Three Inspiring Posts to Read for the Start of Fall

I don’t know about you, but when I’m having a rough week or need a pep talk I can always find some inspiration in my Twitter feed and email subscriptions. I came across these three posts that were just too good not to share.

Read them and I hope you feel just as inspired and hopeful as I feel now:

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1. Three Reasons Fall Is the Perfect Time to Turn Over a New Leaf by Jessica Lawlor

  • A new look at how fall can be the perfect time to gain new momentum for new goals and to look at older goals
  • Find inspiration from the outdoors and all the changing colors and feel of the outside air!
  • Though summer is my favorite, I’m so excited for sweaters and boots too! Time for some new shopping!

 

2. Read this before you quit your job via Clarity on Fire from two amazing ladies Kristen and Rachel

  • If you’re having ANY doubts about your job, feel bored, want to quit every day or feel unfulfilled by your job, Clarity on Fire is the place to go. Trust me, these ladies will work with you to get you to discover your true passions and get you on the right path.
  • I’ve jumped around a few times, everyone knows that, and I still have no idea what I want to do with my life. This post was a great reminder that some jobs are just a bridge, not just another route to failure.
  • Tips on how to shift your focus away from how much you hate your job + what to do about it

3. Here’s All The Ways You Can Celebrate National Voter Registration Day via The Huffington Post

  • I absolutely love election season and I love politics. Everyone has a right to vote and it’s a right more Americans should activate.
  • Some things you can do today: make sure your voter registration info is up to date (re-register if you’ve moved!), get your friends and family to register and spread the word!
  • Make sure you vote in this year’s elections for the House of Representatives and dozens of US Senate and Governor races as they are VERY important for the 2016 elections!
  • National Voter Registration website

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#SuicideAwarenessDay: Let’s Talk About It

BxKINqQIcAAJeAGAs today is Suicide Awareness Day, and it’s one I fear doesn’t always get enough attention and it seems taboo (to some) to talk about suicide, depression and mental health. Everyone has their own story, so choose your words wisely as you never know what someone else is going through and how your words and actions can affect them.

Today: wear something yellow or write ‘love’ on your wrist in memory of those that have left this world too soon because of suicide, but also for those who are struggling with suicide thoughts.

I read over Jason Mollica’s post on depression and suicide and his journey and felt like I could talk about it too. It’s hard to get out of a state of depression when you’re so low, and that’s something I know very well. After I lost my dad at a young age, I went through depression for years and attempted to take my own life. I’m fortunate that I was unsuccessful.

Fortunately I had friends and other family members who saw the signs and I got help immediately and started to slowly improve. My doctors were amazing and I was thankful for the support I received from others. It’s hard to talk about, but it’s important to talk about and I always fear people will treat me differently or look at me differently because of it.

From time to time, I still sink back down as depression is something that returns, but I’m always honest about it and continue to seek help. Even the most cheerful person every day could be suffering in ways you do not know.

Educate yourself, your kids and your friends about suicide prevention. Become aware of the alarming statistics. Learn the warning signs and learn how you can get help if you are a loved one is struggling with suicidal thoughts.

Suicide Facts from SAVE.org:

  • Nearly 40,000 Americans die from suicide each year.
  • Many of those individuals that commit suicide have not reached out for professional care.
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds.
  • According to the CDC, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the USA.
  • One person dies from suicide every 13.3 minutes.
  • 80% of people who seek treatment for depression are treated successfully.

 

If you need help, seek out help from local healthcare providers, talk to anyone at all who can help you and always know you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

Thanks for reading.

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