Suicide Prevention Research & News

August 2018

8/31/2018:   Northland DHB backs its suicide-prevention programmes in face of increase (New Zealand Herald 8/31)

                    A message from VA Secretary Wilkie on Suicide Prevention (DVIDS 8/31)

                    EVENT [9/14]: Mini-Cassia veterans to hold Suicide Awareness Expo (Magic Valley News 8/30)

                    EVENT [9/4]: Lake County plans ceremony to mark Suicide Prevention Month (The News-Herald 8/30)

                    EVENT [9/9 Broadcast]: Stars To Take Part In I'm Listening Suicide Prevention Broadcast Event (Look to the Stars 8/27)

8/30/2018:   Nation's Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Awards Grant to Study Opioids and Suicide (PR Newswire 8/30)

                    Urgent call for government inquiry into Wellington 3DHBs Suicide Prevention and Postvention Service (New Zealand Doctor 8/30)

                    September raises awareness about suicide prevention (Guam Daily Post 8/30)

                    Officials seek to raise suicide awareness (Calaveras Enterprise 8/29)

                    HopeNet to hold Suicide Prevention Day vigil (Coastal View 8/29)

                    Fargo VA Chaplain brings faith-based suicide prevention approach to Washington [w/VIDEO] (Gray DC 8/29)

                    Therapist Discusses Youth Suicides After One Richland One Student Dies [w/VIDEO] (CBS 19 WTLX 8/29)

                    Reaching to God: National Suicide Prevention Hotline can help save a life (Pensacola News Journal 8/29)

                    Risk Factors With Attempted Suicide Among US Army Soldiers Without History of Mental Health Diagnosis (JAMA Psychiatry 8/29)

                    EVENT [9/10]: Suicide prevention training to be held Sept. 10 (Smoky Mountain News 8/29)

                    Soldiers' suicide attempts often come without prior mental health diagnosis (UPI 8/29)

                    Pittsburgh duo receives $3.8M grant to improve suicide prevention with fMRI (Health Imaging 8/29)

                    Distinct psychopathology of patients who attempted suicide with rodenticide in Taiwan (Dovepress 8/29)

                    EVENT [10/9]: Lenape Valley Foundation to host suicide prevention conference (Bucks County Courier-Times 8/28)

                    Deaths from drugs, alcohol and suicide now outpace diabetes, study shows (ABC 11 WHAS 8/28)

                    Montana had the highest suicide rate in the country. Then budget cuts hit. (NBC News 8/28)

                    EVENT [9/11]: Mark Your Calendar with John Nodar - Suicide Awareness & Prevention (CBS 5 WKRG 8/28)

                    Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline in need of volunteers (ABC 6 KIVI 8/27)

                    RCSD holds event to talk with parents about suicide prevention and cyber bullying (CBS 12 WJTV 8/27)

8/28/2018:   Call for a unified approach to preventing suicides and other self-injury deaths (EurekAlert / McLean Hospital 8/27)

                    Eve of new school year a good chance to talk to young people about suicide (Fox 2 Detroit 8/27)

                    Correctional suicide prevention expert to evaluate Spokane County Jail program (KXLY Spokane 8/27)

                    New Law Could Change the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (KEZI 9 ABC)

                    Irish Yonkers community center hosts suicide and awareness prevention workshop (Irish Central 8/27)

                    Suicide prevention worker urges different approach (Maori TV 8/27)

                    9-year-old Denver boy dies by suicide after being bullied at school, mother says (CBS News 8/27)

                    School internet filter maker launches suicide risk detector (Engadget 8/26)

8/26/2018:   Suicide prevention training among new laws impacting Iowa K-12 schools (Sioux City Journal 8/25)

                    Shedding a light on suicide (The Pueblo Chieftain 8/25)

                    EVENTS: Suicide Awareness Month Activities Planned (Bellefontaine Examiner 8/25)

                    World Suicide Prevention Day sees Belfast football teams team up with mental health charity (Belfast Live 8/25)

                    SPEAK Up: Taking Action to Prevent Suicide [w/VIDEO] (WHNT 19 News 8/25)

                    Family seeks to raise suicide awareness after loved one’s death (Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News 8/25)

                    Māori suicide prevention groups want more support Radio NZ (8/25)

                    Suicide loss survivor turns grief into action by writing book to help save other children in crisis (WHNT 19 News 8/25)

                    Spirituality: Suicide prevention notes punch 'holes in the darkness' [w/VIDEO] (Star Gazette 8/25)

                    EVENT [9/15]: Suicide prevention walk planned Sept. 15 in Carthage (The Panola Watchman 8/25)

