Warning Signs of Suicide: Hearing a Cry for Help

Any person exhibiting these behaviors should get care immediately:

Putting their affairs in order and giving away their possessions
Saying goodbye to friends and family
Mood shifts from despair to calm
Planning, possibly by looking around to buy, steal or borrow the tools they need to commit suicide, such as a firearm or prescription medication … More Warning Signs of Suicide: Hearing a Cry for Help

Mental Health Awareness Month seeks to reduce stigma

May is Mental Health Awareness month, established in an effort to help reduce the stigma that is so often still attached to the idea of having a mental illness or emotional problem. Too many people avoid getting help because they don’t want to be seen as “weak” or because they don’t want to talk about … More Mental Health Awareness Month seeks to reduce stigma

How childhood troubles can damage your health

Those who study psychology have long recognized that child abuse and neglect can lead to lifelong emotional problems. Now, scientists also have begun to learn that abuse and neglect of children can also lead to medical illnesses including heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, liver and kidney disease, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. The “ACE” … More How childhood troubles can damage your health