I started trying to plan out what I was going to do for this week and I realized that I almost overwhelmed myself. I’m really invested in this topic so I want to do well with it, but I also don’t really have experience professionally writing about mental health. All of it is my own experiences through my own weird brain farts.
Also, when I start to plan things out, I feel like executive dysfunction always decides to get in the way. They say that prolonged anxiety and stress can actually be detrimental to your brain functions. I have major PTSD so that probably doesn’t help. Or the two or three concussions that I’ve sustained throughout my life…
So some of the topics I want to discuss this week include the myths that seem to follow suicide. NAMI has a great article about that which I will be references for tomorrow’s post. I’ll try to cover some of the DBT skills that help when you are feeling suicidal. And probably at least tackle some of the ways this week that you can be supportive for National Suicide Prevention Week.
Here’s a bunch of social media stuff courtesy of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Download these, share them, reach out to your loved ones, and just let them know that you care about them.
I want to expression my gratitude to everyone for reading. If anyone ever needs someone to talk, you’re always welcome to reach out to me. Feel free to join us in the DBT Discord. I might not always be available, but I do make a point to get back to anyone that speaks up in the Discord!