Thursday, May 19, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mental Health Awareness

Suicidal Behavior

Suicide causes immeasurable pain, suffering, and loss to individuals, families, and communities nationwide. On average, 112 Americans die by suicide each day. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds and more than 9.4 million adults in the United States had serious thoughts of suicide within the past 12 months. But suicide is preventable, so it's important to know what to do. For more information, go to

Warning Signs of Suicide

If someone you know is showing one or more of the following behaviors, he or she may be thinking about suicide. Don’t ignore these warning signs. Get help immediately.
  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

Get Help

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you think someone is in immediate danger, do not leave him or her alone—stay there and call 911.

Anxiety Disorders

People with anxiety disorders respond to certain objects or situations with fear and dread. They have physical reactions to those objects, such as a rapid heartbeat and sweating. An anxiety disorder is diagnosed if a person:
  • Has an inappropriate response to a situation
  • Cannot control the response
  • Has an altered way of life due to the anxiety
Anxiety disorders include:

World Lupus Day

Tomorrow, May 10th is World Lupus Awareness Day.
About World Lupus Day:

"World Lupus Day is sponsored by the World Lupus Federation, a coalition of lupus patient organizations from around the world, united to improve the quality of life for people affected by lupus. Through coordinated efforts of its global affiliates, the World Lupus Federation works to create greater awareness and understanding of lupus, provide education and services to people living with the disease, and advocate on their behalf. Learn more at
World Lupus Day serves to call attention to the impact that lupus has on people around the world. The annual observance focuses on the need for improved patient healthcare services, increased research into the causes of and cure for lupus, earlier diagnosis and treatment of lupus, and better epidemiological data on lupus globally. World Lupus Day serves to rally lupus organizations and people affected by the disease around the world for a common purpose of bringing greater attention and resources to efforts to end the suffering caused by this disabling and potentially fatal autoimmune disease."

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sexual Assault Awareness Month "Denim Day" April 27th

Join CAHS on April 27th, for "Denim Day". ‪#‎SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth‬
Why "Denim Day"?
It was originally triggered by a ruling of the Italian supreme court. The judge ruled against the victim because, if the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day the women in the Italian parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. "Denim Day" was developed in response to this case and wearing jeans during the annual event has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.
When you participate in "Denim Day" you :
1: Make it possible for more sexual assault survivors to reach out and find help .
2: Promote prevention through education so sexual violence doesn't occur.
3: Encourage institutional and societal change.
4: Make a powerful statement without ever saying a word .

The CAHS Annual Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Event 2016

Thank you to everyone that came out to the CAHS Annual Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Event on Saturday, April 9th.A special thank you to Ana Fitzgerald(volunteer) for managing the fingerprinting table; the Fire Department for giving tours of their fire truck and ambulance; Patty Kipkie(volunteer) for managing the hand painting table, and Tyler Viani/Party Patrol for being an awesome DJ! Thank you to the Mineral County Sheriff's Department, McGruff the Drug Dog, Nevada Highway Patrol, Parents as Teachers, Coalition of Mineral County, the Miss/Jr. Miss Armed Forces Day Pageant ladies, and Care and Share for participating, and for your help! Last but not least, thank you to our volunteers; Brian Dillard, Vicki and Larry Jackson and anyone else that we haven't mentioned for all your help! We had another successful event because of all of you! We hope you all had a great time 

Go Blue Day 2016

 "Go Blue Day" in Mineral County was a big success. We took pictures of some of the awesome supporters. Thank you all for your support!! 


Pinwheels for Prevention 2016

 Thank you Hawthorne Elementary School, Mineral County Junior High, 7th grade class, and MC High School for planting pinwheels with us and showing your support!