March 20 marks the first day of spring and while some of us are having thoughts of gardening or spring baseball- others are struggling with thoughts of suicide.
According to the Centers for Disease Control data in 2013, 1,295 people died by suicide in Michigan. The CDC data shows most of the deaths occurred in spring months.
Suicide prevention advocates said the post-Christmas months of low exercise, low social contact and few holidays to look forward to – leave people with mental illness exhausted and vulnerable when spring rolls around. Continue reading →
Rental properties in Saginaw can often be a breeding ground for crime. But a new alert system is trying to change that, by notifying landlords when the police or fire department is called to their properties. Continue reading →
With Thanksgiving dinners behind us, sights are set on another big holiday meal.
Instead of worrying about having to buy the next belt or pants size up, you might want to try some strategies offered by the weight-loss support organization, TOPS; that stands for Taking Off Pounds Sensibly. Continue reading →