Let’s Dance! Let’s Move!! Let’s Therapy!!! with Jennifer Sterling, M.S. R-DMT — #SPSM Chat January 26th, 2020

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Danielle Glick (@DanielleGlick), Hudson Harris (@MentalStrategy), and Joelle Marie (@LazTheLazTheLaz) discuss the topic “Let’s Dance! Let’s Move!! Let’s Therapy!!! with expert guest Jennifer Sterling, M.S., R-DMT.

Learn more about Jennifer and her work at JenniferSterling.com.

 

 


 

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Jennifer Sterling is a Registered Dance/Movement Psychotherapist and Holistic Nutritionist. She is also the creator of Bodyful Healing, an initiative that offers support and resources to black women living with depression. Having witnessed the adverse effects of oppressive systems on black women in her community and through her own lived experience, Jennifer has made it her mission to help reduce the stigma around mental illness within black communities, as well as educate others on the effects of oppression on the body.
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How my work helps folks struggling with suicidality: 
I work with black women and other women of color who are living with depression most frequently. In many instances this involves finding ways to support them through suicidal thoughts, especially since many of the issues we deal with as folks of color are systemic issues that are not easily changed. As such, talking about these issues can often feel like we’re talking in circles with no real solutions, so I invite my clients and patients to bring their bodies into the therapy session. I find that helping someone feel safe and hopeful through movement and body awareness can sometimes shift the thoughts they are having that feel unsafe and/or hopeless. Traditional talk therapy keeps us in our heads a lot of the time, but entering into the body creates another avenue for changing both thoughts and behaviors.
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SPSM Chat is co-hosted by Rudy Caseres, Joelle Marie, Marie Shanley, Danielle Glick, and Hudson Harris. We stream live (as well as host a Twitter chat) every Sunday evening at 6pm PT/9pm ET. Each week we have a new expert guest to discuss the most important issues in the world of suicide prevention. All past episodes can be viewed on our YouTube channel and at SPSMchat.com. We are also on Facebook, Twitter/Periscope, and Mixer.

***Content warning: SPSM Chat includes content about suicide and other experiences that may be traumatizing to you. You may experience strong or overwhelming emotions as a result. If you find yourself in distress or crisis, we encourage you to seek out support that works for you. Many people find it helpful to talk to a friend, family member, or someone else they trust.

If you would like formal crisis support, you can call National Suicide Prevention Lifelineat 800-273-8255, Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada), or The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386. If you don’t like talking on the phone, you can text HOME to 741741 to get to Crisis Text Line, or you can try Lifeline Crisis Chat.

If you’d like to talk to a peer, warmline.org contains links to warmlines in the United States. If you’re not in the U.S., you can go to iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres for a connection to crisis centers around the world.

Many of these resources could utilize restrictive interventions, like active rescues (wellness or welfare checks) involving law enforcement or emergency services. A warmline is least likely to do this, but still might have these policies. You can ask if this is a possibility at any point in your conversation if this is a concern for you.

The following do not implement any restrictive interventions for people considering suicide:

Peerly Human online support groups: peerlyhuman.blogspot.com

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada)

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Pain & Shame: The Suicidal Pro Wrestling Fan with JP Sarro and Jack Encarnacao of The Lapsed Fan Wrestling Podcast – #SPSM Chat January 19th, 2020.

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Danielle Glick (@DanielleGlick), and Joelle Marie (@LazTheLazTheLaz) discuss the topic “Pain & Shame: The Suicidal Pro Wrestling Fan” with guests JP Sarro and Jack Encarnacao, co-hosts of The Lapsed Fan Wrestling Podcast (@TheLapsedFan).

Watch as we discuss issues such as:

What are some attributes about pro wrestling that may help people struggling with suicidality?

What are some potential negatives about pro wrestling that may harm someone’s mental health?

How might participating in an online pro wrestling community help with social isolation?

What effects do pro wrestling suicides have on its fans?

 

 

Further Reading and Watching:

Support The Lapsed Fan on Patreon

Listen to The Lapsed Fan Wrestling Podcast

Pro Wrestling Saved My Life: How People Are Using Fake Fighting To Overcome Real Mental Health Problems – JOE

How Wrestling Has Helped To Improve My Mental Health – The Comic Vault

How Professional Wrestling Helped Me Shake Depression

Traitorface Seth Rollins made me feel something: Reflecting on pro wrestling during Mental Health Awareness Month – CageSide Seats

Professional Wrestlers Who Died By Suicide – Wikipedia

 

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The Lapsed Fan co-chairmen bring a unique chemistry and perspective to discussion of the pro wrestling of lore, reviewing archived pay-per-views with a fresh set of eyes, and identifying just what it was that made wrestling better – or, often, worse – in years past. Consider it the definitive audio guide to the archived shows in your WWE Network. Or don’t, but be sure to listen for the spills and thrills.

 

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2020 Hopes & Predictions for Suicide Prevention – #SPSM Chat January 5th, 2020.

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Danielle Glick (@DanielleGlick), Marie Shanley (@Mxiety), Hudson Harris (@MentalStrategy), and Joelle Marie (@LazTheLazTheLaz) discuss the topic “2020 Hopes & Predictions for Suicide Prevention.”

 

 


 

SPSM Chat is co-hosted by Rudy Caseres, Joelle Marie, Marie Shanley, Danielle Glick, and Hudson Harris. We stream live (as well as host a Twitter chat) every Sunday evening at 6pm PT/9pm ET. Each week we have a new expert guest to discuss the most important issues in the world of suicide prevention. All past episodes can be viewed on our YouTube channel and at SPSMchat.com. We are also on Facebook, Twitter/Periscope, and Mixer.

