About seventy-five percent of people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder are women. (Gunderson, 2011) People with this disorder display great instability, including major shifts in mood, an unstable self-image and impulsivity. (APA, 2013) When combined, these characteristics can make their relationships very unstable. (Paris, 2010) People with Borderline Personality DisorderContinue Reading

Suicide is the epidemic that is rarely mentioned, unless a celebrity is found dead and there happens to be a note left behind.  Suicides have increased more than 30 percent nationwide since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to a recent Wall Street JournalContinue Reading

If you are contemplating suicide, seek help immediately! Things CAN get better. Let others know that something is wrong. Share your feelings with a relative or close friend, your health care provider, your teacher or your religious leader. Ask a relative or close friend to stay with you. Go toContinue Reading

People seldom commit suicide while in the depths of depression when energy and initiative are low and lacking. It is when they begin to rebound and become more capable of following through that the risk increases. People who are addicted to alcohol are nearly 100 times more likely to commitContinue Reading

New guidelines for prescribing Opioids for acute pain have been developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), stepping up its efforts to combat Opioid abuse. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, opioid abuse is a common factor behind the alarming epidemic-like increase in suicide ratesContinue Reading

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suicide warning signs should be taken seriously. They should include people talking to others or themselves about feeling as if they’re a burden, are feeling hopeless or want to die.  Other major warning signs for people who may be atContinue Reading