Building Hope Together: Scottish Suicide Prevention Strategy 2022-2023: Easy Reading Introduction Suicide is what we call when a person ends their own life. The Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) have developed a strategy to reduce suicides in Scotland. A strategy is a long term planRead More →

CAMP WALKER, Republic of Korea – U.S. Army Daegu Garrison hosted two Resilience Day events in September as part of Suicide Prevention Month initiatives focused on raising awareness within the community. Held at Camp Walker on September 8 and Camp Carroll on September 27, the open house-style events brought communityRead More →

Footnotes [1] 1 CDC web-based injury statistics query and reporting system [2] CDC ABES [3] Moses, T. (2018). Suicide attempts in adolescents with self-reported disabilities. Child Psychiatry and Human Development49(3), 420-433. [4] Johns, MM, Lowry, R., Andrzejewski, J., Barrios, LC, Demissie, Z., McManus, T.,… & Underwood, JM (2019). Transgender identityRead More →

In July, the federal government launched a national 988 dialing code for suicide prevention and 24/7 crisis support. Since the number was implemented, calls to the four centers Minnesota qualified counselors for suicide support and resources increased by 44%, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Minnesota also saw aRead More →

The Campbell County Prevention Council (CCPC) is a coalition of community-based individuals and organizations working to improve community safety and health, focusing on substance abuse and prevention for youth, adults and families. Since August, they have partnered with local businesses for a campaign to raise awareness of resources for suicideRead More →

It’s a simple question, but when it comes to someone’s mental health, Nicholas Orlando called it “The best thing anyone can do.” “The trick is to create a space that someone feels safe in,” said Orlando, a licensed professional counselor practicing in Waynesburg. “It goes further if they know thereRead More →

BC government says it is investing $2 million to support improved care in the health system, including in emergency departments, for people who may be suicidal. British Columbia’s Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions announced the investment on Thursday, saying people struggling with mental health issues, particularly thoughts of suicideRead More →

Speaking about the importance of storytelling in suicide prevention, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomaspresident of United Suicide Survivors International, shared strategies for cultural change in her keynote address at the McHenry County Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Recovery Conference. The September 9 annual conference at McHenry County College was hosted by theRead More →

ARLINGTON, Va. – Since 2016, the Department of Defense has honored exemplary programs from each military department, for their outstanding efforts to increase suicide prevention and community awareness through engagement throughout the month of September , which is Suicide Prevention Month. This year, the U.S. Army Garrison’s White Sands MissileRead More →

For the Navy, combat readiness means having the most advanced equipment and technology and the best trained personnel to win any battle, including mental battles. It’s a battle the Navy has been waging since the service was created, and with quite a few casualties. According to the Navy’s Human ResourcesRead More →

The State of Ohio offers a wide variety of suicide prevention resources. Credit: Katherine Simon | Lantern Reporter No one is alone and the State of Ohio is providing many resources as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is underway for the prevention and treatment of suicidal thoughts. Laura Lewis, Ohio State’sRead More →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2022 Contact: press@michigan.gov Governor Whitmer makes major investment in veteran suicide prevention LANSING, Mich.. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a $1.2 million investment in suicide prevention programs for veterans, improving the health and well-being of more than 550,000 Michigan veterans and their families. ThisRead More →

Campus-wide training highlights practical ways to provide support and resources to those struggling City College students read personal stories about suicide at the 2020 Active Minds Send Silence Packing event. Each backpack represents the life of a deceased student. Photo courtesy of City Student Mental Health According to National AllianceRead More →

Press release September 19, 2022 Contact information Observing September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, health officials remind Minnesotans that suicide is preventable, recovery is possible and help is available anytime by calling 988. Earlier this summer, the United States rolled out a three-digit national dialingRead More →

Content Disclaimer: This article contains mentions of suicide and self-harm. * * * September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and Orange County members and community organizations host events to raise awareness and educate residents. In 2020, there were 1,436 suicide deaths among North Carolina residents. In Durham and Orange counties,Read More →

CHICAGO (WLS) — Nine months after a complete spinal cord injury, Sarah Bingley is finding ways to cope. She found clever ways to drive her car with suggestions from other people with similar paralysis. At 19, she is looking for ways to achieve her goals and enjoy a new outlookRead More →

Being able to freely communicate feelings without fear or judgment will help reduce stigma and raise awareness of mental health issues. This was highlighted by the British Deputy High Commissioner to Fiji, Paul Welsh, as the chief guest of World Suicide Prevention Day at Fiji National University’s Pasifika Campus. TheRead More →

Connect to Protect is the theme for this year’s Suicide Prevention Month. By connecting with and supporting those who think of harming themselves, we can provide them with the resources that could literally save their lives. (US Army graphic) (Photo credit: Greg Wilson) SEE THE ORIGINAL ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill.Read More →

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, members of the USF community showcased different mental health resources that students can refer to in times of crisis. ORACLE PHOTO/ALEXANDRA URBAN Movements to destigmatize mental illness in recent years have become a beacon of hope within the mental health profession, accordingRead More →

Connor Venstra, Personal editor September 13, 2022 Butterflies are used for Suicide Prevention Month as a symbol of hope. Huron County Suicide Prevention Coalition/Courtesy Photo September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, and many organizations and businesses in Huron County are doing everything they can to let those suffering fromRead More →

Aetna Better Health of Florida Raises Awareness of Suicide Prevention Month Through New Collaborative Partnership with The QPR Initiative The initiative offers the public a series of “Ask, Persuade and Refer” training courses to help providers, practitioners and social workers assess and identify suicidal ideation and symptoms of troubled mentalRead More →

Joe Tuia’ana speaks to participants during the presentation of the suicide prevention manual, the new LiveOn initiative. Utah launched its first all-Instagram free suicide prevention manual on September 6. (Photo courtesy of Adam Durfee) Utah launched its first all-Instagram suicide prevention handbook on September 6, with the goal of educatingRead More →

September 10 is a day dedicated to suicide prevention awareness. It’s called World Suicide Prevention Day. The purpose of this day is to spread optimism, inspire individuals with hope and courage to overcome various life challenges and support those who feel helpless, depressed or defeated. Suicidal thoughts are common; theyRead More →

The FDA requires a warning about the increased risk of suicidal thoughts and actions for children and young adults up to age 25 who take antidepressants. According to the researchers, antidepressants given to healthy adult volunteers with no signs of depression doubled the risk of suicide. Recent research confirms whatRead More →

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Mental health support has been on the rise since the pandemic, with employees across industries demanding increased resources from their employers. This has led to an increase in wellness benefits, such as free counseling, subscriptions to Headspace, Calm and other meditation apps, more paid time off (PTO) for employees toRead More →

Photos: Abhijith N Kolpe Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK) Mangaluru September 5: National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences Bengaluru, Father Muller medical college, Manashanthi Mangaluru, Suicide lifeline – a unit of SUSHEG charitable trust, lions club Balmatta, Leo club Roshni Mangaluru Balmatta in association withRead More →