How to Talk to Children About Suicide
Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:
- Negative Self-Talk
- Self-Help for Negative and Optimistic Thinking
- Share Your Mental Health Experiences
- "How to Talk to Children About Suicide" On HealthyPlace TV
- From HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
A blog post by our own Aimee White, author of the Nitty Gritty of Anxiety blog, is generating email comments today. It's titled: "Overcoming Negative Self-Talk with a Writing Exercise." Most of the emails center on how negative self-talk eventually destroys your self-esteem.
Trauma psychologist, Dr. Kathleen Young, describes negative self-talk as a "sense that one is innately bad. It often shows up as a sort of running inner monologue detailing your shortcomings." Unfortunately, negative self-talk tends to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. You talk badly about yourself, others act badly towards you, you lose faith in your abilities and yourself, and your life begins to spiral downhill.
If this sounds familiar to you, it's important to spot negative self-talk and figure out where that's coming from and then engage in positive self-talk. Among other things, cognitive therapy focuses on helping people talk to themselves more positively.
More Information on Negative and Positive Self-Talk
- Building Self-Esteem: A Self-Help Guide
- Talking to Yourself
- Overeating Self-Talk in Action
- Cognitive Therapy for Depression and How It Improves Pessimistic Thinking
- Challenging Negative Thoughts
- Helping Your Child Build Self-Esteem
- Positive Thinking Keeps Your Bipolar at Bay
- Self-Esteem: Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful
- How to Love Yourself
(short and to the point)
- Immediate Relief of Negative Feelings
- Positive Thinking: The Next Generation
- Make Your Own Labels
- Thinking Positively
- How Thinking Negatively Can Make You Feel Better
- Why Optimism Is a Self-Fulfilling Prophesy
Share Your Mental Health Experiences
Share your thoughts on "stigma of mental illness" or any mental health subject, or respond to other people's audio posts, by calling our toll-free number (1-888-883-8045).
You can listen to what other people are saying by clicking on the gray title bars inside the widgets located on the "Sharing Your Mental Health Experiences" homepage, the HealthyPlace homepage, and the HealthyPlace Support Network homepage.
If you have any questions, write us at: info AT healthyplace.com
At the age of 4, Dr. Nancy Rappaport, now a child psychiatrist, was left motherless after her mother committed suicide. The impact it had on her as a child and adult, her family's silence on the matter, and how to discuss this very sensitive subject with your child should the need arise -- on this week's HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show.
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- How to Talk to Children About Suicide (tv show blog, guest post which includes audio)
Still to Come in April on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show
- Sex After Sexual Abuse
If you would like to be a guest on the show or share your personal story in writing or via video, please write us at: producer AT healthyplace.com
Click here for a list of previous HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Shows.
- The Stigma of Being Bipolar (Bipolar Vida blog)
- Adult ADHD: How Do You Pick One Project To Work On When There Are So Many? (ADDaboy! adult ADHD blog)
- The Difference Between Family Therapy and Family-Based Therapy for Eating Disorders (Eating Disorder Recovery: The Power of Parents blog)
- Overcoming Negative Self Talk with a Writing Exercise (Nitty Gritty of Anxiety blog)
- Your Child With an Eating Disorder Has To Gain Weight, But Do You?
- My Overwhelming To-Do List
Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.
Staff, H. (2010, April 21). How to Talk to Children About Suicide, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2021, January 28 from https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/mental-health-newsletter/how-to-talk-to-children-about-suicide