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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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Why Do People Self-Harm?

March 7th, 2018

For many, the idea of a loved one attempting suicide is inconceivable and devastatingly painful. While self-harm may not always result in such irrevocable actions, the idea of a loved one purposefully hurting themselves can be just as incomprehensible and terrifying. Unfortunately, self-harm is more common than many realize, especially among adolescents, and it is […]

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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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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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