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This is a group for those who are suffering mentally or emotionally. We encourage you to share art relevant to these themes, and give hope to other members who are going through something you can help them with. We are all struggling, in our own ways, with pain, but that doesn't mean we have to give up on ourselves. That doesn't mean we are going to give up on what we have and what we can do. A smile to a stranger can make their day, a message of hope in a library book can change a life. Everyone has the potential to shine and to be something wonderful.

Just believe in yourself.
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Hi everyone, as you may have realized I'm very involved in my college including speaking about mental health during each year's Mental Health Awareness Week. This time, I wanted to ask you all what you think people who do NOT suffer from depression have a hard time understanding or are quick to judge about those who do have some sort of depressive disorder. NOTE: Please ONLY answer this if you have been diagnosed with some sort of depressive disorder!!! Example, if you are bipolar, EVEN THOUGH you have your depressive states but are not diagnosed with a depressive disorder such as major depression or chronic depression, please do NOT answer this. I will be taking the top 10 responses and will be answering them in my speech at my college to try to bring some awareness and understanding to the illness. I'm going to be going on several social media sites to try to collect answers so the top 10 answers from all sites put together will be discussed. Thank you so much!! :heart: Hugs to all! :hug:
I have extremely exciting news to all local residents to Southern California! Renee Yohe, the inspiration behind the highly empowering organization TWLOHA (To Write Love On Her Arms) is coming to Saddleback College this Thursday in Mission Viejo! Renee is living proof that there is hope & rescue & an amazing shot at an incredible life & future after abuse, suicide, depression, self-injury, addiction, and rape. Renee will be speaking at 7pm in the Quad on the upper campus May 9th and will be giving an acoustic performance with songs from her new band, Bearcat. This is an extremely rare and inspirational experience so take advantage of this and invite all you can! Admission is free and is open to the public.

Please RSVP & invite at these two links:
:bulletred: www.facebook.com/events/339058…
:bulletred: www.evite.com/event/00E4AASZBI…


Renee is a published author of her collection of memoirs entitled "Purpose For The Pain" and has a movie based on her live, "Renee" starring Chad Michael Murray & Kat Dennings.

- How TWLOHA started [Renee is the "friend" that is talked about in this article]:twloha.com/vision/beginning
- Renee's personal "About Me": reneeyohe.com/post/1205709604/…
- Renee's Story told through TWLOHA's founder, Jamie Tworkowski:twloha.com/vision/story


- reneeyohe.com/
- twloha.com/
- reneethemovie.com/
- www.imdb.com/title/tt1850418/?…

Here's a map of the college: Saddleback.edu/maps

Please spread the word, :+fav: , share, reblog/repost, etc.! Please comment or note me for further information or questions!
***PARKING INFO CHANGED!***

Hello my awesome SoCal friends! :D I have some very exciting news for you all. Saddleback College's Psychology & Psi Beta Club is hosting its annual Mental Health Awareness Week from November 26th-29th. In case you are unaware, Saddleback College is a community college located in Mission Viejo, Orange County, California. We have some extremely special events and speakers including names you may recognize (besides myself) such as Jonah Mowry (gay bullied youth victim who was first noticed on youtube through his famous flashcard "Whats goin on.." video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdkNn3… ), Anna & Victoria Mendez (founders of the Cool 2 Be Kind Club cool2bekind.org ), and Tanya Brown (sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, from the OJ Simpson murder trial). Here's a full list of the events going on that week with links each's Facebook event page:

Monday-26
-Matthew Lardner - LGBT Suicide & Bullying www.facebook.com/events/556646…
1-1:30pm
Room SSC 212 - Parking lot 5
-Iman Moujtahed - Bullying & Its Deep Effects www.facebook.com/events/430697…
2-4pm
Room SSC 212 - Parking lot 5
- Nancy Eslava Wooldridge - Suicide Awareness & Personal Experience www.facebook.com/events/302778…
5-6pm
Room SSC 212 - Parking lot 5

