Suicide

PODCAST: Guided Imagery and the Critical Inner Voice

Lisa Firestone, PhD and Juliet Rohde-Brown, PhD discuss the broad reaching effects (including generational effects) of the critical inner voice on suicide, violence, child abuse and troubled interpersonal relationships. LISTEN TO PODCAST

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Memorial Day: An Opportunity to Reach Out to Veterans

Memorial Day was established as a day for honoring and acknowledging all of the men and women who have died serving the United States. And in this past decade, there have been many. For those who we’ve lost, we can offer remembrance. But now is also a time to call attention to the thousands of… Read more »

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It’s Not Easy to Be Objective About Suicide

I have a new job on Monday afternoons and evenings. I am a volunteer administrator for the Facebook page: Putting a Face on Suicide (PAFOS) – as part of an international group of fifteen from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and Germany who work on the page eight or more hours a week…. Read more »

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A Tragic Loss Can Result in Unexpected Gifts by Madeline Sharples

This is the season of gift giving and receiving. And right about now I’m usually thinking about what to get, how much to spend, and how will I ever get it there on time. For a procrastinator who doesn’t like to shop, my season of gifts can be daunting. However, it is also a time… Read more »

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The Anti-Self Vs. The True Self

For a long time we’ve speculated the falling economy could mean a rise in the suicide rate, and now, new research has given us some indication. In April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a release stating the overall suicide rate rises and falls in connection with the economy. This conclusion was drawn from… Read more »

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How Writing Helped Me Survive My Son’s Suicide

The day my son Paul died I couldn’t even put my underpants on right side out, and in the days that followed I had to retrain myself to do what I needed to do just to appear alive. I had to walk myself through the steps – get up, go to the bathroom, brush teeth,… Read more »

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The Link Between LGBT Youth, Bullying, and Suicide

In 1989, when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a public report stating that up to a third of all teen suicides were committed by gay youth, there was a flurry of media attention and speculation surrounding the rising rates of teen suicide committed by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered youth. It… Read more »

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Suicide Prevention for LGBT Teens

“We have a responsibility to be better to each other, and accept each others’ differences regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ability, or religion and stand up for someone when they’re bullied. When a friend is feeling depressed or says they’re thinking of killing themselves, we must take it seriously and get them help.”… Read more »

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Survivors: Those Who Have Lost Someone to Suicide

Surviving the Loss of a Loved One by Suicide If you have lost someone to suicide, the most important thing you should know is that you are not alone. One of every 65 Americans has lost a loved one to suicide, and there are 4.6 million survivors in the United States alone. Like you, the… Read more »

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Teens Suicide Prevention: Teens

If you or someone you know is experiencing self-destructive or suicidal thoughts, it is essential that you seek help by talking to someone, calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and seeking the care or counseling needed. It is important to talk to someone about what you are going through and to engage in coping strategies… Read more »

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