Reflecting on 2017 and Looking Forward in 2018

Reflecting on 2017 and Looking Forward in 2018

Looking back on the year of 2017

It was an opportunity for celebration and reflection of our many accomplishments. We have literally shared our You Matter message all over the world, from Scotland, Australia, Cyprus, Ireland, Nigeria, England, to the many places in the US. As I look back on the thousands of lives that we have touched I am reminded of the importance to never give up or let the voice of discouragement deter us from what is possible. Had I let a couple of influential people who told me that I wouldn’t succeed at this endeavor, dampen my desire to spread my message, there most certainly would have been lives lost. Thus the importance of surrounding yourself with people who encourage and support your dreams and desires, just like my two favorite songs, “Never Give Up” by Sia and “Riser” by Dierks Bentley, so beautifully illustrate for us. Read More »

I Believe in Purpose

I Believe in Purpose

I believe that everyone has a purpose. Though I am young, inexperienced and most likely perceived as naive to some, I truly feel that every single person on this Earth has a reason that they are a alive. Whether it is self-proclaimed or given by a divine being, every individual is so
unique in their personality, spirit, talents, and motivation that our short time here on Earth has to
mean so much more than a daily routine that seemingly affects no one but us. Whether one’s
purpose is to create a new medicine, discover a planet, touch lives with their musical abilities, or
motivate someone to continue living in order to find their purpose, I believe every human being
is alive for a reason, and that reason is found only by living. Read More »

I Miss That Kid – Leann Hull’s AZ Central Article

I Miss That Kid – Leann Hull’s AZ Central Article

Originally published on AZCentral.com on October 21, 2016. 

“Let me tell you what death is like.”

LeAnn Hull thinks teenagers have been desensitized to death by violent movies and video games. It’s not like what they see on the screen. She wants them — and their parents — to understand.

So she tells them about her 16-year-old son, Andy. Read More »

AZ The Beat Radio Show – July 23, 2017

AZ The Beat Radio Show – July 23, 2017

Listen to LeAnn Hull on AZ The Beat’s radio show which aired July 23, 2017.

http://www.azthebeat.com/episode/community-circle-72317/

Shine Your Light

Shine Your Light

The first thing that you should notice from my title is that I didn’t use the common phrase of “let your light shine”.

While I do believe that there are certainly times when it is important to play a passive role, I am passionate about the active part that we can play in the lives of those that we have been entrusted with.

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Life is Messy!

Life is Messy!

I would imagine that most of us have or had a vision for what they would like their life to be like.

Some of us are at the beginning of creating our masterpiece, with this beautiful blank canvas staring back at us and no clue where to begin. Some are right in the middle with a hodgepodge of colors, shapes and textures, full of potential yet still difficult to identify the outcome. Others have already thrown their canvas in the trash, disappointed with how the picture turned out and not sure whether they have the vision, hope or energy to begin again. And last but not least, there are some individuals who are thrilled with their final creation and have hung it carefully on the wall for others to admire. I was trying to determine which stage I was at when it occurred to me that I was actually at all of the stages above. Read More »

Suicide: A Mother’s Perspective

Suicide: A Mother’s Perspective

As a Healthcare Professional, you may not know what to say to a family that is grieving. Or even in many cases, what not to say.

On June 15, 2015, listen to one Mother’s perspective on how the medical profession can make an impact with families and survivors of suicide. Presented by LeAnn Hull from 12:30 – 1:30 pm.

Please see the flyer below for additional details.

Jefferson Preparatory High School

Jefferson Preparatory High School

Great opportunity to share our “You Matter” message with Jefferson Prep high schoolers today! Students, parents and teachers all in attendance! Thanks to the Mindfulness First team and TeenLife for helping me facilitate this event!

 

 

By the Numbers: How Planning Can Reduce the Cost of Military Suicide

By the Numbers: How Planning Can Reduce the Cost of Military Suicide

As published on financial-planning.com, 11/10/14
Image and PDF courtesy of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Financial stress is a leading factor in military suicide, as Financial Planning has reported. As America observes Veterans Day, consider the following statistics on the human and financial cost of service members who take their own lives.

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How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You’re Not Sure What to Do

How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You’re Not Sure What to Do

by Megan Devine 

Licensed clinical counselor, writer and grief advocate (as published in Huffington Post, 11/25/13)

I’ve been a therapist for more than 10 years. I worked in social services for the decade before that. I knew grief. I knew how to handle it in myself, and how to attend to it in others. When my partner drowned on a sunny day in 2009, I learned there was a lot more to grief than I’d known.

Many people truly want to help a friend or family member who is experiencing a severe loss. Words often fail us at times like these, leaving us stammering for the right thing to say. Some people are so afraid to say or do the wrong thing, they choose to do nothing at all. Doing nothing at all is certainly an option, but it’s not often a good one. Read More »