Putting a HALT to our Self-Destructive Behaviors

Putting a HALT to our Self-Destructive Behaviors

Putting a HALT to our Self-Destructive Behaviors

How many times have most of us vowed “I’m done [insert your favorite unhealthy behavior], and I’m never doing it again,” only to find yourself doing it again? How frustrating. Yet this is the experience most of us have when attempting…

Finding Support on Your Grief Journey

Finding Support on Your Grief Journey
Everyone grieves differently. Your grief depends on many factors, including your personality and coping style, your life experience, your previous experience with grief and loss, your faith practices, the nature of the loss and how you view it. The grief...

How to Communicate Following a Suicide: 4 Lessons From the Media

How to Communicate Following a Suicide: 4 Lessons From the Media
By Bob VandePol, MSW More than 50 research studies worldwide have found that certain types of news coverage can increase the likelihood of suicide in vulnerable individuals. The magnitude of the increase is related to the amount, duration and prominence...

Crisis Response Guidelines After a Suicide

Crisis Response Guidelines After a Suicide
By Bob VandePol, MSW Don't Let Tragedy Lead to Another Tragedy Death powerfully jars our concept of the way life is supposed to be. When the death is by suicide, those feeling are magnified. How leaders respond after death by...

Is the news stressing you out? Tips for surviving the negative news cycle.

Is the news stressing you out? Tips for surviving the negative news cycle.

Research shows that when we’re exposed to negatively skewed news programs we’re more likely to experience negative feelings like anxiety, anger, sadness and fear. More surprisingly, researchers found these feelings can transfer over to our personal concerns, so we’re likely to be more pessimistic about our own lives and prospects for the future. Learn how you can address this negativity bias and be a better consumer of news content.

Preventing Suicide: Why Talking About “It” Is Essential

Preventing Suicide: Why Talking About “It” Is Essential
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, over 40,000 Americans die by suicide each year and for every individual who dies by suicide, 25 others...