#BeTheOneTo – Suicide Prevention

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by Chris AbatelliOctober 17, 2017 It is estimated that 36,000 Americans commit suicide every year and that over 800,000 attempts of suicide occur in a year. These attempts might be avoided through education, understanding, and professional help. Unfortunately, many who make suicide attempts never seek the professional care needed and may believe that there is no way out of his/her situation. Unanswered QuestionsSurvivors of those who die from suicide are left with so many unanswered questions. When a friend is depressed or shows symptoms of being suicidal, many people are still afraid to ask...

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Preventing Cyberbullying

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Internet Safety for Children By Mrs. Elizabeth Geiling, MSED, LMHCAugust 23, 2017 Being a Savvy ParentSeptember is National Suicide Prevention Month. Children’s and teen’s suicide statistics have almost doubled in the last decade. There are many reasons for this increase but one predominant theory is cyberbullying and other predatory internet actions, considered especially dangerous because of the potential for anonymity. Be a savvy parent by using these guidelines: If you are technologically limited, make an effort to learn and continue learning. Most communities offer adult education...

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Is My Child Suicidal?

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by Janet SiryApril 22, 2017 . Help Me, Lord! My Child May Be Suicidal “I lift my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”     Psalm 121:1-2 People of all ages can have feelings of desperation. We may feel abandoned and forgotten, misunderstood and desolate. We yearn for peace and understanding, even when it seems like an impossible dream. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (, more than twice as many people in New York State die from suicide than by homicide. Suicidal...

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