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World Suicide Prevention Day: A Look at Suicide Attempt Survivors

IASP Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. It's also National Suicide Prevention Week and National Suicide Prevention Month (that's a lot of awareness!). I thought it would be a good time to talk about suicide attempt survivors. The term "suicide survivor" isn't generally used for people who've lived through suicide attempts. Rather, it's the term… Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day: A Look at Suicide Attempt Survivors

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How Should Social Media Handle Reported Suicidal Posts?

Let's say you're scrolling through your Twitter feed.  You see a tweet that makes it seem like that person intends to imminently act on suicidal thoughts.  What do you do? Unfortunately, there isn't really a good answer. I've been on the reporting side on one occasion.  Someone had posted on their blog, which was shared… Continue reading How Should Social Media Handle Reported Suicidal Posts?

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It’s World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day (the 27th annual), and this year's focus is on mental health promotion and suicide prevention. The message from the president of the World Federation for Mental Health, which organizes World Mental Health Day, states: "The object of making suicide prevention the theme of World Mental Health Day in 2019 is… Continue reading It’s World Mental Health Day

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No, Suicide Is Not Selfish

International Association for Suicide Prevention Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.  There are many ways to approach the concept of suicide prevention.  One of those ways is to decrease the stigma related to suicidality, because stigma tends to promote silence, and silence is definitely not a good thing when it comes to suicidality. One stigmatized… Continue reading No, Suicide Is Not Selfish

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Emerging Blogger Series: Megan – Be Alright

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 Megan of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Megan – Be Alright

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Up Close & Personal Thoughts About Suicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Content warning: This post openly discusses suicide and suicide attempts You can find info here on where to reach out for help if you're in crisis. It's suicide prevention week, so it seems like an appropriate time to talk about suicide in all its ugliness.  I have attempted suicide multiple… Continue reading Up Close & Personal Thoughts About Suicide

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How Do We Prevent Suicide?

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.  It's great to raise awareness, but the problem is, people are still dying.  We can talk until we're blue in the face about why and how people should reach out, and there are lots of great crisis lines out there doing excellent work, but why is there still a… Continue reading How Do We Prevent Suicide?