Suicide Prevention Research & News

April 2019


Frustrations mount over lack of progress on preventing veterans’ suicide

Crisis and suicide prevention services struggle with demand after celebrity suicides

Suicide Rates Are Going Up. Raising the Minimum Wage Might Help Bring Them Down.

Teen suicides spiked month after Netflix’s drama ’13 Reasons Why’ premiered, new research shows

PHS senior raising awareness about suicide prevention

Danny De Gracia: Teen Suicide Is A Big Problem In Hawaii

Grady suicide prevention group gets data from survey

Suicide increase after '13 Reasons Why' demands media follow prevention best practices 🎥

Lake County Suicide Prevention Coalition holding Walk for Awareness

Homeless on the margins for suicide prevention

Earth angel: Volunteer Cindy Reffke serves as guiding light for suicide prevention and survival


Legislature Passes Suicide Prevention Bills

Suicide Prevention Advocates Meet with Lawmakers in Hartford

UA hosts event to raise awareness for suicide prevention 🎥

UA hosts backpack exhibit to focus on mental health, suicide awareness

WisEye Morning Minute: Warning Signs for Suicide Prevention 🎥

Central Ohio students step up to help peers, schools with suicide-prevention efforts

Suicide Prevention Training

French government opens 'suicide prevention unit' for police officers

The nation needs to do more to reduce veteran suicide

When mass shootings get big media play, firearm purchases often rise

Niagara Region votes to install suicide-prevention barriers on St. Catharines bridge


Austin rally tackles child mental health and suicide prevention 🎥

Suicide prevention efforts continue in Montgomery County and The Woodlands

Politifact: Do more than 20 veterans die by suicide every day?

LoBaido's '22-13' Veterans' Suicide Awareness Art Installation Coming to Branford

Number of children visiting the ER for suicidal thoughts and attempts has doubled, study says 🎥

Is suicide contagious? Our research sheds light on how to help youngsters cope


IL House urged to pass 1st responders suicide prevention act

Demián Bichir Confirms Wife Stefanie Sherk's Suicide: 'Depression' Took Her Life at 43 🎥

Group working to lower rate of veteran suicides

Veterans unite to raise awareness about suicide 🎥

Pushups for PTSD: Why this man has been doing 955 days of pushups and wont stop till year 2035 🎥

Opinion: The Empty Promise of Suicide Prevention

Kent Bush: Help is always available


Activists And Suicide Prevention Groups Seek Bans On Conversion Therapy For Minors 🔊

VA suicide prevention staff is ‘overworked’ and can’t ‘keep up’ with demand. This bill aims to help.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Hosts 31st Annual Lifesavers Gala

Suicide prevention group to host film screening, discussion

NYS suicide prevention task force addresses concerns 🎥

Decision on Suicide Prevention Barrier for San Diego-Coronado Bridge

Facial recognition, suicide prevention key to UOW graduate's research

Mother of Gay Teen Who Died By Suicide After Bullying Speaks Out

'13 Reasons Why': New Study Reveals If Watching the Show Increases or Decreases Suicide Risks in Students 🎥


Suicide prevention task force holds first hearing at the Capitol

Suicide Prevention Can Happen Anywhere

Bill would study workload, responsibilities of VA suicide prevention staff

MBA renews commitment to suicide awareness and prevention 🎥

Suicide Prevention Task Force 🎥

Donate items to support suicide prevention 

Firearms violence forum focuses on safety, suicide prevention 🎥

Banks bill seeks help to stop veteran suicides

Southern High family shares news of student's suicide to help others in crisis

Talks on suicide prevention in May

Suicide Prevention: Predictors, Warning Signs, and Interventions 🎥

Deep learning can help us eradicate suicide – but only if we let it

Legion, VA team up on approach to suicide prevention

RallyPoint and University of Utah Partnering to Treat PTSD


Legislature passes suicide prevention bills

Spring fashion show shines light on suicide awareness

Mental Health Partners is Offering FREE Suicide Prevention Trainings in May

Benefit game calls attention to suicide awareness

Stronger as One: Community leaders rally for suicide prevention and mental health wellness

Blue Ridge hosts NFL suicide prevention night

Sidney Event Recognized by Suicide Prevention Organization

Veteran support organization honors fallen, brings awareness to suicide prevention 🎥

