suicide prevention, mental illness

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

The world was shocked this year after the suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and television chef Anthony Bourdain. Their deaths have created a greater awareness of the tragic results of suicide. I think the most common misconception about suicide is that the person had mental health issues such as…

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Suicide, Epidemic of the 21st Century

The recent suicide of 12-year-old Mallory Grossman has shocked and devastated not only Mallory’s family and her community but people like me from around the world. Her parents disclosed that their daughter died following months of being bullied by classmates both online and in person. I was brokenheartedly watching the…

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Jamey Rodemeyer: Victim of Bullying

Jamey Rodemeyer is one of our Mindful Heroes. Jamey was a 14-year-old freshman at Williamsville North High School in Buffalo, New York struggling with horrible homophobic bullying at his school. He continually blogged about how horrifying and intense the bullying continued to be. He felt as if no one was listening.…

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