Tuesday-27
-Dr. Bob - Abnormal Psychology: Common Disorders, Clearing Myths, Minority At Risk Groups www.facebook.com/events/524621…
10:30-noon
Room SSC 211 - Parking lot 9
-Dr. Olsen - Natural Remedies to Depression & Anxiety www.facebook.com/events/493067…
12:45-2:15pm
Room SSC 211 - Parking lot 9
-Jonah Mowry & Anna and Victoria Mendez - Cool 2 Be Kind Club/Personal Stories www.facebook.com/events/415171…
3-4pm
Room SSC 211 - Parking lot 9

Wednesday-28
-Health Center - Mental Health Screening Exams Booth www.facebook.com/events/417732…
12-3pm
The Quad – Parking lot 5
-Jodi Barber - Overtaken/Drug Abuse Awareness Booth & Grief Counsling/Life Coach Booth www.facebook.com/events/417732…
12-2pm
The Quad – Parking lot 5
-Jodi Barber - Overtaken Screening & Discussion www.facebook.com/events/433436…
10-11:30am
Room SSC 212 – Parking lot 5
-Tanya Brown - Life Coach & Personal Trauma/Grief Experience www.facebook.com/events/194908…
10-11:30am
Room SSC 212 – Parking lot 5
-Denise Kirkpatrick - Raw & Radiant (food demo) www.facebook.com/events/484358…
12:30-2pm
Room SSC 212 – Parking lot 5
-Iman Moujtahed - Suicide, Depression, Mental Health Awareness & Understanding www.facebook.com/events/539038…
3-5pm
Room BGS 252 – Parking lot 5
-"Shrink" Movie Screening www.facebook.com/events/494327…
5:30-7:30pm
Room HS 145
-Corinne Powers - Close & Personal Account on a Transgender's Transition & Life Challenges www.facebook.com/events/299990…
8-9pm
Room BGS 339 - Parking lot 5

Thursday-29
-Veronica Scarpelli - AFSP LA Chapter Leader: Suicide & Its Rising Statistics, Clearing Stigma, Understanding the Truth & Why It's So Important www.facebook.com/events/176945…
11am-1:30pm <- will come depending on her recovery from a surgery
Room HS 102 – Parking lot 5
-Dr. Olsen - Neurotransmitter Stress & Health www.facebook.com/events/408542…
4-5:30pm
Room BGS 356 – Parking lot 5

Please, please, please help us spread the word in any way possible and invite anyone you can. It's all free! Anyone is welcome to come regardless if you have any affiliation with the college or if you're a student or whatnot. Here's my publicity article that actually has a link back to this blog. I would be SO greatful if you could please share this link: evendeathlies.hubpages.com/hub… . Please show your support! :heart: :heart: :heart: :thanks: :heart: :heart: :heart:

Please comment if you have any questions at all! Here is a link to the Saddleback College website: saddleback.edu . Here's a link to the map on how to get to the college: saddleback.edu/maps/ . I will update this blog with any updates! Thank you so much you guys, for all your endless support and awesomeness! :heart: :glomp: :love: :rose: :blowkiss: :huggle:

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:iconnursal1060:
nursal1060 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Writer
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Can you affiliate with my group plz??
We're a group made to help victims of cyberbullying :)
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BowtiesAreCool15 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
D: Anyone here I can talk to?
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BlackBloodedEdward11 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Hello

may I talk to someone ?
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jess-ale87 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Thank you for accepting me into the group. I know I am just a random stranger, but I am a Suicide Survivor in 2 ways. I fought through my own deep depression... and lost my better half to suicide. 

Please... if you are feeling yourself slip into that darkness, PLEASE just reach out to talk. I am here if you need someone to talk to, an unbiased ear, someone who has felt what you feel. Life does get better, please reach out to survive... asking for help does not make you weak. 

You are worth it. 
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sweetladyamy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I've been told by many a person that suicide is a reaction to overwhelming odds without the means to balance them out. It isn't a choice, per se...

With that in mind, it doesn't necessarily make things easier. Hell, the more we know, the harder life gets because the idiocy and ignorance of others who fear intellect.

