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ADDRESSING AN EPIDEMIC INCREASE OF SUICIDES IN AMERICA

Posted by AstralBooBaby on October 7, 2017 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (2)

Suicide is the number one killer of Americans in their prime. Too many of our young and our veterans fall victim to this preventable cause of death. Its toll can be reduced. We can all help.

The frequency of suicides live-streamed across the country in the span of less than a month is troubling to a top mental health professional — who says the trend could be a potential trigger for others to broadcast their deaths. Dr. Richard McKeon — head of the suicide prevention unit of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services — is just one of the nation’s leading mental health professionals who have noticed an uptick in the disturbing videos. As gruesome and troubling as this trend is, the greater reality behind suicides is truly alarming and is the reason why I have decided to shed some light on the matter and provide some tips on how we can help others or ourselves. who are contemplating suicide.


Suicide robs the world of far too many people. It's the biggest killer of people in their prime and at least tenth overall for the general population. Bigger than auto accidents and opioid overdoses, the worldwide suicide epidemic rivals global warfare in mortality and morbidity. The origins of suicide are complicated and not well understood. No simple cause and effect can be expected. The work of psychologist Thomas Joiner suggests a combination of three factors underlie most suicides. He finds loneliness to be a critical contributor. Other researchers have labeled isolation and loneliness as deadly factors.


Combine aloneness with a feeling of uselessness and you reduce the victim's will to live. Change is stress. Unpleasant events in life—like divorce or job loss—thrust many people into such situations. Their social and professional networks evaporate. Returning veterans run into similar problems adjusting to civilian life. Most people weather the depression and survive. A few lose their fear of death and are tempted to end their hopelessness.


Those contemplating injuring or killing themselves will find ample opportunity to do so. Toxic household and industrial chemicals are readily available. Cliffs, bridges, and tall buildings are everywhere. Hanging yourself is a cliché. Guns are everywhere. Three out of every four gun deaths are self-inflicted. Take guns away, and they turn to the next deadliest weapon in their arsenal—their car. How many single car-accident fatalities are suicides? How many ninety-mile-per-hour wrong way drivers are suicidal?


This haunting text message exchange was posted by Nakia Venant, who hanged herself at a Miami Gardens foster home while live-streaming on Facebook.



We can all help reduce the level of self-inflicted injury and death. People intent on injuring themselves need professional help. You and I can administer the first aid that will get them there alive. Watch for changes in friends' behavior. Withdrawal can be self-imposed isolation. Depression, rage, and ranting may signal a crisis. Be especially careful of talk about suicide. It's a cry for help—not a joke. When in doubt:


  • Don't walk away from them.
  • Remove drugs and alcohol from the scene.
  • Remove guns, knives, and other potential means of suicide.
  • Call the suicide hotline 1-(800) 273-TALK.
  • Get your friend immediate medical attention.
  • You'll be glad you did.


If you're contemplating suicide, administer the antidote right away:

 

  • Phone a friend.
  • Call the suicide hotline 1-(800) 273-TALK.
  • Get medical attention.
  • Join a local organization and volunteer your time to help someone less fortunate than you. We will be glad that you did.




5 SIMPLE TIPS TO HELP YOU KEEP YOUR COOL IN HOT TIMES!

Posted by AstralBooBaby on March 30, 2017 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Due to a combination of the fears, frustration and uncertainty with our current political landscape in conjunction to energetic shifts, spiritual and psychological warfare - we are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, anger, frustration and instant agitation. Agitation in this global climate has caused an escalation in physical combativeness on a level never before seen. In essence, more people finding it so much more challenging to NOT loose their cool over the slightest hint of what he or she may find bothersome or offensive. For these reasons - I have decided to provide some effective tips on what we can do to help maintain our sanity and calmness when in the face of such trying times!

 

TIP 1 - BREATHE!

Taking deep breaths is one of the most effective method in this regard because doing so will cause your muscles to relax; oxygen levels improves; blood pressure lowered and healthy endorphins are released! The moment you sense, feel or see something that triggers a knee jerk response - immediately shift your attention away from the situation; take a deep breath in through the nose and out through the mouth… Continue to take a deep breath in through the nose and out through the mouth until you feel more relaxed and unfazed.


TIP 2 – REFUSE & DEFUSE

The beauty about situations that may get our blood boiling is that we don’t have to consent to them! Hence, no response, no charge! All is required in this regard is to immediately turn our attention away from the disturbing situation and state to yourself ‘I do not consent!' By stating the aforementioned, you are in commanding the situation to leave your existence immediately. You may have to repeat the statement of non-consent more than once in the more 'aggressive' situations.


TIP 3 - STOP AND FOCUS ON KINDNESS, LOVE & JOY

I learned this great tip from watching my sister, especially in situations where she found herself being challenged by way of lack luster customer service in Department stores and the likes.  Simply smile back at the person and situation and say something complimentary, kind and endearing instead. An opposite response to what is being given often works like a charm and both parties walk away in a better head space.


TIP 4 - WALK AWAY

This one is pretty self explanatory but can definitely pose to be more difficult to put into practice than said. When and if you find yourself in a situation that is riling you into a state of combativeness or irritation; you have every right to refuse to give justification to the situation by simply turning away and walking in the opposite direction.


TIP 5 - AROMA THERAPY AND SOFT MUSIC

One of the best ways to keep a cool and level head is to stay ahead of any potential hot spots or situations! Create a small space or sanctuary for you to simply sit back and relax, as you play the soft music of your choice with light and fresh incense or heated oil co-creates a neutralizing ambience! Individually, aroma therapy and soft high vibratory music will reduce anxiety, ease depression, boost energy levels, speed up the healing process, eliminate headaches, boost cognitive performance, induce sleep, strengthen the immune system, reduce pain, improve digestion, and increase circulation. Just imagine the double BOOST that one would receive if we routinely and/or periodically used both methods together? 



 




Full Moon Meditation

Posted by Sivan Remesh on October 28, 2014 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

This meditation was explained by Osho in his discourse :)



1st Stage:

Sit comfortably in front of the full moon with open eyes. Relax your body and gaze gently at the moon. Open your mouth as if saying "ha" and with a deep breathing but not forceful or tense, fill up your first chakra with the light of the moon. When you breathe out let the light expand in your chakra. You may enjoy letting some sounds coming out when you breathe out. Fill up your first chakra until you feel that it has become the full moon. Then move up to the second chakra. Repeat the same breathing and move up to the third chakra. Go one filling up with the full moon all your chakras up to the seventh. At the seventh you are going to be totally drunk with the moon. Your whole energy will shift to another dimension.

 

2nd Stage:

Stand up. It might be a bit difficult because of your drunkenness but with a little effort it will be okay. Still gazing at the moon, rise your arms up and give yourself to the moon. Become like a marionette in the arms of the moon. Let movements happen on their own. It is the moon moving in you, not you moving with the moon. Let it be a graceful dance of energy...

 

3rd Stage:

When the movement settles, lie down on your belly like a baby in the arm of his mother. If emotions come or if some shaking happens, just let go in it.

 

4th Stage:

Bow down to the moon with gratitude.