13 Reasons Why

April 24, 2017

  A new Netflix original show related to suicide is drawing a lot of attention, some viewers seeing it as very positive while others are having a more negative reaction to the show and its content. The show is an adaptation of the book by the same name, written by Jay Asher. For parents, the […]

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Recognizing Suicidal Ideation In Others- And How To Help:

May 6, 2016

  Recognizing Suicidal Ideation In Others- And How To Help: Updated June 2018: Suicide is one of the toughest issues to talk about. It is quite possibly one of the most devastating choices that one could make, is difficult to understand, and unpleasant to think about. Even the word ‘suicide’ typically causes an emotionally charged […]

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Living Fully

September 11, 2013

Living Fully As human beings, embarked on this journey of life, we often have times of questioning. During times of silence or stillness, as we lay in bed trying to go to sleep or even during moments of great intensity we can be faced with questions arising from the heart, questions such as: “Is there […]

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Shame and the Burden of Suffering Alone

September 6, 2013

  Shame and the Burden of Suffering Alone Shame is a commonly used word in our society that is often confused with feelings of embarrassment or guilt.  The differences between these experiences are great however, as shame differs in intensity, isolating effects, and degradation of one’s mental health.  Dr. Brene Brown, a researcher on the […]

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July 10, 2013

Shame is such a powerful emotion.  Research even suggests that shame is the most universal human emotion.  That research, conducted by Brene’ Brown, also tells us that shame is an aggressive and destructive emotion.  We all feel it.  But it’s never helpful. It’s important to point out that shame is different from guilt.  Guilt tells […]

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