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How I Found Hope in the Headlines

By Taylor Adams, MHA Programs and Operations Manager

(Trigger warning: death, suicide)

Indulging in celebrity and popular culture has long been my coping strategy to escape daily stressors. Not only do I enjoy mindlessly skimming the latest celebrity gossip, but I greatly admire the actors and musicians who create the movies and music I lose myself in after a long day.

13 Reasons Why, Season 2: Another Opportunity to Talk About the Traumas Our Young People Face

By Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President and CEO 

Photo Credit: Beth Dubber/Netflix

Warning: Some major plot spoilers below, as well as sensitive content including suicide, sexual assault

13 Resources for “13 Reasons Why” Conversations

By Paul Gionfriddo, MHA president and CEO


 

On Wednesday, May 3rd, five Mental Health America staff people held an honest, hour-long Facebook live conversation about the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why,” about suicide, and about suicide prevention.

Suicide Prevention and The Loss of a Leader

By Mike Thornsbury, MHA National Board Member

Last Wednesday was just a normal day for me - continuing my normal daily routine of fighting with mental illness, but getting up, staying positive and getting to work for the day. I'm in a better place, but still have those days; all of us that struggle have those hopeless days. Most can always put on a good front for the world, but inside is a totally different story. 

A Mother's Reckoning: A Tragic Story That Builds the Case for Early Intervention

By: Paul Gionfiddo, president and CEO, Mental Health America

We don’t usually use this blog to review books. A Mother’s Reckoning was for me — as it will be for many people — a difficult book to read. It speaks to an incredibly raw and relevant topic.

A Mother’s Reckoning was written by Sue Klebold. Sue’s son Dylan died by suicide in 1999, and she writes of her pain in his passing.

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