                    Suicide in Mishawaka VA parking lot puts spotlight on veteran mental health crisis [w/VIDEO] (CBS 22 WSBT 8/24)

                    Citizen-Airman uses platform to raise awareness for suicide prevention (DVIDS 8/24)

                    EVENT [9/29]: Walk to fight suicide planned for Sept. 29 (Dothan Eagle 8/24)

                    Can we save lives with a three-digit suicide prevention hotline? [w/VIDEO] (Baltimore Sun 8/24)

                    Swansea uni research: Could AI help prevent suicides? (BBC News 8/24)

8/24/2018:   Waka Hourua: National Māori & Pasifika Suicide Prevention (Scoop Health NZ 8/24)

                    Suicide prevention strategies need more resources (Radio NZ 8/24)

                    West Valley City high school advocates suicide prevention in a unique way (CBS 2 KUTV 8/23)

                    Touching The Heart (Jewish Herald-Voice 8/23)

                    Suicide awareness advocate hoping to save lives with Broadway Bridge project [w/VIDEO] (CTV News Saskatoon 8/23)

                    Stopping Student Suicide; Mental Health Awareness [VIDEO] (NBC KMIR 8/23)

                    Library News: Suicide Prevention Materials (Pagosa Daily Post 8/23)

                    EVENT [8/28]: Learn suicide-prevention at Stark State Tuesday (Canton Republican 8/23)

                    Alex Boye features Herriman High in music video about suicide prevention (CBS 2 KUTV 

8/23/2018:   The national suicide hotline needs a fix -- and Trump agrees (CNN 8/22)

                    Suicide prevention: Manitowoc cinema to host screening of 'The Ripple Effect' [VIDEO] (Herald Times Reporter 8/22)

                    EVENT [9/4]: Teachers will learn about suicide prevention (Batesville, IN Herald-Tribune 8/22)

                    GBI hosts Teen Suicide Prevention summit [VIDEO] (WSAV 3 NBC)

8/22/2018:   Donation helps Alcona Co. address suicide awareness (The Alpena News 8/22)

                    This is the suicide story you're not hearing (Cosmopolitan 8/21)

                    Big Sandy farm family featured to bring attention to rural suicide crisis (Great Falls Tribune 8/21)

                    EVENTS: September activities bring focus to suicide awareness, prevention (Fort Lee Traveler 8/21)

                    GBI invites public to Chatham County Youth Suicide Prevention Summit (WSAV 3 NBC 8/21)

                    Their dad killed himself on the farm where he was born. They hope his story will save others (CNN 8/21)

                    Riverton HS parent shares suicide awareness message after being blindsided by son's death (Good 4 Utah 8/21)

                    Statistics show U.S. loses over 2,000 youth to suicide per year (FourStates Homepage 8/20)

                    EVENT [9/8]: Mother Affected By Son's Suicide Offers Hope (KVEO NBC 8/20)

                    EVENT [9/14-15]: Shasha Seminar 2018: Suicide and Resilience: Finding the Words (Wesleyan Univ 8/20)

                    EVENT [9/21]: Free teen suicide prevention event set; Union Twp. sets special meeting (Chillicothe Gazette 8/20)

                    Galesburg man killed by train on August 18 (WQAD 8 News 8/20)

                    Hope is on the way for Sunshine (Star Weekly Australia 8/20)

                    The British Psychological Society welcomes renewed focus on suicide prevention (British Psychological Society 8/20)

                    World-first guide helps youth talk suicide online (SBS News Australia 8/20)

                    Direct, clear conversation about suicide can be beneficial for teens (Chillicothe Gazette 8/20)

8/20/2018:   'Instant regret': Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor a shining beacon of hope (9 News Australia 8/20)

                    'I'm entering the timeless realm': The final words of murderer Aaron Hernandez in suicide notes (Daily News UK 8/20)

                    Welling family puts up charity billboard in Bellegrove Road after father's suicide (News Shopper UK 8/19)

                    Family speak out about social media pressure after young son's suicide (Shropshire Star 8/19)

                    Partnership forum provides learning experience for vets (Progress-Index 8/19)

                    Family of suicide victim hopes to help others avoid tragedy (Times Herald-Record 8/18)

                    Jack D’Aurora: Is choosing death with dignity a moral decision? (Columbus Dispatch 8/18)

                    ProfNet Experts Available on Suicide Prevention, College Savings, More (Cision ProfNet 8/17)

                    Suicide prevention: Keep writing your story, says woman who lost friend to suicide (Windsor Star 8/17)

                    University of Louisville urges suicide awareness after student's death (Courier Journal 8/17)

