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A broken heart for the social media community

A broken heart for the social media community | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
My friend Trey Pennington, one of the most popular figures on the social web, committed suicide today.
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On learning of the death of Trey Pennington, voices rise to stress the need to get depression out of the closet
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A river of lost souls runs through western Colorado

A river of lost souls runs through western Colorado | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
White, middle-aged women are dying by suicide in unprecedented numbers.
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How Jewish Communities Can Help One Another After a Suicide

How Jewish Communities Can Help One Another After a Suicide | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
Adolescent suicide is on the rise in the United States, and data indicates that suicide is a communicable disease, with one spurring others. No community is exempt: Suicide impacts our congregations, our clergy, and our camps.
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Why I won’t talk about the things I won’t talk about — This Glorious Mess — Medium

Why I won't talk about the things I won't talk about - This Glorious Mess - Medium
“This work, this is really great,” he says, handing over his notes. “Oh, by the way, I took a look at your blog. You say you have serious…
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Depression: What You Don't See

Depression: What You Don't See | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
To help increase awareness and understanding, we're asking people to share their insights and experiences with us - we want to highlight the reality of depression, the bits you can't always see. We're determined to challenge the stigma around what depression 'should' look like, and show the world that ANYONE can be affected by poor mental health.
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What it looks like to suffer from panic attacks 

What it looks like to suffer from panic attacks  | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
Top picture: What I showcase to the world via social media. Dressed up, make up done, filters galore. The 'normal' side to me. Bottom picture: Taken tonight shortly after suffering from a panic attack because of my anxiety. Also the 'normal' side to me that most people don't see....
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This young British woman from Rugby, UK shared two selfies last April 3 in an attempt to raise awareness to mental illness.

Her Facebook post has become viral, and the comments about it are definitely proving her point about the issues of misunderstanding what mental illness is, and how bullied those who suffer are with what they have to fight on a daily basis, with little to no understanding and compassion on the part of those who should definitely be the best supporters in order to alleviate the effects of the anxiety she suffers (and millions of individuals who suffer from the same debilitating conditions).

Clearly, mental and cerebral illnesses are increasing in times of medical progress that have concentrated on healing physical and infectious diseases. Clearly, there needs to be a shift in how we consider human health and medicine. Clearly, this is a discussion that needs to be had. 
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World’s Best Chef’s Suicide & the Poison of Perfectionism

World’s Best Chef’s Suicide & the Poison of Perfectionism | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
5 ways to combat the pressure to be perfect.
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Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, author of the book The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life, believes that we are all constantly bombarded with this ideal of perfection and that one of the best antidotes to perfectionism is the acceptance of our flaws, our struggles and our negative feelings. Trying to ignore what we don’t like about ourselves ends up magnifying our weaknesses and pulling our focus constantly towards them.

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The Mental Cost of Owning a Business That We Need to Talk About - Allyn Lewis

The Mental Cost of Owning a Business That We Need to Talk About - Allyn Lewis | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
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It can be difficult for business owners and entrepreneurs to admit their struggles with mental illnesses as they would fear it be seen as a sign of weakness. There is more strength in sharing about it than hiding it because it will bring help to many. Here is a very thorough post about entrepreneurial stress and depression.

 
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How to Beat Depression

How to Beat Depression | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
The following is a how-to guide with an accompanying mind map that explains step-by-step how to beat depression.
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I Jumped Off The Golden Gate Bridge - YouTube

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Kevin is using his story to spread suicide prevention awareness with his film, Suicide: The Ripple Effect, found at suicidetherippleeffect.com. 


If you're contemplating suicide, please
call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
1-800-273-8255

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Jim Carrey's girlfriend Cathriona White dies, aged 30

Jim Carrey's girlfriend Cathriona White dies, aged 30 | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
The 30-year-old partner of the Hollywood actor is reported to have been found dead on Monday night
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Tragic story that is going to trend for a while because it affects celebrities but all too common. If you feel desperate and sad for too long, reach out and seek help because you are never alone despite feeling so. 

If you or someone you know needs help or are having thoughts of suicide, please call the Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 - in the US.

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Penn runner's depression masked on social media

Penn runner's depression masked on social media | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
On Instagram, Madison Holleran's life looked ideal: Star athlete, bright student, beloved friend. But the photos hid the reality of someone struggling to go on.
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Living With a Black Dog - YouTube

Millions of people around the world live with depression. “Living with a black dog” is a guide for partners, carers and sufferers of depression. It advises t...
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Wayne Brady Gets Candid About His Depression: "I Had a Complete Breakdown" - Us Magazine

Wayne Brady Gets Candid About His Depression: "I Had a Complete Breakdown" - Us Magazine | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
Wayne Brady opened up to Entertainment Tonight about his battle with depression, revealing he had a "complete breakdown" on his 42nd birthday
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The Black Dog: 6 Books to Understand Depression

