Tag Archives: prevention

Suicide rates are highest in spring, CDC data shows

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

Latest developments in college campus sexual assault claims

white houseThe issue of sexual assaults on college campuses isn’t new.

It garnered national attention last year after a list was released revealing a federal investigation of dozens of colleges for their handling of sexual abuse claims. Continue reading

The fight against bullying

bully-movie-posterBullying is something we’ve all experienced or seen in one form or another. The documentary, Bully, aired Monday on PBS. The program showcases the ugly truths of modern day bullying.

The 2011 documentary film Bully, follows the lives of 5 kids and their families over the course of a school year, as they deal with bullying. Continue reading

Saginaw develops new alert system to keep landlords in the loop

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

Holiday Meal Tips for Weight Watchers


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