A semi-regularly posted e-newsletter which connects families, friends and professionals with some of the latest articles and news items dealing with the worlds of mental health, addiction treatment and self-care.
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At Loeta we offer independent sober and life coaching in addition to therapeutic and educational consulting services. We work with families from around the country to not only offer guidance and support, but also to help find appropriate emotional or academic environments. If you are interested in learning more about the services we offer, or you know of a family struggling, please reach out to us at 207.380.2846 or clickhereto be directed to our website.
Suicide Prevention Plan: 5 Tips to Deal With Thoughts of Suicide
Preventing suicide does not happen by offering simple platitudes (“You have so much to be grateful for”) or by saying comments like: “It’s wrong”, “It’s selfish”, etc…but by coming up with a focused suicide prevention plan. Suicide and suicide thoughts are a response to incredible pain. The pain seems unending to the person experiencing it. Some people experience recurrent thoughts of suicide. Coming up with a plan for dealing with suicidal thoughts is essential and takes hard work in order to prevent suicide. The pain must be addressed and a safety net put in place.
Following are some of the “red flags” that indicate changes in your adult child’s behavior that might give rise to thoughts about where your child’s money is going or why your child has lost another job. If you are beginning to have concerns about your child's well-being, you may begin to imagine that substance use, abuse, or addiction are a part of the problem.