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Debi Skea

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World Mental Health Day 2021

Today, Sunday 10th October, marks World Mental Health Day. A day to shine a spotlight on mental health. Along with diversity and inclusion, mental health is at the very heart of what we do at humans of code. So there really seemed like no better time than now to discuss mental…
Debi Skea
10/10/2021
Wellbeing

TW: Suicide Prevention. Let’s keep talking.

As September draws to a close, the seasons change and the leaves begin to fall from the trees, we are reminded that nothing lasts forever. The seagulls who had once taken up residence next to my bedroom window seem to have finally moved on, and “the nights are fair drawing…
Debi Skea
01/10/2021
Wellbeing

TW: World Suicide Prevention Day

TW: This post discusses suicide Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. This week is Suicide Prevention Week. And this month is Suicide Prevention Month. If you’ve ever considered ending your life in the past, or you’re thinking about it right now, I’m talking to you.  It’s important that you understand…
Debi Skea
10/09/2021
Wellbeing

TW: We need to talk about Suicide.

Trigger warning: This post discusses suicidal feelings There is absolutely no point in trying to dress it up to make it comfortable and easy to talk about. We should feel uncomfortable about it. It’s the biggest silent killer affecting us today.  Globally, each year, around 800,000 people die by suicide.…
Debi Skea
01/09/2021
NewsWellbeing

Samaritans Awareness Day!

I recently learned that 24th July (or 24/7) is Samaritans Awareness Day. I LOVE that the date is also when they are contactable! By that I don’t mean once a year, but more conveniently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  HAPPY SAMARITANS AWARENESS DAY!!! Samaritans is an organisation…
Debi Skea
24/07/2021
News

We need help.

Heyy you!  It’s been a while since we last caught up. How are you doing? I hope you’re well! Have you been up to much? It’s been a bit chaotic here. Between kids, house renovations, ongoing mystery illnesses, moving to the other side of the world….. It’s why we’ve been…
Debi Skea
29/04/2021
News

International Women’s Day 2021

Believe it or not, normally I like to plan what I’m going to write weeks in advance. I didn’t have a chance to do that this time, so what follows is going to be an absolute brain dump that I’m going to, in some way, pass off as a post…
Debi Skea
08/03/2021
Wellbeing

What is First Aid for Mental Health?

Mental Health First Aid is something I hadn’t heard of until a couple of years ago, but when I did, it made perfect sense. I’d been around plenty of people who had needed that metaphorical sticking plaster for their mind until such times as they could seek professional help, but…
Debi Skea
19/02/2021
NewsWellbeing

Happy International Men’s Day!

Happy International Men’s Day! A glorious day for us all to celebrate the wonderful men in our lives! Tell them how important they are to you. Tell them how lucky you feel to have them in your life. Tell them how much better they make your life! And if you’re…
Debi Skea
19/11/2020