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Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Mental health issues touch the lives of many in our community. May is National Mental Health Awareness month and we asked DCMC Behavioral Health Coordinator Barb Johnson-Giese MSW, LCSW, CSAC, ICS, what resources DCMC provides to those struggling with mental health issues, as well as what we can do to support those who struggle.  
Published 5/21/2019 4:16:04 PM

End The Stigma: A Conversation About Suicide

More than 40,000 people die by suicide every year, leaving friends and family to navigate the pain associated with such tremendous loss. As neighbors, we have the opportunity to raise awareness and to build community around an issue that impacts the lives of so many. Sharing stories and connecting with others is something we can all do: sharing stories can save a life.
Published 9/12/2018 10:29:09 AM

Teen Suicide and the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why

On March 31st of this year, Netflix released its series 13 Reasons Why. The series, based on the 2007 novel of the same name by author Jay Asher, revolves around the suicide of high school student Hannah Baker.

Hannah, subjected to sexual assault, cyberbullying and unresponsive adults, leaves behind a box of thirteen cassette tapes. Each of the tapes contains “an emotional audio diary,” delving into one of the different reasons she ended her life and becoming the basis for an individual episode.

Published 7/24/2017 3:31:37 PM

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