A Lifeline to Mental Health: New Suicide Prevention Number to Save Lives

  After years of development, on Saturday, July 16, states will release a new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number, 988, the shorthand number following the model emergency number 911. Also, all phone service providers must connect dialers to the lifeline if they use the 988. Maureen Iselin, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Spokesperson, says,…

Wellness Wednesday: ‘Everything Happens for a Reason,’ Toxic Positivity

  Wellness Wednesday: ‘Everything Happens for a Reason,’ Toxic Positivity   You’ve likely heard the phrase, “Everything happens for a reason.” This phrase is one of the best-known examples of toxic positivity and can be harmful when used around people who need our empathy and support.   Lauren English, a licensed professional counselor and business…