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The Importance of Accepting Compliments

…ood about Positive Emotions,” Leeds, A. (2007, September). Presentation at the 12th EMDR International Association Conference, Dallas, TX Andrew Leeds Positive Affect Training by Robin Shapiro Books Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself (book) by Kristin Neff Self-Therapy with Your Inner Critic: Transforming Self-Criticism into Self-Confidence by Jay Earley, PhD and Bonnie Weiss, LCSW (I love this book! – very readable) Hold…

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Suicide Articles

…TALK (8255). Suicide Prevention Advice Articles: Suicide Prevention Advice How You Can Help Prevent a Suicide Preventing Suicide: Effective Treatments How You Can Help Someone at Risk for Suicide The Do’s and Don’ts of Suicide Prevention National Suicide Prevention Week – What You Can Do to Save a Life Helper TasksHow You Can Help Someone Who’s Suicidal Suicide on the Rise – What We Do Pulling Loved Ones Out of the Lure of Suicide All Hands on…

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Parenting During Times of Stress

…iate. Talk about feelings: It is also important to talk to your kids about how they are doing emotionally. Check in with them regularly about how they are feeling and give them space to share their emotions. Simply listening to them and validating their feelings of sadness or worry can go a long way. You can also offer reassurance by sharing the answers you do have and review the steps you are taking to stay safe. For example, reminding them that…

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5 Things We Can All Do to Help Stop Suicide

…han ever. Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control reported that the suicide rate in the United States increased by 24 percent in 15 years, between 1999 and 2014. Despite the efforts of many, suicide is on the rise. Yet, there has never been more hope on the horizon for those in need of help. The past 10 years have shown groundbreaking, effective treatment methods for suicidal individuals. The suicidal state is almost always transient an…

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The Reason Why Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Gets it Right on Suicide Prevention (and ’13 Reasons Why’ is Harmfully Misguided)

…producer, Aline Brosh McKenna, and the CW Network decided to make it. With the help of these excellent writers and actors, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is an award-winning head-turner, packed with irreverent mirth and ingenuity. There is so much to say about what makes the show a gem, with its outrageous musical numbers, sophisticated dialogue and distinctly flawed and loveable characters. Lara Williams does a nice job of summarizing the genius of the show

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Tips for Coping with Coronavirus Stress

…essential. There are powerful tools and practices to adopt right away that can help us take care of ourselves and one another. Here are some tips to help us cope in this period of uncertainty. 1. Embrace Self-Compassion If there was ever a time to wholeheartedly embrace compassion, that time is now. “Self-compassion is associated with significantly less anxiety and depression, as well as more happiness, optimism, and positive emotions,” according…

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How You Can Help Prevent a Suicide

…venting Suicide,” a one-hour online presentation that will illuminate both the warning signs and helper tasks for suicide that can help us save a life. All of us can do our part to prevent suicide. Reaching out means first paying attention and noticing when people are showing signs that they could be at risk, and second, taking the time to let people know we care. Kevin Hines, who miraculously survived a suicide attempt jumping off the Golden Gate…

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All Hands on Deck: How We Can Help Someone Who’s Suicidal

The whole world has felt the impact of recent reports about suicide. The suicide rate in the U.S. military reached one a day this year, meaning more U.S. forces died by suicide than in combat in Afghanistan. A U.K. study published earlier this month showed 1,000 suicides to be linked to rising unemployment and the recession in Great Britain, while the rate of suicides in Greece has reportedly doubled in a time of economic crisis. With National Su…

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What Demi Moore and Twitter Can Teach You About Stopping Suicide by Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

the topic of suicide is everywhere? Cornell’s recent rush of suicides and the suicidal Twitter messages reported by celebrities like Demi Moore and Nia Vardalos has caused an often secretive subject to flash brightly on the public radar. But suicide is not a new epidemic. Once every 16 minutes a person commits suicide in the United States and once every minute a suicide attempt is made. Though a certain style of sensationalistic and detailed medi…

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How to Reach Out to Someone Who May Be Suicidal

…to be in pain. The most important thing I want people to remember is that the suicidal state is almost always transient and temporary. People in this state are transfixed by an internal enemy that attacks their true self, the side of them that wants to live. Often, if we can reach people in crisis, we can save lives. In the wake of high-profile people dying by suicide, there is a risk of contagion. Now is the time to send the message loud and cle…

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