Suicide Prevention Coalition Raises Money and Awareness

The Shawnee County Suicide Prevention Coalition is comprised of community partners, and its mission is to save lives and support families in Shawnee County through suicide prevention training, education and awareness.  The Coalition has sponsored and co-facilitated several trainings on Zero Suicide and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), provided a six-hour training for mental … Continue reading Suicide Prevention Coalition Raises Money and Awareness

Kansas Ballet’s Nutcracker Features Local and National Dancers, a Live Orchestra, and Healthy Lessons for Everyone

By Alexander Smirnov and Stephanie Heston, Kansas Ballet 'Tis the season for families to come together in celebration of the Christmas holiday, and one tradition for many around the world (and certainly here in Topeka) is enjoying a performance of The Nutcracker! At Kansas Ballet, dancers have been preparing for several months for their opportunities … Continue reading Kansas Ballet’s Nutcracker Features Local and National Dancers, a Live Orchestra, and Healthy Lessons for Everyone

How to have an Attitude of Gratitude

By Robin Ross Crisis Case Manager, Valeo Behavioral Health Care   It is that time of year again when giving thanks comes to mind. During the holiday season and Thanksgiving in particular, causes people to think about all of the special people and things in our lives that we are grateful for and express gratitude for. This … Continue reading How to have an Attitude of Gratitude

Considering Hospice for late-stage Alzheimer’s

The late stages of Alzheimer’s can be challenging for patients and their loved ones. Oftentimes caregivers face serious health issues that have resulted from the amount of care required to care for a family member with Alzheimer’s. As sleep patterns change, dementia increases and other common behaviors such as wandering and increased paranoia surface, caregivers … Continue reading Considering Hospice for late-stage Alzheimer’s

New Health & Wellness Info at the Library

By Kelly Barker Fulfill your prescription for information at the library’s Health Information Neighborhood, where wellness knowledge is at your fingertips. The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing: Finding Calm, Creativity, and Connection in the Natural World by Julia Plevin, New Health Books Media 615.5 PLE Forest bathing is the art of spending intentional time in … Continue reading New Health & Wellness Info at the Library

Postpartum Depression: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Postpartum depression is a severe form of depression, beginning either during pregnancy or after childbirth. It is a more common problem than people imagine. One large study of ten thousand participant mothers found that one out of every seven mothers with newborns experienced postpartum depression. Although postpartum depression (PPD) may begin any time in the … Continue reading Postpartum Depression: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment