Suicide Prevention Research & News

July 2018

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7/31/2018:   Would a new proposed hotline help curb suicide rates? (News 13 Orlando)

                    Call for suicide task force in north west of Northern Ireland (BBC)

                    Young people’s mental health is a ‘worsening crisis’. Action is needed (The Guardian UK)

                    CDC and Stark County release suicide prevention plan (WKYC 3 Ohio)

                    Suicide prevention on your smartphone (KSFY ABC)

                    QPR Suicide Prevention Training (Leech Lake News)

                    Suicide prevention: the role of the emergency department (Health Europa)

7/30/2018:   Study suggests journalists must take care in reporting on suicide (EurekAlert / CMA Journal)

                    The mystery surrounding suicide prevention notes on bridges in Gwent (South Wales Argus)

                    New survey shows in comparison with state average, more El Paso County teens have suicidal thoughts (KRDO Colorado)

                    Depressed teens think of homes (The Standard UK)

                    Responsible reporting to prevent suicide contagion (CMA Journal)

                    Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier work begins (Mercury News)

                    Elderly suicides in Singapore hit all-time high (The NewPaper Singapore)

                    The reason some parents are suing schools when a child commits suicide (WRAL News)

                    Hollyoaks star Stephanie Davis opens up over self-harm in emotional chat with fans (Digital Spy)

                    Health officials release interim recommendations on preventing suicide in Stark County (News 5 Cleveland)

7/29/2018:   Suicide prevention method: question, persuade and refer (Times Reporter)

                    He talks of suicide but Ex-wife won't help (Mercury News)

                    With sharp rises in suicide rates, statistics are ‘alarming’ to experts (Duluth News Tribune)

                    ‘Our Future Foyle’ key to tackling suicide (Derry Journal)

                    British snowboarder Ellie Soutter's sudden death brings tributes (Sporting News)

7/28/2018:   After her husband’s suicide, they became her rock (Korea JoongAng Daily)

                    Report highlights suicide prevention recommendations (Canton Reporter)

                    A Rough Rehearsal, a Suicide and a Broadway Show in Turmoil (New York Times)

                    Alexander McQueen’s Story Urged Kanye West to Open Up About Suicide (High Sobiety)

7/27/2018:   Utah teen inspires new suicide prevention law (News 4 Utah)

                    Suicide prevention action plan for St Helens approved (St Helens Star UK)

                    State of emergency on suicide declared (Tribal Tribune)

                    Suicide is just a number to you until it's your loved one (Montgomery Advertiser)

                    Help available for first responders (NBC 5 Seattle WA)

                    Santa Maria Police Crisis Negotiators Convince Suicidal Woman To Surrender (NoozHawk Santa Barbara CA)

                    Gun Industry Warns Buyers About Suicide Risks, Critics Want More Action (NPR)

                    More Than Skin Deep: Study Shows Skin Conditions Detrimental to Overall Life Satisfaction (Markets Insider)

                    Can art help soothe anxieties and help people make sense of inner turmoil? (Adelaide Now [Australia])

7/26/2018:   Masters of Suicidology graduate wins at Suicide Prevention Awards (Griffith Univ)

                    Winchester strives for more open discussion, more education around suicide (WickedLocal Winchester)

                    Suicide prevention resources in Oregon and beyond (The Oregonian)

                    Suicide prevention advocate pushing for stronger network of support groups (News 4 Utah)

                    Community partners together to spread hope and promote suicide prevention (NBC 25 News)

                    With suicides rising statewide, more help coming for Lexington residents (WickedLocal Lexington)

                    Sharp Increase In Gun Suicides Signals Growing Public Health Crisis (NPR)

                    About suicide prevention (Hot Springs Sentinel-Record)

7/25/2018:   Agri varsity raises awareness for suicide prevention (Tribune India)

                    Utah's religious community working to prevent suicide (Ch 4 Utah)

                    Community Safe: Suicide Prevention (CiProud)

                    Suicide attempts down at Arlington High, but suicides up statewide (WickedLocal Arlington)

                    What we know about the connection between climate change and suicide rates (Pacific Standard Magazine)

7/24/2018:   Suicide and its links – Recognizing risks, catalysts (Miami News-Record)

