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These articles are written to be a resource for families, as well as other professionals in behavior health.

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Do You Have Disturbing Thoughts?

Do You Have Disturbing Thoughts?

Have you ever been sitting, walking or doing something and then, all of a sudden, a strange, disturbing thought or image pops into your mind? It may be a recurring fear that you are not good enough, that folks won’t like you, that you will do something that causes...

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Is Happiness the Best Feeling?

Is Happiness the Best Feeling?

As I continue to contemplate aging and wrangle with acceptance, I often wonder which feeling is predominant. People often ask if happiness is the goal of life and I wonder what happiness truly means. In truth, I have always had trouble with that feeling. It feels too...

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How Families Cope After Suicide

How Families Cope After Suicide

When I was 7, my father died by suicide. To say I was traumatized to learn that he hung himself with a tie would be an understatement.  My mother, also experiencing this trauma, had no place where she could share her loss and the feelings of guilt and shame and anger...

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September Is National Suicide Prevention Month

September Is National Suicide Prevention Month

Funny how we delegate days and months to certain causes. The truth is that every day should be a suicide prevention day. Sadly, death by suicide is among the leading causes of death overall in the United States. There are, on average, 123 suicides each day. It is the...

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Back to School During National Recovery Month

Back to School During National Recovery Month

September is officially here, and with it comes the welcome return to school for many students. The pandemic drags on, but there is hope for a return to normalcy in the coming months ahead. Still, living in the time of Covid comes with several stressors and concerns...

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