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When Offering Support, Keep Self-Care in Mind Posted on Jan 24

When Offering Support, Keep Self-Care in Mind

When a friend or loved one is suicidal, self-care often becomes an afterthought. In that moment of crisis, priorities change, focus shifts, and everything becomes about doing anything and everything possible to get that person the help they need. This shifting of focus and priorities   …Continue Reading When Offering Support, Keep Self-Care in Mind

September Is Suicide Prevention Month Posted on Sep 21

September Is Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and there is no better time to begin or renew our commitment to taking care of ourselves and each other. Too many people have been affected by the tragedy of suicide, either directly or indirectly, and we in the   …Continue Reading September Is Suicide Prevention Month

How to Quit Smoking During Pregnancy! Posted on Jul 1

How to Quit Smoking During Pregnancy!

Most people know that smoking causes cancer, heart disease, and other major health problems.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking during pregnancy can cause various health problems including premature birth (being born too early), some birth defects, and can result in   …Continue Reading How to Quit Smoking During Pregnancy!