Mental Health

How to Help Someone Who's Contemplating Suicide

If someone you care about shares that they're contemplating suicide, you have the opportunity to make a difference, have a #RealConvo, and save a life. Here are the steps to follow and actions to take.
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Asking the Hard Questions Doesn’t Have To Be Scary — And It Could Save A Life

Over the last six years, Crisis Text Line has collected and analyzed the anonymized data which allows them to identify how to best help people in crisis. Here's what they've found...
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Looking at The Sunny Side of Things: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of @World_Record_Egg

When @world_record_egg dethroned Kylie Jenner as the account holder with the most-liked Instagram post, fans anxiously awaited to find out who was behind the account. Over the course of one suspenseful month, the account posted photos of the egg slowly cracking, and everyone what would happen next.
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This Woman Staked Encouraging Signs in Yards Around Her Community — And Started a Global Movement

One weekend in 2017, Amy and her family anonymously staked uplifting signs in yards in their small town. They had just learned of suicide rates in their town and wanted to find a way to encourage community members. Quickly, the signs started making a buzz.
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North Carolina Just Opened Their First Peer-Run Respite Center as an Alternative to Hospitalization for People in Mental Health Distress

A mental health agency in Charlotte run by people with lived experience opens North Carolina’s first peer-run respite center as an alternative to landing in the emergency room for mental health issues.
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This Speech Clinic (Literally) Helps Trans People Find Their Voice

Transgender people are at higher risk of experiencing violence, homelessness, and abuse, attributable to transmisogyny and transphobia in their communities. These risks increase exponentially at the intersection of race and gender.
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