Archive for September, 2007

Sep 27 2007

A video about love and friendship

This is what love and friendship should really look like!

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Sep 23 2007

Facing a Custody Evaluation?

A divorce is traumatic enough. Having to face a custody evaluation only adds to the tremendous stress everyone in the family experiences.

A custody evaluation typically is ordered by the court when parents are viewed as being in extreme conflict and the decision about who gets custody and the nature of the visitation schedule Continue Reading »

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Sep 19 2007

The evolution of the human brain

A half-billion years ago, the three pounds of neurons and neural networks of our human brain began to evolve from sponges and ancient sea creatures.

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Sep 03 2007

Survivors of Suicide: family, friends, and significant others

The Center for Disease Control (CDC)┬ and the American Suicidology Association estimate that for every completed suicide there are 6 survivors. Therefore, in the last 25 years there have been approximately 25 million survivors of suicide.

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Sep 03 2007

Suicide Risk Factors

Depression is the leading cause of suicide among all groups. Identifying and understanding the symptoms and treatment for depression is a primary goal of preventing suicide in the world.

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Sep 02 2007

What should you do if you know someone is thinking of suicide?

Listening from our heart┬ is┬ so┬ important.┬ It doesn’t necessarily matter what the concerns of our friends and loved ones might be. For us to listen, can be so helpful and mean so much.

When┬ someone we care about┬ has thoughts of┬ suicide, it is┬ most important to┬ tell the difference between someone who is feeling blue…”wow, i am so unhappy!” and someone who may be thinking, “I am nobody here. No one cares about me and life is so horrible, I┬ want to be dead.” ┬

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Sep 02 2007

What happens every 16 minutes in the United States?

Suicide. Yes, as shocking as this seems, every 16 minutes someone commits suicide in the United States.

In 2004, 32,000 individuals from all ages and all walks of life took their own lives. This represents 89 suicides per day or 1 person every 16 minutes who dies at their own hand.

Men are 4 times more likely than women to die from suicide. However, women are 3 times more likely to report attempting suicide. Also, suicide rates are higher among young people and those over age 65 than other groups.

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Sep 02 2007

Access to vital information and research data

Interested in the latest information about disease, risk of injury, child abuse and mistreatment data, health and wellness?

I believe the best site available is the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website. Click on the blue link or copy this url…

www.cdc.gov.

You will be amazed at the data available!

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