Sep 10, 2020
By Seth Kovar
KRIS 6 News
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Thursday marked World Suicide Prevention Day, and for one local leader, the issue hits particularly close to home.
“Back in 2015, our son Colten committed suicide on December 13 — just two weeks before Christmas,” said Corpus Christi Fire Marshal Randy Paige.
Paige wasn’t surprised to hear of a slight uptick in the number of emergency calls that have been made in Nueces County during the COVID-19 pandemic that involve suicidal thoughts and actions.more » Read More
June 15, 2020
By Mariah Gallegos
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Throughout the pandemic, many people across the country have lost loved ones, but not only to the coronavirus.
During the past few months, Mental Health Counselor Kate Rodriguez said she’s seen an increase in people needing help.
“I’ve had to send, I think, two people to the hospital because the suicide thoughts were getting too much to handle,”more » Read More
By Pooja Bhakta
Due to recent events related to racial injustices and discrimination, the Counseling Center is continuing to make adjustments to its online resources to help minority groups.
This is soon after the Counseling Center pivoted to online services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.more » Read More
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that typically has its onset in the late teens to early twenties. While bipolar disorder is far less common than depression in adolescents, it can be extremely impairing and is associated with a high risk of suicide. Join us in raising awareness about the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in teenagers and young adults, and the importance of early intervention and treatment.more » Read More
March 17, 2020 at 1:37 p.m. CDT
By Joel Achenbach
The Washington Post
The coronavirus pandemic is becoming a brutal psychological test. This is a dreadful moment with a potentially deadly pathogen on the loose. This public health crisis can take a mental toll on people, especially those struggling with anxiety, depression and other conditions.
One common emotion that might not be immediately obvious: grief.
“Right now, people are feeling grief over the loss of routines,more » Read More