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September 28, 2018

Suicide: How You Can Make a Difference

  What are your thoughts about the following NIMH article on suicide prevention? “June 11, 2018 • Science Update The recent deaths of high-profile public figures and a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on rising suicide rates have brought the topic of suicide into everyday conversations. It’s important to know some facts and to know what…

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September 26, 2018

Grief and mourning gone awry: pathway and course of complicated grief

    Share your thoughts on the following NCBI article: “M. Katherine Shear, MD* Author information ► Copyright and License information ▼ Disclaimer Copyright : © 2012 LLS This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly…

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September 25, 2018

Therapy Reduces Risk in Suicidal Youth

                  Please let us know your thoughts on some of the most recent NIMH findings in the below article: “Preventing suicide has proven to be a difficult public health challenge. The suicide rate has climbed in recent years across age groups. In adolescents, suicide is the second…

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April 2, 2018

Hubs Help Native American Communities Address Youth Suicide

Three NIMH-funded collaborative research hubs are exploring the factors behind the high suicide rates among American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) youth and designing and testing approaches to preventing suicide. In each hub, research centers and tribal or urban AI/AN leaders and organizations are working together to provide information on which to base effective, community-based,…

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December 20, 2016

Circumstances are not Predictive of Happiness

Many of us fall into the trap of being emotional slaves to our circumstances.  The truth is that circumstances have very little to do with our happiness, satisfaction, and joy. It is suggested that happiness is much more of a choice than a consequence of one’s good fortune. Circumstances are defined as: “condition, detail, part,…

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November 14, 2016

Don’t Confuse Acceptance with Agreement

    What do you think about this quote? What exactly is the difference between acceptance and agreement? Acceptance is defined as,  “1 : an agreeing either expressly or by conduct to the act or offer of another so that a contract is concluded and the parties become legally bound. 2 : the quality or…

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September 26, 2016

The Wise Emotional Investment

Do you agree with the above quote by Dr. Henry Cloud? Emotional investment is defined as “Being emotionally invested means that you care about someone to the point that you are vulnerable to being hurt by them. Being emotionally invested isn’t something that we should jump into or to allow to happen lightly. Being emotionally…

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April 18, 2016

Why Codependent Relationships are Harmful

Do you agree? Codependent relationships can be harmful and even destructive. Codependent relationships are defined by various sources as the following “Codependent relationships are a type of dysfunctional helping relationship where one person supports or enables another person’s addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement a psychological condition or a relationship in which a…

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