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Mental Health

Suicide Prevention – we all can make a difference

September is Suicide Prevention month. This started in 2003 by the World Health Organization to create awareness that suicide is preventable. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone. It is important to know the warning signs and what to do to help. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Every year more…

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Stress and the Holidays

As you know, the holiday season is quickly approaching and although the storybook image is that of a happy and joyous occasion, for many the reality lies elsewhere– especially for those living in poverty. Stress, depression and even relapse of drug and alcohol abuse this time of year can manifest for several reasons: social isolation,…

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