Preventing Youth Suicide Reminders for Parents

If a school notifies a parent of their child’s risk for suicide, parents must: Follow instructions and take the child for assessment immediately. Continue to take threats seriously, follow through even after the child calms down or informs the parent “they didn’t mean it”. Access school support through the school social worker. Maintain communication with […]

Help is everywhere

If you want to find out more about your problems and the type of support available, there are a number of helpful websites which give lots of useful information, such as the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization website. The World Health Organization is committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental health difficulties. They […]

Depression: What you should know

Depression is an illness characterized by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that you normally enjoy, accompanied by an inability to carry out daily activities, for at least two weeks People with depression normally have several of the following: loss of energy, change in appetite, sleeping more or less, anxiety, reduced concentration, […]