Sometimes our friends here in the Keys are gripped by such overwhelming moods and problems that they need help from others. In fact, the emotional black cloud can be so blinding, so confusing, suicide might seem like a viable option.
Recently, a 60-year-old male, let’s call him Mike, came to the Guidance/Care Center in a crisis. He had severe alcohol use, depression, anxiety, feelings of guilt and low motivation. Mike was admitted to GCC Marathon as an inpatient, then was connected to relapse prevention and psychiatric treatment after his discharge.
He now attends group and psychiatric appointments...