Review: Controversial ’13 Reasons Why’ Sheds Light, Gets People to Listen

by Brittany Weekley If you haven’t already heard, a new Netflix television series called 13 Reasons Why has taken over television and social media. The reason for this? It doesn’t brush over serious subjects that most of us don’t want to talk about. It forces viewers to endure the raw reality of it. The television series… Continue reading Review: Controversial ’13 Reasons Why’ Sheds Light, Gets People to Listen

NSV Highlight on: Active Minds

by Sean Hedden Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for college students, taking nearly 1,100 lives a year. Active Minds has been a leading organization supporting young adults with mental illness. By creating chapters across colleges and universities in North America, young people can find support and resources that will help save lives.… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Active Minds

NSV Highlight on: You Matter

by Sean Hedden The NSV Blog loves to share about other blogs that help keep kids safe. You Matter, from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, shares stories from youth about their experience with suicide and mental illness. The most recent post includes “How The ‘Out of The Darkness Walk’ Helped Me Continue On”, a first-hand account… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: You Matter

NSV Highlight on: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you or someone you know is in crisis, thinking of suicide, please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. They offer other options to communicate to trained counselors by online chat (via their website), in Spanish, or for the deaf & hard of hearing. The website recommends more specific contacts for youth, veterans, loss… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Saving One from Suicide: a Personal Account

This experience is part of what has led me to write for the the NoSchoolViolence.org blog, and now that friend has graciously provided me with a record of some of his experiences with depression and suicide as source information for an article to support those dealing with similar circumstances.