suicide prevention

National Suicide Prevention Week

By: Lane Pease, Program Director September 8th – 14th is National Suicide Prevention week.  At Kate’s Club, we regularly work with families who have lost a family member to suicide.  The families come with the normal feelings of grief, but also experiencing intense feelings of guilt, anger, and shame.  Recently, my own community lost several…

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Grieving Teens

By Lane Pease, Program Director Last week, Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson’s daughter, was rushed to the hospital in an apparent suicide attempt.  An attorney for the family wrote, “Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are. It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you. Paris is physically fine…

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Derrick's Story: To Write Love on Her Arms

Throughout the year, my employer, IDI, hosts “Caring Days” to raise money for nonprofits championed by IDI employees.  Kate’s Club enjoyed a 2011 IDI Caring Day.  Most recently the nonprofit To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) was spotlighted by my coworker Derrick.  Derrick shared his TWLOHA connection and involvement with IDI and generously agreed to allow…

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Another father lost

Sydney is 19. Jake is 17. Hunter is 12. They were among the children across our country who lost a parent yesterday. Sydney, Jake + Hunter’s Dad: Junior Seau Most of these children are nameless and faceless to the public at large. Sydney, Jake and Hunter are different. Their dad’s death was breaking, national news.…

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Talking

It’s one of the easiest yet one of the most difficult things we do. Imagine you’re an airplane pilot coming in on landing in the midst of a heavy cloud cover. Your instincts tell you you’re coming in the correct way, but when you break through the cloud, you’re actually upside down. In the midst…

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Will to Live

In addition to Grief Awareness Day and Kate’s Club being recognized by the state legislature last Tuesday, the Trautwein Family had an opportunity to share with the house about their foundation, Will to Live. The Trautwein Family at the State Capitol The Trautweins established the foundation on October 15, 2010 in celebration of their son…

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