According the most recent Centers For Disease Control (CDC) report, Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. It occurs at a rate more than double that of homicide. The most common method used is firearms. Among people ages 15 to 34, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death. Woman are catching up to the number of men that are taking their lives. It has been thought that 54% of suicides were by individuals without a known mental illness. However, when there is a careful assessment of medical records and information is gleaned from family members, researchers have found that 90% of these individuals will have direct evidence of a mental health condition. 

If you’re in a crisis now, do not hesitate to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Kovner Center does not provide emergency after hours care.

“If you are not in a state of emergency and you are seeking compassion and understanding, safety and professional direction, you will find that I, Dr. Steven Kovner, can help. Together we can work to promote insight into your issues. I will teach and encourage you to practice coping skills and help you design individualized methods to build self-esteem and self-confidence, overcome rejection and betrayal, reduce your symptoms, and help you to understand the abusive and damaging experiences of the past. You will learn the underlying neuro-cognitive mechanisms that are causing your distress. This will take a safe environment and a caring and understanding professional that you can trust and you can rely on. I have the experience, training and compassion to provide that level of professional care. Additionally, I use a combination of evidenced-based scientific methods to teach you how to relieve your emotional pain and suffering. If you are experiencing suicidal ideation but do not have the intention to harm yourself or someone else, you can contact me to work with you and prevent your depression from escalating to harming yourself or someone else. Call right away (770-729-0123) and speak to Janelle, my wife and Office Manager, to set up an appointment ASAP.  I look forward to working with you.”

Sincerely,

Dr. Steven Kovner, Licensed Psychologist

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