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
This week's featured product on the Mental Health @ Home Store is the FREE safety plan for suicide prevention. It seems appropriate to feature it today, on World Suicide Prevention Day. The safety plan includes prompts to help you plan ahead to keep yourself safe by identifying resources, coping strategies, and reasons for living. Don't forget to … Continue reading MH@H Store Featured Product: Safety Plan
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 belief that I see frequently … Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day – Suicide Is Not Selfish
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
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 times; most were associated with … Continue reading Some thoughts on suicide
You can find info here on where to reach out for help if you're in crisis. 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 … Continue reading How do we prevent suicide?