Suicide Prevention Research & News

March 2019


Media contagion of suicide is real. Here's how to fix it. 📅

Conference to highlight efforts to address suicide, state’s top cause of fatal injuries 🎥

Editorial: Progress on suicides

Suicide prevention new focus for Division of Agriculture

Calls to N.H. suicide prevention hotline in Lebanon skyrocket

Suicide prevention bill on table


Montgomery County suicide prevention forum set for May 16

Florida leaders discuss mental health and suicide prevention 🎥

Ellsworth Community Presentation to focus on suicide prevention and response

MSU-Meridian to host film, panel on suicide awareness

Suicide Prevention Play Coming to Unalaska 🔊

Cherry Creek High School rallies resources for community after recent student suicides 🎥

Line Mountain students take a moment of silence for suicide victim

Transport for London seeks suicide prevention technology

Barbara Bush Once Thought About Killing Herself During Secret Depression: 'I Would Pull Over So I Wouldn’t Hit a Tree'

LGBTQ suicide prevention conference held in Fargo


Suicide Prevention Expert Will Speak at Public Health Symposium

Researchers Identify Predictors of Suicide Risk in Young People Over Five Year Period

UWA scores highly in national research engagement and impact

Which is it Connecticut? Prevent elderly suicide or enable it?

Suicides can have a contagion effect – here’s how to combat it

Why are we losing so many Indigenous children to suicide?

Meet the Hopkins professor tackling health equity for indigenous communities

Federal judge holding trial on Alabama prisoner suicides

High number of suicides in Lebanon County only hints at how many people are at risk 🎥

New data shows Alaska suicide rate increase

Suicide Counseling and Prevention Resources in Casper

Suicide Prevention Messaging Experts Share Advice in Wake of High-Profile Events

Herbert touts lawmakers efforts in suicide prevention

Multi-million-dollar National Suicide Prevention Trial bringing hope and concerns to high-risk communities

Florida leaders discuss mental health, suicide prevention


Pickaway Commuter: Join the conversation

Clinician's Corner: A Brief Guide to Suicide Risk Assessment

Like Parkland, Downingtown, Pa., faced a teen suicide cluster. Here’s what schools can do.

Questions about suicide and guns, after three deaths

What We Get Wrong When We Talk About the Parkland Survivor Deaths

How the way we talk about suicide can prevent it from happening again 🎥

State spent $69M on mental health after Parkland, but didn’t mention PTSD, suicide 🎥

Michigan National Guard efforts suicide prevention 🎥

Vigil remembers those lost, calls attention to suicide prevention

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline in need of volunteers due to high volume of callers

Mental health advocates ask for more suicide prevention training 🎥

Florida education news: Early release, suicide prevention, school funding and more

Avicii’s Family Launches Mental Illness and Suicide-Prevention Foundation in His Memory


The Troubling Connection Between Mass Shootings and Suicide

No compromises to address veteran suicides

Why You Should Stop Saying ‘Committed Suicide’ 🎥

Texans weigh-in on teaching suicide, domestic violence prevention

Dad of Sandy Hook shooting victim dies in apparent suicide

Suicide prevention advocates meet with state lawmakers 🎥

Second Parkland student identified in apparent suicide

Suicide does run in families, study suggests - and people with socially anxious relatives may be more at-risk

Brooklyn veteran suicide program on the chopping block

Study Suggests High Michigan Suicide Rate Linked to Opioid Overdoses


How Media Organizations Can Help Mitigate Suicide Contagion 🔊

Suicides after mass shootings underline contagion of high-profile tragedies 🎥

The Conversation: To talk or not to talk? The dilemma of suicide contagion

24 young Indigenous people have died by suicide this year prompting a national campaign

After Suicides of Parkland Survivors, Here's What Educators Should Know About Supporting Students

