We are continuing to ensure same-day access for urgent mental health needs at every medical center, writes Dr. David J. Shulkin, undersecretary for health for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
A little can go a long way in suicide prevention
It’s difficult for friends and family to help someone who is thinking about taking their own life. But at VA, we know that support can make a big impact.
How to Help with Suicide Prevention
Suicide prevention is an issue I’m passionate about – both professionally, as a therapist, and personally, as suicide has touched the lives of my loved ones I’m so encouraged by recent progress in breaking down stigma, encouraging open conversations about mental health and suicide, and increasing access to life-saving resources. At the same time, I know that there is more we can all do. By educating…
Suicide Prevention Lunch and Learn
Please join Foundation 2 & Orchestra Iowa for a Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, February 12th from 11:30 – 1:30 PM. The event will include a one-hour presentation by Foundation 2 Crisis Center Program Manager Cheryl Plotz about suicide prevention followed by by a Q&A featuring a special gu ...
Suicide Prevention Month: Ideas for Action
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-talk (8255) Suicide Prevention Month: Ideas for Action Information Publisher: Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) See This Resource This two-page resource offers information to help anyone, anywhere get involved in Suicide Prevention Month in September. It includes tips on how to take action to help prevent suicide in your community, such as learning about effective suicide prevention, sharing stories of hope, and…
Solstice Foundation grants $10,000 for drug, suicide prevention
When the 11th annual Summer Solstice Celebration wrapped up last June, there was an understanding that proceeds from the party would support local drug
World Suicide Prevention Day
Suicide is one of the most challenging public health problems that we face today, both as a society and as individuals. Its effects are devastating, not only to a victim’s family and friends, but a…
National Suicide Prevention Week
September is devoted to suicide prevention and awareness with the focus on an entire week. What are warning signs a person might be at risk of suicide?
When it comes to suicide prevention
A Practical Guide to Suicide Prevention
Join an award-winning physician to gain indispensable insights about recognizing suicidal risks, when to help, and how you can potentially save a life.
Experts offer suicide prevention tips
University of Cincinnati students are mourning the loss of Brogan Dulle after a weeklong search. Michelle Bauer from Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky & Southwest Ohio and Joe Lynch who lost
Suicide prevention must begin with the young
It is not difficult to make the assertion that suicide, particularly among teens, is approaching, if not at, the epidemic level. In 2017, there were 47 percent more suicides among people aged 15 to 19 than in the year 2000. Furthermore, there were 6,200 suicides among people aged 15 to 24 in 2017, the second-leading […]
Using Google Trends for suicide prevention?
Google Trends might be used to follow not only the spread of infectious epidemics, but that of other phenomena as well, such as suicide epidemics. This hypothesis led psychiatrist and researcher Guillaume Fond and his team to study in greater detail the relationship between the number of Google searches for terms such as suicide, depression [...]
Guide to engaging the media in suicide prevention
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-talk (8255) Guide to engaging the media in suicide prevention Date: 2006 Information Publisher: Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) and SPAN USA (Suicide Prevention Action Network) See This Resource This 44-page guide teaches you how to serve as an effective media spokesperson and how to generate media coverage to create awareness of suicide prevention. The publication describes how to use television, radio…
Suicide prevention: Tips for starting the conversation
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A Central High School student died by suicide Wednesday, leaving friends and family heartbroken.It's the third such case in a year, and it's a difficult topic for many families to discuss.In North Dakota alone, 3,600 high school students will attempt suicide in the next year....
Suicide prevention. There’s always a way out
When feelings of hopelessness become overwhelming, it’s time to talk about it. Warning signs, what to say, and how to get help for you or someone you love
Suicide prevention: How to find help
The death of fashion designer Kate Spade earlier in the week and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain on Friday spotlights the importance of recognizing the potential warning signs when someone intends to end their life. The attention is needed, especially now. If you or someone you know might be at risk of suicide, here are ways to help:
Suicide Prevention: Tips for Kids and Teens
by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention If someone you know is thinking about suicide… 1. Take it seriously, even if your friend brushes it off. Suicidal ideation (continual suicidal thoughts) is not typical, and it reflects a larger problem 2. An angry friend is better than a dead friend. 3. Ask, listen, tell, if the threat is immediate stay with the person. 4. Bring friend to a trusted adult. If they don’t know what to do or don’t take it seriously find another…
Suicide Prevention Awareness: How to Ask
This month is suicide prevention awareness month. Statistics show that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and for every suicide, there are 25 attempts. There are many myths about suicide, and I believe there is one myth in particular that must be discussed. Myth: If I ask someone directly if they are thinking about suicide, I might make them think about it or act on it. Reality: This is not accurate; there are numerous suicide first aid…