Emerging blogger, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: HealthComesFirst!!! Blogger.

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by HealthComesFirst!!! Blogger.… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: HealthComesFirst!!! Blogger.

AFSP - let's build a culture that's smarter about mental health
Mental health

How to Help People in Mental Health Crisis?

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 to Help People in Mental Health Crisis?

AFSP - It's ok to ask for help
Mental health, Suicide

Barriers to Help-Seeking for Suicidal Ideation

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 potential barriers to help-seeking, and I wanted to talk about a few of them here based on my own experience with major depressive disorder and… Continue reading Barriers to Help-Seeking for Suicidal Ideation

Beyond Blue: #YouCanTalk about suicide
Mental health, Suicide

Crisis resources for suicide prevention

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