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Mental Health Guide of Arkansas Ending Stigma Article

When no one talks about suicidal thoughts or mental health problems, “people that are having issues feel that they’re the only one; they feel very isolated,” says Susie Reece, executive director of Suicide Prevention Allies “And suicidal thoughts and mental illnesses are very isolating already. They don’t necessarily recognize that this is something that a lot of people are dealing with, and it starts to compound, and that’s when they become high risk.”

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Mental Health Guide of Arkansas

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Inspire Cafe Podcast Episode

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Kathy De La Torre on the Inspire Cafe Podcast. We had a fun, casual, and great conversation. 

Check out our episode and let me know what you think and add more inspiration to your life by following the Inspire Cafe! You won’t regret it. 

“I can’t believe how much we laughed–especially talking about suicide prevention!” – Kathy

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2019-2020 School Year

In math class today I learned that two out of 24 students has made a suicide attempt in the past year. (CDC, 2014) Before today, I didn’t realize I wasn’t the only one. 

In english class today, I realized that my creative writing was beautifully grim but not realistic enough to be taken seriously. I wish my teacher had asked me if I was struggling. 

At lunch today, I learned how to hide that I was eating my food in the library so no one realized I don’t have any friends to sit with. 

In art class today, I learned that I can only express so much of my pain before it makes others uncomfortable. Honestly, I wish they knew how much I held back. 

On the bus today, I saw how the driver noticed I was being taunted but didn’t know how to tell them to stop. 

At school today, I was safe. No one knows what its like for me at home. 

As these final few days of the school year are coming to a close, some of you are thinking about summer fun, some are already counting down the days to the next school year. What are we doing to prepare for our students? We should educate on suicide prevention every year, is your school educated? Book your 2019/2020 session(s) today. 

#suicideprevention #20192020 #schoollife #students #sfaconsulting #speaker #publicspeaker

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