Meetings

13 Reasons Why depiction of Teen Suicide – School Counselors picking up the pieces

Hannah -13 reasons why

It’s been over a month since 13 Reasons Why made its début on Netflix, but the discussion around the teen drama shows no signs of dying down. The 13-episode series, based on the young adult novel by Jay Asher, has been tweeted about more than 11 million times since March 30…. School counselors talk Netflix … Read more…

This is Expired: Loft Cinema presents a screening of, Titicut Follies

Titicut Follies

“Then versus now” in terms of treatment of the mentally ill. Co-presented by Southern Arizona Psychological Association, & The Loft Cinema. The Loft Cinema presents a special screening of the landmark 1967 documentary Titicut Follies, directed by 2016 Honorary Oscar-winner Frederick Wiseman,  in a newly-restored 50th anniversary edition. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titicut_Follies Featuring an introduction by psychologist Dr. Patricia … Read more…

Maria Bamford, Jackie Kashian, Apr 22 Sat, 7pm

Maria Bamford

Our Dbsa group are going to the Rialto Theatre, to see Maria Bamford and Jackie Kashian Sat, 4-22. Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm. Jackie Kashian’s comedy is like listening to a really racy episode of All Things Considered. She is comic, writer, and occasional actor… she just did her first late night set … Read more…

6 Things To Say to Someone Who Has Depression

6 things to say to some suicidal

We’ve all seen the lists explaining what not to say to someone with depression; never say, “Cheer up!” or “Just snap out of it!”, for example, because doing so just makes things worse for the afflicted individual, and it becomes painfully obvious you don’t understand that depression isn’t just sadness, it’s a disease. So what … Read more…

Mental illness and depression are the mother of all bitches. Robin Williams.

Robin Williams

When Robin Williams Comforted Me in the Airport After My Husband’s Suicide. On Monday, August 11, 2014, I was sitting with my kids outside playing. They were in a wagon singing “So Long, Farewell” and pretending they were sailing to Ireland to pick up trash on their next expedition. A text from a dear friend … Read more…

Holiday Mental Health: Merriment When You Don’t Feel Merry

christmas-blues

Do you hate the holidays? The holiday season affects mental health. All the merriment can increase a sense of depression, anxiety, and isolation. Festivities can exacerbate the stresses and symptoms of eating disorders. In general, the people, sights, smells, and sounds can be overwhelming for almost anyone living with a mental illness. More…

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