Colonel, mom react to executive order to end veteran suicide 🎥

Sandy Hook Victim’s Father Dies in Apparent Suicide in Newtown

The Troubling Connection Between Mass Shootings and Suicide

The warning signs of suicide — and how to get help 🎥

OPP union launching its own suicide prevention program

Purdue Fort Wayne gets contract for suicide prevention and intervention

Suicide prevention measures needed for Sidney Lanier Bridge

Suicide prevention steps to help you or your loved ones during tough times 🎥

ADAPT receives funding to help with suicide prevention initiative

Parkland victim's dad reads suicide prevention questions

Suicide prevention workshop scheduled

School counselor shares suicide prevention resources for struggling teens 🎥

How to help with suicide prevention


Student tragedies highlight need for Stoneman Douglas survivors to seek help

Discussion in Attleboro aimed at awareness and prevention of suicide

Jefferson Awards: Vandemark highlights mental health, teen suicide

How a Utah coach responded after two boys on his lacrosse team died by suicide

Mary Benally named Indian Conference queen

Sandy Hook father identified in apparent town hall suicide

American Association of Suicidology Responds to Parkland Students’ Suicide Deaths

As patients tell apps they’re feeling suicidal, digital health startups scramble to respond 📅


Commentary: Efforts to address suicide in Utah are gaining momentum

Surviving the Storms Inside: Former Hibbing Resident Forerunner in Suicide Prevention

My Brother, You Matter to focus on suicide prevention in Baton Rouge

Community Chest donates to suicide prevention group

Parkland survivor dies by suicide; her mother hopes her daughter's story can help save others

You’re invited to a community conversation on suicide prevention

County commission calls for suicide prevention measures on Sidney Lanier Bridge


'Am I depressed?': How teens can find mental health help online

Suicide Prevention: How Can Schools Help? 🎥

Blumberg edits journal's special issue on suicide-related research


Health personnel struggle when interacting with patients with suicidal thoughts

Could increasing minimum wage help reduce the suicide rate? 🎥

Suicide is not just a veteran problem — it is an American problem

Local college holds suicide prevention training 🎥

Tester, Moran introduce landmark veterans mental health and suicide prevention bill

EHS teen recognized nationally for suicide prevention work

State awards suicide prevention funding to Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties

Suicide prevention session to be held in Attleboro

Advocate raises suicide prevention awareness 🎥

Testimony heard on suicide prevention bill


Trump indicators order for veteran suicide prevention

More Kentucky children have considered suicide. Here's how you can help 🎥

McSilver Institute Receives NIMH Grant to Study Engagement by Black Adolescents in Depression Treatment

Report offers guidance for youth suicide risk screening

Domestic violence prevention workers reach out after Gardiner murder-suicide 🎥

Woman putting up suicide prevention posters around Charlotte 🎥

WVU researchers: Youth insured by Medicaid more likely to commit suicide

Federal task force to help prevent veteran suicide 🎥

When children say 'I want to kill myself': The alarming rise of youth suicides 🎥

Why Men Won't Mention Suicidal Thoughts to Their Doctor

Office of Mental Health awards $196,000 for suicide prevention in state, including in St. Lawrence County

Suicides are preventable. Here's how you could help save a child's life 🎥


Oz & Roizen: Depression and anxiety are major issues among teens

WVU researcher finds some Medicaid populations more likely to die by suicide

Students conduct research for symposium

Suicide’s powerful numbers

Panel: Relationships, communication help prevent teen suicides

JCPS to host bullying and suicide prevention summit 🎥 

Suicide awareness exhibit to stop at MJC

How one Utah elementary school is working to prevent suicide 🎥

UK physician, suicide prevention expert: 'Youth suicide has tripled since 1950's' 🎥

Teen suicide prevention focus of proposed bill

Suicide prevention session in Attleboro


Metzger's suicide prevention bill passes State Senate

New bill calls for suicide prevention training in public schools 🎥

Mandatory suicide prevention training for educators could be coming to Arizona 🎥

Suicide prevention program offered in Randolph

MSU Billings faculty to shed light on suicide

6 ways parents and schools can tackle the spike in teen suicide 📅

'Clusters of death' rising in Minnesota

Suicide rate in youth under 17 spikes; experts trying to figure out what led to increase 🎥

