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With great sadness and heavy hearts we report the tragic loss of yet another member of the NAIDW family. We send our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends. Cindy was a longtime friend, member and volunteer of the NADW foundation as one of our founding members.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Suicide Warning Signs
The following signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. The risk of suicide is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these signs, seek help as soon as possible by calling the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves.
Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online or buying a gun
Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
Talking about being a burden to others.
Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
Sleeping too little or too much.
Withdrawing or isolating themselves.
Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
Displaying extreme mood swings.
To those who need to hear this message!
Via National Suicide Prevention Lifeline '1-800-273-TALK (8255)'
You do matter, we do care and you don't have to go it alone! Reach out for help should you need it.
If you're suicidal or struggling, here are some help resources:
CANADA - suicideprevention.ca/thinking-about-suicide/find-a… - select province/territory
U.S. - NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 1-800-273-8255 (www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org)
WORLDWIDE - www.befrienders.org - enter country in search box at top of page
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At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don't know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery. In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the "black dog of depression". For more information on World Mental Health Day, please visit: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_mental_health_day/en/index.html