Governor Bullock, Montana Broadcasters Association Renew Partnership to Raise Awareness about Suicide Prevention

Oldham County woman who lost son to suicide encourages parents to attend suicide prevention event

Firearms violence forum focuses on safety, suicide prevention 🎥

State Suicide Prevent Task Forces Releases First Report

U of T experts explain difficulties of reporting on suicide – and why it's important to focus on resilience


Belmont county Bar Association donates to charity dedicated to suicide prevention 🎥

State's report on suicide calls for more prevention services 🎥

Program, film on suicide awareness at Dutchess Community College on April 24

My View: Talking about suicide can help save lives

Brentwood Police Say Man Died by Suicide in Local Park

Inquiry opened after Yellow Vests goad police to ‘commit suicide’

Veterans' suicides at VA facilities are apparent protests against poor care, advocates say 🎥  📅

Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care

Woman says Duluth police responded inadequately when her husband took his life

Seniors' suicides in long-term care often go overlooked, study finds

Talk Saves Lives – What’s That?

In the land of hope and grief

Preventing youth suicide through cross-sector cooperation


Inspirational radio host joins Atlantic Highlands sisters' quest on suicide awareness

Cochran bill would require suicide prevention plans

Advocates Gather in Montgomery to Be the Voice for Suicide Prevention

Local family raises awareness of suicide, mental health issues

Black Kids Committing Suicide Because Of Bullying At School Seems To Be On The Rise 🎥

The Dr. Is In: Suicide 🎥

Suicide: An uncomfortable but necessary conversation (Part I)

Studying the science behind suicide (Part 2)

A promise made after crippling loss (Part 3a)

Discovering hope, Finding meaning by helping others after loss (Part 3b)

Suicide Series (Part 4)

Fighting Stress in the Law Enforcement Community


East Lyme suicide-prevention foundation to start young-adult support group

Reach Out: Ways To Help A Loved One At Risk Of Suicide

21-year-old left with $93K hospital bill after a suicide attempt

Suicide attempt survivor to offer perspective on attempt, recovery

"Ethan's Purpose" basketball tournament raises awareness for mental health

Framingham Call2Talk hotline is at ‘tipping point’

Lower Moreland High School students raise awareness about suicide prevention


'Paint the Town Yellow" for Suicide Prevention Week 🎥

Raising Awareness, Funds For Suicide Prevention

VA Won't Ramp Up Security After Rash of Suicides on Premises. Here's Why. 📅

Kaiser Permanente applies predictive analytics to suicide prevention

Offering Hope: Creating a Suicide Safer Community

Suicide rates up sharply among county residents

Outdoor notebook: Mission 22 Fun Bird Dog Tournament in Meriden to raise money for veteran suicide prevention efforts

Why The Suicide Rate Among Black And Latino Men Is Rising

18-year-old DeLand High student jumped from overpass to his death onto I-95 in Daytona

Reach Out: Ways To Help A Loved One At Risk Of Suicide

New York Times Admits Privately-Funded “Gun Violence” Research is a Thing

Wilkie: Entire government to focus on reducing vet suicides


Suicide Prevention Coalition plans spring conference

Suicide Prevention awareness

Texas School Districts Turn to Virtual Training to Prevent Youth Suicide 🎥

Rep. Stafsholt Appointed to Suicide Prevention Task Force

As suicides at VA hospitals increase, Congress wants more answers

Police investigating apparent suicide by train in downtown Kent

LETTER: Let’s bring awareness, prevention to issue of suicide

Cape suicide awareness group gets grant

Offering Hope: Creating a Suicide Safer Community

Program covers how moral injury and suicide prevention are related

Readers React: Photo with op-ed on reducing suicide rate needed better explanation

The Single Most Effective Thing You Can Do to Help a Friend Who’s Going Through a Hard Time

How to end rising suicide, depression cases, by SURPIN


Morelle Pushing For Stronger Suicide Prevention Efforts 🎥

Suicide prevention training bill heads to state Senate

OHA offering suicide prevention training

Raising Awareness, Funds For Suicide Prevention

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox talks suicide prevention — and plays bass guitar — at DaVinci Academy

Making A Difference: Family Strives To Spread Awareness Of Mental Health Issues After Daughter’s Suicide 🎥

