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Stories about Self-Care

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Self-Care Goals for the New Year: Compassion, Respect, Patience, and Persistence

I’m not typically one for New Year’s resolutions. I’m more of a goal-setter. At the start of each year, I set a few goals that I use as a guide. Since I work in the mental health field, I’ve decided that this year, 2023, my goals will be set for self-care.

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

When Uncertainty is Our New Normal: Managing Feelings of Helplessness Over the Course of Continuing Challenges

Recent times have required more from all of us in order to support our mental health. Feelings of helplessness can have a negative impact on our mental health. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t things we can do to care for our own mental wellbeing

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Managing COVID 19 – and Our Mental Health – in 2022

Advice about managing your mental health during the pandemic

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A Look Ahead to the Coming Year: An Interview with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Christine Yu Moutier

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Christine Yu Moutier, answers pressing questions about the intersection of the current state of pandemic and suicide prevention.

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

Returning to Office Life: Six Tips for Protecting Your Mental Health

For many of us who work in offices, the pandemic changed our work lives dramatically. No two people have experienced the pandemic in exactly the same way, and accordingly, no two people are experiencing the transition back to the office in the same way.

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Men’s Mental Health Month: Six Mental Health Tips for the Dudes in Your Life

Traditionally, we men are awful at talking about our overall emotional well-being, and feelings in general. We’re “good,” we generally reply when asked. We’re “fine.” Even though, according to the latest available numbers, men die by suicide 3.63 times more often than women. 70% of all suicides are men.

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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.

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

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.

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

Six Mindfulness Tips

Mindfulness helps us to slow down and really experience life.

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Why I Draw Comics About My Depression

Around the same time I was feeling suicidal, I started drawing my thoughts and feelings, and posting them on Instagram as a comic series about living with depression. I wanted to show some of the (sometimes darker) humor and absurdity in feeling sad or anxious all the time, and named my series “Just Peachy Comics.”

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Quarantine is a Mood

We all have many feelings swirling around during this time of quarantine.

Quarantine is a mood

La cuarentena es un estado de ánimo

Todos tenemos muchos sentimientos dando vueltas durante este tiempo de cuarentena.