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Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a major concern in the United States. In fact, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for Americans 10 years and over in 2009. The positive news is that with the right information and willingness to reach out to someone in need, we all can help prevent suicide. If you are having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (toll-free).

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In The News

Springfield expands behavioral health services

Local patients can now make an appointment with Jessica Christenson, L.G.S.W.

January 24, 2017
St. James expands behavioral health services

Local patients can now make an appointment with Lori Sodeman, L.G.S.W.

January 23, 2017
Fairmont, New Prague, St. James, Springfield and Waseca now offer 24-hour behavioral health services via telemedicine

Behavioral health services via telemedicine are offered in the emergency department. 

January 11, 2017

From The Blog

Understanding Anxiety

Having occasional feelings of anxiety is a normal part of life. But people with anxiety disorders experience frequent and excessive anxiety, fear, terror and panic in regards to everyday situations. Learn more in this blog entry.

August 22, 2014

Suicide isn't about dying, it's about perceived relief

With the recent death of comedy legend Robin Williams, the nation's attention has become focused on the topic of suicide. Jennifer Wickham, psychotherapist at Mayo Clinic Health System, explores the topic of suicide and how to help.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham August 20, 2014

Suicide Prevention

Regardless of age, life can get the best of people. But when hard times lead to depression or feelings of hopelessness, some people contemplate suicide as their only way out. But there is hope, because suicide is preventable.

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty September 19, 2013