BOSTON — A tidal wave of behavioral health issues among young people during the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted Congress to reinvigorate suicide prevention programs targeting teens. A bipartisan proposal co-sponsored by U.S. Representative Lori Trahan, D-Westford, would reauthorize programs established under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act, which support community-basedRead More →

With mental health issues on the rise nationwide, Missouri lawmakers are weighing bills that would provide pharmacists and teachers with additional training to recognize the signs of suicide. A bill sponsored by Rep. Adam Schwadron, R-St. Charles, heard at the House Health and Mental Health Policy Committee on Monday, wouldRead More →

A new on-campus research center will be named in honor of outgoing University of Memphis President Dr. David Rudd. The Rudd Institute for Veteran and Military Suicide Prevention will focus on Rudd’s own area of ​​psychology: suicide prevention research, particularly for military veterans. The appointment was officially announced by theRead More →

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 →

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 →

SARATOGA COUNTY, NY – The Saratoga County Suicide Prevention Coalition is partnering with Newtown Road Church to provide suicide prevention training to the community. More than half of Americans have been affected by suicide in some way, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Suicide is the second leadingRead More →

Newswise—March ten2022 – Mobile apps could provide “an uninterrupted crisis response tool” for people with suicidal thoughts and behaviors – although further research is needed to establish their effectiveness – concludes a review in the March/April issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published in the Lippincott PortfolioRead 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 →

A construction group has presented an outstanding check to a Wishaw-based suicide prevention charity. As the festive season approaches, the South West hub has urged partners, suppliers and supporters to join them in providing much-needed and well-deserved support for Chris’s House and raised an incredible £8,510 in the process. Chris’sRead More →