Lottery Tickets for Your Kids’ Holiday Stockings? Not a Good Bet

Lottery Tickets for Your Kids’ Holiday Stockings? Not a Good Bet Published Dec. 14, 2015 by Mary Ann Dearborn, LCSW, CPS Tillamook County Tillamook Family Counseling Center Updated 10/29/18 by DeAnna Pearl, MAT, CPS Tillamook County Tillamook Family Today’s is the first generation to grow up in a society where gambling is widely accepted and […]

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October 29, 2018

Offering Hope: Creating a Suicide Safer Community

Offering Hope Creating a Suicide Safer Community by:  DeAnna Pearl, Certified Prevention Specialist Every time I do a presentation, training or outreach, I get the same questions and comments:  How can you talk to someone who is suicidal?  OR I am afraid to ask the person if they are suicidal because it might cause them to […]

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October 29, 2018

Risk of Freedom: Seniors and Problem Gambling

Risk of Freedom: Seniors and Problem Gambling Many seniors today — both men and women — also have income that is more discretionary and more leisure hours than their peers of two or three decades ago. Such a combination makes travel and leisure attractive — especially when coupled with a chance to win a bit […]

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October 29, 2018

Problem Gambling and Suicidal Behavior

Problem Gambling and Suicidal Behavior A Primer for Law Enforcement Expert from Tony Salvatore  Law enforcement personnel often see the collateral damage caused by problem gambling, sometimes in themselves or their peers. Yet, they may know less about the most harmful effect—the substantial suicide risk that problem gamblers bear. Several lists of major suicide risk […]

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October 29, 2018

A Dollar and a Dream

A Dollar and a Dream Problem Gambling in Retirement Now that their children are grown and the mortgage nearly paid off, thousands of couples, age 60 and over, have some wiggle room in their budgets. They have income from a pension, social security and/or investments. And they have something that was in short supply a […]

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October 29, 2018

Parents are the Key to Poison Prevention

Parents are the Key to Poison Prevention Marijuana Poisoning in Children Exerpt:  Whitney Pennington, Education and Communications Specialist, Washington Poison Center When most people think of the Washington Poison Center, they do not immediately think of alcohol and drug prevention but associate us with Mr. Yuk and childhood poison prevention.  In fact, whenever we are part […]

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October 29, 2018

Take a Break from Gambling

Take a Break from Gambling Problem Gambling Awareness Day, Sat. Sept 29 On July 20, 1995, Robert “Bobby” Hafemann took his own life. He left behind a family full of grief, sadness, and many questions. His sister, Ronda Hatefi, became increasingly bothered by something Bobby had said in the note he left behind. He wrote […]

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October 29, 2018

Suicide Safer Communities Are NOT a Moral Failing

Suicide Safer Communities Are NOT a Moral Failing Mental Health, Suicide and Depression  Crisis Resources Tillamook Family Counseling Center (24 Hours) (503) 842-8201 OR (800) 962-2851 Oregon Lines for Life (877) 273-8255 Nacional para la Prevención de Suicidio (888) 628-9454 (servicio en español) 44,965 people died of suicide in 2017, more than car accidents, prostate […]

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October 29, 2018

The Gift of Resiliency: Protecting a Growing Brain

The Gift of Resiliency Protecting a Growing Brain What does it take to build resiliency in ourselves?   What is resiliency?  The official definition is the ability to overcome challenges of all kinds–trauma, tragedy, personal crises, plain ole life problems–and bounce back stronger, wiser, and more personally powerful. It’s important because this is what we need […]

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October 29, 2018

Gift of Positive

Gift of Positive Positive Social Norming The Science of the Positive is the study of how positive factors impact culture and experience. It focuses on how to measure and grow the positive, and has been applied over decades with agencies, communities, and businesses. It is based on the core assumption that the positive is real […]

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October 29, 2018