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Suicide Prevention

talking about suicide. Rather, the opposite is true. Talking openly and honestly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can help save a life. Warning signs of suicide Take any suicidal talk

Helping Someone with Depression

…simple act of talking face to face can be an enormous help to someone suffering from depression. Encourage the depressed person to talk about their feelings, and be willing to…

Bipolar Medication Guide

…you talk with your doctor? During an acute manic or depressive episode, you’ll likely need to talk with your doctor at least once a week to monitor your symptoms, medications,…

Separation Anxiety and Separation Anxiety Disorder

…listened to can have a powerful healing effect. Talk about the issue. It’s healthier for children to talk about their feelings—they don’t benefit from “not thinking about it.” Be empathetic,…

Eating Disorder Treatment and Recovery

…way to start is by simply saying, “I’ve got something important to tell you. It’s difficult for me to talk about this, so it would mean a lot if you’d…

Parenting During Coronavirus

…be a top priority to address your child’s fears and reassure their physical and emotional well-being. Talk at an age-appropriate level. If your child is young, don’t volunteer too much…

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

…awareness helps bring your focus away from your body and any negative self-talk. Meditation While it can seem awkward at first, meditation gets easier with practice. It may help to…

What is Secure Attachment and Bonding?

…with children and talking with other children. Talk about feelings, emotions and interests, and show knowledge about time (past and future). Answer “who,” “what,” “when,” and “where” questions without too…

Coping with Grief and Loss

…people is vital to healing from loss. Even if you’re not comfortable talking about your feelings under normal circumstances, it’s important to express them when you’re grieving. While sharing your…

Before you go!

This holiday season alone, millions of people will turn to HelpGuide for free mental health guidance and support. But as an independent nonprofit that doesn’t run ads or charge for our content, we can’t do it without you.

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Before you go!

This holiday season alone, millions of people will turn to HelpGuide for free mental health guidance and support. But as an independent nonprofit that doesn’t run ads or charge for our content, we can’t do it without you.

So many people rely on us in their most difficult moments. Can we rely on you? All gifts made before December 31 will be doubled.