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“Wake up. Listen to the silent cries. The woman too emotional or the guy who just got fired.” The following video was created by a young poet. Her poetry eloquently describes what it’s like to be young and depressed. And […]

Depression affects millennials more than any other generation. According to a study on depression and the workplace, depression affects 70% millennials, 68% of Gen X and 63% of boomers. That’s one out of five millennials suffering with depression. This means more […]

Growing up, most of us aren’t taught to look out for signs of depression. So if you’re experiencing it, especially as a teenager, it’s easy to think there’s just something wrong with you — and it’s easy for parents and other adults […]

The Buddy Project. Making Friendships and saving lives, one buddy at a time. Buddy Project is a movement created by youth to prevent suicide and self-harm by pairing young people as buddies. The Buddy Project focuses on children, teens and young […]

It’s important for suicide attempt survivors to tell their stories. To be the witnesses of what utter despair feels like, what despair makes you do, and how to go past that awful moment when you want to end your life. […]

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 […]

 Let’s talk about bullying and self harm on Bell Let’s Talk day. Whatever crap you’re facing, there are people who love you and want to help. Let’s Talk Day 2016 got me thinking about Erin Farkas (no relation). Erin is […]

Music and depression in children: The Rhythm of Resilience At first music was my escape. As a young child, my headphones blocked out the shouting, drinking and abuse from the other room. The stories embedded within the songs took me away […]

Your friend just told you that he or she self-harms. How should you react? What should you say? What can you do if your friend hasn’t said anything but you think he/she might be self-injuring? Here’s 8 things you can […]