Like father, like daughter? #MentalHealth #MHBlogs #Awareness

I’m just going to jump right on into it… A couple months ago I found out my father was diagnosed with one or more¬†mood¬†disorders (I say it this way because he not as open about it); more likely than not the same ones I was diagnosed with back in 2011. I of course sympathize with … More Like father, like daughter? #MentalHealth #MHBlogs #Awareness

Right To Die? #RightToDie #SuicidePrevention #California

So, California just became the 5th state to pass the ‘Right To Die’ law, which essentially means that people here will have the legal right/entitlement/what-have-you to commit suicide or have someone assist them in doing so in the event they are terminally ill and don’t want to prolong their illness. Many people consider this a … More Right To Die? #RightToDie #SuicidePrevention #California

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

“Strong Face” #NSPW14 #NSPW #SuicidePrevention #MHBlog #MentalHealth

It was only after I calmed down enough that I was able to realize that, maybe no one can support me in moments like these because it is engrained in me to prove to others I don’t need said support, and since actions tend to speak louder than words my “strong face” is going to overwhelmingly be louder than me asking for help. … More “Strong Face” #NSPW14 #NSPW #SuicidePrevention #MHBlog #MentalHealth

Listen… #suicideprevention #WSPD #WSPD14 #MHBlog #TW

If you’re out there and you know someone struggling with mood disorders and suicidal thoughts, just listen. Even if you don’t, listen anyway. Listen more with the intention of understanding and less with the intention of solving the problem. Listen more with love and less with judgement. … More Listen… #suicideprevention #WSPD #WSPD14 #MHBlog #TW