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Preventing Suicide

Saving Lives From Suicide

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

This month marked a major milestone for suicide prevention when the Golden Gate Bridge board of directors approved the first funding toward construction of a suicide barrier on the San Francisco landmark.

Reach Out to Stop Suicide

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

All of us can do our part to prevent suicide. Reaching out means: first, paying attention and noticing when people are showing signs that they could be at risk, and second, taking the time to let people know we care.

Suicide: There Is Always a Different Answer

Jeffrey Hadzinsky | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Hadzinsky

My mother is a funeral director so I've witnessed people dealing with loss my entire life. This did not prepare me at all for what I was about to and am still dealing with to this day.

Suicide: What Contributes to It and What We Can Do About It

Tia Powell | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Tia Powell

The CDC recently released new and disturbing data about an increase in suicide by Americans between the ages of 35 and 64; the new rate is 17.6 per 10...

Yes, We Can Reduce Incidence of Suicide

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

Individuals who are truly suicidal are oftentimes past the point of wanting (or being able) to ask for help. Therefore, it is up to others to recognize the various warning signs and intervene.

Be An Ally To Help Youth In Crisis

Abbe Land | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Abbe Land

This time of year can be especially challenging for many school-age youth. Ally Week is a good time to commit to making it easy for the young people in our lives to ask for help and letting them know that asking for help is good and should be celebrated as courageous.

A Gay Dad Sounds Off On National Suicide Prevention Day

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

I'm not writing from the perspective of a dad. I'm writing from the perspective of having lived in my own personal hell as an early teen -- one of which no one was aware, but from which I could see no hope.

Tackling One of the Biggest Threats to Our Children: Suicide

Richard Attias | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard Attias

While I usually speak about economic issues or geopolitic or global issues, today I would like to discuss an issue that's about care for our kids, about the next generation and about a specific danger they are facing: suicide.

Elder Suicide: A Public Health Challenge

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 03.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Reducing suicide among older adults is an important public health imperative that will become even more important over the next two decades as the population of older adults booms.

What Should You Tell A Suicidal Teen?

Jeffrey Fishberger, MD | Posted 11.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Fishberger, MD

As a parent, there are things you can do to help support your child, including opening lines of communication and establishing trust early, which can then help your child in times of crisis. Your love and support may help save a child's life.

Three Simple Words To Help With Depression

Jeffrey Fishberger, MD | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Fishberger, MD

National Suicide Prevention Week begins the Sunday of Labor Day weekend and extends through the following Saturday, Sept. 4 -10.

And The World Spins Madly On: Grieving Suicide

Julie Gray | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Gray

At the end of the day, death cannot be fought, only accepted. Even suicide, which is the hardest.

Preventing Suicide: We Can Do Better

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Statistics can be chilling: 34,000 people die by their own hands in the USA each year (that's a suicide every 15 minutes, nearly twice that of homicides) and more veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan take their lives than die in combat.