                    Teen's Suicide Prevention Notes Remind People "Your Life Matters" (Teen Vogue)

                    Suicide prevention groups and gun industry team up to curb rising violence (North Country Public Radio)

                    Jeff Elhart: Social support, connection key to preventing suicide (Holland [MI] Sentinel)

                    In a state troubled by suicide, teens learn mental health skills (High Country News)

                    Hot weather linked to increased suicide rates in the U.S., Mexico (Global News)

                    Sen. Hatch proposes bill to make suicide hotline three digits, lawmakers pass it (CBS 2 Salt Lake City)

                    Editorial: Veterans deserve care every day to save their lives (The Columbus Dispatch)

                    Around the region, July 24, 2018 [See under Hazleton] (Republican-Herald)

                    VA invades Payson to help veterans (Payson Roundup)

                    3:40 p.m. update: Candice Miller found deceased (Jackson Hole News & Guide)

                    Yuma Family YMCA partners with SADD to provide free suicide prevention clinic (NBC 11, Fox 9, CBS 13, Yuma AZ)

7/23/2018:   House Backs Suicide Hotline Bill; Could Lead to 3-Digit Dial Code (Roll Call)

                    Miss Ohio Chrisman’s platform addresses suicidal thoughts (The Daily Jeff)

                    20 veterans kill themselves every day. Suicide prevention is now VA’s No. 1 priority (The Herald-Sun)

                    Volunteer reaches massive milestone with suicide prevention (Daily Mercury)

                    Google saves girl's life from suicide after breakup (IndiaGlitz)

                    Stigma stifles progress on mental illness (The Morning Sun)

                    Good SPACE to host free suicide prevention Workshop (The Invernell Times)

                    Suicide linked to mood disorders, substance abuse (The Morning Sun)

7/22/2018:   Veteran-run nonprofit Green Valor gives island veterans new purpose (Guam Daily Post)

                    A grieving mother wants us to talk about it (Reading Eagle)

                    Superstition Is The Death Of A Thinking Mind, How Can One Prevent Suicides? (India Times)

                    South Dakotans are calling for suicide prevention help more often (Argus Leader)

                    Area teens chosen as Michigan anti-bullying ambassadors for Live Out Loud charity (Macomb Daily News)

7/21/2018:   Pillars Community cites suicide prevention as success of 'whole patient' services (Chicago Tribune)

                    The Daystarter: Inside a suicide hotline center; (Tampa Bay Times)

                    David Spade: Family coming together after Kate Spade's death (CBC Canada)

                    Suicide in The Woodlands: Counselors urge using proper language, terms when discussing issue [Slide Show] (The Chronicle)

                    State Police K-9 heralded as hero after saving suicidal woman (NJ Advance Media)

                    Woodlands officials looking at app as one solution to reduce suicide rates (The Chronicle)

7/20/2018:   No suicide prevention policy at university (Otago Daily Times NZ)

                    Indian American-led study will help prevent death from viral videos on social media (News India)

                    Suicide prevention conference brings hundreds to Missoula [VIDEO] (NBC Montana)

                    What's behind the increase in suicide prevention calls in recent years? (Valley News, Fargo ND)

                    Inquiry into Royal Military College finds shortcomings, gaps in suicide prevention (Global News Canada)

                    St. Luke's now asking patients about suicide (KTVB 7, Boise Idaho)

                    A mission to uncover suicide rates for military families (KTUU 2, Anchorage AK)

                    VA officials: Community Action Board (CAB) offers help to Mountain Home vets (Baxter Bulletin)

                    How Black Husbands Can Help Wives Cope With Miscarriages, Depression And Suicidal Thoughts (News One)

                    Suicide Prevention: Affirmation of Life (DVIDS)

7/19/2018:   29 complete suicide intervention skills training workshop (Marianas Variety)

                    Tay Road Bridge chief says volunteer patrols to prevent suicides ‘not necessary’ (The Courier UK)

                    Football clubs join suicide prevention campaign (ITV News UK)

                    #YouCanTalk campaign aims to help prevent suicide (Bendigo Advertiser)

                    MHF launches new suicide prevention resource (Scoop Health NZ)

