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).
Would anyone be interested in a Facebook support group for either teens with PMDD or their parents/caregivers? It would be a secret group so you don't have to be "out" about you or your loved one's PMDD to take part -- but that does mean you have to ask us to add you. Comment or private message our Facebook page if you're interested.
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
Yesterday we went a little into how people should react to hearing you have PMDD, but chances are some people you've told haven't reacted so supportively. We thought today it might be nice to get a laugh out of all of the horrible reactions you've gotten when telling people about your PMDD so check out nutachka's video Shit People Say to Women with 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?