Homeless Youth and Suicide

For many of us, November is the month of Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season. It is a time when people gather with family and friends to express gratitude and appreciation for the good things in their lives.…

International Day of Friendship

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…

Mental Health and Suicide

Since 1949, Mental Health America and its affiliates across the country have led the observance of May as Mental Health Awareness Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events, and screenings. It raises awareness of trauma and…

Eating Disorders and Suicide

National Eating Disorders Week was recently held between February 27th and March 5th in our country. The three types of eating disorders that have been studied the most are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge-Eating Disorder. According to the Mayo…

CDC Releases New Statistics

The CDC released a preliminary report regarding changes in suicide rates examined by race, ethnicity, and age. Within the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the authors state that their “…analyses demonstrate disparities in suicide rates among populations based on race…

Suicide Among African Americans

Black History Month in an annual observance and celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their significant role in U.S. history. While there is much to celebrate, there is an alarming trend among this demographic.  Over…

January is Mental Wellness Month

The beginning of a new year is a fresh start and a chance to make the most of the opportunities that come our way. January is Mental Wellness Month and has been designated to recognize the importance of attending to…

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…