New Strides for Suicide Prevention in Colorado

A step forward for suicide prevention in Colorado. Write to your Congressmen/Women and share your reason why they should follow in the footsteps of Colorado legislature. Reposted from The Denver Post – Colorado lawmakers are sending a bill to the governor’s desk that would create a state office for suicide prevention responsible for initiating a new plan to decrease suicides. Colorado has the seventh-highest rate of suicide in the nation. The new model, called “Zero Suicide,” has been shown…

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The Reason Gene Simmons Told Me To Check My Ego

Gene Simmons & Strider

Reprinted with permission from Rachel Thompson – rachelintheoc.com   A Little Background I’ll be the first to admit that most people really don’t get me. Hell, most of the time, I don’t even get myself. Out of everyone in my life, I think that it was only my parents who ever really got me. In fact, they got me when I was only six weeks old. Yes, they literally got me. I was adopted. As an only child, it…

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Phoenix Rising: Thriving With Depression

Previously published on Feminine Collective She always asks how I am doing. I rattle off a few tidbits, mainly professional milestones or interesting people who I crossed paths with over the past week, simultaneously picking at fluff that does not exist on her couch. She probes again “How are you doing?” I always reply “I told you how am doing, it’s been a great week.” And so it goes, week in and week out when I’m on my therapist’s…

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