Talking to Teens About Suicide Prevention

Talking to Teens About Suicide Prevention

Talking to Teens About Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a difficult topic, but it’s too important to ignore. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. Despite a common belief that only teens and adults die by suicide, younger children…

Preventing Suicide: Why Talking About “It” Is Essential

Preventing Suicide: Why Talking About “It” Is Essential

Suicide touches all of us. After cancer and heart disease, suicide accounts for more years of life lost than any other cause of death. However, unlike cancer and heart disease, most of us feel very uncomfortable talking to someone about whether they are having thoughts about harming themselves. In this article, Jean Holthaus provides talking tips to start the conversation.

Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines

Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, dedicated to supporting and connecting with those who’ve been impacted by a death by suicide or have suicidal thoughts as well as creating greater awareness about suicide prevention. Thinking about or attempting suicide can...

2021 AFSP Out of the Darkness Walks Will Take Place September 18 & 19

2021 AFSP Out of the Darkness Walks Will Take Place September 18 & 19
August 5, 2021 Pine Rest is participating in two Out of the Darkness walks this fall to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Interested participants can register to join the Pine Rest team, form an independent team, attend...

Stopping Military and Veteran Suicides

Stopping Military and Veteran Suicides

Psychologists across the country are leading efforts to improve suicide risk assessment as well as conducting research to better understand and prevent military and veteran suicide. They’re also developing and piloting interventions, at both individual and community levels, to help respond to this deadly issue.

You Can Help Prevent Suicide

You Can Help Prevent Suicide

The best way to prevent suicide is through early detection, diagnosis and treatment of depression and other mental health conditions. We need to talk openly about the fact that people experience suicidal thoughts and have an action plan in mind to help. Doing your personal best to become educated and involved can make a difference.

Tips for Talking to Someone About Self-Harm

Tips for Talking to Someone About Self-Harm

The stigma surrounding self-harm behavior can make it very challenging for those who struggle to seek and find help, but there is Hope!

Hope for Survivors of Suicide Loss

Hope for Survivors of Suicide Loss
Suicide is a tragic and stark reminder of just how connected we all are to one another. The void left when someone dies by suicide is unlike anything else, with the impact rippling through a community in immeasurable ways. Suicide...

Why Men Do Depression Differently

Why Men Do Depression Differently

Why DO men do depression differently? Traditional male roles are less traditional than ever before, yet males still tend to exude values of self-reliance, willpower, control and stoicism. All are of little use or consolation when it comes to overcoming…