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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Leadership comes in many forms. From being a role model to those younger in their journeys to being a work supervisor. In lived experience, leadership often goes hand in hand […]
Context is compassionate. Context allows for informed decisions. Context provides for both people to step in with the chance to understand and connect. Do you prefer, “Can we talk?” Or […]
Disclosure is a complex process. Yes, process. We often think of disclosure in terms of information or even settings. Those in mental healthcare discuss disclosure practices in terms of sharing personal information with “patients.” Even the word “patient” influences the idea of client-appropriate disclosure.
Years ago, when I began my suicide prevention advocacy and mental health activism journey, I was eager, a bit naive, and almost openly accessible to anyone who might be in […]
“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, […]
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.