Blog Entries - 'Suicide prevention'
on being helpful
Last weekend the Dayton Daily News published a story about a young girl who took her own life shortly after COVID-19 shut things down last March. That got me to thinking - are people taking time to check in on friends
suicide prevention for older adults
I was 10 years old when my paternal grandfather died. He was the only grandfather I'd known, since my mom's dad died when she was just 14 or 15. But I digress. My grandmother grieved as any spouse would, and the rest
real men reach out
It's not just happening in the U.S. Men die by suicide in greater numbers across many countries. In Canada, for example, more than 3700 men died by suicide in 2011, and the numbers haven't been kinder since. The
men and suicide
Men are good at a lot of things (so are women, by the way). But one area they've outshined women across Warren and Clinton Counties isn't the best. That area is suicide completions. By far, men have been more
men and mental health
There's no denying that mental health issues affect men and women. And research indicates that mental illnesses affect women at a higher rate than men. But when it comes to getting help, men just don't do it well.
Waynesville High students shine light on suicide prevention
Some students at Waynesville High School are on a mission of caring. Working with Guidance Counselor Cathy Joefreda, the kids set out to help their classmates learn to identify signs of suicide and how they can talk