Each person who dies by suicide leaves behind an estimated six or more “suicide survivors” — people who’ve lost someone they care about deeply and are left grieving and struggling to understand. We invite you to share the story of your loved one, and learn a little about the stories of others. 

In Crisis?

Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Text: HOME to 741-741

COVID-19 Support Resources

1. The Year Has Been Sort of Canceled

2. Implications of COVID-19 for LGBTQ Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Sharing Kindness wants to share about the increased risk to LGBTQ youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our friends at The Trevor Project write about how the current global pandemic may impact LGBTQ youth. In particular, this paper focuses on social interactions resulting from physical distancing, increases in economic strain, and struggles with worries about the present and future. Sharing Kindness remains committed to supporting LGBTQ youth throughout this pandemic. 

3. When your World is Already Upside Down
Supporting Grieving Children and Teens During the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis

4. Feeling anxious about coronavirus? There’s an app for that.

5. COVID-19 – Stop a Suicide Today

6. Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19 

7. Now Matters Now

8. CDC Updates on Managing Stress During COVID-19

9. Providing Remote Grief Support to Students and School Communities

 

Our Current Conversation

 Read this piece from USA Today about how the COVID-19 isolation and social discord impact young people.

Racism is an Ongoing Public Health Crisis

Sharing Kindness stands in solidarity with Black community members traumatized, grieving, and responding to the murder of George Floyd. Racism is a public health crisis in America that needs immediate attention. We share some Black mental health resources here in hopes of supporting individuals, as well as the therapists and counselors who support them. Racism attacks people’s physical and mental health; let’s start the conversation right now.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America offers information and resources for African Americans.

Check out the Black Mental Health Alliance for culturally-relevant forums, training, and referral services.

The lead article from the American Public Health Association discusses this public health crisis.