Recently I did a post expressing my concern about learning that a local police force routinely handcuffs people that they are taking to hospital under a Mental Health Act apprehension. That got me thinking about what it should look like to help people in mental health crisis. The police force in the city where I … Continue reading How can we help those in mental health crisis?
There's lots of information out there about crisis resources for people thinking about suicide, but resources accomplish very little if we don't reach out to access them. There are many reasons people don't seek help, and I wanted to talk about a few of them here based on my own experience with major depressive disorder … Continue reading Suicide and barriers to help-seeking
Sadly, we hear all too often of people who have lost their lives to suicide. Many among us in the mental health blogging community have either attempted suicide or had thoughts of doing so. There are suicide crisis resources available to support us; it's just a matter of knowing what they are and being willing … Continue reading Crisis resources for suicide prevention