Suicide Prevention: Statistics, Warning Signs, and How To Help

September 5th-11th is National Suicide Prevention Week here in the United States. In recent years it has been advertised more heavily, though I still primarily see advertisements directed at mental health professionals rather than the general public. I find this odd because most mental health professionals have some knowledge of the signs and statistics while many people in the general public do not.
Suicide is an often taboo subject in our current culture. It is rare someone openly discusses this epidemic and I believe this leads to a reduction in people recognizing signs and seeking help. Most all of the clients I work with have a history of at least suicidal thoughts, if not suicide attempts. The reality is that talking about suicide is important.
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What I've Learned From My First 3 Months Blogging

This has been a crazy three months. I can’t believe my first quarter blogging is almost over! It’s been a blur!
I started this blog on Valentine’s Day after about 3 months of contemplation. I originally had kind of a general idea of what I wanted to write about, like my journey towards becoming debt-free, why dogs are incredible, and information about mental health. But I wanted to feel restricted in what I wrote, so I threw myself into the lifestyle umbrella.
I came up with a weekly schedule for posting (Money, Wednesday, and Friday). I started out with some theme days: What I’m Reading Wednesday and Friday Favorites. After I got more comfortable (and switched to handwriting my posts first), I shifted to writing lengthier posts with fewer theme days.
Then I decided to do a series about the different pieces that go into creating a successful debt repayment plan. I might have done it a little early into my blog, but that’s okay. I’m trig to decide if I should turn it into an email course or a workbook. Feedback is appreciated!
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What I'm Reading: 22 Free & Fun Fonts

I’ve been on a font-kick recently. I love fonts. I’m typically rather picky about how something looks, so I prefer to type things instead of handwriting them. Not to mention I don’t like my handwriting so I enjoy the ability to make documents look handwritten without actually writing them.

I have probably close to 250+ fonts on my computer and I love having the flexibility to combine a variety of different styles together to create beautiful schedules, to-do lists, and more! Without further adieu…

Here’s a list of 22 free & fun fonts!

22 Free & Fun Fonts | FurryFinches

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Ballerina Script
Baxter and Layla
Beautiful Every Time
Black Jack
CK Carolyn
Coventry Garden
Champagne & Limousines
Cheveux d’ange
Dancing Script
Cul De Sac
Indie Flower
Digs My Hart
High Strung
Doodle Pen Limited
Elephant Hiccups
dirty little secrets

What is your favorite font?

What I'm Reading | Personal Finance

I’ve mostly been reviewing personal finance and savings posts over the previous week. My 50 day check-in was a few weeks ago and I’ve been looking at ways to improve my progress on my savings goal. As a result, I’ve been looking for various tips and tricks to help guide me.
Here are a few I’ve been reading lately:
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What I'm Reading: Lifestyle

Today I want to try something I little different: a round-up post. This post will focus on finances and overall lifestyle. I’m not an expert in any field, but I love to learn and grow. The internet has allowed our community to become a little closer and offer peer learning. There are many different quotes about growing your knowledge base that I frequently refer to in my life.
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