SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A suicide prevention net on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge that is already years behind schedule will cost about $400 million, more than double its original price, because of problems sparked by the government agency that manages the span, the lead contractors allege.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine will invest $230 million in statewide suicide prevention and mental health services after a report found that more than 85% of gun deaths in 2020 were suicides.
The state report released this week concluded that 132 of the 154 people killed by guns in 2020 died by suicide.
Every school, it seems, has a moment that crystallizes the crisis facing America’s youth and the pressure it is putting on educators.
For one middle school counselor in rural California, it came this year after a suicide prevention seminar, when 200 students emerged saying they needed help.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Ashley Judd encouraged people to seek help for their mental health and talked about her grieving process after the loss of her mother, country star Naomi Judd.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — People in West Virginia having problems with mental health or suicidal thoughts will soon be able to find help by calling a three-digit number — 988.
The state Department of Health and Human Resources has received a federal grant to change over to the three-digit system on July 16, WCHS-TV reported.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s new plan to expand mental health and drug abuse treatment would pour hundreds of millions of dollars into suicide prevention, mental health services for youth, and community clinics providing 24/7 access to people in crisis.
A suicide prevention advocacy group in Rhode Island is calling on the agency that operates and maintains the state's major bridges to put up temporary barriers to prevent people from taking their own lives while a plan for a permanent solution makes its way through the legislative process.
WASHINGTON (AP) — People in crisis and those trying to help them will have a new phone number — 988 — to reach the national suicide prevention network starting in July.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal grant awarded to Kentucky will support initiatives dealing with stress, mental health and suicide prevention in rural communities, state Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators have joined a push to try to prevent suicide among members of the military.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King said they're helping introduce the Save Our Servicemembers Act, which is also called the SOS Act.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Certified firearms instructor Aaron Turner has no one to teach.
Earlier this year, his courses covering gun safety, shooting fundamentals, federal and state laws, and suicide prevention for would-be concealed carry permit holders were booked solid, the Deseret News reported.
Callers in Vermont and New Hampshire will have to dial the area code to make local calls starting this weekend.
The two states are among 82 area codes in 35 states that will require 10-digit dialing starting Sunday, according to Federal Communications Commission.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — People with the 620 and 785 phone area code will have to start dialing 10 digits to complete local calls starting Sunday.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the reason for the change is to avoid conflicts when the Federal Communications Commission implements 988 as the three-number speed-dial code to reach a suicide prevention hotline.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota will soon shift to 10-digit dialing for all local calls as part of a federal plan to set aside a three-digit dialing code for suicide prevention and mental health crisis calls.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Correction now has a suicide prevention hotline which friends and family of inmates can call if they are concerned about their loved one, the department announced.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention has launched a new website that includes guidance on understanding suicide risk and provides connections to experts across the state.
NEW YORK (AP) — When it opened 2 1/2 years ago near the Hudson River, the 150-foot-tall (46-meter-tall) piece of public art known as the Vessel looked like another surefire Manhattan tourist draw. It's strange honeycomb of platforms and staircases, partially ringed by skyscrapers, offered striking views of the waterfront and quickly became an Instagram favorite.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A project to try to prevent youth suicide in Maine is receiving a nearly $850,000 boost from the federal government.
The effort is called the Maine Comprehensive Suicide Project and it supports youth suicide prevention programs in the state.
DETROIT (AP) — Nine organizations across Michigan will share $650,000 for suicide prevention programs...
Recognizing that many Americans rely on texting, U.S. regulators are weighing whether to require that phone companies allow people to text a suicide hotline...
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ten-digit dialing is coming to northern Mississippi this year.
Customers in the 662 area code will have to start dialing that code along with the seven-digit phone number to complete local calls...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday to lay the groundwork for an emergency suicide and mental health hotline...
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. suicide rate fell slightly last year, the first annual decline in more than a decade, according to new government data...
TOKYO (AP) — Suicides are on the rise among Japanese teens and that worries 21-year-old Koki Ozora, who grew up depressed and lonely...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan public schools will be required to put a suicide prevention hotline number on student identification cards, under a law signed by Gov...