The Black Dog: 6 Books to Understand Depression | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
To better grasp and understand depression, and not just the treatment of it, one must look to writers like these, filled with sensitivity and compassion.
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How We Can Embrace Those Struggling with Severe Depression

How We Can Embrace Those Struggling with Severe Depression | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to consider how we can help prevent and treat mental illness – including the agonizing scourge of clinical depression. It’s also the month leading up to Shavuot, when we read the Book of Ruth. The story of Ruth and Naomi includes powerful lessons about how relationships and community can restore and sustain those facing difficult times.  
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How a Bout of Depression Led to Dwayne Johnson's Career-Defining Moment | Master Class | OWN

For more on Oprah's Master Class visit http://www.oprah.com/app/master-class.html After playing football for four years at the University of Miami, Dwayn
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What does depression feel like? Trust me – you really don’t want to know | Tim Lott

What does depression feel like? Trust me – you really don’t want to know | Tim Lott | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
Darker than grief, an implosion of the self, a sheet of ice: no matter how you describe it, this is a terrifying state to be trapped in
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I told the truth in my sister’s obituary, so that others might choose to live

I told the truth in my sister’s obituary, so that others might choose to live | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
University of Wisconsin-Superior associate professor Eleni Pinnow reflects on family's decision not to keep her sister's suicide a secret when writing her obituary
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University of Wisconsin-Superior associate professor Eleni Pinnow reflects on family's decision not to keep her sister's suicide a secret when writing her obituary so that others might choose to live - also important to talk about the disorder to fight the stigma attached to it.
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Suspected suicide of ‘world’s best chef’ highlights pressure-cooker of haute cuisine

Suspected suicide of ‘world’s best chef’ highlights pressure-cooker of haute cuisine | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
Benoit Violier was young, handsome and one of the world's top chefs. When he was found dead of an apparent suicide on Sunday, however, friends wondered if the pressure got to him.
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It is always so sad to hear of someone successful dying of such a difficult to understand death. Chef Benoit Violier had just suffered losses and at the same time been awarded the first rank in the public eye. Juggling the pressures of inner grief and public high expectation is a huge stress that can trigger severe depression: the pain becomes such that despair shuts the world on you and suicidal ideas may overwhelm you. 

Getting help is not easy. But help is available. Talk to someone when you can.  

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My Depression | HBO Documentaries

The Up and Down and Up of It, directed and written by David Wachtenheim, Robert Marianetti, and Elizabeth Swados, has been chosen to premiere at this year’s ...
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30 minutes explaining pretty clearly what it is to go through depression. Not all depressions are alike, this is one of them and the documentary makes a very good job describing with no jargon nor complacency what it is like for Liz (the subject of the film). 

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How To Help Someone With Depression.

How To Help Someone With Depression. | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
The best ways to help someone who is struggling with depression, and why they work.
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The family and Rabbi Jonathan Kligler share memories and inspirational words following the death of 15-year-old Maya Gold of Gardiner

The family and Rabbi Jonathan Kligler share memories and inspirational words following the death of 15-year-old Maya Gold of Gardiner | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
Dear friends, family and community: When our daughter Maya took her life on October 2, our collective hearts shattered into enough pieces to fill the ocean. Each piece reflects memories and questio...
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I did not know Maya, nor the Gold family to whom I extend my deepest condolences for the tragic loss of their beautiful daughter, sister and friend. But since they have had the grace and courage to share publicly about this tragic story, I want to honor this gift as the words of Rabbi Kliger are powerful and resonate to anyone who suffers in silence, from the gift of empathy, that lets a soul be so immersed in the pain of a broken world that it can become unbearable, if this pain has no outlet.

And yes, it is critical to remind the young - and the less young with their elder who desperately would want to spare the heartaches and challenges to their youngs - that life is hard and filled with challenges. That there is no shortcuts, and that there are and will be struggles and the need to take full responsibility for oneself.

I feel terribly sad and sorry for the loss of such a beautiful and delicate soul. May her memory be for a blessing and her story for love and understanding, not judging and lamenting. 

 

May her family be comforted among the mourners of Sion.

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

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I had a black dog ~ explaining what depression is ~ with French subtitles

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An animated video to explain what depression is ~ with French Subtitles ~ a World Health Organization video

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The Germanwings Mass Murder–Suicide Shows the Importance of Depression Intervention

The Germanwings Mass Murder–Suicide Shows the Importance of Depression Intervention | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
“We’re social creatures. We’re looking for any way to connect.”
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There is little doubt that Lubitz was suffering intensely from depression at the time of his death, which may be of little meaning to those devastated by the monstrous enormity of his final act. But Lubitz's case raises an important question: Who are the people usually harmed by depression and is there any hope for intervention in cases of seemingly sudden and inexplicable suicide?

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Sharon Osbourne: I've Taken Medication for Depression for 16 Years - People Magazine

Sharon Osbourne: I've Taken Medication for Depression for 16 Years - People Magazine | Suicide and depression | Scoop.it
The co-host reveals her mood disorder on The Talk
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