You may recall that just yesterday the 12th of September was RUOK day. A day devoted to suicide prevention as well as standing up for people who are living with mental illness. Today I read an interesting yet very sad article on how many people living with mental illness are treated. In her article Caring For A Mind in Crisis Dr Pauline Chen highlights the many barriers … [Read more...] about Standing Up For People With Mental Illness
Hey there Guys. Today I wanted to share my thoughts on the multiple news reports of how Paris Jackson had an episode of self harm. As I discuss in the video below I am very disappointed in the way that a person in distress as been exploited and treated by the media. Self harm and suicidal behaviour is an important sign of distress and very high risk time for immanent … [Read more...] about Paris Jackson Self Harm And Suicide
Today I am in shock. On the front page of the news where two stories that were such polar opposites I had to share my concerns. One article had pictures of a girl and a man smiling and posing with their gift of a gun for Christmas while another reported of a man shot and killed for a pair of sneakers. The tragic irony struck me hard. It made me think about the role access … [Read more...] about All I Want Is A Gun For Christmas?
Hey there Guys, I've just read that the man who has spied on Tyler Clementi, outing him as a gay male in college has been found guilty for his invation of Tyler's privacy. As reported in Pink News: A jury has found a New Jersey university student, Dharun Ravi, who watched Tyler Clementi kissing another man in their room days before he killed himself guilty of 15 … [Read more...] about Man Associated With Tyler Clementi’s Suicide Found Guilty
[pb_vidembed title="" caption="" url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqIGmlNhd2U" type="yt" w="480" h="385"] Hey there Guys, Today I awoke to the sad news that a beautiful man that I had worked with had taken his life. They say in that song that "suicide is painless", but the fact of the matter is it hurts so deeply that today I can hardly concentrate. Marty was a … [Read more...] about When Suicide Hits Home