Linking Suicide and Intimate Partner Violence

Linking Suicide and Intimate Partner Violence

About 1 in 10 teens who have been on a date were also physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year.  February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness and protect teens from violence. Teens and young adults who...
Using Wellness Planning to Conquer the New Year

Using Wellness Planning to Conquer the New Year

January 1st is always a time of reflection and planning for me.  A brand new calendar (I still get a paper one every year), full of promise and possibilities, awaits my sharpened pencils.  First, I review the past year and force myself to acknowledge the successes,...
Volunteer Voice: David Garson

Volunteer Voice: David Garson

When I was 22 years old, I tried to commit suicide and it changed the course of my life forever. At the time, I was living in California and had an undiagnosed mental illness (Bipolar 2 Disorder) and it led to me having a psychotic break.  My life began to sound like...