No one is immune. My Truth I became a mental health awareness advocate due to my own struggles with severe depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. When my situation finally began to improve (with the help of a psychiatrist and proper medication), I became involved in fundraising for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). I wanted… Read More Mental Health Advocates are at Risk for Suicide Too
Kindness matters. Kindness saves lives. Being the target of relentless bullying wears you down. What is bullying? Here is the legal definition: Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are… Read More Are you who our youth need us to be?
Suicide is not selfish, nor is mental illness an addiction. Mental illness is not an addiction. An alcoholic can get treatment and abstain from alcohol, as difficult as it is. A drug user can do the same. Someone with mental illness can get treatment but cannot abstain from mental illness or its triggers. There is… Read More In the aftermath of more celebrity suicides