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Not Suffering Enough
Often in my personal and professional life I hear the phrases “Other people have it worse”, “It’s not that bad”, “I’m just having a moment”, “I don’t really have any problems” and “Nothing bad has really happened to me”. After further discussion, we determine while those phrases may be true there is a struggle going on inside needing to be validated and worked through. We tend to minimize the struggles we have in our... Read More
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Reading View. Press Alt Shift A for accessibility help. In the previous weeks we saw an influx of posts about suicide, how to talk about it and where/how to get help. Unfortunately, as is common, the conversation has dwindled. How do we keep this conversation going and how do we prevent another loss? Why do you even need to be worried?  Starting with the why, in recent reports from Center of Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have continued to increase at least 30% in most st... Read More
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Every 12.3 minutes an American dies by suicide. Deaths by suicide are often surrounded by unanswered questions. Those left behind may feel a combination of grief, guilt, anger, and confusion. People experiencing suicidal thoughts often struggle to feel heard. Myths about suicide, such as the idea that talking to a suicidal person an make them more suicidal, are pervasive.  Suicide is a preventable tragedy.  Knowing what to say and what to do when someone is having thoughts of... Read More
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Imagine a future where therapists video chat with their clients.  It’s not as far away as you might think, and it’s only scratching the surface of how therapy is changing.  Therapy will always have the mission of helping people live a happier and healthier life, but the methods of working with and reaching clients are evolving rapidly.  A glimpse of that future... Roughly one in five adults in the U.S. experience mental illness every year. Approximately 6... Read More
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The Silent Cry
People who kill themselves exhibit one or more warning signs, either through what they say or what they do. The more warning signs, the greater the risk.   If a person talks about: Killing themselves. Having no reason to live. Being a burden to others. Feeling trapped. Unbearable pain.   Behavior A person's suicide risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased, especially if it's related to a painful event, loss, or change. ... Read More
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