Articles Tagged: suicide

Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

Preventing Suicide

October 13, 2014

Finally! We got permission from Suicide Prevention experts – to use the P-word:  PREVENTION! And from a suicide loss survivor we were given permission to use the word PREVENTION without guilt. Most suicides are preventable and prevented: that is the message. That doesn’t mean that we should be satisfied with “most.” Ask any suicide loss [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

So Much to Catch Up On!

January 22, 2014

It has been weeks since I have been out in the blogosphere and, wow, we have had three fantastic shows with fantastic guests! Maria Bamford is a story of persistence. Having suffered with inadequately treated obsessive compulsive disorder for many years, she finally was able to get specialized care that mattered. The type of treatment [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

DEPRESSION

September 27, 2013

What a great kickoff show for Season 4 we had last night on depression! Many thanks to Drs. Steve Bauer and Dan D’Allaird for a wonderful conversation and many thanks to our viewing audience who called in a number of questions about depression. Just to recap, depression the illness is far different from just having [...]

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Episodes 14 and 15 – Trauma and Suicide

February 12, 2012

I thought there was a lot of great information on the show about trauma. Perhaps my favorite piece of information is that most people who experience a traumatic event do not, in fact, develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Seventy-five percent experience a full recovery without developing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Almost 100% will develop an acute stress [...]

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Suicide Survivors Support Group

February 7, 2012

A new Suicide Survivors Support Group will start at Community Memorial Hospital on March 2. The group will meet the first and third Thursday of each month from March through August from 7-8:30pm. The group will be facilitated by Peggy Maki and will be limited to six individuals. For more information or to register, call [...]

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Teen Suicide Education Event – February 6th

February 2, 2012

The Lake Superior Medical Society Alliance would like to invite you to attend a community education film on Monday, February 6, 2012 in the Media Center at Denfeld High School from 7-8:30pm. This film will focus on suicide and teens and will be presented by the LSMSA, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Volunteers and [...]

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