The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
Suicide prevention and mental health services bill passes Senate
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A bill supporting suicide prevention and and mental health services at institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania was passed by the Senate and is headed towards Governor Tom Wolf's desk.
Mental Illness and the Family: Recognizing Warning Signs and How to Cope
Most people believe that mental disorders are rare and “happen to someone else." In fact, mental disorders are common and widespread. An estimated 54 million Americans suffer from some form of mental disorder in a given year.
Most families are not prepared to cope with learning their loved one has a mental illness. It can be physically and emotionally trying, and can make us feel vulnerable to the opinions and judgments of others.
If you think you or someone you know may have a mental or emotional problem, it is important to remember there is hope and help.
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Admit it. We all loathe having to go to the bank. We’re always in a rush; the line is impossible; the person in front of you on said impossible line is apparently suffering through an identity theft crisis; your debit card is on warn status because it’s showing too many purchases at Bloomingdale’s in a 24-hour period; the system is down; the car ahead of you on the drive-through line can’t seem to get the tube back into the machine.
The list of annoyances seems endless.