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Mandy Oaklander

24 October 2019

Tennessee, United States

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Medical professionals throughout the United States are starting to implement mental health screenings during routine care in order to better assess those at risk of suicide. Using a combination of health records and q...

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Julia Hotz

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18 October 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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Studies have routinely shown that spending time outdoors is good for health, so programs are being implemented in the United States in order to increase children's access to getting outside. From California's Outdoor ...

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Kyle Wiggers

10 October 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Using artificial intelligence, social media companies can quickly identify and reach out to those at risk for self-harm. Pinterest, a San Francisco-based social media company, is employing AI to support its user’s emo...

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Catherine Cheney

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24 September 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Connecting to peers makes coping with emotional distress easier for youth. Youthline, a youth suicide crisis intervention service operated by Lines for Life puts those struggling in touch with volunteers their own age...

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Maureen O’Hagan

23 September 2019

Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

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To reduce the rate of suicides in Oregon, a Washington County epidemiologist formed an unlikely collaboration with the county's death investigators in order to build a comprehensive pool of data about where and why su...

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Tracy Leturgey

16 September 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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In rural counties, it's not always easy to seek mental health treatment. To address this, several different resources have been built over the years in Richmond County, Ohio from call or text hotlines to educational c...

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Max Blau

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13 September 2019

United States

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After the public’s attention was grabbed by a high-profile inmate suicide, it brought awareness to the growing issue across the country. Across America, activists, lawyers, and prison and public officials are trying t...

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Temma Ehrenfeld

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12 September 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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There is a movement amongst clinicians and researchers involved in suicide prevention to reclassify suicide as a "condition in its own right" in order to better teach and treat symptoms. In some places, such as Detroi...

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Samantha Balaban

7 September 2019

Rockland, California, United States

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Recent statists are showing that an alarming number of veterinarians are committing suicide due to a variety of reasons from emotional stress to financial strain. Not One More Vet, a Facebook group started by a veteri...

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Stephanie Butzer

26 August 2019

Aurora, Colorado, United States

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For individuals wanting to store their guns outside of their homes, they can now find a space using the Colorado Gun Storage Map. The interactive tool was developed in collaboration between the Colorado School of Publ...

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Briana Whitney

20 August 2019

Arizona, United States

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The Mesa, Arizona, school district is expanding its mental health care programming in response to a high teen suicide rate in the region. By increasing the number of counselors available, using data to tailor its appr...

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Erin Cargile

Chris Nelson

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18 August 2019

Ohio, United States

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As part of a suicide prevention program in North Central Ohio, middle and high school students take a screening test to assess their mental state and determine if intervention by the school is necessary. Coupled with ...

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Sunaina Kumar

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18 August 2019

Punjab, India

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In a country where 16,000 or more farmers die from suicide, Kiranjit Kaur founded Kisan Mazdoor Khudkushi Peedit Parivar Committee to support families of suicide victims in India. After her own father took his life af...

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Amber Jamieson

16 August 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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California’s Los Angeles Police Department has built mental health into its force. The department has 16 psychologists on staff, offering free counseling and debrief sessions after traumatic incidents. As the New York...

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Nikita Poliakov

16 July 2019

Prague, Czech Republic

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Individuals at a high risk of suicide can benefit from targeted, accessible, and client-centered care. As part of a new mental health initiative, the Czech government is funding mental health centers for patients at h...

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Jessica Press

8 July 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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After providing emotional support to peers who were struggling with suicidal thoughts, a college student in Philadelphia created a Twitter group "to prevent suicide and raise awareness for mental health." Although not...

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Jill U. Adams

16 June 2019

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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To prevent suicide amongst youth, research has shown that there's a simple strategy to get people the supports they need: training the adults in their lives on how to recognize warning signs and provide help. While th...

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Robert Booth

10 June 2019

London, England, United Kingdom

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Communicating with volunteers via text message can be less intimating for young people than dialing a hotline. Mental Health Innovations, a UK-based charity, operates the Shout text hotline. The service is part of an ...

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Shannon Firth

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29 May 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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Creating a more compassionate working environment helps lead clinicians suffering from depression, trauma, or burnout, to seek care. The University of California San Diego’s medical system has piloted several approach...

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Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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28 May 2019

Olympia, Washington, United States

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In Washington, state legislators have passed an innovative measure that would allow individuals to suspend their own gun rights. The bill was started as a proactive measure for those experience mental health issues to...

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Erin Alberty

27 May 2019

Utah, United States

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Across the United States, veterans are at a greater risk for suicide than the average civilian, but in Utah, this problem is elevated even further. Although researchers are unsure of the reasons for this, programs in ...

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Shannon Firth

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16 May 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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Linking health care workers to mental health counselors helps reduce the risk of suicide. In response to a high rate of suicides among clinicians and students at the University of California San Diego, the school impl...

The Colorado Sun

Joe Purtell

1 May 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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After a string of fatal and near fatal accidents rocked the Colorado climbing community--a community already all too familiar with such accidents--climber Madaleine Sorkin established the Climbing Grief Fund. By conne...

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Erik Neumann

1 May 2019

Vernal, Utah, United States

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In Utah, the Northeastern Counseling Center had a booth at a local gun show to give away gun safety devices and provide information on suicide prevention. The booth, which has made a few stops at public events, is jus...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

30 April 2019

Australia

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Senior centers often offer activities for senior citizens to choose from, but most of the options aren't centered around physical activity or fostering community. Men's Sheds, Australian concept that has recently caug...

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