April 5, 2018

You can now text your emergency to 911

  Starting today, April 2, 2018, if you are not near a landline, you can text your emergency to 911.  This new feature will allow better […]
February 23, 2018

Delaying Action Costs Lives

If a child says he or she is seriously considering suicide or has just made a suicide attempt, immediate treatment at an emergency room may be necessary.  […]
February 10, 2018

Suicide does not discriminate

Each day, an average of 12 young people commit suicide in the United States, leaving behind devastated family and friends. Most youth show clear signs of their […]
January 22, 2018

My Son’s Killer

My son’s suicide note explained the cause of his death. “I want to die. My soul is already dead. Marijuana killed my soul + ruined my […]
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 8, 2016

A Mother’s Story

The battle against anorexia puts one mother’s life in a new direction.   Two years ago, Sandy Rautio had it all: a wonderful husband, four healthy […]
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 11, 2016

Reliving the Past

Each of us has unhealed childhood wounds that affect how we parent. When our child doesn’t make the baseball team or isn’t asked to the school […]
February 26, 2016

Peer Pressure: Help Your Child Make Healthy Decisions

At some point in the middle or high school years, most every child is going to wrestle with peer pressure and confront those three dreaded little […]