Suicide prevention and awareness workshop offered May 3 and 4

Suicide prevention focus of Labor's $115 million for Indigenous health 🎥

Sullivan South student commits suicide; family now spreading awareness on depression

Man who survived jump from Golden Gate Bridge talks to students about suicide prevention 🎥

Suicide policies in Canada and beyond: What's working and what needs to change

Suicide Prediction Models Ineffective at Identifying Attempts, Mortality

Lauren Richards took her own life at 26. She left behind devastated loved ones and a haunting question 🎥


Extra youngsters and teenagers are having suicidal ideas, however specialists can’t pinpoint why

Northeast Kingdom Human Services takes on suicide prevention

Bill would require teacher training in suicide prevention

Utah’s suicide hotline has seen an increase in calls but not in funding, a new audit says

'Breaking the Silence' around Oregon’s suicide crisis in Lane County

Cherry Creek High School community meets to discuss preventing student suicides 🎥

Woman putting up suicide prevention posters around Charlotte 🎥

Raising Suicide Awareness on Semicolon Day

Despair Rising in Young Middle Aged Adults, Regardless of Ethnicity or Education

Ulster University pioneering research into chatbot technology to support to people living with mental ill health


County task force releases draft suicide prevention plan

Senator Gardner holds teen suicide prevention round table 🎥

Raising awareness of suicide

Researchers Attempt To Predict & Prevent Suicide Using Deep Learning And Math

Salute the Badge: Mission Twp. Firefighter is working to prevent youth suicides 🎥

Maori Council targeting suicide prevention among Maori men

Lincoln offers several resources for people struggling with contemplating suicide 🎥

Not Alone: Fulton teens breaking down stigma on mental health and suicide 🎥

City Could Contract Firm to Design Suicide Prevention Plan for Colorado Street Bridge

Researchers Attempt To Predict & Prevent Suicide Using Deep Learning And Math

Novel Suicide Prediction Tool Goes Beyond Patient Self-Reports

Dr. Eliot Nelson: The value of a waiting period on gun sales

Stars To Attend Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Erasing The Stigma Leadership Awards

Department of National Defence and Veterans Affairs Canada release 2018 reports on suicide


This Middle School Volleyball Team Helped Save A Suicidal Woman On A Bridge 🎥 📅

Athletes compete in first McLaren Cup for suicide awareness 🎥

Operation Bear Hug returns to teach suicide prevention, recognition

Lions hear from Schultz about suicide prevention


Three Veterans Die by Suicide in Five Days at Veterans Affairs Facilities 📅

Eviction rapidly becoming a serious suicide risk for Oregonians 🎥

After 5 years with no suicides from Vista Bridge, Portland is considering permanent barriers

Coalition aims reduce suicide, open conversation

Opinion: Breaking the silence – now it’s our turn

Suicide Prevention Action Network closed in March, but one group is continuing its mission

Puppy Yoga session raises awareness for suicide prevention

Suicide prevention hindered by a lack of data

V.A. Officials, and the Nation, Battle an Unrelenting Tide of Veteran Suicides


Newberg student's senior project brings awareness to suicide prevention 🎥

Stephens bill targets gun suicide prevention

WNCC student organizes suicide prevention training

Wyden, Merkley stress importance to fund mental health services, suicide prevention 🎥

National speaker keynotes suicide prevention forum

'Viewpoints' to examine suicide prevention

Two youth suicides change a small Oregon town 🎥

Aboriginal teenager, 18, takes her own life as indigenous suicide crisis claims 30 lives in just four months

Three veterans die by suicide at VA facilities over the span of five days

11-Year-Old Kills Himself After Being Bullied For His Weight And Defending His Little Brother 🎥

Kaiser Permanente a leader in hospital industry self-funded gun violence research

Support for Youth and Indigenous Mental Health


LOPD officer working full-time on suicide prevention, community outreach

New suicide prevention signs now posted on Narrows Bridge 🎥

WNCC student coordinates suicide prevention training class 🎥

Breaking the Silence: Talking about suicide prevention 🎥

Hampton VAMC says suicide prevention is top priority

Mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Lorain get suicide prevention training 🎥

Listen Connect Help: AFSP rep talks community suicide prevention 🎥

Proceeds from CMC’s annual McKenna Palooza concert go to suicide prevention group

