Hannah’s hope was to be healed after suffering a TBI due to a concussion. Unfortunately, the tools available to us, therapists and medication, didn’t take away her pain in time. She didn’t want to end her life. She wanted her pain to end.
We have an epidemic of youth suicides in Utah. In Utah, the number one cause of death in children ages 10 – 24 is suicide. Not cancer. Not car accidents. Not murder. SUICIDE!
Since Hannah’s death, I’ve searched and searched for answers. In my search, it’s become very clear that we need to look outside the box. What’s the definition of insanity – to continue to do what you’ve always done and expect different results. If we keep doing what we always have done, we’ll continue to get the same results. Unacceptable.
We are under no illusion the references below will save everyone from the pain that causes one to complete suicide but these are some of the ‘out of the box’ solutions that are working for others. With all my heart, I wish I had known about these options before Hannah left us. This is my gift to you. Regardless of how you choose to help yourself, your child, or your loved one, remember it all starts with talking about it.
#letstalkaboutit #getreal #noonefightsalone #saynotoshame #bethevoice #hopesaveslives #spreadhope #becauseofhannah
With love and hope, Laura (mom)
EarlyLife is a forward thinking child psychology and education center. Proper diagnosis ought to be at the basis of every treatment plan; unfortunately, that’s not the case. The results are under diagnosed, over medicated, under managed children in crises. Fortunately, EarlyLife is an excellent diagnostic resource.
All Of Life is an in-depth look at the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation. Through 15 lessons and 35 different researchers and practitioners, this class explores the role of brain changeability and mindfulness in sustainable recovery from depression, anxiety, and other severe mental states. Get a taste of what Mindfulness will do for you. Mindfulness is changing lives.
Dr. Smith is a functional neurologist/chiropractor. When we have staggering amounts of suicide which is generally treated traditionally without reprieve, it’s time to think outside the box. Traditional medicine will always have a seat at the table. We have to make room for professionals who are currently helping to heal the many ills which cause suicide. He has vast experience in treating concussions with great success as well as many other issues contributing to suicide. To help understand Dr. Smith’s specialized training please visit the Carrick Institute. You may also want to read Why Isn’t My Brain Working.
The Work of Katie Byron
Loving What Is introduces The Work of Byron Katie. We also recommend her book I Need Your Love, Is That True?
The Work is a powerful tool to do inquiry on your personal thoughts and beliefs that are the cause of your suffering. The process is beautiful in that it offers peace and love to yourself and others.
We offer free facilitation for individuals and groups. We can meet personally or via Skype. This is not therapy. We are not therapists. We are facilitators. Eventually, you self-facilitate. The Work is a resilience tool.
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