According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 120-130 adults die by suicide; that is approximately one every 11-12 minutes. In the United States, it is the 10th leading cause of death. Worldwide, suicide is the 17th leading cause of death.
How a child relates to their caregiver is often indicative of their attachment style. If a child’s caregiver is responding to the child’s needs for survival, the attachment relationship will likely be healthy. If the caregiver is unable to or inappropriately responds to a child’s needs, an unhealthy attachment style will likely develop.
Every two to four years, we distract ourselves from the demands of daily life by focusing on one of the most exciting events on the globe, the Olympic Games. We watch athletes from every corner of the Earth prove that they truly are elite athletes. Performing remarkable feats of strength, speed, agility, power, and mental toughness, these people awe us and inspire us.
Gender pronouns are any set of pronouns that an individual wants others to use to reflect that person’s gender identity. When we use terms such as she, he, her, him, they, them – we are using a person’s pronouns.
While pronouns are a way we can categorize those around us, most of us don’t stop to consider that perhaps the way we see someone, isn’t necessarily aligned with how they identify themselves.
So what happens if a person’s identity is different from how the world identifies them, and how can affirmation of a person’s identity lead to better mental health outcomes?