Suicide Prevention

  • My name is Teresa. I am a medium on a mission to help save lives.

    I know what it feels like to be different and face challenges that make you feel like you want to die.

    From the time I started school until I graduated high school, my peers bullied me about my weight. I suffered from depression and anxiety, and I was afraid to tell anyone. I grew up feeling alone and scared thinking this would never end. I thought that I would always be made fun of and that I would always be seen as fat. My parents reinforced these feelings so home was not safe place either. Inside, I felt detached and worthless. I contemplated suicide often. I finally attempted suicide several times, and each time my Guardian Angel appeared and talked with me. I have always been able to see heavenly spirits, including my Guardian Angel, as far back as I can remember. I have learned so much from my own experiences and from the work that I do as a gifted spiritual messenger.

    I am the author of the 5 star suicide prevention book “What Happens the Day After” Messages from Adolescent Suicides. My book provides a positively insightful view of the interactive healing aspects of spiritual communication. I use my diverse gifts, with the help of my “TAG TEAM”, to educate and transform the way children, parents, and educators cope with adolescent suicide.

    If you think that your life does not matter and you are having problems coping with bullying, depression, anxiety, fear, drug addiction, rejection, or anything else, there is help. You are not alone. You are important. You have a purpose. Let me be one of the healing tools to help you find your way into a better state of being. Let’s work together spiritually to give you the LIFE THAT YOU LOVE.

    If you are a parent, a relative, or a friend who thinks they might know someone who is struggling, let’s work together. I can help you understand what to look for in their behavior, attitude, and language. My experience and my spiritual connection offer you a unique perspective into this important issue. Please join me as we talk about how to prevent suicide.

    If you need immediate assistance, please call the suicide prevention hotline:

    1-800-273-8255

    www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

    Below is some more information about organizations and other resources for those with mental health concerns or who are interested in learning more:

    American Association of Suicidology: Leads efforts in suicide prevention and intervention through research, education and training, with programs on how to recognized when someone could be at risk, as well as survivor support services. http://www.suicidology.org/

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Conducts research and prevention initiatives designed to reduce loss of life from suicide, also helping people whose lives have been affected by suicide, by offering support and opportunities to contribute to their prevention efforts. http://afsp.org/

    Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC): Provides prevention support, training and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. http://www.sprc.org/

    Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: Provides information on research focused on alleviating mental illness suffering, understanding the causes of various forms of mental illness and improving treatments of disorders in adults and children. http://bbrfoundation.org/mental-illness-1

    National Institute of Mental Health: Provides general information about mental health, a locator for treatment services in your area and how to sign up for clinical trials. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/find-help/index.shtml

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Each state runs a mental health agency under the aegis of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. To find mental health programs and treatment facilities in your area: http://www.samhsa.gov/find-help

    National Alliance on Mental Illness: A grassroots organization that provides advocacy for the access to services and support for the mentally ill across the United States. Its more than 1,000 affiliate organizations across America also provide education and training for parents of mentally ill children and adolescents. http://www.nami.org/

    The Child Mind Institute: Private organization that provides research, advocacy, resources and clinical care for children and teens who suffer from psychiatric and learning disorders. The institute’s website offers a symptom checker, glossary of mental health terms and mental health guide, and a list identifying 11 simple signs that indicate a child may have a psychiatric disorder. http://www.childmind.org/en/tools-and-resources/

    The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The organization’s website offers links to resources and treatment options, as well as simple definitions for disorders, symptoms and signs of mental disorders, answers to frequently asked questions, a medication guide for parents, clinical resources and expert videos, and other information. The AACAP also offers Facts for Families , a free comprehensive guide for families dealing with children with mental illness. http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Home.aspx

    Mental Health America: The organization works to provide advocacy and access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans. It has more than 200 affiliates in 41 states. MHA also provides for the general public comprehensive information about mental illness, and offers links to the public for crisis counseling, treatment options, mental health providers, clinical trials and help to pay for prescription medications, among a number of topics. http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/finding-help

    The Compassionate Friends: A national nonprofit with chapters across the country. The organization offers help and support to parents and families who have lost a child. https://www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx

    The COPE Foundation: Connecting Our Paths Eternally is a national nonprofit foundation dedicated to helping parents and families cope with the loss of a child. http://www.copefoundation.org/

    Together Against Sexual Assault: You are not alone. https://www.notalone.gov

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