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Dealing With Dementia

  The following was penned by a dear friend, Teri Hamilton, who cared for her father through his bout with dementia... He lived a wonderful - (dash) My parents have always been very independent. They both worked from an early age and they both dedicated much of their time to EMS in their community. In fact, my dad worked until early 2019 at the age of 81. He had a lengthy list of professions, Bus Driver, Security Guard, Police Officer, Medical Investigator, Court Officer, and Forensic Instructor. Along with all the “jobs” he had, he was also a son, a brother, an uncle, and a wonderful friend. However, he was most proud of the role he had as a husband and as my father. Early in 2019, I began noticing he was forgetting things that he always knew like the back of his hand. As a Forensic Instructor, he taught two classes a year at the local police academy and his presentation was on crime scene preservation. He had three cases that he used all the time and knew those presentations like h

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE Be sure to reach out to your loved ones today. Remember - 📞 Help is just a phone call away: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 any time of day. The Lifeline provides free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. You can also Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained Crisis Counselor through Crisis Text Line, a global not-for-profit organization. Free, 24/7, confidential. What People Who've Been Suicidal Want to Tell Someone Who's Suicidal Today Back to HOME

Taking Care of Our Mental Health, When It's Time to Make a Change

How do we know when something is good or bad for us? As a rule of thumb, Dr. Monica Vermani, Clinical Psychologist, and author of  A Deeper Wellness: Conquering Stress, Mood, Anxiety and Traumas , tell us that “ when more days than not”  don’t feel right either because there is fighting, cold silences, or passive aggression, then it’s time to make a change.   Using this rule from Dr. Monica Vermani, who has been featured on media outlets such as  CTV News ,  News Channel 8 WFLA ,  Well and Good ,  HuffPost ,  Martha Stewart ,  CNN Health  and publishes her own  blog on Psychology Today, A Deeper Wellness , can help us take care of our mental health throughout the year:   We can learn to take care of our mental health, just as we take care of our physical health and wellbeing. If, on more days than not, you are sad, feeling depressed, lonely, isolated, suffering from high anxiety or pervasive. feelings of being lost or of hopelessness, or negative ruminating thoughts of self-harm, you n