Veterans and Suicide

Veterans Day, November 11th, is an important day for every American and is intended to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love for their country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. This day of remembrance celebrates…

Back to School

Going back to school can bring excitement for some kids, and for others, some anticipation and worry. Young children can get nervous about leaving parents. Older children may feel anxious about academics or how they’ll fit in with their peers.…

A Friend Asks

July 30th  is the International Day of Friendship. Taking an interest in your friend, their interests and what’s going on with them and the people in their lives is something that is always appreciated. One of the main benefits of…

Veterans May Need Assistance

During the 4th of July and throughout the year, it is important to recognize our veterans and the sacrifices they have made, even once they are back on US soil. According to the Veteran’s Association, the suicide rate among veterans…

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,…