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Surviving Quarantine

Social distancing plays an important role in preventing the spread of COVID-19. This doesn’t mean that coping with the disruption in your normal routine will be easy. Previously existing mental health conditions, including depressive and anxiety disorders, can also impact an individual’s ability to cope with isolation. Here are five ways to cope with being …

Five Ways to Help Children Cope with COVID-19

Children may respond to stress in different ways including regressing from previous milestones or becoming more clingy, anxious, withdrawing, angry or agitated,  and even bedwetting. Here are five ways to help them navigate COVID-19. Manage your own anxieties– Children pick up on the emotions of the adults around them even when they try to hide …

Myths and Facts About Mental Health

Your mental health impacts how you think, feel and carry on in day-by-day life. It likewise influences your capacity to adapt to pressure, beat difficulties, construct connections, and recuperate from life’s misfortunes and hardships.Stable mental health is not only the absence of mental health issues. Being mentally or genuinely healthy is significantly more important than …

White Noise as a Sleep Aid

White Noise as a Sleep Aid

DEFINITION White noise is a mix of many sonic frequencies of equal intensity. What is White Noise? Whirring fans, rustling wind, and babbling waterfalls are all examples of ambient noise: Soothing, appealing sounds that help mask unwanted noise, creating a calming atmosphere. Some say this type of “white noise” aids focus and helps sleep. What …

Alcohol and Sleep

Alcohol causes drowsiness. This has led to the popular misconception that it can aid sleep. Up to 20 percent of Americans report using alcohol as a sleep aid. However, alcohol negatively impacts the quality of your sleep, as well as how long you can expect to sleep. Alcohol consumption before bed causes interrupted sleep, due …

How to Rebuild Your Finances After Rehab

“Addiction is a lifelong battle, and getting your finances back on track is part of making a full recovery. It can ease your stress and reduce the urge to relapse into drug and alcohol abuse..” Click on the link below to read more on how to rebuild financially while maintaining sobriety.

Suicide Prevention


The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 1 million people die each year from suicide. Mental health studies conclude that people with poor mental health are 10 times more likely to attempt suicide. Every year in the United States, more than 36,000 individuals die by suicide. To those not in the grips of suicidal depression and despair, it’s difficult to understand what drives so many individuals to take their own lives. But a suicidal person is in so much pain that he or she can see no other option. More often than not, these occurrences are due to chemical imbalances in the brain. Here are four tips for dealing with suicidal thoughts:

1) Know that there is always help. Seek the help of a counselor or call a suicide help-line. Death is not the answer and will not solve your problems. There is hope for you.

2) Always take your medication. Individuals who are prescribed anti-psychotic or antidepressant medications should under no circumstances stop their medication unless otherwise directed by a physician.

3)Speak up if you’re worried. A common misconception is that talking about suicide will lead someone to follow through with the thought or people who talk about suicide won’t really do it. Almost everyone who attempts suicide has given some clue or warning. Don’t ignore even indirect references to death or suicide. Statements like “You’ll be sorry when I’m gone,” “I can’t see any way out,” — no matter how casually or jokingly said, may indicate serious suicidal feelings.

4)Take all threats seriously and respond quickly. If a friend or family member tells you that he or she is thinking about death or suicide, it’s important to evaluate the immediate danger the person is in. Those at the highest risk for suicide in the near future have a specific suicide PLAN, the MEANS to carry out the plan, a TIME SET for doing it, and an INTENTION to do it. If a suicide attempt seems imminent, call a local crisis center, dial 911, or take the person to an emergency room. Remove guns, drugs, knives, and other potentially lethal objects from the vicinity but do not, under any circumstances, leave a suicidal person alone.

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If you or someone you know are thinking of self harm please call 911 or call the national suicide prevention line  tel:1-800-273-8255