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Forsyth County’s Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Summit 2018

Left to Right: Lindsay Needham, Gary S. Orris, Krista Wagner, Jennifer Barker, Tom Query; the panel discusses the shock of Logan’s suicide, how his death has changed the lives of others and what the audience members can do to help prevent suicide.
September 20, 2018

What do one teacher, one counselor, two substitute teachers, two parents, one student and one grieving stranger have in common? North Forsyth High School and the Forsyth County Suicide Awareness Meeting....

Prevention and Treatment: Drugs are in Forsyth County

There are many ways to treat drug addictions. However, the most important one is love.
November 15, 2016

According to the Forsyth County Georgia Student Health Survey 2015, local high school seniors reported that 21 percent used alcohol, 13 percent used marijuana and/or 2.3 percent have used painkillers that...

What Depression Looks Like

“Depression is not an easy thing for me to discuss. Describing it is an obstacle all on its own. I feel as if the entire world has turned against me, and I have absolutely no one to turn to. All happiness that once resided within me has disappeared and I am left with dust clouding my vision. Then the anxiety begins. My hands shake, and I only beg to be back home and safe in my bed, letting my covers seclude me from the world’s judgmental eyes. I leave class just to beat the crowd and hope no one says a word behind me. This is why I have music to provide a pathway for me, telling me it is going to get better. A slight smile will then appear upon my lips as I realize…I can beat this.”
March 3, 2015

The dark secret of depression is that many teens today are diagnosed with this mental illness. Some hide it with smiles while some just hide their hands in their jacket and carry on with their day. It...

Predators

Sexual assault awareness should be promoted from every headline; the fact that children are being taken advantage of should weigh so heavily on the hearts and minds of our country that change is inevitable.
December 13, 2013

Predator: One that victimizes, plunders, or destroys, especially for one's own gain. According to the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network,  Every 2 minutes someone in the United States is sexually...

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