Promoting economic growth and development is a human right for everyone. Let us support one another in our quest for prosperity in economic growth and development. Support by making contributions to your community through finances, sharing your talents, operating your unique skill set, giving time and attention, and physical interaction or labor.
December is Human Rights Month. Human rights are for those who are aware that they can make choices in their lives that others may not be happy with the outcome.
#HumanRights #cooperativeeconomics #MothersofAAMMInc
The holiday season can be difficult to navigate when a loved one is no longer here. At times, I imagine the only thing one can do is make the most of the season by making sure other loved ones are enjoying themselves. In my experience, when I am feeling down I try to maintain the status quo until I can find space and time to focus on healing. I encourage you to set aside time and space during the holiday season to rejuvenate. Acknowledge the pain of not having him with you during this time and be sure that acknowledgement turns into healing actions.
Some of those healing actions can include the following:
Ultimately, pay attention to yourself and take action to continue the healing journey during the holiday season. If you find that you need more help than you can give to yourself here is a list of resources you can use:
The Loveland Foundation
Therapy for Black Women and Girls access and opportunities.
NAMI Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) M-F, 7 A.M. – 3 P.M. PT for free mental health info, referrals, and support; https://nami.org/Home.
MAAMM Meets: Mothers of AAMM meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday. Sign up here: https://www.mothersofaamminc.org/monthly-meeting-sign-up.html.
NAMI Support Groups: https://nami.org/Support-Education/Support-Groups.
American Association of Suicidology: https://suicidology.org/resources/support-groups/.
We hope your holiday season is peaceful and safe!
Maintaining Mental Health during the Holiday Season (and a Pandemic). NAMI California.
"That word, “suicide,” that brings conversations to a halt and evokes primal fears of the darkest of all human experiences. But speaking the word itself is not the problem. The silence that so often follows is."
Lisa Klein is a documentary filmmaker who made the afore mentioned statement in her blog entry featured on the American Association of Suicidology website. The truth of the statement is a testament to my own experiences when I use the S Word. There is always a silence that follows when I mention that Mothers of AAMM serves the women who have lost a son or have experienced their son's attempted suicide.
The S Word Movie was created by Lisa and is informative in hope to help someone with breaking the silence about suicide. Please click the S Word Movie link to learn more.
One in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide (WSPD, 2021). World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), celebrated annually on 10 September, is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The event represents a global commitment to focus attention on suicide prevention.
The theme of WSPD 2021, “Creating hope through action,” reflects the need for collective, action to address this urgent public health issue.
Click here to learn more...
#wspd #iasp #who #suicidepreventionawareness #mothersofaamminc #maamminc
LGBT National Hotline
The LGBT National Hotline is for all ages.
We provide a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more.
June is LGBT Pride month. One way to support the LGBT community is to become educated in one way or another. According to the CDC, 2021, males are four times more likely than females to end their own lives and the risk is greater for transgender, gay, or bisexual individuals. Having knowledge of an LGBT persons identification could be helpful in combatting negative beliefs. One example of how a person could help is to know which flag represents the individual. Knowing which flag represents an individual’s identification presents the opportunity to show your support. I identify as bisexual and my pronouns are She/Her/Hers.
Introduction to the public health approaches to suicide