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I'm deeply honored to share a slice of my story in this powerful new interview with @USATODAY. It's time for the church to walk away from toxic theology around #mentalhealth, and begin to the lead the conversation about #suicideprevention.
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@USATODAY A big thank you to @Lindsay_Schnell for including me in this conversation.
I long for the day when I can talk about my anti-anxiety medication like my dad talks about this cholesterol medication.
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It’s all great & good to express yourself about your struggle with mental health, depression, suicide, etc. It’s extremely healthy to open up honestly about your issues, but acknowledgement is only the first step.
You must then move to stop identifying yourself By those issues.
You focus on your positive qualities.
You focus on what you Can do rather than on everything you can’t.
You center yourself IN yourself.
You stop making excuses Every time you think about it.
You stop beating yourself up for not thinking about it because you Stop comparing
yourself to who you’ve been or could be.
You focus on now, and what you have, and what you can do with it.
You take each day for what it’s worth, each day.
You learn to let go.
You learn to open up and accept good into your life.
You learn to love and appreciate yourself and to
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I wanted to share my suicide survival story for the first time. Reliving these brutal, painful and private moments isn’t easy. But it is cathartic to share it. So, here goes... #WorldSuicidePreventionDay
The 1st time I attempted suicide was in August of 1996. I was 18 & entering my freshman year of college. Pre-season has just started. I accepted the scholarship to the local college b/c my then-girlfriend told me if I accepted an out-of-State scholarship, that we’d break up
So I stayed in Milwaukee. Well, a month before college actually starts, I find out she was pregnant by some other guy. My world was flipped upside down. I told my assistant coach that I was having suicidal thoughts. He cried, but took me to a mental hospital...
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THREAD. Let me tell you abt some myths around #suicide & how you can save lives. #suicideprevention
MYTH 1: Talking about suicide is a bad idea, as it may be seen as encouragement
FALSE. Rather than encouraging suicide, talking openly helps prevent suicide. 1/n
MYTH 2: A person who is suicidal is determined to die
FALSE. Au contraire, suicidal persons are often ambivalent about dying. Emotional support at the right time can help prevent suicide 2/n
MYTH 3: Most suicides happen without warning.
FALSE. Most suicides are preceded by warning signs, either verbal or behavioural. Many will talk to friends & relatives or doctors about wanting to die. Don't ignore it. That brings us to...3/n
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What would National #SuicidePrevention Strategy for India look like:
1. We need to believe it is possible. With concerted effort China has dramatically reduced their suicide rates.
2. We need to implement evidence-based, low cost scalable solutions. They exist.
...contd 1/n
3. Need different strategies for sub-groups. Same solution won't work for students, young women, rural/urban, farmers etc.
4. #suicideprevention is an #intersectoral issue. All solutions do not lie in #health sector; #education #employment, #media #agriculture also imp....2/n
5. Recognise India's suicide epidemiology is different from the West. M:F ratio is 1.5:1 here while it's 4:1 in West. So more women relatively. 50% of suicides impulsive with no mental illness 🇮🇳 while 80% have mental illness in West...3/n
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Very sad to hear about the #suicide of #KeithFlint (#TheProdigy ). If you're in the UK - you can find a list of #MentalHealth resources and support in this thread.

So first up - 1. #Mind - Mind Infoline – Phone: 0300 123 3393, Text: 86463 mind.org.uk
2. Elefriends - a peer to peer community forum elefriends.org.uk

3. Samaritans (you do not need to be suicidal to call them) 116 123 (UK)
116 123 (ROI) jo@samaritans.org (UK) jo@samaritans.ie (ROI)
4. Rethink Mental Illness - broad array of services + part tackling mental health #stigma --- rethink.org along with 5. #TimeToChange time-to-change.org.uk and 6. SANE sane.org.uk which also has a helpline 0300 304 7000 from 4.30pm – 10.30pm daily
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Now reading the the #TopolReview report - Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future. It's an illuminating read topol.hee.nhs.uk #DigitalHealth
It's clear that a lot of effort has gone into the #TopolReview - it paints a glorious vision of what healthcare would look like over the next 20 years (for both staff and patients) - enabled by technology such as #genomics, #AI and #robotics
For me the #Topolreview has too narrow a focus. It's been commissioned by healthcare, yet we know that with an aging population, many people with long term conditions have to rely upon #socialcare as well. We need joined up thinking, imho.
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Let's talk about suicide. I know it's not fun. But we need to talk about it. I am someone with lived experience. I've lived through those moments when it was almost too much to bear and I searched for methods and wrote out plans. Yet I am still here.

#SuicidePrevention THREAD
I'm glad I'm alive. There have been plenty of days when I didn't feel that way. So it's kind of like a gift. Part of the beauty in this is that I know other people are glad I'm here, too. Probably none of them knows how difficult the journey has been.

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Depression is a monster that lives under your bed, crawls out every morning as you eat breakfast, watches from the mirror as you brush your teeth, talks in your ear like a ceaseless prayer in reverse as you try to go about your day.

#SuicidePrevention
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My name is Johnnie Jae, I'm from the Otoe-Missouria & Choctaw tribes of Oklahoma. I am the founder of @tribecalledgeek & our suicide prevention initiative #Indigenerds4Hope. I am a co-founder of @notyourmascots & @LiveIndigenous and I'm a Bi-Polar Suicide Survivor
I will struggle with mental illness and suicide for the rest of my life. It isn't easy, it's painful. I get tired, I get frustrated and I struggle but I'm also braver, stronger, wiser, patient and compassionate. I've learned to thrive and live with purpose.
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Being an entrepreneur comes with a sense of freedom & none of the institutional limits on creativity. Yet unless I'm consulting within an organisation or connected to community, it can feel lonely & isolating. Online communities are great for support but it's not enough.
I've seen the negative effects of people investing all their time/energy in networking online & draining group dynamics. I realised that one of my values is to participate in collaborations that involve physical meet ups or at least in the potential of physical meetups. 2/
What can I say? I derive inspiration from in person experiences. So it's not surprising that I notice changes in my thinking patterns & emotional landscape when my interactions are more virtual than physical. It's de-motivating & raises mental health alarm bells 3/
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Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay. Let’s take action to promote #mentalhealth in the workplace bit.ly/2hOWn2G
When managers take action to promote #mentalhealth at work, employees are healthier and more productive bit.ly/2hOWn2G #LetsTalk
#WorldMentalHealthDay: Here are 6 ways you and your work mates can promote #mentalhealth at work bit.ly/2hOWn2G
📽️: @WHOWPRO
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