Speaking Fearlessly Always
Discover the Path to Fearless Expression as I reflect and grow from my work in the fields of Lived Experience and Suicide Prevention.
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“Trauma dumping, unlike venting, is usually unsolicited where a person “dumps” their traumatic feelings, thoughts, and experiences onto another person who may not be prepared for it.” If you’re struggling, […]
I literally cannot count how many times I’ve moved throughout my life. It’s heart-wrenching to think about, to be honest. Trauma does more damage than we often consider across the […]
I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on donuts a few times in my life. Several of those times were to feed energy laden youth as we plotted how we would take over the world and spread hope and mental health one fun activity at a time. They knew me best as the “suicide lady” bringer of donuts and weird. This day was a little different though.
I’m immensely thankful to have been asked to be a panelist for the upcoming Mental Health Policy event centered around peer work. I hope you will join this Zoom conversation […]
Hello, I am a public speaker, and I can make you cry if I want to. But, can I make you laugh? Many in the field of suicide prevention are aware of the importance of safe messaging. Safe messaging stems from the Werther Effect and is meant to ensure that as we are communicating about suicide, mental health, and prevention, we are not also unintentionally doing damage, creating stress, or perpetuating stigma. While the concept of safe messaging is something, many professionals understand the importance of. We also know it is an ongoing struggle to help others outside of the field understand why safe messaging is so important.
Meaningful Engagement of Lived Experience The WHO recently released a framework for meaningful engagement of lived experience. It is important to respectfully and fairly include people with firsthand experience in […]