Strategies for Common Morning Challenges
April 25th, 2017
8:30 – 9:30 AM
7644 S. Central Ave
Burbank, IL 60459
Please Call: Diana Byrd, School Social Worker at 708-496-0563 for further information and to reserve a spot.
This Year's National Suicide Prevention Week Is Past, But The Issue Remains Important
Did you know that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, with one suicide occurring on average every 13 minutes? In 2014 (latest available data), there were 42,773 deaths by suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15 to 24 year-olds, and the elderly have the highest rate (over 65) than any other age group.
It is estimated that five million living Americans have attempted to kill themselves. Men are 3.5 times more likely to kill themselves than women, but three times as many women attempt suicide as compared to men.
Please join the Behavioral Health Division, Stickney Public Health District, in continueing the effort to prevent suicide. The theme of this year’s week was “Connect, Communicate, Care”. If you know of someone who has had suicidal thoughts, connect with them immediately and offer care and support. If you or a loved one are in need of immediate assistance, call 911. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is: 1-800-273-TALK.
As always, if you are in need of therapy services, contact the Behavioral Health Division at 708-237-8918 to schedule an appointment or to ask for assistance.
Together we can reduce the number of lives affected by such a needless tragic death
Problems in your marriage or primary intimate relationship can be extremely stressful.
Relationships can be improved with the guidance of a professional. The Behavioral Health Division can help.
Contact us today to schedule a couples therapy appointment.
The Behavioral Health Division is an ally of LGBTQ-identified individuals (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning).
In one national survey, LGBT adults reported higher rates of discrimination compared to heterosexuals. This is one of the most understood causes of minority stress. The level of victimization and discrimination impacts both mental and physical health.
For example, one study showed an increased suicide risk, and another showed higher risks for some types of cancer.
LGBTQ youth are also exposed to many minority stressors, such as harassment and discrimination. The result is a strong risk factor for suicide and suicide attempts. Studies have found high rates of victimization among LGBTQ youth. In one nationwide survey, 84.6 percent of LGBTQ youth reported verbal harassment and 40 percent reported physical harassment. This can result in an increase in mental health problems.
Combating homophobic attitudes is the key to protecting LGBTQ youth. In addition, studies have also concluded that family acceptance, caring adults, and school safety promote health and well-being of LGBTQ youth.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Behavioral Health Division at (708)237-8918 for further information.