Suicide in Teens

photo-1492045227812-30e5649087d2Suicide tends to be a taboo subject, and can be scary to talk about. Suicide in teens can be an even more difficult topic to broach. It is, however, important if you have teens of your own or work with adolescents to be aware of the signs of suicidality in teenagers and know what you can do if you notice these signs.

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Suicide Prevention

10913notalone-retinaSuicide is a difficult topic to read about, or even think about, but it is important to have discussions surrounding suicide to raise awareness of its impact and what we as people can do to help prevent suicide. I am sure that you, or someone you know, has been affected by suicide in some way and, unfortunately, suicide is not 100% preventable, but ...

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The Power of an Hour: The Effects of Daylight Savings Time

It’s that time of the year again, daylight savings time. If you’re still irked about losing that hour of sleep last March, when most of the country went on Daylight savings time, here’s some good news… This month you get it back! Daylight savings time will officially end at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 4th, so if you haven’t heard already, you need to set your clocks back (“fall back”) one sanah-suvarna-161883-unsplashhour.

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What is EAP Therapeutic Counseling?

Are you interested in EAP therapeutic counseling services but aren’t sure what to expect? EAP counseling is based on the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) counseling theory developed lesly-juarez-220845by Steve de Shazer and Kim Berg in the late 1970s. SFBT entails using future focused, goal- oriented counseling techniques by developing clear, concise and realistic goals. Your EAP counselor will help to look ...

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Suicide Prevention

The first point I want to stress is that suicide is preventable. There are steps that concerned people can take to help guide someone who is struggling out of the despair that most often fuels suicidal thinking, toward hope and recovery. There is effective professional treatment, effective on-line and telephone support services, and effective peer based mutual support and recovery programs.

Even with these effective resources, the problem is growing and has reached ...

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The Love Comes First

As the year went by I watched a gradual transformation occur. Bit by bit my friend restored every inch of that car. As we faced final exams that year, my friend arrived in what had become a shining, rumbling, teenage automotive dream. It was as beautiful as the image he had described in the fall.

What I’ve learned from that experience is that the love comes first. That car looked like a disaster to me. He loved it, saw the possibilities ...

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Men and Mental Health: Questioning the Data

Mental health in MenANumerous studies over the decades show a clear indication that women tend to exhibit higher rates of some mental health issues than men. An analysis of data from the World Health Organization by Daniel Freeman, a Professor of Clinical Psychology and MRC Senior Clinical Fellow at Oxford University, showed that women have significantly higher rates of all the most ...

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Anxiety & Depression: The Psychology of Infertility

Erin O’Neill, LCSW-R

infertility-depressionApril 19-25 is National Infertility Awareness Week and we at Capital Counseling felt it was important to share information about some of the stressors that persons with Infertility might experience. With 1 in 8 couples (or 12% of married women) having trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy, infertility is not uncommon. Moreover, studies have shown that more than half (53.8%) ...

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Comprehending Suicide

Comprehending SuicideMany of life’s unexpected tragedies cause deep emotional and psychological pain. While many often raise seemingly unanswerable questions, virtually none create the wounds, doubts, and self-blame that suicide does. People die. We know that and in a way, we accept it. The death of a friend or loved one through an outside agency can eventually be accepted as the natural ...

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