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DIFFERENT BEHAVIORS, SIMILAR ISSUES: THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN SELF-INJURY AND SUBSTANCE USE

Children as young as 3 years of age are doing it. Adults who do this are 37 times more likely to attempt suicide in a one-year period. You have 12-months to intervene before...

THE REAL REASONS WHY MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER ARE DYING FROM DRUGS, ALCOHOL, AND...

Experts break down the top reasons why hundreds of thousands continue to die from these causes with every passing year. In America, a quiet catastrophe is claiming tens of thousands of lives...

HOW TO GET OUT OF A “NEGATIVE SPIRAL”

We all go through trials and tribulations in life. We experience pain, discomfort, sadness and disappointment as human beings. We know what it is like to feel down and in the...

Mental Heath: Eliminating The Stigma

I am so proud to have been a part of the first ever Broward Mental Health Summit held on September 12th, 2018! This was a hugely successful event which brought awareness...

Researchers Call for a Unified Approach to Preventing Suicides and Other Self-Injury Deaths

Self-injury mortality (SIM), a composite of all methods of suicide and estimated non-suicide deaths from drug self-intoxication, has surpassed diabetes as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States,...

MAKING ANXIETY MANAGEABLE

There are things in life that we never think of controlling. We tend not to worry about those things or try to change them. For example, I used to live around...

THE TEMPLE OF THE NINE

In the 1990’s, a unique cluster of musicians helped push grunge into loftier, and more commercial heights. Among them were Chester Bennington, Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, Shannon Hoon, Michael Hutchence, Bradley...

FILLING THE EMPTIED WELL: TREATING CO-DEPENDENCY AS A STRESS-RELATED DISORDER- PART 1 OF 3

Co-dependents have a bad rap! As family members of those with addictive disorders, we are often considered harder to treat than the addicts themselves. We are frequently angry, rigid, blaming, lying...

How Could I Wish It Had Been An Overdose?

My husband and I had just had dinner at a restaurant when he got a call on his mobile phone. The officer who called said they’d meet us in the parking...

Living Beyond – BE PREPARED AND AWARE: SUICIDE PREVENTION

You are not alone; suicidal ideation occurs when someone is considering taking his or her own life. It is the constant dwelling and preoccupation with suicide that heightens the risk. It...

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