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Suicide Support and Prevention Resources

If you have lost a loved one to suicide, the grieving and recovery process can be very difficult. Fortunately, there are a number of resources out there that can help you. We encourage you to use the following suicide resources whether you are a loss survivor, suicide attempt survivor, or concerned friend or family member. … Continued

A Suicide Loss Survivor Speaks Out

Death by suicide can be utterly devastating to a family. In addition to the pain of losing a loved one, many suicide loss survivors are hurt when friends and extended family do not want to talk about their loss because of how difficult it can be to discuss suicide. In this video, you meet Lidia—a … Continued

Coping and Grieving Following a Homicide

Has your home or office turned into a crime scene? When a loved one’s life is taken by homicide, the events that follow can seem surreal, and are often extremely difficult to cope with. Below you will find more information about the grieving and coping process that follows a homicide. Shock The first stage of … Continued

National Suicide Statistics from the CDC

Did you know that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States? In 2010, more than 38,000 Americans committed suicide, which accounts for 12.1 deaths for every 100,000 people in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Males are about 4 times more likely to commit … Continued

The Health Risks of Biohazard Exposure

Do you know how to handle a biohazard cleanup? To stay safe and prevent biohazard exposure, always contact a professional to take care of the cleanup project. In this article, we will explore some of the many health risks involved with biohazard exposure. Risks to the Cleaner Probably the most obvious risk of exposure to … Continued

Violent Crime Plagues Philadelphia

Crime is a sad reality of life in virtually every city in the world. According to experts on the subject, violent crime is often something people become familiar with as they grow up. Unfortunately, gangs are present in many cities, and these gangs teach youths to deal with their problems using violence. To learn about … Continued

Coping on The Anniversary of A Traumatic Event

The anniversary of a traumatic event can be very challenging and emotionally draining. There are, however, a variety of ways to cope with trauma so that the anniversary of the event is not as painful. Read on for some advice on dealing with the anniversary of a traumatic event. Have a Plan The traumatic event … Continued

America’s Most Dangerous Cities by The Numbers

Although 412 people were murdered in Chicago in 2013, it is not actually the most dangerous city in the country. When you look at the murder rate per 100,000 residents, which takes into account the population of the city, America’s most dangerous city is New Orleans, with around 57 murders per 100,000 residents. Detroit is the … Continued

How Professionals Handle Tear Gas and OC Spray Clean Up

Law enforcement officials have been known to occasionally use tear gas and OC spray (also known as pepper spray). Long-term exposure to tear gas or OC spray can cause symptoms ranging from respiratory issues to blindness. If your home or business was affected by tear gas or OC spray, it’s very important to call a … Continued

Crime Scene Clean-Up 101 [INFOGRAPHIC]

After a crime, many people assume that first responders, police, or crime scene technicians clean up the scene. In reality, the job of cleaning up is left to the survivors. Not only is cleaning up a crime scene a traumatic experience, but it is also dangerous. Oftentimes, biohazard waste or poisonous chemicals remain on the … Continued