Category Archives: General Aid

Steps to Improve Relationships

Thinking Patterns, Cognitive Distortions or Irrational Thoughts  By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, RCSWI Our feelings and emotions can protect us from troubling or challenging situations, they can also hold us back from communicating effectively. We use thinking distortions to help us avoid dealing with uncomfortable feelings. The uses of irrational thoughts help guard us from dealing with […]

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Building Resilience

  By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, MSW “Resilience – is the capacity of a system, enterprise, or person to maintain its core purpose and integrity in the face of dramatically changed circumstances. “ – Andrew Zolli What is Resilience? Resilience is the ability to bounce back from traumatic events, stress, challenges, tragedy and adversity in life. When we […]

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Suicide in the older adult population

Suicide Statistics, Warning Signs and Covered Services By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, MSW Suicide Statistics According to the American foundation for suicide prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Each year 44,193 Americans commit suicide; for every suicide there’s 25 attempts.  Suicide costs the United States $51 billion annually.  Suicide in […]

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