Mental health Suicide prevention

Finding a life worth living

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. If you are or you believe someone is at risk of dying by suicide, please dial 911 or the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255. Special note: This is a story I wrote several years ago before I entered the field of mental health and didn’t know the symptoms of […]

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How to Achieve Emotional Independence

Emotional Independence is an ongoing journey. As people grow and mature, managing their emotions in the experience of ordinary daily living tends to become easier with time. Yet, arriving at this level of maturity takes practice, practice, practice, and the willingness to be vulnerable. The best laboratory for building emotional muscle is your life and […]

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Mental health Uncategorized Work stress

Hold on, help is available for suicide prevention

Suicide is a symptom not a set of instructions. But as it manifests in the illness of depression, it can masquerade as a command, which sounds reasonable to the individual who is coping with it. Many resources are available for suicide prevention. I have learned a lot about the brain and how fragile AND resilient […]

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