suicide prevention

Family sitting in a room
April 22, 2020

It can be easy to feel disconnected during the COVID-19 pandemic as people are not able to participate in their community as before.

February 28, 2020

The Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program has created an interactive map for locating temporary firearm storage

caring text message
September 10, 2019

For Suicide Awareness Day, Amanda Kerbrat, a research scientist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is teaching health-care providers how to implement a simple but powerful tool to prevent suicide: caring contacts.

February 14, 2019

Researchers found that the caring texts, among recipients, reduced the chances of a suicide attempt.

September 27, 2018

Kathleen Gilligan said her 14-year-old son wrestled with calling the suicide hotline right before he killed himself with a gun.

While he never did call, he may have felt more comfortable going online and finding a network of support.

September 7, 2018

The picture for those who study teen suicides is getting darker, according to national statistics.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that suicide ranks second behind unintentional injury as the cause of death among children

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