Sleep Well, Princess

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Carrie Fisher was more than Princess Leia. She has been a great mental health advocate as well as a role model for girls. She has been eulogized all over the internet – people obviously loved this woman more than she may have knew. She was one of the funniest, most open people in Hollywood. She left us far too soon, but leaves behind a legacy of greatness.  Continue reading “Sleep Well, Princess”

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We need to talk about how we talk about suicide

When I first read this opinion piece on the Dallas Morning News by Sharon Grigsby, as a mental health professional, I was angry. It lacked empathy, was unprofessional, and unethical. Here is a professional journalist — the Deputy editorial page editor and writer for the DMN since 1980 according to her bio page – completely missing the mark in a most basic and dangerous way. Like I said, I was angry at first but the more I thought about it the more it shows that when it comes to mental health awareness in this country, we are not doing enough to advance our cause.
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