Suicide Facts

Suicide Facts

In 2014, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and was the 2nd leading cause of death for those ages 10-34. Men commit suicide four times as often as females, often using lethal methods such as firearms or hanging. 90% of those who have attempted suicide have a diagnosable mental illness.

Many myths surround suicide about the warning signs and interventions.

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Too much to do: Chaos ensues when parents, kids overbook

This article was first published in the East Valley Tribune

“I like baseball,” exclaimed Nathan Wade, 10, a smile encompassing his entire face.

When he was 7, Nathan had a very full schedule, participating in basketball, soccer and karate, in addition to baseball. With his parents, Nathan made decisions about his time and what activities he would enjoy, in addition to his studies at Shumway Leadership Academy in the Chandler School District. Mimi and Michael Wade, and Nathan plus his three siblings, “Team Wade,” work out their schedules.

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How the MHR Network can Save the Day for Solo MH Therapists and Small Clinics/Offices

Since the advent of personal computers, Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems have been deployed throughout the country.

However, a set of unfortunate patterns (for mental health care providers) was quickly being recognized with the deployment of each new system:

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Importance of Self-Care: Giving To Yourself So You Can Give to Others

If you have ever been on a plane, you have likely heard the flight attendant’s instructions in case of an emergency. In the event of an emergency, oxygen masks will drop in front of every passenger. Adults are instructed to place an oxygen mask on themselves before assisting children. The truth of the matter is, you cannot effectively help anyone else until you help yourself, which is why self-care is so important.

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Understanding the Effects of Marijuana on Developing Brains: Not an Innocuous Drug

Lately, there has been a lot of support surrounding the legalization of marijuana. As such, you may have seen media coverage claiming that marijuana is beneficial rather than harmful. Unfortunately, that sends the wrong image to certain populations, such as teenagers. There are more teens that smoke pot than there are teens who consume alcohol. Understanding the effects of marijuana on developing brains is of the utmost importance for all parents.

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The Anxious Parent: Understanding Your Role In Your Child’s Anxiety

Anxiety is a common disorder suffered by many individuals throughout the United States. In fact, it is estimated that roughly 40 million adults suffer from anxiety. If you are among those 40 million people, you are not alone. However, if you are also a parent, you must stop and ask yourself what impact your anxiety is having on your child. As an anxious parent, are you also raising an anxious child?

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Mindfulness Techniques You Need to Know

Mindfulness has a way of improving your life in many ways. For instance, mindfulness enhances your mind and body by reducing stress, improving your ability to fight off illnesses, decreasing recovery times, minimizing symptoms of depression, and improving your overall health. Of course, you cannot simply make the decision to be mindful and hope for the best. Instead, you need to practice mindfulness techniques.

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