Posts on ‘prevention’

Turning Mental Health Awareness Month to Personal Awareness

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Written by Emmy Crouter, MSW. As it’s Mental Health Awareness Month we at the Pennock Center find ourselves thinking about what we can do on a day to day basis to combat the stigma surrounding mental health. This year, we challenge ourselves and those around us to turn inward and examine our own actions that […]

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Bullying: A Deeper Perspective

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Article by Laura Amelia Gutierrez, MA October is Bullying Prevention Month, the month we also celebrate Halloween. This is fitting, as Halloween is a holiday that symbolizes the shadowy side of humanity. Sadly, bullying is a human behavior that has proven to have its evolutionary advantages. What advantages you ask? Research done on primates suggest […]

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

By Laura Gutierrez, MA Statistics on Suicide Major depression is the foremost cause of disability in the United States and it is often referred to as the “common cold” of mental illness and a condition that typically precedes suicidal ideation. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention the rate of suicide is highest among […]

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Bullying: It’s Not Childsplay

Monday, October 12th, 2015

 By Lauren Johnson, MSW Bullying doesn’t just happen on the playground. Thanks to technology, it may be happening right under your nose. Do you currently know a child or adolescent that is being bullied in school? Chances are you or someone close to you has experienced bullying behaviors as the National Center for Education Statistics […]

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Violence Prevention Begins with Knowledge

Monday, October 12th, 2015

By Lauren Johnson, MSW October is Domestic Violence Awareness & National Bullying Prevention Month. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), violence in intimate relationships accounts for 15% of all violent crime. Many still think of domestic violence only as it relates to physical assaults, however violence  in intimate relationships often also includes […]

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