Welcome to week two of September’s sentence completion task for Thought Provoking Thursday. It is great to see so many people continuing to complete last weeks sentence ‘Mental Health is…’ adding to this important process of learning from each other. You all came up with such beautiful reflections I thought it would be a shame…Read more »
How can we help empower people to be able to talk about suicide?
Talking about suicide and everything surrounding it can be extremely difficult and daunting, whether you are the person experiencing suicidal thoughts or trying to be there for someone who is. We often don’t know what to say or we feel so unprepared for such difficult conversations we might want to walk away. Painful emotions can…Read more »
An open letter to the Politicians of Northern Ireland
Dear Politicians of Northern Ireland, You have failed this country. We deserve better, and that we even includes you – it is time to wake up! Yes, you have failed this country, but that does not mean you cannot make it better. We are all trying to heal from years of incredible pain and suffering.…Read more »
Thursday: My letter to Mindfulness
Dear Mindfulness You and I have known each other for quite a while, 13 years to be exact. When I first met you I thought ‘wow they sound really helpful‘, but I realise now that in my naiveté I didn’t really understand you yet. My first proper introduction to you was during my training to…Read more »
Thought Provoking Thursday. Why do many of us find it so incredibly difficult to talk openly about suicide?
So I’m just going to jump into the deep end on today’s Thought Provoking Thursday #TPT. Many of you may have watched “13 Reasons Why” this past week and like myself will no doubt have conflicting opinions regarding the way it tackles the many very sensitive issues raised, what I think we can all agree…Read more »