Understanding and Preventing the Rise of Teen Suicide

By Dana Asby & Christine Mason The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that in 2016, 45,000 Americans lost their lives to suicide (CDC, 2018). Mental health professionals, policy makers, and the media are increasingly recognizing that suicide is a national public health issue that demands attention so that these preventable deaths can be abated.
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Cyberbullying in the Information Age

By Daniella Rueda Considering that we have been living in the Information Age since the 1970’s, it comes as no surprise that 95% of teens in the United States are currently active users of the internet and social media (Hinduja & Patchin, 2018). Although some may rightfully argue that the internet and social media provide
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Connections between Addiction and Teen Suicide in West Virginia

By Suzan Mullane & Dana Asby West Virginia, “The Mountain State,” has been at the forefront of the opioid crisis. West Virginia’s overdose deaths from meth and opiates are the highest in the nation (The Economist, 2019). As a counseling trauma consultant, the word “crisis” seems inadequate to describe the parental addiction and collateral family
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