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We provide original articles about the most current, most pressing, and sometimes controversial subjects relating to suicide & mental health. Our goal is to provide insight, thoughtfulness, information and knowledge.

The Problem with Mental Health in America

We have a problem in America. Not enough people have access to proper mental health education and they don’t have access to doctors that can help with their mental illness. Should our government be doing more? What needs to be done? 14.7% (over 6.3 million) of adults...

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Volunteering Makes You Happier and Live Longer

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention" - Oscar Wilde   Did you know that the human brain is hard wired to give to others? Volunteering can help you reduce your stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated and provide a...

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The Truth About Assisted Suicide

Assisted suicide can be a touchy subject to talk about. There are people out there who don’t agree with it and people that do. This topic recently came up because our founder had to come to the extremely difficult decision to put her family dog down. For a lot of...

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My Grief Comes In Waves

“I think I’m in the anger stage.” My father tells me this in the bleak morning of Monday, December 4, 2017. The sun is streaming through the windows and the air is bitter and cold, even within the house. My skin is clammy and I feel so tired, yet wide awake. I clutch...

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What is a Panic Attack?

What is a panic attack? How long do they last? Are they scary? A panic attack is psychological and is an overreaction of your adrenal system. A panic attack can happen within a moment’s notice. They occur because there is a sense of danger and your mind and body start...

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What Parents Leave Behind After Suicide

In 2016, the highest suicide rate (19.72) was among adults between 45 and 54 years of age. The second highest rate (18.98) occurred in those 85 years or older. There isn't a way to prepare oneself for dealing with a family member or friend's suicide. Most...

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