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text 2018-10-31 08:04
Suicidal Ideation in Teens: Why Talk to Your Teen About Suicidal Thoughts?


Our society has a way of acting as if suicidal ideation in teens is like a rare disease–something unfortunate that only happens every now and then. This idea is completely unfounded. Suicide continues to be the second leading cause of death for young people, ages 10 to 24. That’s not a rare disease, that’s a plague. 


September is National Suicide Awareness Month. For this month, we want to make an effort to inform others about suicidal ideation in teens and how to prevent suicides.


What is suicidal ideation in teens?


Suicidal ideation is having thoughts about suicide and/or planning suicide. These thoughts/plans can be fleeting or extremely detailed. Suicidal ideation does not include the act of committing suicide–it’s the before phase. For many, thoughts never reach fruition, but that doesn’t make suicidal ideation in teens any less dangerous.

A teen experiencing suicidal ideation probably struggles with mental health issues that need to be addressed.


Recognizing the signs in your child


Wellness doesn’t just include physical health, it includes mental health as well. Problems with physical health are easy to see–fevers, scraped knees, fairly straightforward. Checking in on mental health poses more challenges. A student with perfect health could easily be struggling with suicidal ideation in teens.


Some red flags to watch for in your teen:


  • Extreme mood swings
  • Issues concentrating on regular day-to-day tasks
  • Problems sleeping (insomnia, oversleeping, nightmares)
  • Loss of appetite or excessive overeating
  • Mentioning dying, disappearing, or self-harm


While signs and symptoms don’t necessarily indicate your child is thinking of suicide, they still should not be ignored.


How to talk to your teen about suicidal thoughts


Ask your teen how they’re doing and listen.

Parents have this horrible habit of not listening–I know that’s hard to hear as a parent. Teens often report feeling like their parents don’t actually listen to what they’re saying and feeling. This has to change. Approach your teen with the intent of really listening to what they’re experiencing and then validate those feelings. This includes actively listening, asking them questions to clarify, and staying non-judgemental.


Do not freak out.

Individuals struggling with suicidal ideation in teens often don’t want to reach out because they’re afraid someone will freak out or it’ll be embarrassing. No, I’m not saying it’s not incredibly alarming to hear from your child that they’re contemplating suicide–but you have to stay calm for their sake. It won’t be an easy conversation.


Ask clarifying questions.

Parents easily jump into “help” mode when a problem arises. Resist the urge to jump straight into talking about treatment. A teen saying they’ve been thinking about suicide can mean many things. It can mean they’re not getting something they need, that they don’t want to feel intense emotions, or that they’ve actually planned how to do it. All of these are very serious, but asking questions to clarify where your child stands is an important step.


Reach out to a professional.

After talking with your child, you need to reach out to a professional to help guide you in the right direction. Keep your teen in the loop with all of this. It’s important for them to understand how they’re going to receive help and that you’re doing this as a family, not alone.


Viewpoint Center helps with suicidal ideation in teens


ViewPoint Center is an assessment center for teens, ages 12 to 17. At ViewPoint Center, we provide treatment through superior assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and stabilization–all in a personalized environment for your child in crisis. We strive to provide the best help for teens through the most efficient and effective methods available. Our goal is to help your child through this hard time.  


Before ViewPoint, families are often frustrated and lost. Varying doctors and therapists with a range of advice, diagnoses, and plans leaves parents and children unsure of where to turn. At ViewPoint, we centralize all of the different diagnoses and create a comprehensive report for you and your family to get back on track. Let us help you.


Teen Mental Hospital | Private Mental Health Hospital

Source: www.viewpointcenter.com/blog/suicidal-ideation-in-teens-why-talk-to-your-teen-about-suicidal-thoughts
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text 2018-10-30 02:02
Body wraps are not a good substitute for a healthier lifestyle


Body wraps are not a good substitute for a healthier lifestyle and better choices, and it is necessary to keep that in mind at all times. IT is very enjoyable and leads to better looks for many men and women, as efficiently processed toxins and better working bodily processes leads to clearer skin, brighter eyes, more brilliant smiles, healthier hair, and just overall better looks. In most cases, any service at a day spa entitles you to a full day using their facilities and that is why the use of a day spa is so recommended over ordering them and using them at home.Buy Detoxifying Body Wraps for Home UseIf you like the convenience of detoxifying body wraps but you are not able to make use of a spa wrap as often as you would like, it may help to coordinate spa style body wraps with home use detoxifying wraps.

