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Treating Chronic Pain
Brittney Fulcher, NP, Deaconess Comprehensive Pain Center
It is estimated that 50 million adults suffer from chronic pain in the United States. This pain can be mild or severe, episodic or continuous, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating. Chronic pain is pain that persists for longer than 3-6 months.
Suicide: Get the Facts
Janie Chappell, Deaconess Cross Pointe
Suicide is a leading cause of death in American teenagers, and the rate of suicide in middle aged adults has gone up more than 30% in the past decade. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increase in mental health issues which could add an estimated additional 70,000 deaths due to despair-suicide and alcohol-related suicides.