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A Radical New Direction for Suicide Prevention and Care

Leah Harris | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Leah Harris

The recent findings from National Center for Health Statistics indicating that the suicide rate in America has reached a thirty-year high have prompte...

Why Our Approach to Suicide Prevention Needs to Change Now

Leah Harris | Posted 09.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Leah Harris

If we do not drastically change course on our suicide prevention strategies, we will keep having these National Suicide Prevention Weeks and National Suicide Prevention Awareness Months and fundraising walks into the darkness year after year, as the suicide rates continue to climb.

Finding Hope and Help in Tragedy

Kimberly Williams | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Williams

Whenever a person with a mental disorder (or assumed to have a mental disorder), veteran or civilian, commits a violent act that makes headlines, there is a call to address the "mental health issue" in violent crimes. However, what is meant by the "mental health issue" is generally unclear. The fact is that killings and overall violence are extremely rare by people with serious mental illness.

The Real Mental Health Issue in Gun Violence

Kimberly Williams | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Williams

Let us use this opportunity to save lives by doing something about the most common way in which guns cause death in America. Reducing access to lethal means can be the difference between a loved one's darkest hour and their final hour.

Suicide Prevention on Campus: Means Restriction Crucial In Saving Lives

Chaim Nissel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Chaim Nissel

There are countless suicides that happen impulsively, without any real thought or planning, especially among the high school and college-aged populations.