Six Ways You Can Really Help Prevent Suicide

by Leah Harris I tried to kill myself when I was 14. It wasn’t the first time. My psychiatrist had just upped my Prozac, a whole lot of unresolved early childhood trauma had flared up at puberty, and the baseline sadness and confusion I felt mushroomed into an overwhelming desire to die. The thoughts wouldn’t leave me alone: Everything I could think of circled back only to suicide. I wrote out a suicide note and made an attempt. I won’t go into the horrors of waking up alive in an emergency room where the staff was clearly annoyed they had to deal with me and my “attention seeking” behavior. … [click on title to read the rest]

The Heart-Brain Connection: The Neuroscience of Social, Emotional Learning

Medicine (by using psych drugs) cannot do the things we actively choose to do to change our brain function, structure and therefore our behavior and cognitive capacities. We can change our brains and heal our body/minds and spirits. … [click on title to read the rest]

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