Suicide


My Academy Award Nominations for Best Health-Themed Movie of 2015

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Although there is no Oscar for the best health-themed movie, each year I nominate films for the year that have the best health themes. I select the winner of my Health Oriented Motion-picture Excellence (HOME) Academy Award just prior to the real Oscar awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The health-themed movies are rated by

Journey After a Near-Suicide to Educate, Remove Stigmas and Save Lives

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After learning about Robin Williams' death (8/11/14), I paused, reflected, and privately understood the types of demons that might have affected him. This would have been the end of my thoughts about it after a few days; however, there was an insensitive Facebook post that same day which made a judgmental comment about the reasons that anyone woul

Microsoft Wants to #UpgradeYourWorld With $500,000 Grant

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Vote to help the International Foundation for Education and Research on Depression expand Schools for HOPE curriculum and teach kids vital mental health toolsYour vote can bring iFred's Schools for Hope program to children around the world. Microsoft is celebrating people and organizations who do great things and make a difference every day by awa

Grateful to My PLN and Project Semicolon

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Marty Keltz with Jessica Chen, artist (Tattoo People) A few years ago, I first became aware of what was being called "impostor syndrome." It takes one of my own most challenging struggles with clinical depression and puts it in a silo as someone narrowly defined as a person who feels like they are a fake, that they will be found out, discovered, ex

I Was Almost Another Suicide Statistic

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This month is "Minority Mental Health Awareness Month," which is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health challenges, especially in minority communities. Therefore, as a person of color, I feel compelled to share my journey to help saves lives, as I've battled depression for years and was almost another suicide statistic.Since disclosing

Milk and Sugar

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There's a post on Facebook that's been making its rounds. The photo shows an elderly man with glasses and a nice smile, leaning against a railing overlooking the sea. The caption reads, "An Australian man living by a cliff has prevented about 160 suicides in his 50 years of living there by striking up a conversation with people contemplating suici

Brigid Brett: Milk and Sugar

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There's a post on Facebook that's been making its rounds. The photo shows an elderly man with glasses and a nice smile, leaning against a railing overlooking the sea. The caption reads, "An Australian man living by a cliff has prevented about 160 suicides in his 50 years of living there by striking up a conversation with people contemplating suici
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