Federal regulators will vote in July on whether to make “988” the number to reach a suicide prevention hotline...
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers are considering requiring school districts across the state to include a 24-hour suicide prevention hotline number on student identification cards for grades 6-12.
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators are setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline in order to make it easier to seek help and reduce the stigma associated with mental health...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about changes inside hospital psychiatric units, The Associated Press incorrectly described the standards and requirements of The Joint Commission, an accrediting agency...
A bipartisan legislative committee looking into suicide prevention is recommending bills that would invest close to $1 million annually in various suicide prevention grants, coalitions and programs.
NEW YORK (AP) — A benefit concert for suicide prevention featuring the music of the late star Avicii is being planned for Dec. 5 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Proceeds will support the work of the new Tim Bergling Foundation, named for the musician who killed himself in April 2018.
NEW YORK (AP) — With suicides on the rise , the U...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hundreds of health care professionals and advocates met in Helena to talk about ways to reduce the suicide rate of military veterans in Montana...
PHOENIX (AP) — Teachers, counselors and principals in public school districts and charter schools must receive suicide awareness and prevention training at least every three years under legislation signed by Gov...
I am an active hunter, gun owner and believer in my right to bear arms.
But I have been struggling the last several years with our country's lack of action toward suicide prevention and all-too-often mass murders.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at stemming a persistently high number of veteran suicides, urging expanded outreach by awarding grants to community programs...
BULLHEAD CITY — Mohave County Department of Public Health is asking professionals who come in contact with people at risk of suicide to complete a survey that could help in prevention.
“We’re trying to determine what resources are available in our community for dealing with suicide prevention,” said Jeannie Bowen, public health special programs analyst.
HUNTINGTON — Be there.
Whether it's a text message or a trip to get coffee, being there for the veterans in your life is the message the suicide prevention coordinators at the Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center wanted to impart on community members Saturday during the inaugural suicide prevention walk and remembrance in Ritter Park.
The deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef and traveler Anthony Bourdain ignited a national discussion related to suicide and suicide prevention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that since 1999, suicide rates are up nearly 30 percent nationally.
Local students support cause
West Scranton High School students Conor Scott, Jon Nickol, Calvin Kilhullen and Trae Kilhullen raised money for suicide awareness. Conor, Jon, Calvin and Trae, who make up the local band Töten, raised $1,200 for suicide prevention.
NEW YORK (AP) — The deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have caused media organizations to look at how they cover suicide and whether more could be done to prevent copycat killings, without neglecting the duty to report news.
Lane County mental health and community leaders gathered Tuesday evening to discuss the possible implementation of a program to help prevent teen suicides.
Representatives from mental health professionals, legislators, county and city leaders, nonprofit organizations, physicians, school districts and others banded together at the Valley River Inn for a teen suicide prevention summit.
Increases in suicide rates, both in Utah County and throughout the state, have been the driving force behind Gov. Gary Herbert’s Teen Suicide Prevention Task Force.
On Tuesday, Herbert signed several bills into law suggested from that task force.
A panel of experts will speak March 29 at North Central High School during the school district’s second annual Community Suicide Prevention Symposium.
The event also will feature a resource fair with representatives from about 20 local health and service organizations.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Greater Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter is hosting a free community meet-and-greet reception in the Ballroom of The Woodlands Resort, Plains Twp., at 6 p.m.
ASHTON – All are invited to a free program on suicide prevention from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria at AFC Junior-Senior High School, 611 Western Ave.
Cheryl Robinson with LivingWorks Education will lead the suicideTALK (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep safe) workshop.
Logan Paul returns to YouTube with suicide prevention video
Social media celebrity Logan Paul has returned to YouTube with a video about suicide prevention.
The video, titled "Suicide: Be Here Tomorrow," was posted earlier today.
OLYMPIA – The suicide of a WSU football player Tyler Hilinski Tuesday tragically underscores the need for more programs to prevent suicide and improve mental health, members of a House committee said Wednesday.
In the 2016 Fairfield County Community Health Status Assessment, 4 percent of adults reported having considered suicide in the past year, and 1 percent said that they had attempted it.For a Greenwich-based mental health professional, suicide prevention is personal.