national suicide prevention lifeline
"Something is happening in adolescents that hasn't happened before," says an author of the study that looked at poisonings.
If you need help, it's out there.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Each year there are more than 40,000 suicides in the US - an average of about
The emotional needs of our communities must be addressed now. Given the data, we know that we are already in an increasingly dangerous situation. Our country is in a mental health crisis.
I almost didn't make it for one of the greatest eras of my life. Right at this very moment, no career has been more rewarding, new friendships have never been so promising, and most importantly: I love someone more fiercely, more openly and honestly than I ever have before. And it almost never happened.
What can you do to prevent suicide? You can read about the warning signs for suicide and how to help someone. Another thing you can do is make a 15- to 30-second video, like the one included here.
So, with Robin Williams, and others like him and their families, it is my sincere hope the Church will respond to this with compassion, understanding, and with openness. We need many informed and humane conversations around the issue of suicide.
This week our global community lost someone so very special. Actor and comedian Robin Williams has made me laugh (hard, very hard) throughout my life and I'm sure yours too. The thing is we never know the interior battles others face.
If a friend, acquaintance, relative or neighbor had noticed the writings on Jared Lee Loughner's MySpace page or his videos on YouTube and called them to someone's attention, might this horrible tragedy have been averted?
Last week, Google began offering suicide prevention hotline information to people who were searching suicide-related terms