Month: October 2013

What to do if someone you know is planning to commit suicide

I often get asked about what a friend or family member can do if a loved one communicated that he or she is thinking about committing suicide. This issue is not addressed nearly as often as it should be, hence I wanted to provide some information for those who might notice signs of suicidal behavior in others and are unsure of what to do about it.

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Lonely in the crowd: the power of connection in fighting the depression blues

Have you ever had an experience like this: you’re surrounded by many people and yet you feel very alone. In fact, you might have even attempted to voice how you felt to someone else only to be shamed for feeling this way, “you shouldn’t feel lonely, look at all the people around you,” or better yet “other people have it much worse than you, you should be grateful for what you have.”

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