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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 can also be at risk….
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 loss is tragic, but…
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month We need to start talking about suicide. Now. And we need to keep talking. Suicide has long been a serious public health problem. Now, months of isolation, unemployment and precipitous change ushered in…
Mental illnesses affect 19% of the adult population, 46% of teenagers and 13% of children each year. People struggling with their mental health may be in your family, live next door, teach your children, work in the next cubicle or sit in the same…
Construction workers are statistically at a higher risk for mental health issues than virtually every other profession. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one third of all suicides in 2012 were workers in the…
When death by suicide strikes the workplace, employees immediately look to its leadership for direction. How leaders respond when all eyes are upon them offers both tremendous opportunity and serious risk for the subsequent outcomes. Do the right…

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