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"Suicide Prevention Toolkit" Guest Blog Post by Jennifer Scott

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!

Happy reading,
Ane



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Changes...

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.

With gratitude,
Ane :)

NEW website!!! NEW logo!!!

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Notice anything different around here? We've created a one-stop-shop for all things related to See, Believe, & Achieve "Living Your Best Life." Checkout our NEW website and let us know what you think. Stay-tuned as we continue to develop some new content for 2018. Super excited about our new logo as well. What do you think?

If you have ideas on what you'd like to learn more about, send us a note. We are also looking for guest bloggers, who would want to share their stories and/or resources for mental health, wellness, and overall inspiration.

This has been a project in the making and I'm looking forward to the new year ahead. As always, THANK YOU for reading!

In friendship,
Ane

Ane Romero Featured in Article with "Project UROK"

Click Here for Project UROK Page Click Here for Project UROK Instagram  “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…

Lessons Learned from Netflix's "13 Reasons Why" And How We Must Do Better.

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.

A 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…

Mentally Ill: The Disposable People of 2015

Today's post is inspired by President Obama's historical visit to a federal prison. As the first sitting President to ever to do so, it highlights a serious issue that often remains silenced behind stone walls. A high number of individuals incarcerated have a mental illness. 55% of male inmates and 73% of female inmates suffer from at least one form of mental illness. Due to the lack of access to mental health facilities and services, jails and prisons have now become the number one provider for mental health services. If someone is suffering from a heart attack, people would call 911 and would ask for an ambulance. However, if someone is suffering from a mental health crisis and/or threatening suicide, most people would dial 911 and ask for the police. 
Across the nation, law enforcement officials have become inundated in responding to crisis calls. Police offices trained to fight crime and protect their communities, are now taking on the role of therapist. This realization is…

Love & Marriage

Well, this is my first blog post as a married woman! Trust me, no one is as surprised as me. Growing up I was never that little girl who dreamed about her wedding day and finding prince charming. No, I was the little girl who dreamed of going to Miss America and working on Capitol Hill. Love? Who has time for that nonsense? The concept of marriage was like a beautiful song in a foreign language--you love the melody, but can't comprehend the lyrics.Besides, people have a tendency to change, regardless of how well meaning their intentions were, so why on Earth would anyone take a chance on something so risky?

It is often said that in order for any relationship to work, there is a substantial level of compromise and, "give and take." I often witnessed as two people met, dated, committed their undying love towards each other and then somewhere down the line, someone was expected to change--change the way they dressed, change their friends, change their career, change hair s…