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 →
Every winter, Mackinac Island’s horses are moved to the mainland, where it is cheaper to feed them during the tourism off-season. And every spring, the horses make their triumphant return to the island. Continue reading →