Preventing Suicide

Categories: Blog
No one wants to think that the pain and sadness of a loved one is enough to cause suicidal feelings – but the reality is, suicide is one of the leading causes of death – and is on the rise in the US. Knowing the signs, whether you see them in yourself or a loved …

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Dear Nurse Wanda: A Pocket Full of Change

Categories: Blog, Dear Nurse Wanda
Charleston Cares Guest Blogger, Wanda Lefler, RN, is the Nurse Manager at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. Each month, she will offer her insight into patient care, health management – and the art of listening. If you have a medical question for Nurse Wanda, please e-mail your questions to nursemanager.bifmc@gmail.com. Dear Nurse Wanda: I have been experiencing a lot …

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Holiday Depression: 5 Tips to Cope

Categories: Blog, Health Check, Home Feature
Does December fill you with cheer and excitement for the upcoming year? Odds are, no – not at all. According to the American Psychological Association, half of all people experience sadness or irritability during the holiday season, while up to two-thirds of us acknowledge feeling stress and fatigue. There can be many factors affecting our …

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