HEY, R U OK? & OTHER WAYS TO HELP PREVENT SUICIDE

September 10th marks the observation of WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY, this year’s theme being Reaching Out and Saving Lives. The internet will be flooded with yellow ribbons, statistics and ways to be pro-active in the fight to prevent suicide this month, but how can you reach out and save lives every day?

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IT’S OKAY TO BE HUMAN

I guess you’ve wondered where I’ve been…on a search to find a love within. Besides that being the opening line of one of my favorite songs, that’s where I’ve been. May being Mental Health Awareness Month, has been all about that – practicing awareness of my mental state and figuring out what has been making me feel like it’s…slipping.

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"CURING" MY GENERALIZED ANXIETY

I was told that because of my family history of anxiety and depression, what I was feeling was normal. I was told that although it feels like it, it’s not something that I’m doing to myself, it’s just something that’s happening to me. Hearing that for the first time moved mountains in me. I didn’t need to learn how to stop it, I just needed to learn how to control it. 

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SAY NO TO EMOTIONAL TERRORISM

Everything around us is based upon feeling. We consume things because they’re beneficial and/or make us feel good. If that wasn’t the case we would be eating God-knows-what just to be fed and wearing potato sacks just so that we’re clothed. Everything we intake is based on feeling, so why should what you say or do be any different?

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SELF REMINDERS AND MENTAL NUDGES: PART II

You’re great, so allow yourself to be. Extend yourself so that you’re able to share your gifts with many, but don’t stretch yourself too thin. Your energy is a boomerang in the universe. Put into it what you would like to be returned to you. Light for light. Truth for truth. Love for love.

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