What’s In Your ‘Hope Box’?

A common approach used to treat people who are depressed and thinking about suicide is to help them identify and remember several reasons for hope and to keep living. One specific intervention often used in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to cultivate hope is to create a “hope box” (also known as a “crisis kit”), a collection of … Read more…

How to Support Someone During a Psychiatric Hospitalization

If someone you care about has been hospitalized related to a mental health condition, you may have found this situation confusing and overwhelming, and you may have felt you weren’t well-equipped to handle it. This can be even more stressful if it’s the first time you’ve ever faced this challenge. I’ve worked for many years … Read more…

Raising Awareness to Prevent Suicide: Results from a National Survey

The month of September includes National Suicide Prevention Month, National Suicide Prevention Week, and World Suicide Prevention Day. So it’s timely and of interest that the Harris Poll organization recently released the results from their online survey of 2,020 US adults (age 18 and over) regarding attitudes and experiences related to suicide awareness. The survey was … Read more…

Join the Voices for Recovery!

Each September, SAMHSA, the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsors “National Recovery Month” to increase awareness of mental health and substance use issues. Some of the key themes of the month-long event are that mental health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatments are effective, and recovery is possible. The Recovery … Read more…

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