September is Suicide Prevention Month

Article written by Dr. Hilda Caquias, Psy.D., Behavioral Health Therapist at Snoqualmie Valley Health.

Every September in the US since 2008, we unite efforts to bring awareness to suicide prevention. As a district hospital, we are joining those affected by talking about suicide loss. Overall, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. It ranks fourth for people ages 35 to 54, and for 10- to 34-year-olds, it ranks second. Throughout the years, suicide rates have climbed and ...

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5 Accessible Ways to Manage Stress

Stress is something we all experience. It is a natural human response that prompts us to address challenges and threats in our lives, big or small. Some stress is good and can help us perform daily tasks and activities. Too much stress can cause mental and physical health problems. What are the signs of too much stress, and how do we manage it when it all feels like too much?

Stress can show itself in all forms – irritability, anxiety, overthinking, ...

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