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Three Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Suicide

September 9th, 2018

Too many lives have been touched by suicide. This Suicide Awareness Week (September 9-16), consider these three things you can do to help prevent this tragedy. Open your ears and extend compassion. Being willing to listen to someone is a quiet but significant gesture of support. Be present with the person struggling as a nonjudgmental […]

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Suicide Prevention: Who is at Risk and How to Get Help

June 12th, 2018

Substance abuse can have detrimental effects on one’s health, interpersonal relationships, and finances. It can also turn deadly, as substance abuse has a frightening association with suicide. Researchers have found that approximately 90 percent of individuals who commit suicide meet the diagnostic criteria of at least one mental illness. Since mental illness is a common […]

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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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