Culture of Caring

Talk About Mental Health at the Dinner Table

When I was growing up, talking about medical health disorders, surgery, and trouble with bodily functions was strongly discouraged at the dinner table. I get that. But who talks about mental health at the dinner table?

This guy does. Meet the restauranteur who wants to discuss mental health over dinner.

"I want people to realize that mental health does not have to be depressing," Jeremy Fall said. "It doesn’t have to be sad."

       He just launched a new podcast, "Dinner Party." Check it out. What a great way to get the conversation started!

A Culture of Caring: A Suicide Prevention Guide for Schools (K-12) was created as a resource for educators who want to know how to get started and what steps to take to create a suicide prevention plan that will work for their schools and districts. It is written from my perspective as a school principal and survivor of suicide loss, not an expert in psychology or counseling. I hope that any teacher, school counselor, psychologist, principal, or district administrator can pick up this book, flip to a chapter, and easily find helpful answers to the questions they are likely to have about what schools can do to prevent suicide.

Theodora Schiro