Is your family watching 13 Reasons Why?

If you and your family are watching 13 Reasons Why? on Netflix, you may want to have some discussions on the topic of suicide. From the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)’s newsletter, April 7, 2017:


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Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) has released a set of talking points to address suicide-related content in the new Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, which is based on a fictional novel by the same name. SAVE developed the talking points in partnership with the Jed Foundation to help parents, teachers, and other gatekeepers talk with youth about suicide as it relates to the situational drama that unfolds in the series.


Self Care: An Important Part of Health

cbt and self care


When clients come to my office for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we work to solve their  problems using methods exactly as the name implies.

  • We use a Cognitive approach by recognizing, challenging, & changing irrational thoughts.
  • We use a Behavioral approach by assessing current behaviors and determining if changes could improve mental health.


On the Behavioral side, one of the powerful changes a person can make is to focus more on Self Care.  Some small changes in routines can have a significant positive impact on anxiety, depression, and anger management.

Self Care Suggestions


For some suggestions on adding more Self Care to your life, Annie Wright Psychotherapy via offers some ideas. 

101 ways to take care of yourself when the world feels overwhelming


If you suffer from sleep anxiety or depression, choosing to add few of these things to your to-do list could result in big changes.  Some of my favorites from this list are:

  • breaking up my day into small tasks
  • writing lists things I love
  • taking a break from all tech