A hope box is something you can create for when you need a reminder of why your life is so precious. This technique is often used in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to cultivate hope. It is simply a collection of various items that can show you that your life is meaningful and worth living.
The death of a loved one creates many changes for surviving family members. These range from changes in household routines to changes in priorities or future plans. Getting used to new life situations may take months or years. In this article, we share some suggestions on how best to cope with your grief.
As the holidays are drawing near, it is important to remember the need to prioritize your mental health. This tends to be a busy time, with so much to do and plans to attend. This can bring upon feelings of being overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, and depressed. It can also be a time to remember those we have lost. This effect of the holidays can happen to anyone at any age.
We joined the effort with hundreds of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.