                    'Diseases Of Despair' Contribute To Declining U.S. Life Expectancy (Forbes)

7/18/2018:   Calls to suicide crisis centers have doubled since 2014 (USA Today)

                    Rhode Island law aims to prevent suicides at public colleges (My San Antonio News)

                    Australians urged to ask loved ones about suicide thoughts and plans (Sydney Morning Herald)

                    EVENT [7/21]: Destiny Matters event hopes to increase suicide awareness (Waco Tribune TX)

                    EVENT [9/16]: Suicide prevention group sets date for celebration of life event at Island Grove Regional Park (The Tribune)

                    Suicide prevention action plan for St Helens to be approved (St Helens Star UK)

                    Military veteran suicides: ‘New research could help save lives’ (iNews UK)

                    Dutch Government pushes €2 MIL. more into suicide prevention (NL Times)

                    Local groups work together to fight addiction, suicide (Manistee News-Advocate)

                    With youth suicide on the rise, outreach targets parents (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

                    Briley offers suicide prevention training for all Metro employees (WKRN Nashville)

                    'The face of mental illness often wears a smile': Mount Horeb PD confirms two suicides in July (WISC-TV 3 Madison WI)

                    Temporary Fence to Be Installed at Quechee Gorge (Valley News)

                    A collection of Valley News reporting on the Quechee Gorge suicide issue in recent years (Upper Valley Index)

7/17/2018:   Bringing Suicide Out Of The Darkness (Jersey Shore News)

                    Missed Opportunities for Depression Screening and Treatment in the United States (MedScape Psychiatry)

                    An Immigrant Community Haunted by Suicide (Pew Trusts)

                    Hawke's Bay aiming for 'zero suicides' in the wake of Flaxmere teenagers' deaths (Stuff NZ)

                    EVENT [7/19]: Suicide prevention task force to meet in Salina, KS (Salina Journal)

7/16/2018:   Spotlight on suicide, intervention and prevention (News-Herald)

                    EVENT [7/26]: A worthwhile topic for Oklahoma DHS lecture series (News OK)

                    Flushing students helping to raise awareness of suicide (ABC 12 NY)

                    Suicide notes: Canadian researchers look at final words for clues on preventing deaths (Global News)

                    VA creates smartphone function to provide immediate access to Veterans Crisis Line (CBS WCNT 9)

                    Tackling Teen Suicides in NJ — and the Online Connection (NJ Spotlight)

                    Facebook Suicides: Zuckerberg Can’t Stop Them, But Says You Can (The Quint)

                    Siri, Google Assistant offer automatic Veterans Crisis Line call (Southwest Times-Record)

                    [EVENT 8/20-24] CONCEPT & Palo Alto Univ Workshop on Suicide Risk Assessment/Intervention for Diverse Population (EIN)

                    VA Medical Centers May Be Hurting The Agency’s Veteran Suicide Prevention Efforts (Task & Purpose)

                    Why are suicide rates still on the rise? (Contemporary Pediatrics)

                    Report: VA’s staffing issues and prescription practices may be hurting suicide prevention efforts (Military Times)

7/15/2018:   If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide (The Chronicle)

                    Commentary: The power of connection can reduce suicide (Salt Lake Tribune)

                    EVENT [7/24]: Sedona Film Festival Presents ‘Suicide: The Ripple Effect’ On July 24 (Verde News)

                    Your Voice, Your Future - Mental Health Stopping the Stigma (NBC/FOX WTOV 9)

7/14/2018:   Climber who planned suicide on Mount Hood rescued from summit (The Oregonian)

                    Op-ed: Saving lives is not a pro-gun or anti-gun position — it's a human imperative (Deseret News)

                    Local mental health issues being targeted (Daily Comet)

                    Saving Hope (The Morning Sun)

7/13/2018:   Loose Women's Saira Khan says she considered suicide after Charlie Brooker comments (Digital Spy)

                    EVENT [7/20-21]: Youth suicide-prevention is focus of seminar (Stugis Journal)

                    Could a new study on suicide prediction lower Alaska's suicide rate? (NBC 2 KTUU)

                    Deputies save man from jumping off Hoan Bridge (Journal-Sentinel)

