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    • 17 SEP 15
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    Warning signs: Experts outline what to look for to prevent teen suicide

    Warning signs: Experts outline what to look for to prevent teen suicide

    Originally published by Dolly A Butz on the Sioux City Journal SIOUX CITY | Sleeping all day, barely eating, withdrawing from friends and activities and self-harming behaviors like cutting are not just a phase, but signs that a teenager could be contemplating suicide. But Daniel Gillette, physician leader for behavioral health at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s,

    • 21 DEC 20
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    Tips to prevent holiday stress and depression

    When stress is at its peak, it's hard to stop and regroup. Try to prevent stress and depression in the first place, especially if the holidays have taken an emotional toll on you in the past. 1. Acknowledge your feelings. If someone close to you has recently died or you can't be with loved ones
    • 01 MAY 15
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    There Gov. Terry Branstad goes again on mental health funding

    There Gov. Terry Branstad goes again on mental health funding

    This column originally appeared in the Sioux City Journal. By Jim Rixner “There you go again.” Remember that famous line President Ronald Reagan made in one of his many debates? Well, in Iowa it perfectly describes Governor-for-life Terry Branstad and his annual cutting of mental health funding. Over the course of the past four years,

    • 14 APR 16
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    THE REGULARS: Iowa ranks low for meeting mental health needs

    THE REGULARS: Iowa ranks low for meeting mental health needs

    This story was originally published on the Sioux City Journal by Jim Rixner Mental illness continues to be one of the most misunderstood yet pervasive diseases in our country and our world, yet the number of providers available to treat those suffering from mental illness is woefully inadequate. I would like to show you the