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New Mexico Gov. signs law establishing Native American Suicide ...

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Legislation creating a Native American Suicide Prevention Advisory Council in New Mexico has been signed into law. The 11-member council would assist in developing policies, priorities, and rules for the New Mexico ...
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Military Suicides Rise, Despite 900 Programs

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by Joseph Bobrow


On March 12, I posted about Clay Hunt's suicide, covered on 60 Minutes. Now in testimony to Congress by the Pentagon's Defense Suicide Prevention Office, the thesis in my blog may be receiving confirmation. Jackie Garrick, acting director, and Lt. Gen. Howard Bromberg, Army deputy chief of staff for personnel, predicted increasing rates despite 900 prevention programs. Gen. Bromberg said that a major cultural shift is involved in reducing the stigma of coming forward for mental health care. Agreed.


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J'nene Solidarity Kay's curator insight, March 23, 2013 11:13 AM

Where is all that agreement that mental health support would reduce gun violence, including suicide?

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Officials Uphold Commitment to Suicide Prevention Solutions - Patch.com

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Huffington Post (blog) Officials Uphold Commitment to Suicide Prevention Solutions Patch.com Jacqueline Garrick, acting director of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office, told the House Armed Services Committee's military personnel subcommittee the...
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Walk aims to educate, raise funds for suicide prevention - State Press

Walk aims to educate, raise funds for suicide prevention - State Press | SUICIDE SUCKS | Scoop.it
The second ASU Out of the Darkness walk was part of a national initiative that the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention organizes on different campuses to educate and raise funds for scientific research that could ...
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NIYC 6th Annual Inuit Celebration of Life on Parliament Hill honours of World Suicide Prevention Day

Published on Oct 2, 2012 by NIYC1993

In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day, The NIYC hosted their annual celebration of Life even on Parliament Hill on Sept 10, 2012.

Independant filmmaker Alexis Zeville http://www.alexiszeville.com captured the event beautifully to share with you! Enjoy!

 

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Facebook opens up site data to suicide research - Concord Monitor

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The social media site is providing researchers at the suicide prevention group SAVE.org a glimpse of how those who take their own lives behave in the days leading up to their deaths, as outlined in their Facebook postings. Dan Reidenberg, executive director of Save and a national leader in the counseling field, expects the information will one day help friends, family and social media sites better identify warning signs in the words and actions that lead up to suicide. It will be a year before they have the data gathered, he said.


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Miranda Long's curator insight, April 5, 2015 8:49 PM

I am glad to see Facebook participating in this kind of study. While we must take this data with a grain of salt, the results could prove to very useful in developing better treatment plans for those who are severely depressed. It takes clear insight to find a real solution.

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Law aims at Native American suicide prevention, establishes new council - Ruidoso News

Legislation that would create a Native American Suicide Prevention Advisory Council in New Mexico was signed into law Monday by Gov. Susana Martinez ...

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Suicide prevention council releases report

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The Alaska Statewide Suicide Prevention Council has released a new report that details strides made in several areas including outreach.
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Who We Are

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Centre for Suicide Prevention - Information, Training & Research (@cspyyc Learn more about the Centre for Suicide Prevention and help make a difference...
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Suicide prevention workshop attracts crowd - Star News

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Suicide prevention workshop attracts crowd
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Nearly 50 parents, educators and school officials attended Wednesday night's suicide awareness workshop at Rogers High School.
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Tips for preventing suicide - Washington Post

Tips for preventing suicide
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For men, who are sometimes unwilling to seek help, the Web site mantherapy.org uses a man-to-man approach. 6. Many local suicide hotlines handle text messages to accommodate teenagers and college students.
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In Gun State, Suicide Prevention Aims For Firearm Safety - WGBH NEWS

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In Gun State, Suicide Prevention Aims For Firearm Safety
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"I got involved, I guess, volunteering, or ... just learning about suicide after Brett's death.
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Suicide Prevention in Nunavut: Talk about it

Published on May 3, 2012 by Embracelife Iqaluit

The not-for-profit organization, the Embrace Life Council, launched a Media Campaign on April, 30th 2012 on Suicide Prevention. The main message from the ELC is to get Nunavummiut to talk openly about suicide. This TV commercial is is about a fight between a teenage boy and his girlfriend. After a disagreement, he wanders off and calls his friends to talk.

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http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/media-spotlight/201209/inuit-community-groups-prepare-world-suicide-prevention-day

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UNITED STATES: New study investigates omega-3 role in veterans' suicide prevention

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A new three-year study of omega-3 fatty acids from fish will determine if the substance can reduce the unusually high risk of suicide among military veterans, where the rate is higher than in the population as a whole.

The USD 10 million-study being conducted for the Army was announced this week by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), the Veterans Administration and the National Institutes of Health.

It will be funded by the Department of Defense and conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina. The study will test whether feeding omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils to veterans can relieve their anxieties and depression, NBC News reports.

“The problem is coming to a head with the recognition that in the military, you’re more likely to die by suicide than by enemy combatant – and that’s not acceptable,” said Ron Acierno, a co-investigator at MUSC and the nearby Ralph H Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Centre.

In the study, veterans already receiving mental health services will be consuming smoothies high in omega-3 for a six-month period, while the control group will be given a placebo.

Set to begin in South Carolina in January 2013, the experiment is part of the Defense Department's heightened focus on suicide prevention in light of increasing suicide attempts among service members.

Omega-3s are the main fats in the brain and are vital for neural function and normal brain development, according to Bernadette Marriott, a professor in the Institute of Psychiatry at MUSC and the principal investigator in the study, AP reports.

“Through other studies it's been found that they can help improve depression significantly,” she said.

The Veterans Administration estimates that 20 per cent of the suicides committed across the US are by veterans and that the rate among them is almost twice as high as in the general population.

“One of the questions this study hopes to address is, do we see a clinical effect that is strong enough that the military would then consider providing supplements to all military personnel, not just those who are already experiencing depression?” she said.

Acierno said the study will help researchers decide if this is a venture worth pursuing.

“If the intervention shows effects with people who are at risk, we then back it out a step and say here we have a minimal side-effect inexpensive intervention that helps people with risk factors. Does it work for everybody?” he asked.

Acierno noted that suicide rates among veterans are high whether the veterans have been deployed to war zones or not, ostensibly because those who do not go into combat experience stress as well.

“The military as an occupation is not a low-stress job,” he said. “They interact with dangerous equipment and in dangerous conditions under training conditions of extreme stress. If you combine that with the stresses of daily life it may exacerbate what may have already been a depression or a suicidality.”

 

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Swartz suicide propels Facebook search for danger signs - The News Journal

The social media site is providing researchers at the suicide prevention group SAVE.org a glimpse of how those who take their own lives behave in the days leading up to their deaths, as outlined in their Facebook postings. Dan Reidenberg, executive director of Save and a national leader in the counseling field, expects the information will one day help friends, family and social media sites better identify warning signs in the words and actions that lead up to suicide. It will be a year before they have the data gathered, he said.


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Lawmaker wants schools to better train parents on suicide, drugs, bullying advances

Lawmaker wants schools to better train parents on suicide, drugs, bullying advances | SUICIDE SUCKS | Scoop.it
With tears in his eyes, the stricken father approached Rep. Steve Eliason with a request. “Please help me do something about this,” the father asked several years ago, Eliason said, “so families don’t have to ...
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Military evaluating suicide prevention programs

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After another rise in the military suicide rate last year, the services on Thursday outlined to Congress their efforts to reverse the trend and evaluate their prevention programs.
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