The Change Direction initiative is a collection of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who have come together to change the culture in America about mental health, mental illness, and wellness. One of their goals is to encourage people to Learn the Five Signs of emotional suffering so they can recognize them in themselves or help a loved one who may be in emotional pain. In short, the Five Signs are personality change, agitation, withdrawal, decline in personal care, and hopelessness.
DASIUM provides upstream solutions to prevent depression, addiction, and suicide in teens and young adults. They deliver resources, inspiration, and support to teens and twentysomethings as well as their parents. The DASIUM team is made up of parents and young adults who’ve been there and who share their experiences in a real, raw and relevant way. They work with organizations, providing programs, products, and services including: Keynotes, Seminars, and Workshops; a Tragedy Assistance Program; Subject Matter Expertise; Support Resources; Awareness & Outreach Campaigns; and Fundraising Opportunities. Access resources and get more information at http://dasium.net
Mighty Parenting is a community that helps you raise teens and parent twentysomethings so they can become happy, successful and emotionally healthy adults! It includes a weekly podcast focused on real, raw, and relevant talk about raising teens and parenting twentysomethings in the 21st century. This is an initiative of DASIUM and is designed to create emotionally healthy families in order to prevent depression, addiction, and suicide. Access the podcast and get more information at http://mightyparenting.com
A Berrien County suicide attempt survivor and participant in the Berrien County Suicide Prevention coalition, has written a short memoir of her life. You may download it here for free. You may send her questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Help Someone who is Suicidal: Article from HelpGuide.org
Ride the Tiger: A Guide through the Bipolar Brain: One-hour documentary that tells the stories of those with bipolar disorder.
Person-Centered Care: What can we do to prevent suicide? That is the topic that John Draper, PhD addresses in this six minute video, Person-Centered Care in Suicide, from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's website.
Zero Suicide: The Zero Suicide concept is fairly new. Watch Michael Hogan, PhD as describes the concept in a nutshell in this four minute video, Zero Suicide in Health Care.
“I Had a Black Dog, His Name was Depression.” A four minute simple, yet effective, animated video about depression, Please take a few minutes to watch it and share it with others.