Crisis Text Line

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Volunteering with Crisis Text Line has helped me hone skills that are imperative to succeeding in the world of social work. Crisis Text Line saves lives and has developed the largest open mental health data set, hoised at more »


You may find yourself asking: How do I grieve this loss? How do I honor this client’s memory? Where do I turn for support? Are my feelings normal? How am I supposed to behave? more »

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What is the role of technology in school-based suicide prevention? Think of technology as a fork. You can eat salad with a fork, or you can stab someone in the leg. Much like a fork, technology can be part of the problem or part of the solution. more »


Looking at the movie, It's a Wonderful Life, Addison Cooper asks social workers to take a look at their own lives and the impact they have made as we enter and look forward to a new year. more »

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What I have learned in 20 years is that suicide loss survivors are not alone. There is help. I am here. Other suicide loss survivors are willing to listen. more »


Book review of Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner's Guide to Multi-Level Preventon, Assessment, Intervention and Postvention more »

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Rocks in My Pockets is an animated retelling of the story of depression, suicidal thoughts, and schizophrenia over several generations of the family of Latvian artist Signe Baumane. Baumane herself acknowledges her own struggle with depression, more »

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Robin Williams Memorial

Photo credit: Andrea Lea Chase

As I was drawing to the end a dynamic and thought provoking Survivor of Suicide Support Group meeting, my cell phone was buzzing. Another suicide loss survivor’s phone also started to ring. She announced Robin Williams died from an apparent suicide. more »

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I’ve been told there are two kinds of therapists: therapists who have had a client suicide and therapists who have not had a client suicide, yet. I was a student the first time I heard this statement. I thought it had no relevance to me. more »

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