                    Breaking & Exiting Star Milo Gibson on How the Film Shines Light on Suicide Prevention (People 8/17)


8/17/2018:   Science: New study will examine the role of opioid use in suicide risk [Report] (Infosurhoy)

8/16/2018:   EVENTS: Livingston County Suicide Task Force announces suicide awareness events (WHEC 10 NBC)

                    New suicide prevention website to train Coasties in saving lives of those at risk (Daily Telegraph Australia)

                    EVENTS: Summit County Health Department invites public to suicide prevention trainings (Utah Park Record)

                    Time for action on bullying and suicide prevention (Moab Sun News)

                    Concussions linked to increased risk of suicide, study shows (Global News)

8/15/2018:   Drought and uncertainty are rocking farmers’ mental health (Mirage News)

                    New suicide prevention project targets high-risk Nunavut residents (Nunatsiaq News)

                    Suicide Prevention training held in Northern and Southern Belize (Belize News)

                    Suicide prevention signs hung on Monroe Street Bridge [w/VIDEO] (KXLY Spokane WA)

                    3 digit suicide prevention line a huge win for community activist [w/VIDEO] (Our Quad Cities)

                    Dodge City High School prints suicide prevention resources on student ID badges [w/VIDEO] (KWCH 12 CBS)

8/14/2018:   A traumatic brain injury may increase the risk of suicide, study says (Washington Post)

                    Experts recommend talking with youth about suicide (Pike County News Watchman)

                    One in 20 suicides may be triggered by a brain injury, study suggests (The Telegraph UK)

                    Youngest Face Transplant Recipient in U.S. History Hopes to Raise Suicide Prevention Awareness (KTLA 5 News)

                    Sidney promotes suicide prevention education (Sidney Herald)

                    Vic suicide prevention program expands (News Australia)

                    Trump signs Hatch/Stewart suicide hotline improvement bill into law (CBS 2 KUTV)

                    Ky. Lawmakers Review VA Suicide Prevention Initiatives (Surf Kentucky)

                    Neighborhood Watch: Youth suicide awareness; shots fired into Henderson Co. home (NBC 14 News)

                    EVENT [9/8]: Littleton to host Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk (Wicked Local Littleton)

8/13/2018:   Researchers test potential anti-suicidal effects of drug (Baylor College of Medicine)

                    Leading Suicide Prevention Org & Correctional Health Care Experts Partner to Address Rising National Suicide Rate (PR Newswire)

                    Online forum may provide specialized suicide prevention support for males (EurekAlert / Univ of Arizona)

                    Springfield Public Schools adopts new suicide prevention program (KY 3 Missouri)

                    YSB raising awareness of suicide prevention (Journal Review)

                    Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline sees big uptick in calls (KTVB 7 Idaho)

                    Troopers rescue 2 who threatened to jump from R.I. bridges (Providence Journal)

                    New focus on mental health at Collier schools after year tainted by Parkland, Irma (Naples Daily News)

8/12/2018:   Lawrence continues to see ODs, suicides (The Herald-Dispatch)

                    EVENT [8/28]: Free suicide alertness training scheduled (Progress-Index)

                    Untreated depression can be fatal, just like untreated high blood pressure (Johnson City Press)

                    'Your world stops.' Whitewater School District ramps up suicide prevention (Gazette Extra Wisconsin)

                    Tips for suicide prevention: Don’t avoid the topic (Everett WA Herald-Net)

                    EVENT [9/9]: Suicide prevention event slated for Sept. 9 (The Herald-Palladium)

                    New suicide-prevention efforts target La Plata, Montezuma counties (The Durango Herald)

8/11/2018:   The Contributors to Suicide, and the Hurdles in Preventing It (MD Magazine)

                    First Indigenous Miss Teenage Ontario aims to shed light on youth suicide (CBC News)

                    Guyana launches anti-suicide campaign (Nation News)

8/10/2018:   Local suicide prevention group calls for members (Murray Pioneer)

8/09/2018:   Target to cut Scottish suicide rate by 20% by 2022 (BBC)

                    People feeling suicidal have 'higher pain threshold' (BBC)

                    Staying Vigilant for Suicide Prevention All Day, Every Day (Vineyard Gazette)

                    Finding solutions for Veteran Suicide Prevention (The Mena Star)

                    ISU receives grant to strengthen work in suicide prevention and substance abuse (Ames Tribune)

                    Suicide prevention strategy welcomed (Third Force News UK)

                    Unmasking Suicide in Youths: A Curated Collection of Research (Open PR / Physician's Postgraduate Press)

8/08/2018:   Ohio needs to focus on suicide prevention, NAMI members say (The Courier NW Ohio)

