Transparency #SuicidePrevention #MentalHealth #MHBlog

Being open and transparent on social media is a good 743 times easier than it is in “real life.” I mean…. I don’t have to look at people in the eye when I say that I attempted suicide twice… I don’t have to worry about their facial expressions when I tell someone I used to be … More Transparency #SuicidePrevention #MentalHealth #MHBlog

Staying Inside The Lines… #MHBlog #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention

So the other day I was looking through my room for some documents, and I found this… This isn’t what I was looking for… And you’re probably thinking I colored this in when I was a kid, but I actually did this when I was 23, at a mental health hospital. Coloring this was actually … More Staying Inside The Lines… #MHBlog #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention

Just Some Encouragement…. #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #EndSuicide

Every time I set out to write for YNF addressing mental health/illness and suicide, I seem to draw a blank, which is weird because it use to be so easy… A part of me felt like since I didn’t have much support for the task of preventing suicide and addressing mental health matters that I … More Just Some Encouragement…. #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #EndSuicide

Too Difficult? #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #Christianity

Let’s face it… The Christian church/church organizations, at least in my experience, is inherently terrible at combating mental health/mental illness and suicide; I mean they rarely acknowledge its existence. I mean I get that it’s a touchy subject, but MY GOD… can we touch it a little bit? Can we act as if we aren’t … More Too Difficult? #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #Christianity

Guest Post: Asian-American Stigma by @AliTanaka1 #MentalHealth #MHblog #NoStigma

I was one of the 27% of Asian Americans who sought treatment for my depression, anxiety, and ADD. Despite all that time I spent in a windowless office on a sticky faux leather couch pouring out my heart to a stranger and the subsequent antidepressants, nothing worked. … More Guest Post: Asian-American Stigma by @AliTanaka1 #MentalHealth #MHblog #NoStigma

My #Suicide Letter: Guest Post #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #TW #MHBlog

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a letter; basically a “Dear John” letter to suicide… all thoughts of it and agreement with it. You can check it out here: https://yourenotfinished.com/2014/08/05/my-suicide-letter-mentalhealth-mhblog-savealife-triggerwarning/ A new friend of mine was inspired to write her own and gave me the permission to share it in order to inspire others … More My #Suicide Letter: Guest Post #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #TW #MHBlog