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September 5, 2015
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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Incarceration, Depression and Suicide: The Case of Sandra Bland

September 5, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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A young African-American woman was excited to finally land the job of her dreams. Though, she would be traveling some distance from her home town, she was ecstatic about the opportunity. Little did she know that she would never have the chance to start the job. On July 13, 2015, the woman was found dead in a prison cell. Where did it all go wrong? How did this young aspiring woman end up in jail and dead? [More]

December 19, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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What Do I Do if Someone Threatens Suicide?

December 19, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Suicide is one of those things that many people don't like to talk about because it's a very painful thing to talk about. Some of us know people who have thought about suicide, or we may know someone who has attempted or succeeded at it. Because of that, it's more important than ever for us to understand how we can help people who are struggling through this painful thing. In this article, we're going to look at the reasons that someone would consider suicide and how you can help. [More]

November 13, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Coping with Losing Someone to Suicide

November 13, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

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One of the most difficult things to deal with in life is losing someone that you love. But when they take their own life in some way, the suffering becomes that much worse for those left behind. Questions go through your mind and you aren't totally sure how to deal with it. And that's okay - it's hard to be the people that are left behind from such a painful experience. International Survivors of Suicide Day is November 15th, and this day is to help people realize that they are not alone in this journey, and that they do not need to feel afraid. [More]

July 14, 2014
by Cathy England, MA

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Some of the Warning Signs of a Mental Health Emergency

July 14, 2014 04:55 by Cathy England, MA

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Mental health emergencies can occur both in individuals who are receiving treatment, and in those who have never had a mental health issue in the past. The difference between a need for treatment and an emergency can be difficult to discern. However, there are some well documented warning signs that can help to determine what type of intervention is best suited to an individual. [More]

September 10, 2013
by Ashley Marie

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Suicide: A Worldwide Concern

September 10, 2013 13:55 by Ashley Marie

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September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. On this day, governments lead new initiatives to help prevent suicide, conferences and lectures are provided to raise awareness about suicide, and candlelight ceremonies are held in remembrance of those who died from suicide. Suicide and suicidal thoughts affect individuals all across the globe. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 1... [More]

February 18, 2010
by Carlton Brown

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Death and Taxes

February 18, 2010 18:55 by Carlton Brown

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By Carlton Brown, M.Sc., M.Div., RMFT A man in Austin, Texas, today flew his small plane into an IRS building, killing himself and possibly one person on the ground, damaging the building, sending people to hospital, and traumatizing hundreds of spectators by conjuring images of a repeat of 9/11. Air force jets were scrambled, and the president was notified. Everyone quickly calmed down when the... [More]