                    Cutting suicide risk just a Windsor Regional Hospital ER phone call away (Windsor Star)

                    Dr. Phil Kronk | Finding meaning in life, despite its absurdities, can prevent suicide (Knox News)

                    News 4's Hannah Trippett shares her battle with depression (News 4 San Antonio)

7/12/2018:   Report: Suicide rates increase 25 percent in Illinois (NBC 24 News)

                    A Carmel High School student's suicide raises questions over how schools discipline kids (Indy Star)

                    With prevention training already in place at schools, Virginia’s new curriculum hopes to help increase awareness (Dan River News)

                    Montgomery County Officials Discuss Suicide Prevention (Local DVM)

                    You know CPR — what about mental health first aid? (High Country News)

                    Suicide on the rise (St. Louis American)

                    How a SWFL teen uses virtual world to raise thousands of dollars for suicide prevention (Naples Daily News)

7/11/2018:   Black Children Under 13 Twice As Likely To Commit Suicide, Shocking Study Shows (StudyFinds Research)

                    Teenagers get involved in suicide prevention (Valley Journal)

                    A Simple Emergency Room Intervention Can Help Cut Suicide Risk (NPR)

                    An LDS foundation gives $25K to Affirmation for new suicide prevention initiative (KSL News)

                    When suicide makes the headlines (Kamloops This Week)

                    Labour MP reveals suicide attempts after storm over past tweets (The Guardian)

                    NYPD saves suicidal woman’s life using phone feature (Pix 11 NY)

                    ED Suicide Intervention Found Effective (MedPage Today)

7/10/2018:   Rational Suicide in Elderly Adults: A Clinician's Perspective (MedScape Psychiatry)

                    Suicide Prevention: Talking Down Depression (Long Island Press)

                    Mom turns grief into action to help others prevent youth suicide (WBAL Baltimore)

                    Mental Health offers suicide awareness, prevention class (Andalusia Star-News)

                    Former UCLA Basketball Player Billy Knight Found Dead in Phoenix (UCLA Bruins Nation)

                    College students train to help peers at risk for suicide, depression and more (The Inquirer Philly)

                    OKC Works With Veterans Affairs To Prevent Military Suicides (News 9 Oklahoma)

                    Ready Patient One: Video Games as Therapy (MedScape Psychiatry)

                    For Childhood Anxiety, Consider First-Line Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (MedScape Psychiatry)

7/09/2018:   Aimed at Suicide Prevention, VA Shares Winners of Its ‘Gun Safety Matters Challenge’ (Sierra Sun Times)

                    Die Another Day – VA Releases State-Level Veteran Suicide Data (Disabled Veterans)

                    Special Report: Addressing the challenges of suicide prevention (Wicked Local)

                    Suicide Prevention programme to be rolled out for Galway teachers (Galway Bay News)

                    Boot camp targets suicide prevention (Tracy Press)

                    Woman dealing with mental health crisis dies after standoff (The Oregonian)

                    Greenwich increases efforts to reduce suicides (Westport News)

                    Montana is losing essential mental health services (High Country News)

                    Ex-Mountie Krista Carle, who helped bring to light abuse and harassment in RCMP, has died (CBC British Columbia)

                    Chicago Officer Fatally Shoots Self in Squad Car Outside Police Station: Authorities (NBC 5 Chicago)

7/08/2018:   Trust's 'bold move' paying off (Otago Daily Times)

                    Tyler Honeycutt Dies by Apparent Suicide at 27 (The Mighty)

                    My Brother’s Keeper: Iowa communities grapple with suicide prevention (Boone Republican-News)

                    CDC researchers, local advocates say more needs to be done to understand, prevent suicide (The Intelligencer)

7/07/2018:   Suicide Prevention Advocates Brace for 'Copycats' (Avoyelles Journal)

                    More young vets committing suicide (Akron Beacon-Journal)

                    Boulder's Mental Health Partners plans suicide prevention campaign for fall (Times-Call)

                    "Dear Evan Hansen" has a message about depression and suicide that continues to resonate (CBS News)

7/06/2018:   Logan Paul ‘set to address controversial suicide video in new documentary’ (Metro)

