The federal government is taking a whole-of-government approach to suicide prevention, including among its workforce, according to a psychologist working for the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC). Rachael McMahon, director of the commission’s mental health and suicide prevention unit, said a cultural shift was underway in the public service. InRead More →

NAPERVILLE – Signs with information about the Suicide Prevention Hotline will soon be posted in select areas of Naperville parks/trails. A joint task force of Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, Naperville Park District, City of Naperville, and the Preserved Forest Districts of DuPage and Will Counties launched “Operation Disrupt” as aRead More →

Panelists presented 2 studies comparing evidence-based strategies to improve patient outcomes. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) hosted a virtual panel on youth and young adult suicide prevention, led by U.S. Representatives Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) and Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland). PCORI, an independent nonprofit organization sanctioned by Congress in 2010, hostedRead More →

Universities will be better equipped to intervene early to help prevent the devastating impact of suicide in their communities thanks to a framework released today by Universities Australia and Suicide Prevention Australia. Suicide Prevention: A Competency Framework for Universities provides a structure that allows for early intervention for staff whoRead More →

Described as “an epidemic” of suicides in meetings. Previous following Image 1 of 2 Councilor Philip Brady (FF). Hu O’Reilly Picture 2 of 2 Councilor Aiden Fitzpatrick (FF). Adrian Donohoe Photography. 086 3716199 Published: Sat 19 Feb 2022, 16:00 Providing resources to sports and community groups was the recommendation madeRead More →

The South African Psychiatric Society states that nearly one in ten adolescent deaths in South Africa each year is the result of suicide. He adds that up to 20% of high school learners have attempted suicide. These statistics are alarming. Teenagers face many problems, especially peer pressure. Some are exposedRead More →

Rep. Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines OLYMPIA — On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to advance a measure to establish programs to prevent suicide among veterans and service members in Washington. Military service members, veterans and their families are at increased risk of being affected by suicide. Veterans makeRead More →

Legislation is underway to ban so-called ‘conversion therapy’ in the UK. A study by Fr. Paul Sullins, Ph.D., a senior research associate at the Ruth Institute, shows that sexual orientation change exertion therapy (SOCE) does no harm, unlike what is widely affirmed. SOCE is consistently misnamed “conversion therapy” by itsRead More →

The Army implements a public health approach to suicide based on the suicide prevention efforts of the Centers for Disease Control. The new comprehensive and integrated policies emphasize prevention rather than intervention. According to the CDC, “suicide and attempted suicide affect the health and well-being of friends, loved ones, co-workers,Read More →

1. Initiation of a prescription opioid is associated with a more than doubled risk of suicidal behavior in adolescents and young adults. 2. However, when adjusting for confounding variables such as the presence of pain, this increased risk of suicidal behavior is significantly reduced to only 19%. Level of evidenceRead More →

FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers plans to introduce a bill aimed at preventing suicide tragedies in Kentucky. Research by the crisis prevention group, Whitney/Strong, indicates that every 17 hours a Kentuckian dies of a suicide by firearm, with 65 percent of suicide deaths in theRead More →

Barber and hairdressing students at South Devon College will now receive suicide prevention training as part of their qualifications. South Devon College in Torquay and the Lions Barber Collective have joined forces to create the first ever Lions Barber Academy. The charity was founded by internationally renowned Torquay barber, TomRead More →

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) — Between 2018 and 2021, phone calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline began to steadily increase across the state, rising from around 6,500 calls to more than 10,000. While calls may increase, however, the suicide rate is not showing a corresponding increase, a startling but hopefulRead More →