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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

Gov’t wants a new 911-like number just for suicide hotline

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.

Depression 101: Dallas schoolkids learn about mental health

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.


Dr. Bob Lutz: Every month should represent community-wide effort to address suicide

While September is National Suicide Prevention Month, every month should represent our community-wide effort to address this issue.


Seventeen Idaho schools to receive grant for suicide prevention

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 …


Preventing teen suicide: How to help

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 …


Eye on Boise: Idaho legislators take turns wearing Barbieri’s colorful necktie

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.

Yakima donors pay for lights to honor WSU QB Hilinski, raise suicide prevention awareness

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 …


How The Spokesman-Review covers suicide

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.

Coos County gets call boxes for suicide bridge

An Oregon county has obtained suicide call boxes after witnessing an alarming spike in the number of people attempting suicide at a popular bridge.


Montana governor signs suicide prevention bill

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has signed a bill that allocates $1 million for suicide prevention over the next two years.


Facebook beefs up suicide prevention focused on live video

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.


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 …


Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline expands services

The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is expanding its services by adding an additional phone line for people to call in crisis.


Idaho launches new state suicide prevention program

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 …


Idaho suicide hotline to expand service to texts, online chats

Idaho’s Suicide Prevention Hotline has received $45,000 to expand the hotline’s use of texts and an online chat service.


Spark Center hosting suicide-prevention workshop

Spark Center is hosting a suicide prevention workshop at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Suicide prevention a growing priority in Western states

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.


Editorial: Suicide prevention draws surprising ally

Many people assumed gun advocates never want to cooperate with the government on gun ownership issues. HB 2793 proved that to be false.


Idaho lawmakers back long-sought suicide prevention funding

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.


Spokane conference addresses difficult topic of suicide

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 …


Two Washington bills would get mentally ill help quicker

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, …


Father launches Bread Tie Challenge to erase stigma of depression

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 …


Police training in crisis intervention paying off

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 …


Army suicides for 2012 surpass last year’s numbers

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. …


Army ‘stand down’ focuses day on suicide training

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 …


Govt urges new focus on preventing suicides

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. …


Schools to instruct staff, students on how to help suicidal youths

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 …


Army suicides to top 2008, but progress reported

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 …


Wash. suicide prevention program goes national

A Washington curriculum for suicide prevention has been recognized by a national resource center as a model program.