Short-circuiting the suicide cascade

Suicide Awareness and Prevention 🎥

Math Being Used To Predict Suicide Patterns Amid Rising Rates

How Lincoln HS takes a direct approach to prevent teen suicide 🎥

Report finds mood disorders, suicidal thoughts more prevalent in Waterloo Region 🎥

'The numbers are very alarming': More kids taken to hospital for suicidal thoughts and attempts than ever before


Nevada County town hall seeks to educate, discuss suicide prevention

Suicide prevention advocates bring message to Mass. Statehouse

Local Suicide Prevention Task Force forms to ‘talk about it’

Wyden urges FCC to set up 3-digit crisis, suicide prevention hotline

At Opioid Rehab Facilities, New Suicide Prevention Guidelines Are Rolling Out

Coliseum Health System and Kindred Hospice host Suicide Awareness Symposium

Suicide Prevention Advocates Gather in Harrisburg

Suicide prevention training in schools a critical need

Detained for 72 hours, lose gun rights for six months. Bill aims to reduce suicides 🎥

49ers’ Solomon Thomas honored for his ongoing efforts in suicide prevention 🎥

Western NSW suicide prevention forum works towards solutions

Suicidal thoughts, planning 'significantly' higher in Waterloo region, report says

Canadian research finds steep increase in suicide attempts by children


Dublin VA Suicide Prevention Coordinator calls Veteran Suicides a National Problem

Statewide conference to bring awareness of suicide prevention 🎥

The hidden risks of suicide and depression for seniors living in long-term care 🎥

Breaking The Silence: Suicide Prevention Legislation

Suicide prevention becomes Australian surfer Cooper Chapman's purpose in life

Round Rock staff learning from virtual humans to help prevent suicide 🎥

ER visits for suicidal thoughts, attempts doubled among youth in recent years, study finds

UCF, AdventHealth partner to identify suicide risk of ER patients

Niagara plan to train public in suicide prevention

Our View: Help and hope for Oregon’s suicide crisis

Suicide rates in suicidal people discharged from hospital down 50%

Family speaks out about adolescent depression and suicide 🎥

“Out of The Darkness” and Into the Light


Two veterans kill themselves at separate VA medical centers in Georgia

Chicago police release video amid concerns about officer suicides: 'How am I going to get up tomorrow?' 🎥

Let’s talk about suicide

Isakson promises to double down on suicide prevention efforts after Dublin VA death 🎥

Study finds staggering suicide rate for construction workers 🎥

Suicide prevention golf tournament planned

Suicide Prevention Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Fund Suicide Prevention Efforts Across the Commonwealth

‘Breaking the Silence’ aims to highlight suicide prevention through Oregon newsrooms

Man who survived jump off Golden Gate Bridge to talk to Puyallup about suicide prevention

First responders face stress, higher suicide risk

Suicide Prevention Advocates Gather in Providence for First Annual State Capitol Day

Berkeley Lab researchers use AI to determine veterans' suicide risk

Study: Number of children going to ER with suicidal thoughts and attempts has doubled


Gov’t launches suicide prevention strategy

US emergency room visits for suicidal children and teens have doubled since 2007, study finds

Suicides at bridge in Vermont prompt public feedback on changes to design

Berkeley Lab researchers contribute to program that identifies suicide risks in veterans

Breaking The Silence: Research Shows We Should Talk About Suicide

Editorial: Help and hope for Oregon’s suicide crisis

KVMR holds ‘Suicide Awareness’ forum in Nevada City

St. John Fisher students raise $20,000 for suicide prevention and education

Suicide Prevention Advocates Raise Their Voices for Expanded Mental Health Services

Oregon governor, lawmakers focus on suicide prevention, especially in schools

Are Facebook’s Suicide Prevention Tactics Misguided?


