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7cups.com is an online emotional support service. Through a secure, anonymous bridging technology, we connect those in need of emotional support with our network of ACTIVE LISTENERS, individuals from all walks of life who want to provide compassionate care.
If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.
Shatter the silence! Having a conversation about mental health might be uncomfortable, bit it can make all the difference. Check out tools that can help you help those in need.
You're Not Alone.
Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.
“Make It OK” is a campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illnesses. The organizations listed here have pledged their commitment to change the hearts and minds about the misconceptions of mental illnesses by encouraging open conversations and education on the topic.
Created by Church of the Resurrection
"If we’re ever going to break through the stigma and make these types of interactions ordinary and acceptable, we must push past our own timidity". This guide can be used for families or any relationship to learn how to create safe places for communication, to communicate your emotions, to let someone know you care and to help others and to help yourself.
Julia speaks candidly about tactics that can save your life - having a support person that you promise to reach out to in dark moments, mind and body synergy, breathing with focus on exhale, shocking your system out of darkness with cold, getting into a public place when you are struggling, telling someone what you are thinking, making your environment safe, getting/staying sober, sleep, pleasant events checklist, focus on others, temporarily stopping social media and finding professional help.
In this video created by Mayo Clinic, teens describe common signs that a teen is considering suicide and provide encouragement for communicating directly and immediately for support and safety. It also Includes suggestions for what to say to a teen who may be at risk for suicide and ways to keep them safe. Things can get better.
Technology with heart!
Always on-hand to have a quick chat whenever and wherever you need, day or night, Woebot can help your through difficult moments. Have a friendly expert in your pocket work with you to improve your mental health!
Use the VHB to store a variety of rich multimedia content that can be personally supportive in times of need. Photos, music, successes, and future aspirations to serve as a reminder of what you have to live for. The app also includes positive activity planning, distraction tools, and interactive relaxation exercises including guided imagery, controlled breathing and muscle relaxation.
Stay connected to your network when you are in a time of crisis with MY3. With MY3, you define your network, and your plan to stay safe. With MY3 you can be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are feeling suicidal.
This is a great breathing exercise for both adults and children to help alleviate anxiety. Basic breathing exercises that encourage breath control can help release stress calming both your mind and body.
Breath and connection of mind and body are powerful anxiety reducers. This yoga video from Yoga with Adriene helps reduce stress and redirect negative self talk. Try it. And if you find it helpful look for the 30 day series from Adriene called TRUE.
Together, we will share the message that there are Zero Reasons Why suicide should be an option. There are Zero Reasons Why we can’t turn to each other for help, Zero Reasons Why we shouldn’t remind our friends we value them.
provide online healing support and other services for people who are coping with devastating loss to suicide. Our online forum operates like a 24/7 support group.
It's hard to know what to say. This article has some great tips for supporting the people you care about.
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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
Find an EMDR therapist in the Kansas City area. It is a proven technique that has saved countless lives of those who have experienced trauma due to the loss of a loved one to suicide.
Solace House is a grief counseling center that supports children, individuals and families who have been impacted by the death of a loved one, whether anticipated, or sudden and unexpected.
SASS unites survivors of suicide (family, friends, etc.) by organizing community support groups throughout the MOKAN metropolitan area.
After a suicide, here’s what happens to the people left behind. For every suicide, there are from 6 to 32 "survivors" and 425 people exposed on a personal level.
I have the right to be free of guilt...
Surviving suicide is hard work. Here you will find a list of books that have resonated with us, a handbook for Survivors of Suicide as well as a document FILLED with information for the newly bereaved suicide survivor.