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Suicide: Let's Talk About It

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:

Suicide: Let's Talk About It

Suicide: Let's talk about itThis week is National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is one of those things most people don't talk about, which is ashame because it needs to be discussed openly. We've been doing that all week. Our mental health bloggers have been covering all different aspects of suicide, including sharing their personal stories. On our HealthyPlace Facebook, Twitter and Google+ sites, hundreds of people have been talking about everything from why people commit suicide and what it feels like to survive a suicide attempt to losing a loved one to suicide. I want to invite you visit our blogs and social sites and share your personal experiences and opinions.

Suicide takes the lives of nearly 30,000 Americans every year. If we don't talk about it openly, how can we, as a society, do things / make changes to prevent it?

Related Suicide Information

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Share our Stories

At the top and bottom of all our stories, you'll find social share buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest and other social sites. If you find a particular story, video, psychological test or other HealthyPlace feature helpful, there's a good chance others in need will too. Please share.

We also get many inquiries about our linking policy. If you have a website or blog, you can link to any page on the HealthyPlace website without asking us beforehand.

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Bullying and Suicide

Too many adults still see bullying as "just part of being a kid." It is a serious problem that leads to many negative effects for victims, including suicide. Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims.

From Wednesday night's X Factor, this is the impact bullying has on our children.

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Please Help The Balanced Mind Foundation

The Balanced Mind Foundation LogoThe Balanced Mind Foundation helps families raising kids and teens with depression and bipolar. They are a great organization. Now they need your help and it just takes a few moments of your time.

You can help them win up to $250K in funding for their support programs by voting on Facebook or voting here (In the Search Charities box, type "The Balanced Mind" (their former name, Child and Adolescent Bipolar, will pop up). This is especially important now because the bad economy has resulted in a reduction in donations. Please vote as many times as you can between now and the September 19 deadline and share this with others on FB and your other social networks. Thank you.


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Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:

  1. PTSD Definition: The Meaning of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  2. How To Help Someone Who's Depressed
  3. Symptoms of Severe Anxiety Can Feel Very Scary

If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.

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Mental Health Experiences

Share your thoughts/experiences with any mental health subject, or respond to other people's audio posts, by calling our toll-free number (1-888-883-8045).

You can listen to what other people are saying by clicking on the gray title bars inside the widgets located on the "Sharing Your Mental Health Experiences" homepage, the HealthyPlace homepage, and the HealthyPlace Support Network homepage.

If you have any questions, write us at: info AT healthyplace.com

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From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

Your comments and observations are welcomed.

Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.

Overcoming Depression After Surviving A Suicide Attempt on HealthyPlace TV

Paula Hardin attempted suicide twice. Watch "Suicide: Back From the Brink," our video interview, as she discusses life after surviving a suicide attempt, and her keys to overcoming depression.

This is an amazing interview we did on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show.

That's it for now. If you know of anyone who can benefit from this newsletter or the HealthyPlace.com site, I hope you'll pass this onto them. You can also share the newsletter on any social network (like facebook, stumbleupon, or digg) you belong to by clicking the links below. For updates throughout the week:

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Last Updated: 04 September 2014
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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