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How to Talk About Suicide

For Suicide Awareness Month, I thought I’d share what I learned having been taught elementary intervention for those contemplating suicide. Being trained to be a suicide alert helper showed me how to navigate a serious subject with candor. Here are a few important take-aways.     1. Know Your Resources…...

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Realising you need to accept help for yourself instead of doing it for others

Hey guys! Personally I reached a really low point in terms of my own Mental Health earlier this week, if you are new to my blog posts or even to MHAP I have a diagnosis of anxiety and depression, on Tuesday I attempted to take my own life again for…...

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A Therapist’s Guide to Finding a Therapist

Let’s be honest, friends.  Navigating the mental health care system is an exhausting, baffling process. I’ve been in and out of therapy most of my life.  As a therapist, I oftentimes look back at different counseling experiences and find myself analyzing them critically– especially now that I have a bit…...

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Facing the Inner Critic: Shame and Self-Esteem

It was an all-staff meeting and the room was full of coworkers I barely knew — immediately reminding me why I was an introvert.  I felt the familiar rush of nerves when the supervisor suggested we all go around and introduce ourselves.  She even included the dreaded ‘fun fact’ question.…...

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Self-Therapy Can Actually Relieve Depression & Anxiety – For Free

Before I started freelance writing, the last job I held was as head cashier for a retailer. I helped ensure our cashiers’ satisfaction via rewards for certain goals. We would create Candyland-esque games to track employee progress. In other words, half of my job involved arts and crafts. It was…...

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