Wellness for Times of Uncertainty

As part of KVCR’s series for Suicide Prevention Month called “Wellness for Times of Uncertainty,” we’re talking about youth suicide.

Suicide rates have been on the rise among young people. According to a report at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2018, suicide was the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 24. And now during the pandemic, young people may not have access to the support system they once did and it’s taking a toll on their emotional and mental well-being.

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As part of KVCR’s series for Suicide Prevention Month called “Wellness for Times of Uncertainty,” we are talking about grief and loss during the coronavirus pandemic.

For most of us when we think of grief, bereavement or the traditional grief that involves mourning the death of a loved one comes to mind. But we actually grieve every kind of loss.

Dr. Veronica Kelley, Director of San Bernardino County’s Department of Behavioral Health says grief is defined as deep sorrow, trouble or annoyance and:

“Today our grief is hitting us on multiple levels,” said Kelley.

"Diagnosis Of Last Resort:" Understanding Bipolar II

Sep 9, 2020
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As part of KVCR’s series on Suicide Prevention Month called “Wellness For Times of Uncertainty,” we’re talking about bipolar disorder.

If you hear the term “bipolar,” you probably think of what’s known as bipolar I: a disorder characterized by deep lows of depression and sharp highs of mania that may result in hospitalization. But what you might not know is there’s another type of the disease, called bipolar II, which has longer lows and slightly lower highs, called hypomanic episodes.