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Suicide Myths That Every Educator And Parent Should Know

Suicide Myths That Every Educator And Parent Should Know

Suicide in America is not age specific.

Sadly, teen suicide has become an American epidemic.

Adults are no longer the only ones that experience mental health issues, millions of children in our country struggle with mental illness. One of the biggest challenges that face schools, parents, and medical professionals in identifying children who may be at risk of suicide are the myths that surround it.

In part 2 of a series on the mental health crisis in U.S. schools, NPR spoke to David Jobes, the head of Catholic University’s Suicide Prevention Lab to discuss six common misperceptions of suicide.

Written By: Michelle Rahburn, MAMFT

New Ideas for Resolutions

New Ideas for Resolutions

It can be easy to get stuck in the same routine where you make the same resolutions year after year.  I can’t count the number of times I have promised myself to drink less caffeine!  If you have tried the same few resolutions each year, why not try something different this year? Here are a…

Mental Health In Our Schools and How We Can Help Students

Mental Health In Our Schools and How We Can Help Students

About one in five children in the United States show signs of a mental health disorder – anything from ADHD to eating disorders and suicide. And yet, as NPR has been reporting in their series on the mental health crisis in U.S. schools, many schools aren’t prepared to work with these students. When there are…

The Perfectionist Child

The Perfectionist Child

A little perfectionist likes order, rules, and thrives on certainty. Perfectionism can start at an early age and when parents or caregivers give these children the support they need, they will thrive. However, it can be challenging to teach young children how to to deal with the inevitable reality that not everything can be achieved…

What Does Emotional Intelligence Mean? Part 1

What Does Emotional Intelligence Mean? Part 1

Children experience the same emotions as adults. They can feel everything from happiness to sadness to anger to nervousness to even stress. However unlike adults, many children do not understand how to effectively deal with the range of emotions they experience. Just like other life skills parents pass onto their children, it is also important…

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