You might have seen that September was Suicide Awareness Month, and there’s been much advocacy throughout past few weeks. But this won’t be another article just listing the stats on suicide and self-harm. That information is important to understanding why suicide intervention is … [Read more...] about Practical Steps for Helping Someone Who Is Suicidal
Depression can be sneaky or loud. Sometimes it goes under the radar for months or years unrecognized, and other times it effects your life so significantly that you can’t ignore it. Without guidelines, it can be difficult to identify whether you may be experiencing depression or … [Read more...] about How Do I Know if I Am Depressed?
The raw, powerful Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, has generated a fair bit of discussion and controversy. Based on a novel with the same title, the series tells the story of a girl, Hannah, who leaves behind tapes explaining the 13 reasons why she committed suicide. The … [Read more...] about Why We Need to Pay Attention to 13 Reasons Why
Depression is incredibly common. Andrew Solomon calls it, "The family secret everyone has." Anyone who has been depressed knows how painful and exhausting it can be, but the stigma and resulting secrecy surrounding depression make it even more difficult. People who are truly … [Read more...] about Depression: Why Can’t I Just Snap Out of It?