Signs of Suicide Risk and What to Do

Posted By: on November 16, 2016
Suicide is a serious thing, and unfortunately many people commit suicide. Each year, 34,000 people commit suicide—that’s one death by suicide every 15 minutes. It is the second leading cause of death for teens and young adults ages 12-24. More youth die from suicide than from cancer, AIDS, birth defects, pneumonia and the flu combined.  While there is no definitive cause of suicide, there are signs and factors to look out for and ways to step in to help prevent suicide. Many people who comm

The Benefits of Longer Term Therapy

Posted By: on August 31, 2016
 Many people will seek professional counseling or go to therapy at some point in their lives. It’s beneficial for many areas of life, or before and after big life changes. People talk with professionals about marriage, divorce, a new baby, losing a friend or family or being unemployed. Talking with an unbiased professional who can offer practical advice and coping mechanisms is extremely beneficial during a difficult time. However, most people who get professional help only do so for a short

On Suicide Prevention

Posted By: on July 08, 2016
 *This is a special post written by Heart Centered Counseling's own Lisa Michaels April 8th would have been my little brother's 37th birthday. Tragically Demetri committed suicide 7 years ago just before his 30th birthday.  There's not a day that goes by that I don't miss my little brother dearly and wish he were still here. I'd like to send a message to people who are suffering in silence with suicidal thoughts: It would be easy for me to say "if you are thinking of ending your life please