Resources

Know the Signs

Suicide is preventable. A great resource for anyone looking for answers and help. The C-SSRS is a questionnaire used for suicide assessment developed by Kelly Posner, PhD, David Brent, MD, Chris Lucas, MD, Madelyn Gould, PhD, MPH, Barbara Stanley, PhD, Greg brown, PhD, Prudence Fisher, PhD, Jaime Zelazny, NR, MPH, Ainsley Burke, PhD, Maria Oquendo, MD, and J. John Mann, MD.

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources

Posted by Michelle Conway | March 18, 2014 | Educational Resources |

Suicidal people suffer from inner turmoil that leaves them feeling isolated and hopeless. Many people who struggle with suicidal tendencies fail to seek the help they so desperately need. The majority of suicidal people do not want to die; they just want to stop the pain. Suicide […]

Psychologists

Beliefs run your genes. Gene expression is actually affected by consciousness (perception) and environment. Good therapy helps change self-destructive beliefs.

Spotlight

How good therapy changes perception, which means more than most people imagine.

Support Group Guidelines

1. What is said here stays here. This is the essential principle of confidentiality and must be respected by all.

Raise your hand and wait your turn to be called upon. No one person should monopolize group time.
It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe […]

DBSA Support Group Meeting Outline

DBSA support groups are not required to operate according to a rigidly prescribed formula. The sample meeting format shown here incorporates the elements used by many of our groups and is intended as a guide. Facilitators use this as a starting point for the group’s discussion of participant needs and how the group can […]

A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness (HD)

A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness (HD) from Each Mind Matters on Vimeo.

“One in four American adults are living with a diagnosable mental illness in a given year, but many of them are afraid to reach out for the help they need. “A New State of Mind” features just […]

Historical Figures and Depression/Bipolar

Historical Figures

6 Bipolar Depression Symptoms

Most of these symptoms are fairly easy for a patient or others to notice. Examples of each are given to help you or family, friends and others to recognize when loss of energy and decreased activity may signal the onset or presence of a bipolar depressive episode.

Facilitator Support Meeting Protocols

DBSA recommends that we begin each group by reviewing these facilitator support meeting protocols and guidelines to help participants learn and commit to the group standards.

Share the air.
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize the group time.
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