                    ‘Just one life’ - Derek Mark Kingdeski Foundation raises awareness about suicide (Eagle News)

                    Into the light and out of the darkness: Local students share their personal stories about mental health (The Sun-Chronicle)

                    Euthanasia for mental ailments changing ‘suicide prevention’ to ‘suicide assistance’ (Crux UK)

                    Howard Altman: Hillsborough joins new national military suicide prevention effort (Tampa Bay Times)

                    Dial Help expands follow-up for those with Substance Use Disorder (The Sault News)

                    SFRTA launches suicide prevention campaign (Progressive Railroading)

                    Thomas Oldt: Helping people who see no hope (News Chief)

                    How to navigate suicide prevention resources in Las Vegas (Las Vegas Sun)

                    Suicide prevention training expanding to athletics department at Clemson University (CBS 7 News Carolina)

                    EVENT [9/13]: Suicide prevention training to be offered (Larne Times)

7/05/2018:   Opinion: The ‘Zero Suicide’ Project Forgets about Assisted Suicide (National Review)

                    Optimism that a community can curb suicide's rise (Kitsap Sun)

                    Grant Integrated Offers Suicide Prevention Training (Columbia Basin Herald)

                    Prevention training brings suicide awareness to county residents (The Chronicle)

                    A suicide spurs questions about what hospitals should do (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

                    Suicides have increased locally, Tindal tells Rotary Club of Aiken (Aiken Standard)

                    Pay Attention to Self-harm: It Is a Precursor to Suicide (MedScape Psychiatry)

7/04/2018:   Pegasus’ suicide prevention campaign wins at Communiqué (PMLive UK)

                    Report: Suicides in county up 50% (The Journal-Gazette Fort Wayne)

                    'You are not alone' - Local TV anchor takes mental health battle public (The Monitor)

                    Case Study: Dramatic drop in prison suicides after "It's OK to Talk" campaign (PR Week)

                    Jar Jar Binks star Ahmet Best returns to suicide site with his son (Stuff Entertainment NZ)

7/03/2018:   Mark Levine & Melissa Bailey: Preventing suicide in Vermont (Vermont Digger)  

                    Depression, doubt and trauma: 3 signs of suicidal thoughts to look out for in teens (Lancaster News)

                    James Blake speaks out about struggle with depression (The Guardian US)

                    "There's always another choice": Richland County coroner urging open dialogue on suicide (Fox 57 Columbia)

                    Keys to suicide prevention: question, persuade, refer (Gaston Gazette)

                    Suicides On Rise, Local Help Available (DelRay Newspaper)

                    'He felt there was no way out': Shedding the light on tradies' pain (9 News Sydney)

                    Lives upended by a loved one's suicide, 3 women battle through grief, acceptance and coping (Lancaster News)

                    Growing our ag wellness (High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)

                    Raising Awareness, Fighting for Change, and Fighting Suicide in Diverse Communities (AFSP)

7/02/2018:   Op-Ed: Preventing suicide here (New Canaan Advertiser / Chief of Police)

                    Deaths tied to viral videos inspire prevention research (Clemson Univ)

                    Suicide Poses a Complicated Risk in Those with Infectious Diseases (Contagion Live)

                    Sitting tied to raised risk of death from 14 diseases (Medical Xpress)

                    Teenage girl's suicide in 2014 shows social media has transformed the way kids are bullied (Lancaster News)

                    --> Here are 3 ways to monitor your child's social media accounts (Lancaster News)

                    Suicide-Intervention training tailored toward you (Defense Visual Information Service Distribution System)

7/01/2018:   New York’s Suicide Prevention Program Is the First of Its Kind in the US (Truthout)

                    States Investing in Suicide Prevention Training for Schools (Campus Safety)

                    16-year-old brain cancer survivor died by suicide in 2016 after becoming entangled in 'disturbing' virtual world (Lancaster News)

                    Opinion: Will we finally end silence around suicide? (Canton Repository)

                    Here's what psychologists say are 3 factors present in every suicide (Lancaster News)

                    Trends in State Suicide Rates — US, 1999–2016 and Circumstances Contributing to Suicide — 27 States (MedScape Psychiatry)