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A Few Reasons We are Talking About “13 Reasons Why”

May 26th, 2017

Whether you loved it or hated it, chances are you’ve watched, read, or heard about 13 Reasons Why. The popular novel turned Netflix mini-series has caused a stir among parents, teens, schools, the media, and so on. The show revolves around high school student Hannah Baker who leaves behind 13 cassette tapes detailing her reasons for […]

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How to Help Someone Who Is In Crisis

September 26th, 2016

Everyone faces emotional challenges. Everyone deals with stress, and everyone goes through ups and downs. But for some people, those challenges, those ups and downs, and that stress is tougher to deal with. How can you tell if someone is just going through a tough time, or if they are on the verge of harming […]

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National Suicide Prevention Month

September 23rd, 2016

It’s the brutal truth that when a loved one or friend commits suicide, those left behind struggle with shock, guilt, regret, and sometimes even anger. Why did that friend, child, parent, spouse, or sibling do such a thing? Even when the person leaves a suicide note, it often doesn’t answer everyone’s questions. Dr. Alexander Lickman, […]

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Facts about suicide

September 10th, 2016

Consider these facts about suicide from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,  the National Institute of Mental Health and The World Health Organization (WHO): It is estimated that each year approximately one million people die from suicide across the world. In America, each year 42,773 people commit suicide, accounting for 117 suicides per day. Suicide is the tenth leading […]

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Suicide Prevention: What You Can Do

September 11th, 2013

You may think suicide will never affect your life. But suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, with one suicide occurring on average every 14 minutes. With those odds, chances are very high that it will touch your life sometime, somehow. That’s why the American Association of Suicidology sponsors National […]

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Infographic: Suicide in America

September 16th, 2012

Interesting Infographic by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare:

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National Suicide Prevention Week: September 9 – 15, 2012

September 10th, 2012

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week Mental health and addiction are contributing factors of suicide.  Depression and suicide are linked; the risk of suicide is increased by more than 50 percent in depressed individuals. Aggregated research findings suggest that about 60 percent of people who committed suicide were depressed.  Alcoholism and suicide are also […]

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