Movember: More than a Mustache

  As November rolls in, across the world men visit their local barber or pick up their razors and scrape their faces clean in anticipation of a now annual event that has crossed national and cultural lines: Movember.  What started as a small group of friends and colleagues in Australia has grown to become an […] Continue reading →

Explaining Palliative Care

Palliative care is a unique form of care, distinct from hospice, and an essential part of caregiving for those with long term, chronic, or terminal illness. The word hospice is bandied about today with little thought as to its actual purpose and its importance in the end of life care of individuals.  Palliative care, too often […] Continue reading →

Preventive Measures for Adolescent Suicidal Behavior

Adolescent-Suicidal-Behavior A Practical Guide for Pro-Active Detection and Prevention of Adolescent Suicidal Behavior One in five teens in the United States seriously considers suicide annually and suicide is the third leading cause of death in adolescents, according to the American Psychological Association. While many of the behaviors contained herein are that of any “normal” teenager, this […] Continue reading →

Suicide Prevention, Warning Signs, Resources

Suicide Prevention Warning Signs Suicide Prevention: Warning Signs, Questions, and  Resources What’s the best way to provide grief counseling and bereavement care to someone who is suffering the loss of a loved one to suicide? Eliminate the reason to provide the service in the first place. The American Academy of Bereavement recognizes Suicide Prevention Month as an opportunity to engage […] Continue reading →