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Suicide is TOO BIG TO IGNORE By Jon Haverfield Mental Health Association Oklahoma Volunteer I never thought my big sister, Christin, would die by suicide. As a nurse and a community volunteer, she always put other people first and herself

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TOO BIG TO IGNORE: Suicide Prevention Mural

On average, 123 people in the U.S. die by suicide each day. That’s roughly the equivalent of a passenger jet crashing every single day. Imagine how quickly our country would rally to end an airliner crashing every day yet suicide

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My Mother Died by Suicide on My Birthday

By Michelle Sutton Mental Health Association Oklahoma Volunteer Have you ever wondered what your purpose is? Everywhere we turn there are new age gurus, deep thinkers, and religious philosophers asking us to “find our purpose.” I mean, even Oprah spends

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From the Battle Field to the Streets & Back Home

By Jayson Armstrong Volunteer, Mental Health Association Oklahoma In the Army’s Infantry Division, I felt pride and honor. I was a part of a brotherhood that I was linked to for life. When I ended up on the streets and

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Why You Must Read “Epidemic Ignored”

By Matt Gleason Mental Health Association Oklahoma Before Jaclyn Cosgrove ever applied for, and received, the prestigious 2015-16 Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism, her heart had broken too many times as she heard stories about Oklahomans who suffered

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Books to Help Cope with the Death of a Loved One to Suicide

In the aftermath of a loved one dying by suicide, it’s difficult to know where to turn for help. During this difficult time for you and your family, you may be experiencing a wide range of emotions, including shock, sadness, anger,

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