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Closing Thoughts During Suicide Prevention Month 2021 – My Brain’s Not Broken

Closing Thoughts During Suicide Prevention Month 2021 – My Brain's Not Broken

I’ve already written that one of the topics I’ve learned the most about in the four years I’ve written this blog is suicide prevention. At the end of the suicide prevention month, I try to take the time to think about what I’ve learned during that month and how it will help my suicide prevention…

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A Look at Mental Health During Pride Month 2021 – My Brain’s Not Broken

A Look at Mental Health During Pride Month 2021 – My Brain's Not Broken

Last June, during Pride Month, I delved into some stats and data on mental health and the LGBTQ + community. As in many other communities, the numbers of LGBTQ + people dealing with mental health problems vary widely, and the numbers speak for it. And while it won’t be news to our siblings in this…

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National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2021: “You Are Not Alone”

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E.Very good cause deserves at least a month of its own. So is mental health awareness. The emotional and mental disorders with their stigmatized poor self-image and isolation can make life lonely and hard. Therefore, “You are not alone” is an uplifting message for National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2021 … The emotional and mental…

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2021 – My Brain’s Not Broken

Mental Health Awareness Month 2021 – My Brain's Not Broken

It’s May, which means it’s another big month for mental health! May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States, an annual event dedicated to raising national mental health awareness. While mental health awareness occurs year round, this month is a time for specific conversations about reducing the mental health stigma and advocating the…

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BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors’ consulting firm was paid more than $20K a month by LA jail reform

BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors (pictured) has raised eyebrows with her property portfolio

The consulting firm for Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors pulled in over $20,000 a month while she served as the chair of an LA jail reform initiative.  Cullors’ consulting firm, Janaya and Patrisse Consulting was paid $191,000 during 2019 from Reform LA Jails, aka Vote Yes on R, Fox News reports. The 37-year-old, who recently came under…

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Post-secondary institutions in Lethbridge recognizing Black History Month – Lethbridge

Post-secondary institutions in Lethbridge recognizing Black History Month - Lethbridge

Black History Month celebrations at the college and university in Lethbridge are often vibrant affairs that include dancing, storytelling and sharing food, but this year things look very different as events will be held online. Lethbridge College instructor Ibrahim Turay says it’s important to still honour the significance of the month despite the COVID-19 pandemic….

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 2020 – My Brain’s Not Broken

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 2020 – My Brain's Not Broken

TW: This post is about suicide. As I write this blog, I write about Suicide Prevention Month every September. Since this is a mental health blog, I feel it is important to understand the link between mental health and suicide prevention. My own research and experience has shown me how to speak up and talk…

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