How To Talk To Your Children About Mental Health


By Diamond Grant Mental health is a sensitive topic, just one of the many sensitive topics that we must discuss with our kids, and while it can be difficult to decide when to talk to our children about mental health, for some of us it will come much earlier than we ever could have anticipated. … Continue reading How To Talk To Your Children About Mental Health

4 Myths About Suicide That Survivors Want You To Understand


By Kimberly Zapata The first time I tried to kill myself I was 17 years old. I wrote a note and made a plan. I bought a bottle of pills (and a bottle of Coke) and I began executing said plan. But after swallowing several dozen capsules, things got fuzzy. The next 36 hours were a blur … Continue reading 4 Myths About Suicide That Survivors Want You To Understand

How To Help Someone With An Undiagnosed Mental Illness


By Kimberly Zapata Watching a loved one struggle with a mental illness is hard. Very hard. However, watching them struggle in secret and silence is beyond difficult. It is gut wrenching. But what can you do to help someone living with mental illness, specifically when they cannot or do not want to help themselves? Unfortunately, … Continue reading How To Help Someone With An Undiagnosed Mental Illness

Your Child’s Mental Illness Is Not Your Fault, But You Need To Guide Them Through It


By Kimberly Zapata I’ll never forget the look in my mother’s eyes when she entered principal’s office. They were wide, tired, and no matter how thick glasses were nor how heavy her makeup had been caked on, neither could hide the truth: she was hurt.  She was disappointed and disheartened, and she was afraid. Of … Continue reading Your Child’s Mental Illness Is Not Your Fault, But You Need To Guide Them Through It