Suicide

What Happens When Nobody Talks About Mental Illness?

mental illness

How many more self-inflicted deaths will it take to finally destigmatize mental illness in this country? Recently, we’ve once again seen what it takes for the mainstream media to give mental illness the attention it needs. With the loss of both the chef and storyteller, Anthony Bourdain, and fashion designer Kate Spade only days apart,…

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How Self-Love Saved My Life When Nothing Else Could

childhood emotional neglect

This is the story of my journey to self-love. My father divorced my mother when I was three. She was left devastated and depressed. She had no self-love to help her bounce back from the divorce. I was put in front of the television to watch cartoons for hours at a time, day after day.…

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Narcissistic repair, how to go about it…

Narcissus – it sounds so beautiful but the consequences of a narcissistic attitude are much less so. Narcissus is a figure from Greek mythology. He was a beauty, who found himself so beautiful and important that he kept staring at his reflection in the water of a small lake. Eventually he perished because of it.…

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Narcissistic Abuse, an antidote against it.

It’s not your fault!   If you are eager to step back into the groove of trying to make it work at all cost – Often at the cost of your Self! Trying to make your relationship work, your marriage, your job, your behavior, or that change in attitude… It is not your fault To…

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Self-destructive Behavior

It is a loaded term: self-destructive behavior. In essence what it comes down to: doing things that are bad for you. The more often you do them, the weaker you make yourself. The worst kind of self-destructive behavior is suicide, although you might wonder what is worse: letting yourself slide downward until you feel so miserable that…

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World Suicide Prevention Day: Reach Out, Save Lives

World Suicide Prevention Day

Every year more than 800,000 people die by suicide, which corresponds to 1 death every 40 seconds, according to the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). In an effort to help raise awareness in hopes of lowering these numbers, the IASP initiated World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, 2003. Today, we do our part in contributing by…

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