***Content warning: SPSM Chat includes content about suicide and other experiences that may be traumatizing to you. You may experience strong or overwhelming emotions as a result. If you find yourself in distress or crisis, we encourage you to seek out support that works for you. Many people find it helpful to talk to a friend, family member, or someone else they trust.

If you would like formal crisis support, you can call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada), or The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386. If you don’t like talking on the phone, you can text HOME to 741741 to get to Crisis Text Line, or you can try Lifeline Crisis Chat. 

If you’d like to talk to a peer, warmline.org contains links to warmlines in the United States. If you’re not in the U.S., you can go to iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres for a connection to crisis centers around the world.

Many of these resources could utilize restrictive interventions, like active rescues (wellness or welfare checks) involving law enforcement or emergency services. A warmline is least likely to do this, but still might have these policies. You can ask if this is a possibility at any point in your conversation if this is a concern for you. 

The following do not implement any restrictive interventions for people considering suicide:

Peerly Human online support groups: peerlyhuman.blogspot.com

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada)

 

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#SPSM welcomes back @DocForeman, @adwww, @BartAndrews, & @Chrsmxwll to discuss community grief over death of @DavidDMaron

It is with heavy hearts that Dr. April Foreman, Tony Wood, Dr. Bart Andrews, and Chris Maxwell make a one night return to #SPSM, at 9pCT/10pET to discuss their grief over the loss of David Maron to suicide.

While Maron’s family is reported to have initially requested that the cause of death (suicide) not be shared, this appears to have become public knowledge over the last several weeks, finally culminating in outreach to the American Association of Suicidology from a reporter at the Wall Street Journal. Because this is clearly public knowledge, and because so many in the suicide prevention community were impacted, a thoughtful decision was made to discuss reactions to this death. More broadly the issue of coping with a death within the suicide prevention community is particularly important, given the amount of lived experience, risk factors, and likelihood of being impacted by suicide the longer that one works in this field.

The decision was made to focus on the issues that those of us face in this field when we lose one of our own to suicide, using our own experience and relationships with each other.

 

We miss you, David Maron. And we honor your contributions:

To support David’s family, you can donate here:

gofundme.com/…/support-for-alison-and-liam

 

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Bipolar & Suicide with Heather Funk Palacios – #SPSM Chat December 15th, 2019.

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Danielle Glick (@DanielleGlick), and Joelle Marie (@LazTheLazTheLaz) discuss “Bipolar & Suicide” with guest Heather Funk Palacios (@WondHerful).

Watch as we discuss issues such as:

Is bipolar a disorder, an identity, or both?

What are some factors that might lead to someone with bipolar dying by suicide?

How does suicidality manifest differently between depression and mania?

How can we as a society make the world more accommodating for people with bipolar?

 

 

Further Reading and Watching:

WondHerful – Heather’s website

Heather Palacios Opens Up About Suicide – This is My Brave

Bipolar Disorder and Suicide – WebMD

Suicide in Bipolar Disorder: A Review – NCBI

Navigating Relationships in Bipolar Disorder – Marni Amsellem, Ph.D.

 

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Heather Funk Palacios is a graduate of Judson University, where she received a BA in Business Management. Heather is also founder of “WondHerful,” a mission dedicated to mental health and suicide extinction through blog posts (https://wondherful.com), social media posts (@WondHerful), and an eclectic speaking circuit that includes churches, businesses, prisons, police stations, schools, halfway houses, psychiatric wards. Heather is a suicide survivor and a diagnosed bipolar who believes that if you wake up breathing, that’s your proof to keep going!
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How Eating Disorders Might Lead To Suicide with Dr. Katie Gordon – #SPSM Chat December 8th, 2019.

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Marie Shanley (@Mxiety), and Joelle Marie (@LazTheLazTheLaz) discuss “How Eating Disorders Might Lead To Suicide” with guest Katie Gordon, Ph.D. (@DrKathrynGordon).

Watch as we discuss issues such as:

How can eating disorders lead to suicide?
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How does current culture lead to eating disorders?
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Why are eating disorders romanticized in our culture?
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Is there better messaging that can be used to reduce eating disorders prevalence?
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Further Reading and Watching:

Academy For Eating Disorders

Dr. Gordon’s Website

Praise, Don’t Tease, And Other Tips To Help Kids With Their Weight – NPR

Eating disorders and suicidality: what we know, what we don’t know, and suggestions for future research

The rise of eating disorders in Asia: a review

 

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Katie Gordon, Ph.D. grew up in south Florida and then moved to Tallahassee to complete her undergraduate degree at Florida State University (FSU). She returned to FSU to earn a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with Dr. Thomas Joiner as her mentor. As part of her doctoral program, she completed an eating disorder-focused clinical internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She then worked as a professor in the psychology department at North Dakota State University (NDSU) for ten years. At NDSU, She mentored graduate students, taught courses on child and adult psychopathology, and published disordered eating and suicidal behavior research.

Dr. Gordon left academia in 2018 to work full-time as a therapist. She co-hosted a podcast (Jedi Counsel) that discussed psychological science through fictional characters, current events, and interviews and currently writes a Psychology Today blog (Out of the Ivory Tower). Dr. Gordon is writing a scientifically-guided book about coping with suicidal thoughts for New Harbinger.

 

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