Suicide Prevention Week: Do you know how to save a life?

Posted on September 4, 2017 by kerri

Recently, I’ve been diving back in to teen books—many of which I actually read in my teenage years, and am revisiting now. One is the diary of a (fictional) sixteen-year-old boy whose best friend struggles with depression, and the character, Ducky, finds himself struggling with the warning signs, and over his diaries, physically saves his … Continue reading “Suicide Prevention Week: Do you know how to save a life?”

Idiopathic Hypersomnia: A disorder of extreme sleepiness.

Posted on September 1, 2017 by kerri

In previous articles, we’ve covered more “well-known” sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy. Idiopathic hypersomnia is another sleep disorder that can impact a person’s life, both day and night. Hypersomnia is a condition in which a person needs a greater amount of sleep than average—idiopathic means the cause of the condition, or need … Continue reading “Idiopathic Hypersomnia: A disorder of extreme sleepiness.”