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Taking Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

Whatever your holiday season brings, we hope these tips help you navigate it in whatever way you need to stay healthy and well. This holiday season, traditions may look different, but you can still stay connected.

By Doreen Marshall, Ph.D., AFSP Vice President of Mission Engagement

Suicide Prevention at the Drive-In: Turning Our Out of the Darkness Walk into a Safe, In-Person Experience

I know all of us have felt the effects of this pandemic, both personally and professionally. It has taken a toll on all of us. I am so grateful for all of my AFSP colleagues and the dedicated volunteers for all they do each and every day – especially those times when the odds feel as though they are against us.

By Ann Morrison-Pacella

Flying Without Visibility: Coping When You Can’t See the Path Ahead

The days are starting to ebb towards winter, with less sunlight, and for some, a feeling of uncertainty as the end of the year approaches. Many of us are headed into a holiday season that will look different than in years’ past, and not in ways we had anticipated or hoped. We may be sad, frustrated or scared by this.

By Doreen Marshall, Ph.D., AFSP Vice President of Mission Engagement

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Rethinking Thanksgiving: Five Tips for Finding Joy and Hope in the Midst of Change

Thanksgiving is coming. Chances are, it’s going to feel different this year, and maybe in some ways you’re not looking forward to. But don’t worry. We can do this!

By Dr. Jill Harkavy-Friedman, AFSP Vice President of Research

Preventing Suicide Among Our Veterans

Being supportive of a Veteran who's experiencing a mental illness or just anyone in general, starts by listening and letting them know that what they're experiencing is real and that you're there to help. And even if you don't have the words to say, that's okay too. Just giving them the space to talk.

By Tiffany Hall

Volunteer Spotlight: Jim Biela, on the Importance of Advocacy

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