As we’ve heard recently in the news, suicide rates have increased 30 percent since 2000. In order to stem this tide, we all need to know more about why and when to be on alert and then what action to take, because knowing the warnings signs and what to do if you notice them can help you save the life of a loved one, friend, co-worker or employee.
Meet Lisa.* She is 17 years old and receiving outpatient care from Pine Rest. Not long ago, Lisa attempted suicide. She had been abused by her father since the age of three. Although he was ultimately sent to prison for these…
The Christmas prior to starting therapy at Pine Rest, my daughter didn’t think she was worthy of living. That year, we both cried the entire way to our family gathering. My daughter suffered from high anxiety and was very depressed….
It’s tempting to rush to faith-driven explanations for seemingly senseless events and tragedy, but they often incite further hurt, frustration or even rage.