What now?

That’s the question many people grapple with after a student’s suicide, or suicide attempt.  You’ll read about how you can help support your team and some of the ways to help when a student who has attempted suicide returns and tried to re-enter campus activities and team life.

Our Critical Incident Response Team is available for you and your staff in the unfortunate event of a suicide or suicide attempt.  This team has licensed experienced professionals that can help you and your team in a moment of need. 1-855-OUR-1CAP (687-1227)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Most people experience events in their life which they consider stressful. When an event is exceptionally stressful it may be called a trauma. What usually makes an experience traumatic is a sense of horror, helplessness, serious injury, or the threat of physical injury or death. In some cases, the survivor … read more »

Ways to Understand and Help the Grieving Process in Others

The Grieving Process  Grieving is a process that can take weeks, months, and even years. People don’t heal on a timetable. The brief time given to attend the funeral only touches the beginning stage of the process. Experts describe the stages of grief in various ways, but broadly speaking they … read more »

Talking To Kids About Serious Illness And Death

One of the least likely subjects to come up in conversation with a child is the topic of serious illness and death. Yet many children come in contact with these topics through their families, their friends’ families, schools, and even the media. How we help our children deal with these … read more »

The Role of the Patient Advocate

Illness is a stressful time for patients as well as for their families. The best-laid plans can go awry, judgment is impaired, and you are not at your best when you are sick. Patients need someone who can look out for their best interests and help navigate the confusing healthcare … read more »

How To Know If You Need Extra Help With Your Grieving

Grief is painful. Everyone who grieves can use a helping hand and a listening ear, but how do you know if you would benefit from a little extra help, help from an expert in loss and bereavement issues? What clues might indicate you could use some extra care? Here are … read more »

Grieving A Loss: The Anniversary Date

The time of year, season, or the date itself of a significant loss, often referred to as the “anniversary,” can have an impact on those left behind. An anniversary can bring with it a unique blend of sadness, nostalgia, fond memories, dread, and in some cases, a mental or emotional … read more »

Dealing with Survivor Guilt

Following a traumatic event that happens to other people, those who witness or those who are involved with the directly affected victims can experience a range of reactions. These can include sadness, grief, fear and compassion. In addition, they can feel a sense of relief that it is a normal … read more »

Coping with Suicide

Family members, friends or co-workers of someone who has committed suicide will probably experience the intense grief, guilt and confusion that often result from this kind of loss. The suicide of a loved one is a tragic and unexpected event that leaves many people struggling to cope with unanswered questions, … read more »

Common Responses to Traumatic Events

Events out of the ordinary can often cause a variety of reactions. These traumatic events usually affect people differently. Sometimes reactions happen immediately after experiencing or hearing about an event. Sometimes you may feel fine for a number of days, even weeks, and then suddenly have a reaction. These reactions … read more »

After A Suicide Attempt

It can be upsetting to learn that a friend or family member has attempted suicide. Often after a serious suicide attempt, those who are close to the person experience their own increased anxiety. Here are some points on how to take care of yourself and your friend or family member … read more »


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