Blog Posts by Dana Sauro

An Open Letter From a Former First-Year RA

Sensitive Topic: This post focuses on basic intervention skills to use when helping someone considering suicide.  Dear Resident Assistant, If you live a life similar to mine in college, then helping someone who is having suicidal thoughts may become part of your story, as it did mine. In my case, I was a first-year resident assistant…

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How to be an Advocate and a Role Model

Raise your hand if you’re a mental health advocate who struggles to prioritize your own mental health. If you don’t relate to the above statement, I am honestly so incredibly happy for you. But if you can relate, I want you to know that you aren’t alone. Being a mental health advocate is really hard…

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