Some school counselors and lawmakers are concerned about the mental health of Georgian children, citing a recent increase in suicide deaths. Jacob Dreiling is a certified therapist and mental health counselor at Decatur Student Center. He focuses on suicide assessment and prevention for Decatur’s municipal schools. (Taylor Reimann/Fresh Take Georgia)Read 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 →

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 →

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic spread across the world, it caused global health and economic disasters. More quietly, mental health issues also began to increase in quantity and severity, and there were strong concerns about the potential increase in suicide rates. Most of the population was protected fromRead More →