A phone call or text today could prevent a suicide on Wednesday

Warner & Kaine Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Veterans’ Access To Mental Health Care

American Association of Suicidology Deputy Director Appointed to Maryland Governor’s Commission on Suicide Prevention

Nestor Aliga: Mitigating suicides


Anti-Suicide Signs Go Up On Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Suicides, opioid overdoses spike in rural Michigan

Executive order signed to empower veterans and end veteran suicide

Aboriginal youth suicide rates in rural Australia continue to soar as four young people take their own lives in two days

Shining light through suicide’s darkness

Ask a Question, Save a Life: QPR Training

"Talk Saves Lives" presentation in Bloomfield states 'Suicide is Preventable'

Teen suicides are on the rise. Here’s what parents can do to slow the trend.

Why more men than women die by suicide

Suicide prevention program Tuesday at MHS


Fighting back against suicide

New signs bring hope on Narrows bridge 🎥

A lost girl's diary: The hidden anguish of Alexandra Valoras 🎥 

6 questions to help save lives, screen for suicide risk

David Brooks Forgets to Oppose Some Suicides

R.I. bill would require suicide prevention training in schools


Depression and suicidal thoughts have doubled in young Americans: study

Task forces studying why suicides are so high in the Lehigh Valley

Suicide activists say legal euthanasia is inevitable. Here are hopeful signs it’s not

State officials report rise in Nevada youth suicides

AWC's Health and Wellness Department to host suicide prevention training

Plymouth Suicide Prevention Coalition to offer Youth Mental Health first aid training

BayView Professional talks about the warning signs of suicide, suicide prevention 🎥

Suicide prevention online course coming to the University of Iowa 🎥 


Bristol provides first long-term look at predictors of suicide attempts

New legislation seeks to provide staff, funding, research to help prevent veteran suicide

Attorney General launches app to address teen suicide

Study: One in three preteens screens positive in emergency rooms for suicide risk 🎥

COPE Coalition creates coaster campaign for suicide prevention 🎥

Third District Safety Event Covers Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Topics

Community Health improvement to host drug, suicide prevention forum

Lawmakers back $12 minimum wage, suicide prevention in schools

Suicide prevention bill named after Nathan Bruno

A Navy audit says the Marine Corps could do better at suicide prevention


Hospitalization fear keeps men from having talks about suicide

The Department of Defense Appoints Dr. Karin A. Orvis as New Director, Defense Suicide Prevention Office

Ground-breaking Bristol research on suicide attempt risk

Tester introduces veterans' mental health bill named after Helena man

Depression, anxiety, suicide increase in teens and young adults, study finds

Lake Oswego adds police officer to prevent self-harm

Lake Mary High suicide: School cancels classes as students mourn junior's death by self-inflicted gunshot 🎥

UPDATE: Local detention centers address mental health of inmates  🎥

Student wins contest for suicide prevention public service announcement 🎥

Her co-worker’s child attempted suicide. How can she help?

Senators McSally and Sinema working to prevent veteran suicides 🎥

Committee passes bill on suicide prevention in schools

Pay It Forward: Community Suicide Prevention 🎥

Suicide prevention: Spotting the warning signs and getting help

This VA report touts ‘positive outcomes’ from its suicide prevention programs — but veteran suicide rates haven’t slowed


National survey of emergency department management of self-harm highlights successes, room for improvement

Wash U Researchers Discuss Latest Findings About Suicidal Ideation Among Children, Young People 🔊

Prediction Models for Suicide Attempts and Deaths 📃

Clarksville joins effort to prevent suicide among military families 🎥

Suicide prevention app launches in Blair County 🎥

Orange County devotes $600,000 to first suicide-prevention program

Kent choirs highlight mental health, suicide prevention in spring concert

Suicide prevention/awareness workers honored at Statehouse

New signs offer messages of hope and info for people considering jumping off Narrows bridge

