Give to Prevent Suicide

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is the perfect day to do some good. Our many partners work hard to make an impact by developing programs and spreading knowledge about suicide prevention and good mental health practices. Please help our partners with a donation today. The Defensive Line: Founded by NFL star defensive end Solomon Thomas, The Defensive Line […]

How to Manage Holiday Stress and Anxiety

Steps to relieve holiday stress

The holiday season can be a stressful time for many people, including teachers. This article offers tips for managing holiday stress and anxiety, such as setting realistic expectations, budgeting wisely, managing time effectively, socializing strategically, setting boundaries, and focusing on physical health. By taking care of yourself, you can enjoy the holidays and recharge for the new year.

7 Steps to Help Manage Children’s Holiday Stress

Holiday stress and children

Children usually look forward to winter holidays with joy and enthusiasm. Sometimes, however, holidays can bring stressors that are new and overwhelming for kids. Kids experience stress during the holidays for a number of reasons. For one, when the adults around them experience greater than normal levels of stress, kids mimic the model. Additionally, the […]

How to Help Someone You Love with Depression

How to Help Someone You Love with Depression

Depression is a complex and challenging mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. If you know someone who suffers from depression your support and understanding can be a lifeline for them in their journey toward healing. There are ways you can show your support when someone you love is suffering with depression by being there for them, offering practical advice, and showing empathy, patience, and understanding.

Building a Life of Balance

Building a life with balance

Finding balance in life is important and it can have a positive impact on your mental, emotional, and physical health. The first step to finding balance is to prioritize what matters to you and not to compare yourself to others. create a schedule, learn to say no, and be flexible and kind to yourself.

Social Comparison and Body Image in Children

Social Comparison and Body Image in Children

Social comparison, an inherent human trait, manifests early in childhood. Children’s self-perception is molded by a myriad of influences, including their perception of their own bodies.

The interplay between social comparison and body image in children is of paramount importance, as it can significantly impact their emotional well-being, self-esteem, and overall development.

Teaching Your Child How to Make Friends

Whether a large group or close-knit few, having a circle of friends is crucial in life. For children it is especially important as they learn social skills and navigate interactions with people outside of their family. Feeling like they belong and have a support system is crucial for kids. Some children may make friends easily […]

Early Warning Signs and Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a crisis that isn’t limited by age, location, economic standing, or financial success. The crushing truth is that intrusive suicidal thoughts can be lurking in anyone’s mind, and oftentimes it’s difficult to identify. Sadly millions of people each year die by suicide, and that number is rising in children and young adults. The […]

A Look at the Latest Suicide Data and Change Over the Last Decade

We are focused on being a resource about mental health. This article talks about a troubling trend that has started to happen over the past decade: a consistent increase in suicide rates. This trajectory raises a lot concerns about the mental health of teens and adults. We need to make a greater effort to understand […]

8 Tips for How to Find Balance in Life

Finding balance in your life may sometimes feel like an impossible task. You may have work commitments, family obligations, and what about your personal goals? 1. Acknowledge Your Needs Be honest with yourself and put your needs first. Only you can fully see what areas you are neglecting and what improvements you can make. Even […]