Posts tagged #suicideprevention

Talk about it

 

 

My posts about suicide get the least looks, likes, and shares.  I understand that the topic is not “fun” to read about and can even be uncomfortable.  But it is so so so so important!  Unfortunately, an event in my home town and two in my current town (and actually 30,000 per year in the U.S.) have prompted me to post this again.  And my pledge is to post it more often and to include some reference about suicide in all of my newsletters.  

This might be the most important message I can share:  

You CAN (and should) talk about suicide!  You will NOT encourage someone to do it by talking about it.  It is quite the opposite really.  If someone doesn’t want to hurt or kill themselves, talking about it will NOT make them want to.  If someone is thinking about it, talking about it may allow them to see that someone is available to support them without shame or judgment.  

We talk about self defense and how to protect ourselves from harm from others, so.... why wouldn't we do the same regarding self harm or suicide???

You may just save a life by talking about it.

My drive is to help others start, if you haven’t already, having open conversations about emotions, moods, depression, support, and suicide.  I will be updating the blog often to have more information about myths and facts as well as links to other articles and resources.  Please reach out if you would like more information, to talk, or help in finding a local support.    

 

Collaboration with Mountain Resource Center

 

I am so excited to announce this news!

Starting Monday, September 15th, I will be working with the Mountain Resource Center (MRC) to bring accessible and affordable mental health services to our foothills communities! In an effort to provide quality therapeutic services to individuals and families with barriers to accessing services, sessions will be provided on site at a reduced rate.  Other funding options accepted include: CHP+, Victims Compensation, Second Wind Fund, MRC financial assistance. I also provide pro bono services to military members through Give an Hour. 

I will be at the MRC, 11030 Kitty Drive, in Conifer, Monday and Tuesday mornings.  You can access my services through the MRC or by contacting me directly. 

Please share and spread the word-getting help is now easier! 

Posted on September 20, 2014 and filed under mentalhealththerapy, conifercolorado.

Girls Circle Fall 2014

Does your daughter struggle with these symptoms? Support and therapeutic intervention can be exceptionally successful to help them cope and move forward into adulthood without such a struggle. 

Our Girls Circle group has been praised as "the only time I've ever really opened up", "made her beam with smiles", and "helped her change so much". 

This group is a great way to provide your daughter with peer support and skills to cope with numerous self esteem, social, anxiety or depression concerns. 

This group has been so successful, we are facilitating another 8 weeks this fall!  The group will run on Wednesday evenings from September 24- November 12.  

Contact me to register or to ask any questions.