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We're now into the second month of 2018 and I'm excited to announce that we're making a few changes here at See, Believe, & Achieve! Along with the blog posts, we're adding more interactive posts that will allow us to connect with you all in more ways. This journey began as a vehicle to share my love for mental health through writing and thanks to YOU, the blog has continued to take on a life of it's own I never dreamed of. Along with video updates, we will also be including guest bloggers and interviews with some of the most inspiring and influential people in the field of mental health, wellness, and so much more. So, sit tight and hang on for the ride!
Thank you all for being the heart and soul of See, Believe, & Achieve. Cheers to the year ahead and THANK YOU for your support and dedication.
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“I began this work in memory of a close
friend I lost to suicide and in keeping her memory alive, I found my
life’s purpose.” -Ane
How do you support Latinx mental health?
It definitely has been a journey filled with gratitude, where no day
is the same. One day I can be driving three hours out to a rural part of
my state to provide a suicide prevention training for a school. The
next day I’ll be working on mental health policy change. At times it’s
been late nights on a Friday evening (because that’s when a crisis
happens), calling all my mental health contacts to successfully identify
a provider who can take in a new client immediately. Some days it’s
sitting on the sidewalk sharing a sandwich with my friend Aaron, who is
homeless and suffers from mental illness–hoping that our conversation
will get him to agree to see a provider. It’s nights filled with
frustration over our broken mental health system…
Part of our new format for See, Believe, & Achieve is our guest blogger series. These are individuals from around the world who are part of our SBA family and who have put together mental health and wellness tips to share with our readers. What I really love about this new addition is that it really adds to our mission of creating an online mental health community and allows us all to learn new ways to stay and be healthy in so many ways.
Our first guest blogger for SBA is Jennifer Scott. In reading over e-mails, I came across her note and was very honored to "meet" someone who was open and willing to share some insight with readers. Thank you, Jennifer for being part of our See, Believe, & Achieve family and THANK YOU for taking the time to share this insightful and helpful post.
If you have some mental health and wellness tips you'd like to share with our readers, feel free to contact us!
Suicide Prevention Toolkit: Where to Turn When You’re i…
Did you hear that? It's the sound of me whooshing the dust of this
ol' blog. A lot of life has happened since my last post, but it's what
is happening now that has moved me to put thought to keyboard. The
uproar of Netflix's new series, "13 Reasons Why" has left me conflicted
on so many levels. So, I'm going to do my best to use this post as a
means to address it.
few weeks ago, I heard about a new series called, "13 Reasons Why." The
story line is narrated by a teenage girl named Hannah Baker. With the
opening scene viewers learn that she has died by suicide and each
episode gives a clue as to the reasons why on cassette tapes. The heavy topics depicted in the show on
mental health, suicide, substance abuse, date rape, sexual harassment,
and domestic violence are all something we should be addressing more of.
Suicide is now the the 3rd leading cause of death for youth 14-25 years
old. Sadly, in my home state of New Mexico suicide…