May is Mental Health Month

As you may know, May is Mental Health Month, an annual observance designed to increase awareness about mental health and mental illness. Good mental health is essential to overall health and personal well-being. It also contributes to the ability to…

Common Myths about Suicide

The World Health Organization estimates that one million people die each year from suicide. In Alabama alone, suicide is the third leading cause of death for ages 10-24. Every 3.5 days on an average a young person (ages 10-24) is…

Suicide in Youth

Did you know that in Illinois suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-14, the 3rd leading cause of death for ages 12-18, and the 3rd leading cause of death for ages 18-22?If you suspect that your…

Helping At-Risk Youth

In Illinois, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for 10–24-year-olds. Every 2 days on average a young person (ages 10-24) is lost to this “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide. Did you know that in 80% of suicide attempts,…

Every Child Needs a Champion

Did you know that according to the CDC suicide rates for young people ages 10-24 has increased by nearly 60% over the past decade? Or that most child suicides occur in the fall around the start of the year? A…

May is Mental Health Month

As you may know, May is Mental Health Month. Since 1949, Mental Health America and their affiliates across the country have led the observance of May as Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events…