                    AFSP provides help, support for those affected by suicide (Newton Daily News)

                    QOF mental health indicators have no impact on suicide rates, says study (Pulse Today UK)

                    Suicide prevention workshop geared toward veterans comes to Butte (Montana Standard)

                    Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide (The Guardian)

8/07/2018:   Nation's Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Invests in Research Study Examining Role of Social Media (Cision PR Newswire)

                    Suicide prevention starts with sympathetic ear, open arms, support (KTBS 3 Louisiana)

                    Web Extra: Suicide Prevention (KTBS 3 Louisiana)

                    Call for urgent suicide prevention taskforce as NI strategy remains on hold (The Irish Times)

                    EVENT: Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington’s Widow to Appear in Suicide Prevention PSA for ABC (The Telegraph)

                    Rise in suicides has Garfield County raising awareness, prevention (KJCT 8 CO)

                    App-Supported Inpatient Intervention to Prevent Postdischarge Suicide Attempts (Psychology Advisor)

                    Studies show troubling picture of suicide, mental health in state, nation (The Alabama Baptist)

8/06/2018:   Your Voice MOV opioid forums raise concerns about crisis hotlines (Parkersburg News & Sentinel)

                    EVENT [8/12]: Concert, 5k to benefit suicide awareness and veterans (Wicked Local Georgetown)

                    Local community groups in the Quad Cities area ramping up their efforts to prevent suicide (Our Quad Cities)

                    VIDEO: Canton police officer helps stop suicidal man from jumping (Fox 8 Cleveland)

                    ‘Enough is enough:’ Johnson County superintendents unite to fight teen suicide (Kansas City Star)

                    Moorpark officials wanted to prevent suicides; here's what they did to make it safer (Ventura County Star)

8/05/2018:   As calls to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline surge, under-resourced centers struggle to keep up (PBS)

                    Some progress made in suicide prevention (Rock Island Dispatch-Argus)

                    When Prediction Is Not Prevention (Psychology Today)

8/04/2018:   Qualitative study on reasons for suicide needed (Straits Times Singapore)

                    BPSO offers opioid awareness, suicide prevention program (Beauregard Daily News)

                    Marin mother who lost son to suicide pleads for early intervention (Marin Independent Journal)

8/03/2018:   Two Feet Twitter Suicide Scare: Mental Health Experts on How to Help Those in Danger (Billboard)

                    Warning: New online ‘challenge' urges teens to commit suicide (News 4 Jax)

                    'It's like a war zone': Quad-Citians deal with suicide epidemic (Rock Island Dispatch-Argus)

                    Left Behind - The pain of suicide still haunts these loved ones (Rock Island Dispatch-Argus)

                    Kids Help Phone to launch 24/7 online chat for B.C. youth (Abbotsford News Canada)

                    Harrison County meeting focuses on teen anxiety, depression and self-harm (NBC 12 WBOY)

                    Are There Health Consequences When an Individual is Bereaved by their Spouse’s Suicide? (AFSP)

8/02/2018:   Co-ordinated support services (Otago Daily Times NZ)

                    EVENT [8/8]: Meeting in Silt planned to discuss suicide awareness, prevention (Aspen Daily News)

                    EVENT [8/16]: Veterans suicide prevention event Aug. 16 (West Plains Daily Quill)

                    Suicide Prevention Network awards two scholarships (The Record-Courier)

                    Befrienders holds suicide prevention programme (The Star)

                    Suicide-prevention signs placed on freeway overpass (Thousand Oaks Acorn)

8/01/2018:   Psychologists Discuss Suicide Epidemic (APA)

                    Suicide in Middle Age (TMC News)

                    National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act passes Congress! (AFSP)

                    Canada Suicide Prevention Service ceases text and chat help; seeks more funding (IT Business Canada)

                    Suicide prevention a key component to safety: speaker (Daily Commercial News)

                    Suicide prevention, awareness training coming to Walla Walla (Union-Bulletin)

                    Suicide Prevention: What are the resources? (Tribal Tribune)

                    5 EVENTS [8/22-9/26]: Suicide Prevention Coalition hosting training series (Finger Lakes Times)

                    VA hopes to prevent suicide at Adams County Community Center (Wisconsin Dells Events)

                    Handmade and Heartfelt: Upper Valley Women Post Signs to Deter Suicides at Quechee Gorge (Valley News)

                    EVENT [8/14]: Program to Coach in Suicide Alertness (The Outlook Canada)

                    American Association of Suicidology Announces Campaign for National Suicide Prevention Month & Beyond (EIN Newsdesk)