‘Death ain’t ready for you’: a reflection on suicide prevention and awareness month

September was Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, and I was very aware. Two years ago, I almost suicided, and that anniversary is disorienting at best and traumatic at worst. Here is my take on what it means to be “aware” of suicide.…

Choose your words carefully: how your language contributes to mental health stigma

In order to change how we think about mental health and mental illness, we must challenge the stereotypes society holds. A clear manifestation of these stereotypes is in the language we use to discuss mental health. One particularly pervasive and…

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