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Suicide: Who is at risk and how do we prevent it?

April 6, 2020
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An improved understanding of the types of suicide, who is most at risk of dying by suicide, and how we can prevent suicide is important to reverse the trend and ensure healthy futures for individuals who struggle with suicidal thinking and/or impulsive behaviors.

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Crucial Conversations: Discussing suicide and mental health

June 18, 2018
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Dr. Raymond J. Kotwicki, Skyland Trail Charles B. West Chief Medical Officer, recently offered these thoughts on discussing suicide and suicide prevention. With the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, suicide and mental health are becoming more commonly discussed. Kitchen-table discussions about suicide and psychiatric illnesses can be scary and complex, but having difficult…

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6 Steps to Develop a Safety Plan

February 24, 2017
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Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the Unites States. Every year, more than 44,000 Americans die by suicide. While there is no “one size fits all” treatment for someone experiencing suicidal thoughts, evidence shows that protective factors can help lessen the likelihood of suicide among adults. At Skyland Trail, clients learn to identify…

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