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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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She Died Of 20 Stab Wounds. The Police Call It ‘Suicide’.

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Ellen Greenberg was a 27-year-old elementary school teacher living in Philadelphia, PA with her fiancé Sam Goldberg, a producer for NBC. On January 26, 2011 Ellen left her job early due to heavy snow hitting the area. She returned to her apartment and was with Sam Goldberg until 4:45pm when he left to go to…

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Mental Health

What Is Your Role in Suicide Prevention? – My Brain’s Not Broken

What Is Your Role in Suicide Prevention? – My Brain's Not Broken

In the three years since I started this blog, I’ve gained more and more courage to talk about many topics in the mental health field. Every September I try to do a few posts for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month to help raise awareness, education, and resources. I’m also trying to write a post on World…

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Suicide Prevention Lifelines and Other Resources – My Brain’s Not Broken

Suicide Prevention Lifelines and Other Resources – My Brain's Not Broken

TW: This post is about suicide. As I wrote earlier this week, September is National Suicide Prevention Month in the US. This month is extremely important to me for many reasons, and I am not alone when I feel this. There are so many more people than you might think who are going through difficult…

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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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Suicide: To prevent it we need to believe it preventable, By Jane McNeice

Suicide: To prevent this, we have to believe that it is avoidable. By Jane McNeice

As suicide rates in the UK have increased since 2013, the 2018 figure shows that 6,507 people die from suicide, a significant increase over 2017 (National Statistics Bureau) and a feeling that this is likely only due to the effects of Covid-19 coronavirus It is becoming increasingly important that we put suicide in the spotlight…

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