Other people go as frequently as two to three times per week to get the detoxification they need, but a cleansing of lifestyle choices is also encouraged for those who attend cleansing body wraps that frequently. Everyday life can be a bit of a poison if you really think about it; even the air that you breathe can bring contaminants into your body that you want out.. These body wraps can be sold in boutiques and administered in spas, and they are a great way to lose weight and remove nasty toxins from the body that you never thought you would be able to flush out.How Often is a Detoxifying Body Wrap Needed?Depending on how many toxins you feel that you have in your body and your need to cleanse, detoxifying body wraps can be a one shot deal or something that you do on a regular basis.

These are the kind that you have to administer on yourself and are good for people who are least somewhat familiar with how the detoxifying spa body wraps work.Detoxifying wraps are one of those things that not everybody will be able to get into, but many will. Even salt and sugar can work against the fluid processes of the body and need detoxification. They can be done in the convenience of your home at those times when you need something a bit more refreshing than usual.Toxins prevent the body from being able to work as efficiently as it normally would because valuable energy is spent processing and expelling salt, sugar, caffeine, or other toxins from the body. Not only will they be administered more correctly if you go to a spa, but ordering them costs around the same price and you don't get the rest of the relaxation benefits that the other spa services entail. This is one thing that people fail to realize, and one reason why weight loss can be so easily spurred with the use of detoxifying body wraps.Some people are known to get as many as two to three detoxifying body wrap treatments in a day. Those who are exploring holistic options for curing sickness and strengthening the immune system will love what these wraps bring to their health, and make people feel so much better and even thinner after just one use.

A good detoxifying body wrap in one of your local spas should cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 to $200 or more, depending on the spa that you are checking out. Salt and sugar can prevent you from losing weight the way that you want to by causing you to retain water, and body wraps can extract those nasties from your system and make things run more efficiently.Where Can I Get a Good Body Wrap?If you really want to get a good body wrap that will have some good results, you should check out one of the local day spas in your community. Salt and sugar are going to be present in the body anyway, right? That is the truth, but the difference is that you can do something about it.You may not think that you care much about detoxifying your body. When your energy is being spent on processing these unnecessary elements in the body it cannot properly focus on metabolizing your food properly.If you smoke, drink, are prone to recreational drugs, drink coffee, or participate in any other recreational or hobby activities that lead to toxins in the body


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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-10-29 02:52
Book Review : A quiet kind of thunder Sarah Barnard
A Quiet Kind of Thunder - Sara Barnard

sep 24-29 

A girl who can’t speak and a boy who can’t hear go on a journey of self-discovery and find support with each other in this gripping, emotionally resonant novel from bestselling author Sara Barnard. Perfect for fans of Morgan Matson and Jandy Nelson.

Steffi doesn’t talk, but she has so much to say.
Rhys can’t hear, but he can listen.

Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life. The condition’s name has always felt ironic to her, because she certainly does not “select” not to speak. In fact, she would give anything to be able to speak as easily and often as everyone around her can. She suffers from crippling anxiety, and uncontrollably, in most situations simply can’t open her mouth to get out the words.

Steffi’s been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He’s deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she’s assigned to help him acclimate. To Rhys, it doesn’t matter that Steffi doesn’t talk. As they find ways to communicate, Steffi discovers that she does have a voice, and that she’s falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it. But as she starts to overcome a lifelong challenge, she’ll soon confront questions about the nature of her own identity and the very essence of what it is to know another person

Review : this book was beautiful I loved it Steffi is mute she meets Rhys who is deaf they start to form a friendship I cried a bit in this book cause I related so much to Steffi . Rhys and Steffi start dating . Steffi starts to talk a bit more . Rhys and Steffi decide to go on a secret trip but then a accident happens and Steffi has to talk to get Rhys to the hospital . Rhys sends steffi a email and she tells him to meet up with her and they talk and they decide to talk way more and no more secrets loved this book.

Quotes :

“Panic attacks are a lot like being drunk in some ways, you lose self-control. You cry for seemingly no reason. You deal with the hangover long into the next day.”

“Here are three separate but similar things: shyness, introversion and social anxiety. You can have one, two or all three of these things simultaneously. A lot of the time people thing they're all the same thing, but that's just not true. Extroverts can be shy, introverts can be bold, and a condition like anxiety can strike whatever kind of social animal you are. 

