Amid growing concerns about the pandemic’s impact on Americans’ mental health and the rollout of a new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline this summer, advocates say local call centers across country remain underfunded and understaffed for an expected increase in call volume. Despite efforts to improve theRead More →

Representative Art Washut, Natrona County (Dan Cepeda, Oil City) If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (1-800-273-8255) CASPER, Wyoming — Rep. Art Washut (Natrona County) and Sen. Bill Landen (Natrona) worked together to ensure funding was addedRead More →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

According to a study published in Psychological medicine. Although the risk of suicide associated with hormonal contraceptives is relatively low, the results indicate that the topic warrants further attention and research. (If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or follow this link to theirRead More →