Archives for January 2016

You Can Recover: Khatera’s Story

As a little girl, Khatera moved with her family from Afghanistan to the U.S. Growing up, she felt like an outsider and was overwhelmed with the responsibility of interpreting and advocating for the survival of her family. Over the years, she struggled with ADHD, anxiety and depression. Today, Khatera is a mother and mental health activist. She wants to let people struggling with mental health issues around the world know that “no matter what your struggles are, YOU CAN RECOVER.”

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Stories have the power to inform, inspire and transform lives. If you have a recovery story, please  submit your story today. Your story will educate people about mental health issues, eliminate stigma, and give HOPE to people struggling with mental health issues, and let them know recovery is possible.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Suicide: Experts Share Tips for Parents

How-to-Talk-to-Your-Kids-About-SuicideA year ago, a dear friend lost her brother to suicide. Overwhelmed with grief, she didn’t know how to talk to her 9-year-old son about his uncle’s death. As a mother and mental health advocate I understand how difficult it is for parents to talk about suicide with their children. But it is critical we do. Given that suicide is the second leading cause of death among those ages 15-24, and the third leading cause of death among children ages 10-14 year old, it is time we take the time to talk to our children about suicide. And, here is a valuable article to help us…

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