The lives of millions of Americans depend on the lifesaving services provided by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
"Time creates the opportunity for healing, but time alone does not heal emotional wounds any more than it might heal physical ones."
Suicide remains one of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States and, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, it is the leading cause of death in jails. Incarcerated people are particularly vulnerable to suicide, for a variety of complex reasons.
Parents are the true experts when it comes to knowing their children, and often the first to notice any changes in their kids’ behavior.
I decided I could create some meaning for myself by telling my story, in the hopes that it would make a difference in someone else’s life.
There’s more that we need to understand on the positive and negative effects of social media when it comes to mental health and suicide.
We hope that these resources are useful in making your school a safe and supportive place in the coming year.
Everyone grieves differently. It is not unusual for people within the same family to have different coping styles after a suicide death.
I feel the fierce and undying love of a mother who cares for, nurtures, carries, and cries.
"I try to use the memory of my father as an opportunity to educate: people are not their mental health. You never know what's going on behind closed doors. "
I’ve come to realize that the Ironman motto “Anything is possible” isn’t about physical training. It is a tribute to the human spirit.
This post is presented in collaboration with Active Minds, the national organization dedicated to empowering students to speak openly about mental health.