Tag Archives: suicide prevention

Keep Your Cool

The mercury isn't the only thing rising as a heat wave grips our area. When the air sizzles, tempers flare, depression smolders, and suicide risks spike. Studies have linked sudden increases in temperature to rising numbers of emergency department visits for behavioral health concerns and to a jump in suicides. Furthermore, studies have found a…
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Suicide Safer Communities

We all have a role in suicide prevention. We can monitor our own wellness and seek help. We can recognize when others are in distress and provide varying levels of support. We can remove access to lethal means. We can promote healthy choices. We can educate ourselves on mental health challenges, helpful things to do,…
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Mental Health First Aid

Important Training Provides the Tools Needed to Save Lives Traditional first aid training teaches participants to perform CPR or create a tourniquet to save lives. Mental Health First Aid provides the skills to help during a mental health crisis. The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board will offer this training on June 19-20. Through role-playing and…
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First Aid

By Michelle Wagaman, Prevention Services Coordinator I married into a family that is really into games - like dedicate entire large closets to shelves and shelves of board games. There are childhood classics like Sorry! and Life, every version of Trivia Pursuit, card games like Bridge and 500, newer games like Apples to Apples and…
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