Tag: mental health

Aftermath: A suicide survivors journey

  Nothing about suicide is easy. As a survivor, Tammy Langhoff knows this too well. Her daughter, Katie, attempted suicide eight years ago. “Her stepmom, Anna, found her in the basement,” Langhoff explained. “She screamed to Katie’s dad, my ex-husband, Jeff. He came downstairs and started CPR, and Anna called 911.” For the next five-and-a-half…
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May 15, 2018 0

Nurturing resilient teens: Fundraiser supports mental health programming in schools

Tammy Langhoff is willing to swim the length of Lake Michigan — all 307 miles — if that’s what it takes to help teens struggling with anxiety, depression and mental illness. But it’s not quite as daunting as it seems. “I’m swimming indoors, and I’m taking all of 2018 to do it, which averages out…
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May 13, 2018 0

Opinion – The Politicization of Mental Health: How to Break Down the Stigma & the Silence

  Katie Posthuma-Bain shares her thoughts on the politicization of mental health. Suicide. An impulsive decision that often results in death. In Milwaukee, jumping from the Hoan Bridge may not be the way most suicide attempts take place, but the annual average of one known death, according to Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee, is still one…
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May 10, 2018 0