Posts on ‘suicide’

Mental Illness Awareness Week: October 6 – October 12, 2019

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Borrowed from the National Alliance for Mental Illness The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) has designed the week of October 6th as Mental Illness Awareness Week. So what is mental illness? It is a condition that can affect someone’s thinking, behavior or mood. It may also affect the ability to relate well to others, […]

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S.P.E.A.K.: Suicide, Prevention, Education, Awareness and Knowledge

Monday, March 25th, 2019

The Brighton Youth Commission (BYC) is a body of 22 youth and 6 adults who are appointed by the Brighton City Council to study matters and plan events impacting youth and families in the City of Brighton. One of their biggest projects is SPEAK Week. SPEAK (Suicide Prevention Education and Knowledge) started in 2012 after the death […]

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Just Ask: Preventing Suicide

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

In light of the recent celebrity suicides, you may be asking yourself what to do if you suspect that a friend or loved one is struggling with thoughts of ending their life. The topic of suicide can be very overwhelming and it’s understandable to feel at a loss of what to do about it. We […]

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Men and Mental Health

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Article by Laura A. Gutierrez, MA Studies show that men of all ages and ethnicities are less likely to seek out help for mental health issues. This is so even though men suffer from mental health issues as much as women or more. APA President and Nova Southeastern University psychologist Ronald F. Levant feels the […]

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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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