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SAMHSA-HRSA CENTER FOR INTEGRATED HEALTH SOLUTIONS Suicide Prevention Month: Tools, stories, and information to inspire change September is National Suicide Prevention Month, with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. To those in the healthcare community and countless mental health and substance abuse allies, suicide prevention is a year-round mission. Suicide is the 10th leading […]
The Rally Point AZ Run is a Half-Marathon and 5K Run/Walk. The 22 for the 22 Veterans March features 22 veterans who will road march 22 kilometers (approx. 13 miles) to bring awareness to the 22 military suicide deaths per day. All donations and marathon proceeds support the Rally Point AZ program.
You are not wrong, or broken, or stupid. You don’t lack “common sense” or the ability to take care of yourself.
“This is my boy Tycho. He took his life a couple of days ago at 16 years old. He suffered from a depression we couldn’t see because he was a happy young kid.” 😥
“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.” ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Sadness is a normal human emotion. Depression is a condition that affects the lives of many people in a major way.
# 22. Kiss someone! 💋💋💋😘
I’m impulsive with words. I respond quickly and emotionally to others, especially when I am upset or angry. I try to answer questions as quickly as possible, like it’s a race. There’s often no filter with what I say.
How do you know if you need to set some boundaries for yourself?
I was cruising around on Facebook recently and noticed something different…
Check out the comics that will give you a basic overview of what it feels like from the perspective of someone who experiences them regularly.
“Where Hope Grows” shows how a young grocery clerk with a pure heart impacts those around him. Oh, and he happens to have Down syndrome. The film did such a nice job of showing the person, not the disability.
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
"When I was young, I often found myself with a drink in my hand. I thought it was key to my mental health."
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ― Albert Einstein
16. “I’m busy.” “When I’m going out with my friends and anxious to go, I tell my friends I have a lot of house chores to do and my mom won’t allow me to go out. It’s the most valid reason.” — Hannah B.
We don’t know what we don’t know.
Memes. In just a few short words and a funny picture, they can often perfectly describe what life is really like.
"I may not have given you the gift of life, but life gave me the gift of you" 👦👨👩👦❤️🇺🇸️