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It’s rare to see in-depth articles in the media about the vital work that school counselors do in their communities. This one, albeit local, is excellent. I’d love to see understanding and support like this in the national media rather than the denigration and/or lack of awareness that seems more common. 

While it is known that psychiatric illnesses are associated with a greatly elevated risk of self-harm, a moderately elevated risk was seen with common physical illnesses such as diabetes, epilepsy and asthma.” This short article from England refers to the results of a research project out of the University of Oxford.