Lots of people are shy. Shy is normal. A bit of anxiety is normal. Throw the two together, add some brain-signal error - a NO ENTRY sign on the neural highway from my brain to my mouth perhaps, though no one really knows - and you have me.” 


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text 2018-10-28 00:12
You're cool. You do you and I will do me...
A lot of blogs might not be book related, just life isn't all books. I know, shocking!
I can't walk or stand for very long, chronic pain bites! I can't fully participate at events or go "adventuring" I can't just up and go somewhere, unless I know for sure they will have places I can sit and rest. This really mentally wears you down. I feel like a child and that everyone has to take care of me and do things for me, but on the other hand, I feel like a really old person, having to use a scooter or a cane (which the cane isn't helping as much, so I might have to "upgrade" to a walker thingamabob) I am limited. I feel limited. It has really isolated me; I don't get out. I fall deeper into depression and bad habits, because depression and chronic pain sucks and some days...I wanna give up.
"You're fat, that is why you're in pain, that is why after standing and walking, your spine compresses and you have to sit down or fall down..." Oh SHUT UP! I am hardly a cursing person, but I want to shove a big F-YOU down the throat of anyone who says or thinks this about someone with depression or chronic pain. Including myself! We can be our own worst enemy.
"You don't have a job. You're lazy!" Hah! That shows what you know. My job is being alive. If you think about it, I'm pretty good at it. I've got a 100% attendance record!
"You play with crystals, meditate, believe in the unbelievable (supernatural, fairies, witchcraft (oh la la), and the list goes on) you must be a devil worshiper!" Believe what you want, but if liking crystals, mediating and the like mean I love the devil, then by all means, awesome... (It doesn't mean that, but still...) These practices a lot of people toss their nose up to actually HELP me when I open my mind to them and believe. Nothing is a cure all, but I've been managing my "glitches" and feeling mentally better than usual ever since I started to believe in the healing properties of crystals, meditation and casting a spell. (It isn't like Harry Potter, for goodness sakes. It is the power of belief/of manifestation, like making a wish before blowing out a birthday candle.)
"You're cool. You do you and I will do me. I'll still love you even if we have different beliefs." Aww, thanks. That is what we should be saying to each other. <3
I love you all. Blessed Be!
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text 2018-10-24 03:29
HIV home test kits are made available


The demands of this present generation are so high that, people are constantly working or moving from one meeting to another. In addition, it is suitable for people who wish to remain anonymous, since no one will discover their identity incase they are seeking treatment for an embarrassing condition.The need to save time and receive proper medication gave rise to convenient online medication services.• The doctor will look at the symptoms and make a diagnosis, which they will send to the patient, and they will receive it the following day or so. The procedure for this new exercise is as follows;• If an individual is feeling unwell, they go to their computer and search for websites that offer such services. The new applicants will be required to register for the services while those who have used the services before will simply log in. . People suffering from conditions such as impotence or for those looking to acquire medical gadgets or HIV home test kits need not leave the comfort of their seat. Therefore, time is particularly precious, and if an hour was to be wasted, there is no way of getting it back.

Hospitals are established in different parts of each country, where they will be strategically positioned to benefit anyone in need of such services.• For instance, if a patient is searching for medication to treat impotence, they will send that message to the doctor, and after the doctor makes an analysis, they will send them the proper medication.Among the advantage of having medical care offered online include the amount of time it save, therefore making it possible for extremely busy people to keep at their schedules while getting treatment at the same time. People suffering from different types of diseases ranging from impotence to the common cold have a right to receive the proper medication, and treatment at an affordable cost. Since HIV and AIDS is a worldwide disaster, HIV home test kits are made available by almost all the hospitals, to help people be constantly aware of their status.

This treatment method is also used by patients looking to acquire HIV home test kits, or for those who wish to know how they work. These websites are designed to help those who do not have time to rush to the hospital for a prescription to get the same services from the comfort of their homes.• The patient will then be expected to fill out a consultation registration form, online, which they will not have to pay for. Apart from emergencies, those organizations searching for HIV home test kits to offer their clients or impotence therapy and medication, have to wait in line for them to be served.Healthcare is an extremely significant form of service that every human being is entitled to have. It is possible to conduct business over the internet, as well as to get medical treatment. A characteristic that is prevalent in most hospitals is the numerous numbers of patients that flood them on a daily basis especially if there is an outbreak of a disease.The advancement in technology has led to there being great advances in all aspects of life


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