Mindfulness and DBT in a Cartoon

I will be very honest. I have NEVER seen an episode of Steven Universe. I’ve read some Wikipedia articles and watched some Youtube videos about the show, but never watched a single episode myself. I do like the music for it though and I’ve listened to a ton of the songs via Youtube music videos.Continue reading “Mindfulness and DBT in a Cartoon”

September 11th

Today is September 11th. In the United States of America, this is a day of tragedy and remembrance for those who died. Patriot Day hopefully should not be confused with Remembrance Day (Poppy Day), which is on November 11th. I’m not going to go into depth today, I wrote a little bit about 9-11 andContinue reading “September 11th”

World Suicide Prevention Day

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) to host World Suicide Prevention Day each year. THINGS TO SUPPORT WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY Raise awareness at work/school Reach out to someone Listen well Rethink attitudes toward mental health Encourage people to get help Awareness means changing theContinue reading “World Suicide Prevention Day”

The “E” in PLEASE is Exercise!

We all know that physical health is important. Our doctors hammer that into our heads every time we visit. Health and fitness classes back in our grade school, high school, and even college days stressed on this matter. There’s so many physical and mental health benefits from getting regular exercise. It’s backed by decades ofContinue reading “The “E” in PLEASE is Exercise!”

#RealConvo

Okay, so on World Suicide Prevention Day’s post, I’ll actually go into depth more about how to talk to someone who might be suicidal. So I’ll only gloss over that briefly today. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has so many great Social Media images that you can use for this week! I wanted toContinue reading “#RealConvo”

Live Through This – My Past

Something you should be aware of: Suicide Survivor. This term can often refer to someone who has lost a loved one to suicide or Suicide Attempt Survivor meaning someone who attempted suicide. These are two very different things. I shared my suicide attempt story with the Live Through This project run by Dese’Rae Stage wayContinue reading “Live Through This – My Past”

The Taboo of Suicide

I love Headspace. Elektra recently linked me to their Youtube channel so I thought I would share this before going into my topic of today’s blog. NAMI debunks myths about suicide… After reading NAMI’s article, I wanted to repost the Myths and post my own take on the “Facts” that they posted. I’m not aContinue reading “The Taboo of Suicide”

Kicking Off National Suicide Prevention Week

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 ownContinue reading “Kicking Off National Suicide Prevention Week”

Prep Work

I did it! I really, really did it! I built up a nice sized buffer of entries for the blog. I’m almost worried now that I’m going to jinx myself by saying it. By the time I took the screenshot below, I had most of the posts ready except two or three. But I’ve managedContinue reading “Prep Work”

September 2.0

It’s September! I said that yesterday. Part of me even thought that I should maybe change the topic of yesterday’s post, but I feel like September 1st isn’t the only day that I can talk about this. Not that this is not an important subject… I just wanted to give myself a day to letContinue reading “September 2.0”