Parental Strategies to Make Social Media a Safe, Enriching Resource for Children

Feb 21, 2019

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, social media is the primary way a large percentage of teens and tweens in the United States socialize. The vast majorities of teens and tweens have mobile devices and use them multiple times throughout the day to access different social media sites, particularly:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Snapchat

As a result of the close connection many teens have with social media in this day and age, parents need to understand the benefits as well as risks …

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How to Effectively Care for Yourself During the Holidays as a Survivor of Suicide Loss

Jan 30, 2019

If you find yourself grieving the loss of a loved one by suicide during the holiday season, you are not alone. Approximately one in 64 people in the United States are survivors of suicide at this juncture in time, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That amounts to about 4.5 million people in the country.

People, who lose a loved one to suicide recently, or even quite a long time ago, can face uniquely challenging issues during the holiday season. As a …

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Taking Care of Your Physical Self to Support Your Mental Health

Jan 30, 2019

It’s easy to let yourself go when you’re stuck in a deep depression that makes you feel self-conscious and like there’s no way out. Taking proper care of your physical self in support of your mental health is the first way to getting back in control.

Your physical health is connected to your emotional and mental health, which is why it’s so important to take care of your physical health. The likelihood of you staying well decreases as your physical health declines.

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10 Ways to Prevent Suicide

Jan 30, 2019

By Sarah Griffith Lund

People I deeply love have teetered on the edge of death, driven by thoughts of self-harm, and are alive today, still. Dying by suicide remains one of the leading causes of death in our country, however, there is much we can do to prevent suicide. Based on my personal experiences with family members, in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day, here’s 10 things each of us can do that will help save lives. 

  1. Spread hope. 

In ways that are sincere and …

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