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Summer of Hope - Suicide Prevention on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour

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Summer of Hope is about pressing the conversation on suicide and mental health, raising awareness, providing education and resources on the Vans Warped Tour (Grab a friend, support suicide prevention and hang side stage at @VansWarpedTour!
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Suicide awareness and prevention through music: Music is a universal language and one which has strong resonances with youth culture - a way in?

 

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Sydney Euber's curator insight, November 9, 2014 2:05 PM

Vans Warped Tour is about a lot more than just music. This tour is also the stage for many charities and awareness groups. This is an example of one group raising awareness for suicide prevention. There are also groups there to raise awareness about breast cancer, and a charity looking to stop the child wars in Africa. I think it's really great that this tour can be used to connect with so many people about so many issues.

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Red Lake Artist Paints Mural for Suicide Prevention Campaign With Focus on Youth Bullying

Red Lake Artist Paints Mural for Suicide Prevention Campaign With Focus on Youth Bullying | Creative Mental Health | Scoop.it
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Lessons on suicide prevention, from indigenous communities to the global village.

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Meaningful Living Meetup: Engaging in Existential Positive Psychology

Something unusual and significant is happening in Toronto, quietly and under the radar. Every other Sunday afternoon, people from all walks of life gather at...
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Making meaning - a central human need which must have implications for mental health recovery and promotion. Social connecting is closely linked with meaning making and groups like this one seem to offer a way forward for social development and mental health.

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Art Therapy with Cathy Malchiodi: Mental Health Day Podcast #5 (Psychology)

Internationally known art therapist Cathy Malchiodi visits the podcast to talk about what Art Therapy is, who it is for and how it helps. See if you can gues...
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Art therapy does not need to be a formal session - many people find 'art as therapy' in a more informal context which is widely accessible and can start with a simple gift of paper, pencils and a motivational prompt. Next topic on Creative Mental Health is creative journaling and bibliotherapy. Watch this space for next month's issue, meanwhile check out my book Creativity and Social Support in Mental Health: Service Users' Perspectives at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creativity-Social-Support-Mental-Health/dp/1137345470/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1398879481&sr=1-1&keywords=roberta+mcdonnell ;

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Consider a Text for Teen Suicide Prevention and Intervention, Research Suggests

Consider a Text for Teen Suicide Prevention and Intervention, Research Suggests | Creative Mental Health | Scoop.it
Two studies suggest that social networking offers more effective suicide prevention and intervention efforts for teens and young adults.

Via Gina Stepp
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Social networking may have its downside but has also been shown to have a positive prevention role in youth suicide risk.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:50 PM

Wow.  Great info:  

 

"The three most common phrases within the final sample were “kill myself” (51.6 percent), “want to die” (15.6 percent) and “suicide” (14.1 percent). Though in more than half of the posts the context was unknown, Cash and colleagues determined that 42 percent of the posts referred to problems with family or other relationships—including 15.6 percent that were about break-ups—and 6.3 percent were attributable to mental health problems or substance abuse."

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Mental Health Matters - Music in Recovery

Music is perhaps one of the most underutilized tools in mental health recovery. Host Shannon Eliot chats with Michael Kessler, a veteran music therapist, and...
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Music for mental health - an area with tremendous potential.

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What is Positive Psychology?

"What is Positive Psychology?" A "white board animation" sponsored by Test Prep Gurus. Written and Produced by: Nick Standlea Animation Technique Development...
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Positive psychology holds massive potential for mental health and well-being. Next port of call will be the groundbreaking work being done at McClean and Harvard Institute of Coaching.  http://www.instituteofcoaching.org/ ;

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