suicide prevention, mental illness

World Suicide Prevention Day

The world was shocked  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 and the importance of suicide prevention. One of the most common misconceptions about suicide is that the person had mental…

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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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Uniting for Suicide Prevention

When loneliness and despair overwhelms an individual, dark thoughts of suicide may seem like the only solution. But if we come together as a community and learn about suicide prevention, we can help break this behavior in ourselves and others by being mindful of warning signs. Recent sad headlines, like…

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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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