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Therapist Addressing Suicide Ideation

Julia Harkleroad presented at All Hands in KC on November 3, 2019.  In this practical and action oriented video, Julia speaks candidly about tactics that can save your life -  having a support person that you promise to reach out to in dark moments, mind and body synergy, breathing with focus on exhale, shocking your system out of darkness with cold, getting into a public place when you are struggling, telling someone what you are thinking, making your environment safe, getting/staying sober, sleep, pleasant events checklist, focus on others, temporarily stopping social media and finding professional help.   All things that we wish Chad would have heard that may have saved his life.  For more information:

https://www.juliaharkleroad.com/ 

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Seize the Awkward!

Learn how to find out if your friend is struggling with their mental health

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Preventing Youth Suicide:  Tips for Parents and Educators

National Association of School Psychologists 

This is one of the very best documents we have seen...

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Suicide Ideation Safety Plan

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Teens are increasingly depressed, anxious, and suicidal

How Can We Help?

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10 Things to Say to a Suicidal Person

Speaking of Suicide Website
https://www.speakingofsuicide.com

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Yoga for the Mind and Body

Yoga with Adriene

"Pay attention to your self-talk; Is it loving?".  This yoga video is entitled "Thought".  We passionately wish Chad would have embraced yoga.   Breath and connection of mind and body are powerful anxiety reducers. Adrienne has MANY videos to reduce stress - we enjoy her 30 days series called TRUE!

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The Harrells address Blue Valley Eastside Lacrosse - April 9, 2019

Give someone a chance to help.

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Church of the Resurrection
Easter Service of Hope - April 21, 2019

We found great hope and comfort from Pastor Adam's Easter sermon.  The Harrells, Timmons and Dr. Todd White, Blue Valley School District Superintendent, are featured at 37:15 of this sermon.  Thank you, Pastor A-Dog!

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Wall Street Journal - 1/22/19

Suicide is often impulsive.  Research shows, If you ask someone if they are thinking of suicide, it will not give them the idea and they will do it.  DBT helps patients build a life that they experience as worth living.

 

Read on... 

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#DoYouWantToHangout?

“A recent study asked suicide attempt survivors what's the one thing someone could have said to you to make you change your mind? And their answer was “Do you want to hang out?"

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Wall Street Journal - David Brooks

Some people believe the falsehood that if we talk about suicide, it will plant the idea in the minds of vulnerable people. The first thing to do, Agnes advises, is validate their feelings: “I can only imagine what you’re feeling right now.” Then ask directly: “Are you thinking about ending your life?”.

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#ZeroReasonsWhy

Together, we will share the message that there are Zero Reasons Why suicide should be an option. There are Zero Reasons Why we can’t turn to each other for help, Zero Reasons Why we shouldn’t remind our friends we value them, Zero Reasons Why parents should be afraid to talk to their kids about complicated topics, and Zero Reasons Why we shouldn’t know what resources are available.

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"Please Stay"

Blue Valley North High School Broadcast Department made this video to help continue the discussion of Suicide Prevention. In this conversation, they feel sometimes student voices are lost, so they wanted to make something that is for students and by students about this topic. 

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Notes of Encouragement 

BVN students provide small acts of kindness with notes of encouragement, gratitude and thankfulness to teachers, administrators and students.

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MakeItOk.org

It's time to start talking about mental illness.  

Start here.

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PODCast features Will and Susie Gurley.

Sharing vulnerability from their journey with anxiety and depression.
Choose PODCast from 11/7/2018

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"Asking for help was one of the best decisions that I ever made" - Prince Harry

With his mom, Chad watched Prince William and Kate Middleton marry.  Chad was gone by the time Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married.

Please listen.

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