Stories tagged: suicide prevention
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 12:17 p.m.
With suicides on the rise, the U.S. government wants to make the national crisis hotline easier to reach.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
Dozens of Dallas-area schools are among a growing number around the world that are teaching children how to spot the signs of depression in themselves and others. Government statistics show …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 1:40 p.m.
The Survivor Project: For photographer Grace June, salvation and strength come from helping others cope with suicide
Spokane photographer Grace June helps her self, and other suicide survivors, with new portrait project.
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
While September is National Suicide Prevention Month, every month should represent our community-wide effort to address this issue.
Thu., May 17, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
TWIN FALLS – South Hills Middle School will participate in a nationwide program aiming to help students cope with life’s challenges and prevent suicide. The Twin Falls campus is among …
Sun., April 15, 2018
Teens often turn to their peers when thoughts of suicide cross their minds, but everyone has a role to play. Here are some of the warning signs to look out …
Sun., April 1, 2018
Fourth-term Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, has tried to carry on a tradition passed down to him from former Rep. Jim Clark, R-Hayden Lake, of wearing a different tie each …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
The exterior lights on the historic Larson Building in downtown Yakima will be changed Saturday to crimson and gray to raise awareness for suicide prevention and to honor Washington State …
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than twice as many people as homicides, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
An Oregon county has obtained suicide call boxes after witnessing an alarming spike in the number of people attempting suicide at a popular bridge.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has signed a bill that allocates $1 million for suicide prevention over the next two years.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Facebook is beefing up its suicide prevention tools, including new options for people to report if someone might harm themselves while broadcasting on Facebook Live.
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
Idaho moves from 9th highest for suicides to 5th highest; new state prevention program comes ‘in nick of time’
Idaho’s investment of nearly $1 million last year to launch a new state Office of Suicide Prevention came “in the nick of time,” state public health Administrator Elke Shaw-Tulloch told …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 12:42 p.m.
The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is expanding its services by adding an additional phone line for people to call in crisis.
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
Idaho’s suicide rate has long been far above the national average; the state had the 9th highest suicide rate in the country in 2014. But now, it has something it …
Mon., June 13, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
Idaho’s Suicide Prevention Hotline has received $45,000 to expand the hotline’s use of texts and an online chat service.
Wed., April 13, 2016
Spark Center is hosting a suicide prevention workshop at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Sun., April 3, 2016, 7:05 a.m.
Throughout the interior West, states in a belt from Montana to New Mexico are looking for ways to lower their highest-in-the-nation suicide rates, although gun-specific initiatives are a touchy topic.
Sun., March 27, 2016
Many people assumed gun advocates never want to cooperate with the government on gun ownership issues. HB 2793 proved that to be false.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 12:26 p.m.
Long-sought state funding for Idaho’s suicide prevention hotline and for the state’s suicide prevention plan won overwhelming support from the Legislature’s joint budget committee on Friday.
Wed., March 11, 2015
Catherine Perusse spoke at a suicide prevention conference Tuesday about the anguish of having two sons who killed themselves. Their deaths came six years apart. At one point during the …
Sat., Feb. 28, 2015
OLYMPIA – Seeking treatment for Washington’s mentally ill may soon become easier. The House Appropriations Committee passed two bills Friday that could involve mental health experts more quickly when friends, …
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014
Joe Martin’s son Josh was a quiet leader – “the anti-bully,” he said – with a great sense of humor. He was “a ball of fun,” Josh’s best friend Dean …
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013
The man on the Monroe Street Bridge railing waved his arms. He shouted and gestured at the police officers trying to talk him down. He stripped off his coat. He …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2012, 3:25 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten months into 2012, the number of suspected suicides by active-duty soldiers has surpassed last year’s total, even as the Pentagon struggles to stem the persistent problem. …
Wed., Sept. 26, 2012, 11:32 a.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a service-wide “stand down,” the Army has ordered soldiers to put aside their usual duties Thursday and spend the day on suicide prevention training as the …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2012, 9:05 a.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is urging a new focus on preventing suicides, especially among military veterans — and is beefing up the nation’s crisis hotline to help. U.S. …
Sun., Aug. 28, 2011
Before they dove into discussions about technology updates and special education, administrators and principals in the Coeur d’Alene School District began a Wednesday morning management retreat with training in suicide-prevention …
Tue., Nov. 17, 2009, 9:18 a.m.
Soldier suicides this year are almost sure to top last year’s, but a recent decline in the pace of such deaths could mean the Army is making progress in stemming …
Fri., March 13, 2009, 11:26 a.m.
A Washington curriculum for suicide prevention has been recognized by a national resource center as a model program.