Suicide affects many families across the U.S. each year, and unfortunately it has a long reach; far from being a serious problem only for adults, it’s actually the third leading cause of death for people aged 10-24. According to the Center for Disease Control, around 4,600 young people die each year from suicide.
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3 Self-Help Tips for Combating the Symptoms of Depression Psychologists and other professionals in the mental health community emphasize that people who suffer from depression cannot simply “snap out of it.” Unfortunately, many people with depression hear from their friends and family members that that is exactly what they should do. And while such advice […]
Dear Little Orange Fish Supporter, Thank you for continuing to steer the critical conversation about mental health and the dire need for greater understanding of, and access to effective mental healthcare for EVERYONE. 2014 has seen considerable progress in terms of an increased awareness and public dialogue around these areas.
Recounting the days and events that led to his son’s suicide, Daniel Adamek sat down with AL.com’s Crystal Bonvillian on the one-year anniversary of the day his son Christian hanged himself in the family’s garage.
Sparkman High School students’ video raises awareness about depression Created by students at Sparkman High School, this video is a great example of the community looking inward to examine mental health then taking action. The proejct was conceived, directed, filmed and edited entirely by students. The video examines depression and aims to reduce the misconceptions and […]
See and feel the message and meaning of Michelle Malone’s “Home,” written for and dedicated to Little Orange Fish on Michelle’s latest album, “Acoustic Winter.” In the liner notes of the albumn Malone writes, “No matter what problems you’re struggling with, hurting yourself isn’t the answer.”