San Diego Group Advocating For Suicide Prevention Legislation In Sacramento 🔊

Parents and Local Experts Talk Suicide Prevention 🎥


Suicide Prevention Advocates to Hold Candlelight Vigil to Raise Awareness in Juneau

Suicide prevention conference in April to address rising rates in Hawaii

Group offers schools grants, training for suicide prevention

In Session: Suicide Prevention 🎥

Local work continues on suicide prevention

Parents line route to Severna Park High with suicide prevention messages

Suicide prevention signs encouraged following bridge death

Tucson mother shares journey after suicide loss

College of Social Work Launches Suicide Prevention and Exposure Lab

NIH study shows many preteens screen positive for suicide risk during ER visits

New Project Aims to Predict People Likely to use Firearms in Suicides

Mental health leaders speak about the future of suicide prevention, challenges and solutions

Life Savers educate campus about suicide, mental health

Cross Atlantic trip for charity founder Alison after being granted research fellowship


Understanding Risk Factors to Help Prevent Suicide

Task force to address veteran suicide

NIH study shows many preteens screen positive for suicide risk during ER visits

2019 Wellness Rocks event 🎥

‘I miss my baby,’ AL father on the pain of losing young daughter to suicide 🎥

Deaths from drugs and suicide reach a record in the U.S.

Family Service and Guidance Center introduces support app for teens

U.S. Olympic silver medal cyclist Kelly Catlin dead by suicide at 23 🎥

Freshman lawmaker leads push for 'Whole Student Agenda'

Hornets for Hope looking forward to annual suicide prevention event 🔊🔊🔊

Seacoast group to offer suicide prevention training

Coalition event continues suicide prevention efforts


Government data could be used to prevent youth suicide, academic says

Utah governor apologises to LGBT+ young people after gay cure defeat

Suicide games can spread online for months before parents know

Children with mental health disorders may be more sensitive to daylight saving changes 📅

Affirmation now able to offer greater personal support to LGBTQ Latter-day Saints in the US and Canada


6th Annual Dustin Mele Memorial Concert 🎥

Artful Impressions Raises Money For Suicide Prevention 🎥

Parents need to lead suicide awareness

RUOK? Day asks a simple question to help prevent suicide

PA Major looks to create programs for veteran suicide prevention 🎥

Suicide prevention program scheduled

Nonprofit emphasizing mental wellness, suicide prevention expands reach

Community comes together for suicide awareness and prevention 🎥

Families invited to learn about youth suicide prevention


360° Perspective: Red flag laws 🎥

Researchers develop frontline suicide prevention strategy for rural and remote

Suicides, often linked to opioids, spike in rural Michigan and among young

Local speaker lost father and son to suicide; hopes program will help suicide crisis

Study finds veterinarians face higher suicide risk; association highlights mental health resources

11 Churchill Fellowships Awarded for Research in Suicide Prevention

Lantern release to promote suicide prevention and awareness in Canandaigua

Bill would mandate suicide prevention training for Nevada school staff

VA secretary hopes suicide prevention task force helps Arizona veterans 🔊

Sweetwater Union HS District takes proactive approach to suicide prevention 🎥

Trinity Lutheran to host suicide awareness and prevention fundraiser

Suicide prevention training to be held in Brookville Tuesday

Moms Left Behind campaign for suicide awareness

Anderson school talks bullying and suicide prevention following death of student 🎥

One lawmaker believes Illinois can do more to prevent suicides in the state 🎥

More than 250 attend suicide prevention film screenings


Suicide prevention centre opens in memory of Wirral dad Martin Gallier 🎥

Lawmaker: Illinois not doing enough to prevent suicides

American deaths by alcohol, drugs, suicide broke record in 2017, study finds

PREVENT Initiative: Executive order to combat veteran suicide 🎥

Woman who survived her son's suicide shares her story

Iowa youth increasingly considering suicide, but drinking less, survey finds 🎥

Trump signs order for veteran suicide prevention

HSHS hospitals host free QPR suicide prevention session March 19th

Education, more resources key factors in suicide prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Unveils New Name for Flagship Program: Healing Conversations

