September 22, 2017

Teen Suicide

Last week was National Suicide Prevention Week in the U.S. On Tuesday, as many people were out to lunch in downtown Phoenix, a man jumped to […]
May 20, 2016

Help your child cope with trauma

What is the best way to talk to children about tragedy and help them cope with traumatic events? Dr. Prakash Masand, a former consulting professor of […]
May 6, 2016

The Issue of Contagion

Along with the previously mentioned causal factors, a common environmental risk for teens can be exposure to the suicidal behavior of others. When a life is […]
April 22, 2016

Cries For Help

Although threats of suicide and suicidal talk are not new phenomena, they have spread to online platforms in recent years, making them not only more difficult […]
April 8, 2016

Living Testament

The issue of teen suicide has always been extremely real for me because I was there myself less than four years ago.     When I […]
March 25, 2016

I Am Not Alone

Being 13 and just wanting to fit in really takes a toll on a person. I was that age when I first attempted suicide.   I […]
March 11, 2016

Connection To Hope

From Monday to Friday: 20 hours of swimming, 30 hours at school and 12 hours of homework left me 58 hours to socialize, be a teenager […]
February 26, 2016

Complete 180

As a young kid, I was picked on pretty mercilessly by my peers, about anything from my short hair to my crooked teeth.   I would […]
February 12, 2016

Choosing Life

I was blinded when my best friend fell into heroin addiction. Nights of withdrawal were scarring. I cleaned her wounds when she was abused, and doctors […]