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Know The Warning Signs

Suicide Prevention

Know The Warning Signs for someone who may be at risk of suicide:

  • Threats or comments about killing themselves, also known as suicidal ideation, can begin with seemingly harmless thoughts like “I wish I wasn’t here” but can become more overt and dangerous
  • Increased alcohol and drug use
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Social withdrawal from friends, family and the community
  • Dramatic mood swings
  • Talking, writing or thinking about death
  • Impulsive or reckless behavior

Crisis Resources

If you or someone you know is an emergency, call 911 immediately.

If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficulty or suicidal thoughts, call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.

Quitting smoking

So I quit smoking last week and I was pumped day one. It’s expensive, smells bad, and my family hates it and it’s obviously super bad for you. And for myself I want to be a 19 year old who doesn’t have that gross cough that comes along with it, etc. But on day 6, everyday it feels harder! When it comes to stress and anxiety I depended on them to calm me down, and any other emotions I felt, a cigarette always accompanies them. So needless to say I’m feeling really uncomfortable. I just have to ride out the cravings and keep going. But sometimes in those moments, a cigarette sounds good. Ahhh, a lot of it’s definitely mental but that mental piece might be the hardest part.

Can anyone relate?

TED Talks

I love watching motivational videos and hearing success stories of those who have overcome it all. TED talks, in my opinion, are amazing because they educate the viewers, but many of them also inspire the audience to work on themselves, share their ideas with the world, etc.

For example: Guy Winch, a doctor in psychology, talks about emotional first aid and how we need to practice taking better care of our mental health just as we do for our physical health.
This is one of the best TED talks I’ve seen because I connected extremely well with everything he discussed and took in the tools and tips he gives to the audience so I can better myself too.
How to Practice Emotional First Aid

Do you have a favorite TED talk? Don’t like TED talks and prefer a different program?
Do you have a favorite guest speaker?

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or watch it here: https://youtu.be/F2hc2FLOdhI