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Disaster Textual content Line would possibly know one of the simplest ways to invite about suicide

Research shows that asking someone if they’re suicidal doesn’t make them more likely to attempt suicide. Still, starting that conversation can feel intimidating for people worried about offending or embarrassing a loved one.  That’s why Crisis Text Line, a free, nonprofit emotional support texting service, has released new data suggesting that one way of framing...CONTINUE READING
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Watch Ahmed Best possible communicate Jar Jar Binks, suicide, and reactions to his viral tweet

In July 2018, actor Ahmed Best, best known for his role as Jar Jar Binks, the controversial and much-maligned character from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, tweeted about the backlash he faced and his thoughts of suicide following that reaction. Now, in a new video for SoulPancake (via io9), Best opens up even more about...CONTINUE READING
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Netflix’s ‘Fowl Field’ is unaware of the problem of stigmatizing psychological sickness

This post contains spoilers for Bird Box. At first blush, Bird Box’s flaws seem inoffensive, if plentiful: A poorly written script, half-baked world-building, paper-thin characters, and the waste of the talents of an Oscar-winning actress on five-year-old screen partners. But under closer scrutiny, a more sinister byproduct emerges from the failures of Netflix’s Sandra Bullock-starring...CONTINUE READING
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Here’s how to better support people who are suicidal

I remember whispers, silence, and shame. When I was growing up in the 1960s and 70s, an older cousin violently ended his life. It was never openly discussed, leaving questions and grief surrounding his death to reverberate for years. Decades later, suicide continues to create quiet circles of despair, a circle that grows ever wider...CONTINUE READING
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21 reasons to keep living when you feel suicidal

Dese’Rae L. Stage keeps a list of things that make her happy. It includes going to the movies alone, walking around with a giant cup of coffee, and quiet time with her wife. She learned a long time ago, after attempting suicide, that gratifying distractions and reminders of life’s small pleasures might save her in...CONTINUE READING
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CNN to create one final season of ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’

Thank goodness, CNN is giving Parts Unknown fans a proper send off. The docuseries’ home network has confirmed a final season of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown is in the works, according to an LA Times report. Plans are in place for CNN to deliver a fall premiere. Bourdain’s death in June left viewers speculating on...CONTINUE READING
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Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best opens up about the real effects of intense backlash

Sometimes people don’t realise that hating on a fictional character can have repercussions, particularly on the real human being playing the part. Reminding us of this is actor Ahmed Best, who played Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars franchise, and who opened up about his experience with intense backlash on Tuesday. SEE ALSO: How...CONTINUE READING
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How to bring hope and compassion to conversations about suicide

This week the world lost Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade to suicide.  As the heartbreak over their deaths has turned into wide-ranging conversations about mental health and self-harm, it’s critical to remember that such exchanges have the power to reinforce stigma or push people closer to seeking help.  SEE ALSO: ‘You’re not alone’: Famous men...CONTINUE READING
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A helpful list of mental health resources to remind you there’s always hope

Though millions of people experience anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions on a daily basis, a strong stigma still associated with mental illness often keeps people silent and discourages them from seeking help. If you or someone in your life is struggling with mental health issues, know you’re not alone, and that help, support,...CONTINUE READING
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