Vos sets up suicide prevention task force

Task force created to deal with Veteran suicides


Working toward suicide prevention earns LS North teen ‘responsibility’ honor

Preventing youth suicide after death of 12-year old 🎥

Fort McCoy Teen Mental Health Stand-down: Suicide-prevention training helpful for all age groups

2 Aliso Viejo Schools Closed After ‘Apparent Suicide’ of 13-Year-Old Boy on Campus: OCSD 🎥

Number of Iowa teens who considered suicide climbs 50 percent in 6 years

$500K Grants for Suicide Prevention Pilots in Juvenile Justice System

American Association of Suicidology Releases Toolkit for Family and Friends Impacted by Suicide Crisis

Combining Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy with Safety Planning Intervention to Reduce Suicidal Behavior

Sunrise first responders adopt new app in hopes of reducing veterans' suicides


Safe gun storage at heart of new suicide prevention campaign

Group offers schools grants and training for suicide prevention

Nurse aims to educate about mental health, suicide prevention 🎥

Advocates from The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Visit Lincoln to Meet with Nebraska's State Senators

Northwood Students' Suicide Prevention PSAs to air in Local Theaters

Five brave Aurora teens — and an entire class — taking note of suicide prevention

Basketball tournament game postponed after student suicide attempt

Sponsor, supporters say H.B. 393 would help reduce suicide

Preventing suicide is training topic

Suicide Prevention Advocates Gather in Madison for the First Annual State Capitol Day

New study examines the differences between gay and straight suicides

The new plan to prevent veteran suicides: new grants, better research, more community focus 📅

Legislation Introduced to Combat Veterans Suicide Crisis

The Trump administration's next push to stop veterans suicides: grants for care beyond the VA 🎥


Support Bipartisan Youth Suicide Prevention Bills

Brexit and bad weather puts UK farmers at risk of suicide, say charities

Musician's suicide leads to fundraising/awareness

LAPD Responds to Suicide Incident After Shots Are Heard at Beverly Center Area


Support youth suicide prevention bills

Milford PD responded to Bridgeport police sergeant suicide

A look at suicide: UAFS programs seek to help suicidal students

Out of suicide loss, Lowell mother hopes to spread hope, awareness

Suicide's Stigma: Breaking down the walls surrounding suicide

Suicide: Start the conversation

Senate overwhelmingly approves suicide-prevention training

Suicide prevention: What helps, and what hurts


"Mental Health March" preventing suicides by bringing awareness

Mental health and suicide awareness education could become requirements in schools 🎥

Suicide Prevention Training Held Across Campus To Save Lives

ACS officials say anti-bullying, suicide programs available at all levels

Lifesaving suicide prevention app created in Guernsey

Danbury holds mental health forum in wake of teen’s suicide

Boozman Seeks VA Improvements to Reduce Veteran Suicides

Study highlights differences between gay, straight suicides

Suicide prevention: What helps, and what hurts

Montgomery County high school students create suicide prevention PSAs for local movie theaters 🎥


Advocates to Be the Voice for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health in Austin

Tube bosses hail ‘incredible’ suicide prevention programme

Gun locks distributed to help reduce suicides by firearms

Nilsson Troy hopes bill reduces suicides

The Fake Sex Doctor Who Conned the Media Into Publicizing His Bizarre Research on Suicide, Butt-Fisting, and Bestiality 

Parents, Inslee push for more mental health education in Washington schools 🎥

Research that saves lives

Pitt researchers say score will predict suicide risk in young people

New TfL suicide prevention programme doubles number of interventions by staff 🎥

Suicide prevention training available this weekend

YouTube addresses 'Momo Challenge'; suicide prevention program recommends talking to kids 🎥

Suicide prevention forum held in Johnson County 🎥

A promising new clue to prevent teen suicide: empower adults who care

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

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