Suicidal ideation and behavior among people who own guns compared to non-gun owners can be less likely to be detected by screening tools. Researchers conducted a cross-sectional survey study examining patterns of passive and active suicidal ideation, suicidal planning, and suicidal behavior among gun owners and non-gun owners. These outcomesRead More →

MP Kerry McCarthy hosted a roundtable on May 18 at the Speaker’s House of the Houses of Parliament – Suicide Prevention: Breaking the Silence. She was accompanied by Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris of the band Joy Division/New Order and the suicide prevention charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). FollowingRead More →

Joy Division’s Bernard Sumner calls for changes to patient confidentiality rules to allow families to care for those with mental health issues and slams waiting lists for treatment on anniversary of ex’s suicide -mate Ian Curtis Iconic Joy Division singer Ian Curtis killed himself 42 years ago today Sumner slammedRead More →

In March, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced the creation of an Independent Suicide Prevention and Response Review Board to address suicides in the U.S. military. Today, the department announced that Dr. Gayle Iwamasa from the Department of Veterans Affairs will lead the committee. Read More →

DESTINY — Army veteran Geoff Speyrer is preparing for another shot at his annual fundraising physical challenge, SET 22. SET is an acronym for Strength, Endurance and Training while 22 is a reference to veteran suicides. Speyrer, who lives in Destin, started the SET 22 challenge in May 2020, bothRead More →

Governor awards Order of the Silver Crescent to Bradley Quarles Published on: May 12, 2022; Updated on: May 12, 2022By Mollie Roe and Emily Miles During his sophomore year, nursing student Bradley Quarles lost a family member to suicide. This experience, combined with the medical knowledge he gained during hisRead More →

James Madison softball player Lauren Bernett recently died of an apparent suicide. Dallastown High’s Tessa Thompson and Bernett were teammates for the Pennsylvania Fastpitch team. After Bernett’s death, Thompson decided to join the battle to raise awareness about suicide prevention. The entire Dallastonwn team of Thompson also joined the campaign.Read More →

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recently announced two mental health initiatives in the state. NCDHHS recently received $3.3 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration to expand support for people in mental health crisis. Funding will help North Carolina move the Suicide Prevention LifelineRead More →

Since May 11-13, 2022nearly 500 clinicians, researchers, project managers, mental health workers, Canadian Armed Forces, first responders and interested citizens — including people affected by suicide from across Canada — will come to the Université du Québec campus in Montreal (UQAM) to attend the 2022 “Together for Life” National ConferenceRead More →

Prince William said he was even more committed to men’s mental health and suicide prevention. The Duke of Cambridge, 39, renewed his support for the James’ Place charity – which provides support for men struggling with suicidal thoughts – on Tuesday as they opened the organisation’s new center in London.Read More →

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these feelings, contact 211. if someone is feeling anxious and overwhelmed and just wants to talk,” adds L’Herrou. Professional care and resilience building can help people gain the tools to overcome trauma and difficult times. Increasing awareness of available mentalRead More →

The 10th IASP Asia-Pacific Conference kicked off today in Gold Coast, Australia, providing a key regional forum on suicide prevention in the APAC region. WASHINGTON DC, DC, USA, May 3, 2022 / — The 10th International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) Asia-Pacific Conference kicked off today on Australia’s Gold Coast,Read More →