Talking Zero Nonsense to People I observe with amusement a presentation at the next proposed zero cult conference this: ‘Zero Suicides, simple as that’. What happens when we sanction the talking of such nonsense to people? The idea of zero anything is offensive to anyone who has experienced harm … [Read more...] about Talking Zero Nonsense to People
Yesterday we went to a memorial function for a friend whose daughter suicided, Sam was 36. These are always very troubling occasions with many tears and many more unanswered questions. We went to a local restaurant/bar which was a favourite for Sam and many friends came, the place was … [Read more...] about Unanswered Questions and Mental Health
One of the delusions of the STEM-only mindset is that everything must have a target, measurable goal or quantifiable number. It is the attraction of simple binary opposition (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_opposition) that gets seduced by this language and ideology. The silly question … [Read more...] about Love Doesn’t Set Targets
This is the question Sternberg explores at Chapter 11 in The Balance Within, The Science Connecting Health and Emotions (2001). Sternberg’s work traces the history of connecting the human body with emotions and the way in which all emotions are integrated into the physicality of being human. … [Read more...] about Can What You Believe Make You Well or Sick?
Zero Suicide and the Discourse of Denial One of the most unhelpful and ignorant approaches to suicide prevention is evidenced in the Zero Suicide movement (https://zerosuicide.sprc.org/ ). We see in this insane delusion with the zero discourse the: denial of death, denial of fallibility, denial … [Read more...] about Zero Suicide and the Discourse of Denial
Support and Empowerment… in Helping Others How may our worldview influence our method when it comes to training and also helping others? If we do not acknowledge our own worldview, what impact may this have in how we support others? Also, how can we even begin to ponder what our worldview is, and … [Read more...] about Support and Empowerment… in Helping Others
safeTALK Suicide Alertness Program What do you say when you feel someone may be having thoughts of suicide? If you ask a person about suicide does this increase the chance that they may think about it, even if they weren’t in the first place? If a person is thinking of suicide, do you have to be a … [Read more...] about safeTALK Suicide Alertness Program