Barzanna White Ph.D., has been working with the SOS Program for the last year and a half in Louisiana. In this spotlight, where we celebrate her success, White shared with us in her own words what her experience has been like and what advice she would give to new certified trainers.
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Because suicide is the second leading cause of death in people aged 15 to 34, and within the top ten leading causes of death for all ages, we all need to know the signs and how to help someone who may be at risk for suicide.
With great online presence comes great responsibility. That's why organizations are working to create spaces online that promote positivity, raise awareness for mental health and offer support or resources for those who need them. We've gathered some recent campaigns that organizations and individuals have put together to wield the power of social media for positive change.
One of the most essential things we can do to reduce the stigma around mental health is to talk about it. But when discussing mental health publicly, such as on social media or in a blog post, how you discuss it can either be helpful or hurtful to your audience. This distinction is never more crucial than when discussing suicide.
It can be scary to open up about mental health, particularly if you’ve been struggling with it for a long time. But doing so will allow the people in your life who love and care about you to be supportive and help. It will also give you the liberation of no longer living in fear of someone finding out about your struggle.
Even when it comes to taking care of your mental health, it turns out; there’s an app for that. Developers have created a plethora of apps that can help you deal with stress, manage your symptoms, reframe your perspective and help you live a happier, mentally healthier life.