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Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a major concern in the United States. In fact, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for Americans 10 years and over in 2009. The positive news is that with the right information and willingness to reach out to someone in need, we all can help prevent suicide. If you are having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (toll-free).

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5 ways to help teens overcome suicidal thoughts

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Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty September 10, 2020

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Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham September 9, 2020

Awareness, intervention help with suicide prevention

National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 6–12. Learn about risk factors, warning signs and 4 things you can do to help someone who is feeling suicidal.

Jessie Wolf LICSW By Jessie Wolf September 8, 2020

Understanding Anxiety

Having occasional feelings of anxiety is a normal part of life. But people with anxiety disorders experience frequent and excessive anxiety, fear, terror and panic in regards to everyday situations. Learn more in this blog entry.

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