SPBH BLOG

Talking About Suicide

September 24, 2020
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The way we communicate about a subject conveys how we feel about that subject, so being aware of our language is important, especially when talking about suicide. People struggling with thoughts of suicide, attempt survivors, and suicide loss survivors often experience feelings of isolation and judgement due to how society…

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Say This, Not That, About Recovery

September 15, 2020
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Recovery Supportive Language The word “stigma” is defined as “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.” People with substance use disorder often deal with stigma due to misunderstandings of what causes substance use disorder; many people think it’s related to the morals or will-power of…

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Suicide in Specific Communities

September 12, 2020
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Some Populations Are At A Higher Risk Certain communities and populations are at an increased risk for suicide due to various factors such as discrimination, health problems, and trauma. Suicide is preventable and being aware of the risk factors and protective factors can help us identify when a friend is…

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How to #BeThe1To Help in 5 Steps

September 11, 2020
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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Friends and family of someone in crisis are often caught off-guard, unprepared and unsure of what to do. Learning how to #BeThe1To help can save a life. Ask: Talk openly and honestly. Ask questions such as, “Are you thinking about suicide?” This shows…

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Staggering Statistics on Suicide Show Need for Increased Awareness and Efforts

September 10, 2020
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September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day Sept. 10, 2020, Tallahassee, Fla.—Today is World Suicide Prevention Day – a time to remember those impacted by suicide, and to raise awareness of resources and services available for all Floridians, especially those who may need support. The Centers for Disease Control recently conducted a…

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The ABCs of Supporting LBGQT Friends & Family

August 25, 2020
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Everyone has something that makes them unique. But, sometimes people’s differences make them the target of bullying, harassment, and even violence. People who identify as LBGQT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or sometimes questioning) often experience discrimination because they are thought of as different.  Chances are, there’s at least one person in…

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