Like five of the six people I live with, forcefully, whom aren't intellectually enlightened like myself.
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TheBlackHarpy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Writer
can we submit poems about our battles with depression and suicidal thoughts?
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danatarapchak13 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
To the administrators and anyone who can help, my friend Ted, :iconpewdiepie112: is suffering because he has been bullied for having autism. He feels as if he is not good enough for the world and he wrote a journal entry that was very disturbing and upsetting about himself. pewdiepie112.deviantart.com/jo…
Please read it and show your support for him. He can use all the love he can get.
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danatarapchak13 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I am so glad that I came across this club. I have a friend who has violent mood swings and gets suicidal. Do you think you guys can help him. He is :iconpewdiepie112: on DA.
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Horrorandfantasy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
if..theres a chat room..i would like to chat there,
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Dr-Eman1 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Powerless over people places and things. When people realize this, they will look for help, but that wont happen until they are ready. Its that victim and blaming buisness that makes for many problems. I can see that such a group may help sick people to practice honesty. Great initiative.
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Akira141 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Something personal happened a few days ago that hit close to home, literally. Three days ago my sister-in-law, whom I care about deeply and the mother of my nephew tried to kill herself. She'll be out of the 72 hour watch tomorrow. Logically I know I shouldn't, but I can't help but feel I failed. I'm here to help stop people from from hurting themselves, and couldn't help her. It just goes to show how good a front people can put up. She never had a mark on her, and never acted as though she thought that way. It may sound like socialism, but I wish there was universal healthcare, then she would have been able to get therapy and any needed medication. It just reminds me of how I COULD have been had I not gotten the help I needed.
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KCrutcher100 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a griever too. I lost a dear friend February 3, 2008.
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xIfThisWasAMovie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
wait, nevermind
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xIfThisWasAMovie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
May I be demoted down to a member?
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hi there! There is one book i've found recently and it's really great! It is called "Feeling Good", written by David Burns. The book is about depression and how can you deal with it on your own. There's also a chapter on preventing suicide urges. I personally find this book very helpful

p.s. i recommend that you read the 1999 edition, it's more rich with details

Cheers
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CedarWoods Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If anyone wants to just spill, I am happy to listen. I don't mind long notes, so you can feel free to go on as long as you need.

I always try to respond to everything I get. Chat with someone before you take your life.
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for creating this group! I'm myself suffering from extreme depression, social anxiety, ocd and intense suicidal thoughts. I think such places like this one can sometimes encourage depressed people to keep struggling and seek help they need

Andrew
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Dorothy-of-Oz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Thanx for accepting me! Means a lot to me being here. Thanx for making such a great group...
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Raika-Boss Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful group - I'm glad to see something like this ~ I just attempted yesterday actually and here I am still today to be able to see such a wonderful group helping others. ;u; cool
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TimelordWitch10 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
My teen suicide prevention blog is up and running! Please take the time to read and share it if you can, and we're always open to contributions. Hopefully as it grows it will become a great help to the community =)
[link]
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Forever-Alone7 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student General Artist
ironic really that i find this group right before i was going to try (again)... nice group name btw c:
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FragilePeace Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! What are YOU going to do to show your support? I just bought three green ribbon pins from Ebay. I also changed my profile pictures on DA and Facebook to something related to mental health awareness. I also drew a green ribbon on my arm, tied a green string on my other arm, wore green on May 1st, and now I'm talking to the principal of the school to raise awareness school-wide. He agreed. :) The school's news will soon make announcements on myths and facts on mental illness and what you can do to help a friend or yourself. The video will also list suicide helplines.

I'm so excited! ^_^
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BlondeKatastrophe Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Do I just submit my work to featured? Because that's the only option I have.
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goneloopy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Cyberbullying Contest at
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Spread Awareness and recieve :points:
Stop cyberbullying now and
Spread Awareness of the influence of cyberbullying
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Thank you
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DaintyDisaster Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Seems like a really nice club. Hopefully I may be able to find some help here... :)
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