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New Study Could Improve Anxiety Medication

A little bit of fear can protect us from danger, but too much can cause serious psychological discomfort and in some cases mental health issues. New research uncovers the brain circuit involved in processing fear, which could eventually lead to new treatment options for the 18% of Americans who are affected by anxiety disorders each

What You Need to Know before Watching 13 Reason’s Why

If you’re plugged into social media, watch the news, or have a teen at home, chances are you have heard or seen something about the wildly popular Netflix series, 13 Reason’s Why (13RW). In fact, according to Fizzology, a research firm that analyzes social media data, 13RW inspired more tweets during its premiere week than

Gone But Not Forgotten

The suicide prevention and mental health community mourns the loss of one of their own, Amy Bluel. Bluel is best known for her nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting hope and love for those who are struggling with mental illness, suicide, addiction and self-injury, Project Semicolon.

Nebraska LOSS Teams’ Conference Brings Exciting Changes

Nebraska LOSS Teams’ conference, Uniting to Support Survivors of Suicide Loss, took place late last month in Omaha. The creator of the LOSS postvention model, Dr. Frank Campbell, joined us for the two and a half day conference and shared his vast experience in working with suicide survivors.

Railroad Systems Initiate Suicide Prevention Efforts

Suicide is currently the 10th leading cause of death for all ages in the United States. While suicide by handguns and prescription drug overdoses are the two most common methods, death by train has also become a problem. According to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) there are roughly 275-325 completed railroad suicides per year with

Music as Therapy

I recently wrote a blog entitled Winter at Carnegie Hall, which was about an 18 year old pianist from Missouri, named Liam, who died by suicide. Following his death, his mother Lisa sought out a way to honor his memory.

“Winter” at Carnegie Hall

A Missouri teenager’s original composition “Winter” was performed at the famous Carnegie Hall’s Christmas concert on December 19th. However, Liam Picker, the talented young pianist who composed the piece was not able hear his masterpiece come to life.

Metro Area LOSS Team Monthly Update

The Metro Area LOSS Team met on Tuesday February 23rd, for the first time since November. In December, we turned our regular meeting into a holiday party at DJ’s Dugout. Meeting for a fun evening out gave us an opportunity to bond and get to know each other better. Since our January meeting was canceled

Princess Kate Pledges Mental Health Help If Her Children Have A Need

Princess Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge, made a powerful statement on the new children’s mental health pod cast series, Child in Mind.

How To Approach Bullying

Heading back to school can be an exciting time, but for children who have experienced bullying, it can be very stressful. It’s not uncommon for youth who have been victims to be hesitant to tell their parents about what has been going on, in fear that they will go to the school...