Elizabeth Higbie: Risk factors for suicide and warning signs

October 30, 2018

"We know that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States," said Elizabeth Higbie, LCSW, a therapist with St. Raphael Counseling, a ministry of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver. Higbie discussed risk factors that may include mental illness, depression, a family history of suicide, isolation, a history of abuse in childhood, unwillingness to seek help as well as barriers to treatment. Higbie also discussed potential warning signs of suicidal behavior and wrote an article on the subject, available here

[If your or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. For Colorado Crisis Services, call 1-844-493-8255.]

 

 
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Gospel of Life 2018: Michael Barber, Ph.D., on Where Do We Go from Here?

October 24, 2018
Michael Barber, Ph.D., associate professor of scripture and theology at the Augustine Institute, spoke at the Gospel of Life Conference 2018: Prophecies and Consequences of Humanae Vitae. The conference on Oct. 20, 2018, was presented by the Respect Life Office of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver. For details, go to https://gospeloflifeco.org.
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Gospel of Life 2018: Emily Stimpson Chapman on living Humanae Vitae

October 24, 2018
Emily Stimpson Chapman, Catholic writer and author, spoke at the Gospel of Life Conference 2018: Prophecies and Consequences of Humanae Vitae. The conference on Oct. 20, 2018, was presented by the Respect Life Office of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver. For details, go to https://gospeloflifeco.org.
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Gospel of Life 2018: Dr. Marguerite Duane on Responding to the Contraceptive Crisis with Fertility Awareness Based Methods

October 24, 2018
Dr. Marguerite Duane, co-founder and executive director of the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science (FACTS), spoke at the Gospel of Life Conference 2018: Prophecies and Consequences of Humanae Vitae. The conference on Oct. 20, 2018, was presented by the Respect Life Office of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver. For details, go to https://gospeloflifeco.org.
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Gospel of Life 2018: Michaelann Martin on Hope and Help for Families with Special Needs

October 24, 2018

Michaelann Martin, co-founder and president of Made for More, Inc., spoke at the Gospel of Life Conference 2018: Prophecies and Consequences of Humanae Vitae. The conference on Oct. 20, 2018, was presented by the Respect Life Office of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver. For details, go to https://gospeloflifeco.org.

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Gospel of Life 2018: Dr. Patrick Lappert on Transgender Surgery and Christian Anthropology

October 24, 2018

Deacon Patrick Lappert, M.D., spoke at the Gospel of Life Conference 2018: Prophecies and Consequences of Humanae Vitae. The conference on Oct. 20, 2018, was presented by the Respect Life Office of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver. For details, go to https://gospeloflifeco.org.

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Fr. Doug Grandon: (Part 2 of 2) Understanding the scandal in the Catholic Church

October 22, 2018

"Pray for our bishops that they would have courage. They need courage, even the good ones, they need courage is what they need; courage to do what needs to be done," said Fr. Doug Grandon in this second of a two-part interview by Deacon Geoff Bennett on Respect Life Radio. 

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Fr. Doug Grandon: (Part 1 of 2) Understanding the scandal in the Catholic Church

October 13, 2018

"This is a worldwide problem with men who have disordered sexual preferences and we didn't screen them out. We are now — since the Dallas Charter, we are doing a good job here — but men who fail to live up to what the Church teaches and the Church that hasn't policed them," said Fr. Doug Grandon in this first of a two-part interview by Deacon Geoff Bennett on Respect Life Radio.

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Deacon Martinez: RISE ministry to serve victims of sexual assault

October 12, 2018

Deacon Ernest Martinez, a Denver police officer, describes the launch of the RISE ministry to help victims of rape that are facilitated by alcohol and drugs. RISE stands for: Recognize, Intervene, Speak Up and Empower. "The recognition is that alcohol and drugs are the most commonly used method to facilitate sexual assault...," said Deacon Martinez. "We want to bring the awareness piece, from a faith-based perspective, to take what's currently out there and broaden it and preach the Gospel throughout the entire process and accompany — not only just victims — but try to be proactive on it."

 

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Senite Sahlezghi: Marisol Health’s dignified care for women

September 24, 2018

Marisol Health, a ministry of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver, provides "a continuum of care of social supportive services" as well as "comprehensive OB/GYN care...everything from pregnancy testing and ultrasounds, to annual exams and problem gynecological appointments," said Senite Sahlezghi, a program director of Marisol Health. "We serve anyone who desires dignified care." Go to http://marisolhealth.com for more information, or to make an appointment.

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