Texas sees growing suicide crisis! By Bethany Blankley

In Texas, one person dies by suicide about every two hours, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) reports. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for individuals between ages 15 and 34 years old in Texas. Read the complete article at https://www.thecentersquare.com/texas/texas-sees-growing-suicide-crisis/article_4f77625e-6724-11eb-9e31-9fcf7c760ba7.html Need someone to talk to? Someone is ready toContinue reading “Texas sees growing suicide crisis! By Bethany Blankley”

How can I help someone who is feeling suicidal?

If you think that someone may be feeling suicidal, encourage them to talk about how they are feeling. You may feel uncomfortable talking about suicidal feelings. You may not know what to say. This is entirely normal and understandable. It might help to: let them know that you care about them and that they areContinue reading “How can I help someone who is feeling suicidal?”

The Dos and Don’ts of Helping Others

NOTE: If you (or someone you know) are having suicidal thoughts and intend to harm yourself, call 911 immediately. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 for free, confidential services and support at 1-800-273-8255. When you’re trying to help someone, especially someone you know and love, you might feel overwhelmed, hesitant, orContinue reading “The Dos and Don’ts of Helping Others”

6 Ways To Support Someone Through Suicidal Ideation by Sara Radin

You’ve likely seen social media messages encouraging people to check on their “strong friends.” The advice is rooted in good intentions—keep in contact with those you love even when everything appears fine—but it can be hard to know exactly what “checking in” means. What’s more? When you check up on someone and hear that they’re dealingContinue reading “6 Ways To Support Someone Through Suicidal Ideation by Sara Radin”

Finding My Way Back from Suicidal Thoughts

I Hid My Depression From Everyone Around Me I internalized my pain and “got by” for years. I got married, raised a beautiful daughter and began work as a probation officer, which I loved. But in the Fall of 2019, I began to feel different, both physically and emotionally. I withdrew from everyone around me,Continue reading “Finding My Way Back from Suicidal Thoughts”

Simone Biles does these 4 things to protect her mental health

From the mat to the MET, Simone Biles’ life after Tokyo is anything but normal. The gymnast opened up about being in the spotlight when it comes to the conversation on mental health. To view the video, please follow this link: https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/wellness/video/simone-biles-things-protect-mental-health-80018331 Need help? Need to speak to someone? There’s people waiting to speak withContinue reading “Simone Biles does these 4 things to protect her mental health”