Are typical suicide prevention campaigns helpful... or misleading?
This book is addressed "FOR THE SUICIDAL PERSON IN ALL OF US." This statement is rather alarming and comes across as even bizarre... Certainly not everyone is suicidal. However, this book centers around the everyday individual rather than those who are typically discussed in this context (i.e. the severely depressed). Most people know [...]
“Stop with the suicidal talk too. You know better. You F**KING KNOW.” . This is an excerpt from one conversation I had about my depression with someone close to me a few years back. I was struggling with suicidal thoughts. I thought that sharing those thoughts would maybe help, but it turned out to be [...]
On Sunday, YouTuber Logan Paul posted a video showing him and his friends going through the Aokigahara forest in Japan, commonly known as "Suicide Forest". This location is the world's second most popular suicide location. The incredibly graphic video showed Logan and his crew stumbling upon a dead body hanging from a tree. The 15 [...]
"13 Reasons Why" Controversy: When the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why," was released in March of this year, it quickly gained attention. The drama depicts a 17-year old girl who dies by suicide, leaving behind audio tapes explaining why she decided to end her own life. It's graphic depiction of self-harm, rape and suicide led [...]
With the popularity of the Netflix hit show "13 Reasons Why", viewers have been discussing suicide like never before. Some conversations have been focusing on what could have been done to prevent the character's tragic end. Should someone have seen the signs of a depressed high school girl struggling with mental illness and suicidal [...]
Today was the TEDxUNC conference at UNC-Chapel Hill. I love this day. It is a day of inspirational messages, moving meaningful speeches... real thought-provoking kind of messages being conveyed. The very last talk of the day was given by an UNC professor, Dr. Brian Hogan on a very surprising topic: his mental health. This is [...]