Suicide Prevention: Why “Just Reach Out” Isn’t Good Enough

Suicide Prevention: Why “Just Reach Out” Isn’t Good Enough

Are typical suicide prevention campaigns helpful... or misleading?

13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why

“13 Reasons Why” is one of the most talked-about shows within the mental health community. This season, we’re breaking down each episode to see how the show’s coverage of mental health issues has evolved. -The Mighty   Recently, I had the opportunity to watch the latest season of 13 Reasons Why & write a few summaries/reviews. If [...]

The Dark Side of Social Media

The Dark Side of Social Media

TW: This post discusses self-harm and suicide in relation to the internet & social media. I refrained from including images, but if the written content itself could be triggering to you, please do not continue to read the post beyond the resources listed. I have included 2 suicide prevention resources immediately below: Related Resources: National [...]

Burnout: More than a Buzzword

Burnout: More than a Buzzword

burn (oneself) out adjective (burnt-out) work too hard, work like a Trojan/horse/slave, work/run oneself into the ground, wear oneself to a shadow, work one's fingers to the bone, drive oneself into the ground, sweat, sweat blood, work day and night, burn the candle at both ends, burn the midnight oil, overtax oneself, overtax one's strength, [...]

#TheRealityofDepressionIs on Twitter

#TheRealityofDepressionIs on Twitter

@ShutUpAmanda, who has been creating Twitter mental health hashtags for the past 3 years, started #TheRealityofDepressionIs following the recent suicides and flood of news/posts/tweets on suicide and depression. Amanda has dealt with depression for years and wanted to kick off a conversation!   Below, I share ten tweets using the hashtag: https://twitter.com/ShutUpAmanda/status/1006028840437571584 https://twitter.com/CalculatingMind/status/1007803353974431744 https://twitter.com/lizard_lou/status/1006023561717223424 https://twitter.com/afspnational/status/1006152654261837825 [...]

“Mental Health Crisis”: Responses to the Separation of Immigrant Families

“Mental Health Crisis”: Responses to the Separation of Immigrant Families

"Separating families is a humanitarian and health crisis" -The Seattle Times . Individuals and organizations (including from the fields of psychology, medicine, and public health) have all publicly expressed their concerns of the administration's policies on the health (physical and mental) of the immigrant families impacted. These statements are powerful and deserve serious attention. #FamiliesBelongTogether [...]