teen culture

Ask Dr. Cash: What are the risk factors for suicide?

A combination of individual, relational, community, and societal factors contribute to the risk of suicide. (Risk factors are those characteristics associated with suicide—they are not necessarily the direct causes) Risk Factors Family history of suicide Family history of child maltreatment Previous suicide attempt(s) History of mental disorders, particularly clinical depression[…]

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HOPE︱For A Better Tomorrow

Be The Light So Others Might See Hopelessness. I think we all can empathize with the feeling. At some point in our lives, most of us will go through a period of time, or perhaps deal with certain circumstances where we truly feel as if there is no way out…that[…]

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A Letter to Parents: When Friends Hate

My daughter, Katie, just turned 18. It was senior year and preparations were in place for her graduation celebration. I couldn’t have been a prouder mom! Katie and her friends were ready to enjoy the summer as graduates. But in the blink of an eye it all changed. A turn[…]

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