Suicide Prevention News

An Ounce Of Prevention...

...could save a life. Each year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined, and yet it doesn't receive anywhere near the same level of funding given to other leading causes of death. Intervention and prevention efforts still seem to be impacted by cultural stigma. Some of the most powerful tools to successful prevention are awareness and knowledge. Please make a few minutes to read the articles below and contact us to share any articles you think should be included.

Lowering Risk

School-wide prevention program lowers teen suicide risk

Madeline Kennedy

After a school-based prevention program, European teenagers were about half as likely to attempt suicide or to feel suicidal, a new study shows.

Words From a Suicide Prevention Expert

Interview with Jeff Yalden, Teen Suicide Prevention Expert

According to the Indiana Youth Institute, Indiana has the highest rate in the nation of teens who have considered suicide, and the second highest rate in the nation of teens to have attempted.

NIMH Action Plan

Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives

In February 2014, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention's Research Prioritization Task Force (RPTF) released A Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives, which outlines the research areas that show the most promise in helping to reduce the rates of suicide attempts and deaths in the next 5-10 years.

NIMH Groundbreaking Suicide Study

A groundbreaking study will help researchers learn more about ways to treat people experiencing suicidal thoughts. Nearly 20,000 patients will be able to participate in a trial that draws from other successful interventions for depression and suicide. One of the treatments being tested was developed with the help of other patients.

Suicide in the Military: Army-NIH Funded Study Points to Risk and Protective Factors

The largest study of mental health risk and resilience ever conducted among U.S. military personnel today released its first findings related to suicide attempts and deaths in a series of three JAMA Psychiatry articles.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK
A free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you. No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living.

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The Trevor Project

866 4-U-TREVOR
The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including a nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone.

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