Suicide Prevention Resources

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Suicide Prevention Ribbon
Reflecting on the recent suicides that have been in the headlines and for those that happen each week that do not make headlines, I wanted to share some resources and information to help empower us all to realize that suicide is preventable and sometimes the smallest interaction can make a difference in someone’s life.  Dr. …

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Talking with Children About Tragic Events

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Talking to Child About Tragedy
I had a friend text me last week and ask my opinion on what age to talk with children about tragedies such as Las Vegas mass shooting. She’s asking my professional and personal opinion as I’m a clinical social worker and a mom of two teenagers. Her twin daughters are 9 and still somewhat sheltered from …

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On the Brink & Over the Edge

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STILL STANDING Masthead
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is excited to launch Still Standing, the official blog of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago dedicated to addressing the issues of racial justice and equality in America. Through a host of local and national guest bloggers, Still Standing will seek to tell the story of how we, as a country and a people, are still …

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