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Addressing Depression in Memory of Grayson Murray

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Last weekend, PGA Tour golfer Grayson Murray took his own life, succumbing to the pressures of depression. He had been battling this and other demons for years, and his family thought he was past these negative thoughts and impulses. Sadly, he was not. At A Brighter Day Charity (, we have been helping teens and […]

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Yes, the CDC saw a 51 percent increase in suicide attempts by adolescent girls during the pandemic.   Yes, emergency department mental health visits were up 31 percent among adolescents during the same period, driven by higher incidents of crises among young girls. Yet, we cannot blame all of this on the COVID-19 pandemic.  Last week, […]

Schools and Life are Re-Opening: Talk With Your Teen

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I received three phone calls in the last two weeks from parents whose teen recently took their own life… suicide.  As you can imagine, the parents are messes with thousands of unanswered questions and a lifetime of second-guessing.  The most recent suicide was of a local teen football player who was hoping for an Ivy […]

I Love My Family to Death

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Valentine’s Day in Quarantine? Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14. It’s the day we show our love to our spouses, our boyfriends and girlfriends, our moms, and grandmothers.  Some of us even buy our pets a cute gift for this special holiday. It is also the month that we forget that our teens need […]

Reducing the Risk of Teen Suicide (for Parents)

Suicide is the act of intentionally taking your own life. Sadly, it’s among the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 24. Thinking about suicide, also known as suicidal […]

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