now. Step #1: Promise not to do anything right […]

Are you feeling suicidal? Do you have someone to turn to or talk with about your feelings? You’re not alone. You’re not crazy. You can live past this unbearable moment you’re in. This week I’m focusing my articles on suicide. […]

For someone spinning out of control because of a mental health issue, the idea of commitment may need to be considered. But involuntary commitment is controversial. It takes away a person’s right. It can cause more harm. It doesn’t always […]

Be a friend Worried about a college friend? Do you know how to talk to your friend about depression? Or what to do? Will you stand with your friend and say, “You’re not alone. It’s okay to talk about what no […]

Half of life promotion for youth suicides is getting your community involved in helping marginalized youth. Why help marginalized youth? Being marginalized or discriminated against increases youth suicides. Every person should have an equal opportunity to live a healthy life. But that isn’t […]

What is life promotion and how does it reduce youth suicides? Life promotion for youth is a new approach to preventing youth suicides. Youth life promotion is based on the belief that all young people are capable of finding their own […]

  Self care is good all year long, not just during the holidays. It’s always important to stop and listen to your own needs. But self care falls by the side of our lives too many times. So to remind you […]

  Myths about depression create needless pain and confusion. Myths about depression can keep people from asking for help or getting proper treatment.  You start blaming yourself as if it’s somehow your fault you’re depressed. Fear about being locked up or put away […]

Did you know Facebook has an app for suicide prevention? In February, 2015 Facebook rolled out a new app for suicide prevention. The app works with a new option that’s inside each post. The new option lets users flag when […]