For some people PMDD comes with thoughts of suicide. Do you know the warning signs of suicide?
Teen PMDD's page on warning signs of suicide
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Warning Signs
If you or someone you know is considering suicide right now, suicide is never the answer. Call Lifeline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255) or if you're outside the US find your local hotline here.
27 Ways to Be an Ally for someone with PMDD or other mental health concerns.
What does depression look like? Christian Hopkins, who was diagnosed with depression at 16, shares his vision of depression in his photography series. You can read about it in Huffington Post, check out his Facebook page or take a look at his Flickr.
Do his photos reflect what depressive symptoms are like for you? What does your PMDD look like?
If you're doing Mental Health Week 2015 about PMDD then comment below and link your channel/playlist.
If you don't know what Mental Health Week is then check out the video below (and its description).
Inside Out isn't just gaining attention for being the latest Pixar film, its portrayal of childhood emotions is also being lauded. Read more about the accuracy of the psychology of Inside Out here.
Has anyone seen Inside Out? What did you think of it?
The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) is an organization dedicated to educating people about mental illness and helping people with mental illness and their families. It's a great organization and their site has lots of information and resources. They even mention PMDD a little -- just a little.
And while you're at it, ask them to add more information and resources specific to PMDD
ZestyDoesThings has drawn various mental health conditions as monsters to make them more tangible. PMDD isn't included, but anxiety and depression are.
How do you picture PMDD?
This is the beginning of our post series on talking about PMDD.
Talking about PMDD with your loved ones can be scary and challenging but it doesn't have to be. If you have a loved one with PMDD check out our new page, Talking about PMDD
If you have PMDD what do you wish your friends and family would say or do?
For some people, PMDD comes with thoughts of suicide. Suicide is never the answer. If you are thinking about suicide right now call:
U.S. & Canada - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Australia - 13 11 14
UK - 08457 90 90 90
ROI - 116 123
Remember that with PMDD you'll be feeling a lot better in a couple hours, days or weeks. Hold on and get help!
If you're worried that someone you know may be thinking about suicide then ask and check out our list of warning signs. Asking isn't putting an idea in someone's head, it's making sure they are safe. For more on how you can help check out The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's list of Five Ways You Can Help.
If your country isn't covered in the list of hotline numbers or we got the number wrong please let us know in a comment and we'll fix it as soon as we can.
LikeKristen is a YouTube channel focused on teenage mental health and mental illness. She's made a video about PMDD, check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_krD0tT62A
In addition to PMDD her channel also includes videos about depression, anxiety, self harm and how to be there for your friends as they work through mental health challenges. You can check out her whole channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqbNeeBXyD21OzwRySul5gw