Suicide Prevention: How to Save a Life

VA continues community suicide-prevention challenge

Light the Way for Hope event draws attention to ongoing suicide prevention efforts

Adi's Act: State invests to save students' lives

Jamestown bands together to fight mental illness through Mid North Suicide Prevention Network 🎥

Oregon newsrooms team up to 'break silence' around suicide

Avicii's new album "TIM" will be released in June

A hidden darkness: Area family copes with suicide of teen son, brother

Kansas National Guard captain submits resignation in wake of suicides

BREAKING THE SILENCE: Suicide prevention efforts in Oregon showing promise


'Never seen it as bad as it is now': Law enforcement shines light on police suicides

Moving display, campus walk aim at preventing suicide 🎥

Evangel Continues Suicide Prevention Seminar 🎥

Cherry Creek students walk out of class to raise awareness about suicide, bullying

Lines For Life, Oregon’s Suicide Prevention Hotline, Lands Outsized Donation

Blackburn woman's suicide awareness campaign goes global

Teen suicide prevention and LGBTQ kids

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation hosts training seminar in Lima 🎥

Experts talk suicide prevention in Wausau 🎥


Deep learning an important weapon in the war on military suicides

Telethon Kids seek young people to help inform mental health research

Men keep taking their lives

Study: One in 12 Canadians with migraines has attempted suicide

Sources of Strength Program 🎥

Tell everyone: Suicide is preventable

Grant Us Hope program headed to Kettering schools

KVMR Holds Suicide Awareness Forum on April 9

Dean’s Symposium on Suicide Prevention Engages Community with New Approaches

Oregon newsrooms team up on suicide awareness/prevention reporting

‘It’s geared toward empowering teens’: Community to hold suicide prevention event 🎥


Navy Rethinking Suicide Prevention as Rates Across Military Rise

Lawmakers Consider Florida's Suicide Prevention Programs 🔊 📅

Kingsley Schools Host Parent Seminar on Suicide Prevention 🎥

Suicide prevention display at Stanislaus State inspires hope, conversation 🎥

Suicide Prevention Day Provides Hope

Clarksville group attends VA suicide-prevention academy

The Jason Foundation provides resources for youth suicide prevention 🎥

Woman upset after allegedly being put on hold while calling suicide prevention hotline 🎥

Berkeley Lab Team Uses Deep Learning to Help Veterans Administration Address Suicide Risks

OCC student raises attention to suicide

Preventing suicide: Treat mass shooting trauma beyond initial tragedy

Rhiannon Parent: Fight for suicide prevention

UNBC and Carrier Sekani Family Services partnering on $1.5 million project focused on elder mental wellness

Cameos to Headline American Foundation for Suicide Prevention event at Knights of Columbus April 27


Woman upset after allegedly being put on hold while calling suicide prevention hotline 🎥

So Now Will Nurses Only Prevent Some Suicides?

Employer Behavioral Health Programs Need Opioid, Suicide Focus

Gov. Bill Lee announces support for barriers on Natchez Trace Bridge for suicide prevention

A Film that is Saving Lives is coming to Port Lavaca

Calls For Help With Suicidal Thoughts On The Rise 🎥

Cherry Creek High student who died by suicide was threatened, encouraged to kill himself by “bullies,” mother alleges

What’s your department’s suicide prevention plan?

Elder mental awareness research project receives $1.5 million grant

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Partners with Soul Shop™ to Train Faith Leaders

Suicide prevention talk set for April 10 in Ticonderoga

Doctors and guns: Bans will not help, but a co-operative approach will

American Association of Suicidology Hosts 52nd Annual Conference in Denver, CO

$1.25M in Federal Budget for NSW First Non-Clinical Suicide Prevention and Recovery Centre

Record Investment Advances Long Term National Health Plan


UNL suicide prevention program working to empower students, staff

Local family meets Veteran walking to Florida: raising awareness for suicide prevention 🎥

Suicide Prevention and Help Resources 🎥

Suicide prevention event for teens and a workshop for parents in Colorado Springs

MEDICAL MONDAY: Suicide Awareness 🎥

Teachers voice concerns over bill that would require suicide prevention training 🎥

Avicii's Family Launches Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Foundation

Fulton man makes strides for suicide awareness 🎥

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Partners with Soul Shop™ to Train Faith Leaders

Suicide, Australia's leading cause of unnatural deaths — not a national priority

Dr. Kevin Most: Recognizing PTSD and Suicide Prevention 🔊

Suicide Risk Grew After Missouri Medicaid Kids Shifted To Managed Care, Hospitals Say


Battling teen depression: Butler County district earns grant for new squad that connects with students

Suicide Awareness Training

More public engagement is needed for suicide prevention, Dartmouth psychiatrist says

Suicide prevention and mental health awareness event draws crowd to URI