What Happens If You Try To Prevent Every Single Suicide?
The suicide rate has increased in the past decade, despite the best efforts of hotlines and prevention programs. A Detroit health plan set a zero suicide goal among its members — and achieved it.
Why Young Children Are Dying by Suicide
Most suicides in young kids are not due to depression
New Recommendations Guide Treatment For Those On The Spectrum
For the first time in 15 years, a major psychiatric organization is updating its practice guidelines for treating kids and adolescents with autism.
How to talk to your teen about depression, suicide
If parents and teens talk often about feelings, values and ideas then having a conversation about mental health is a natural extension.
20 Messages for Suicide Loss Survivors During the Holidays
"There is no right or wrong way to feel right now…"
What we're learning about the teenage brain
For all that scientists know about the brain, it's these crucial adolescent years—between ages 12 and 24—that could be some of our most important.
1 in 13 young U.S. adults considered suicide
Data from 2013-2014 translates into 2.6 million Americans between 18-25 contemplating ending their lives
Why Are Ski Towns Seeing More Suicides?
On a sunny morning in early March, Tom Slocum, a 57-year-old ski bum in Telluride, Colorado, walked up Tomboy Road, a popular hiking route that winds above the north side of town. An avid athlete a…
10 Things Parents Can Do to Prevent Suicide
Here are ten things parents can do to help prevent suicide and let their children know they are there to help.
6 Myths About Suicide That Every Educator And Parent Should Know
One of the biggest myths? That children don't kill themselves. It's just not true. Children as young as 5 take their own lives every year.
The talk that could save a life: How to explain suicide to kids
It's not a conversation any parent really wants to have, but it's a crucial one. Here's how to explain suicide to your children.
Drop What You're Doing And Watch This Powerful Video On Suicide
Suicide and silence: why depressed men are dying for somebody to talk to
Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50. For that to change, the stigma of mental illness must be challenged
Rising suicides at college campuses prompt concerns over mental health care
Suicide rates continue to increase across all age groups in America.
More and more Americans are dying by suicide. What are we missing?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the nation's suicide rate rose again in 2018. Suicide is the nation's 10th-leading cause of death.
Why must women, children & adolescents be a UHC priority?
Gro Harlem Brundtland recalls witnessing women giving birth with no assistance. She is joined by fellow Elders Hina Jilani, Mary Robinson and Graça Machel in...
The 'trauma' of the pandemic and how reopening is driving adolescent anxiety, suicide
According to one large hospital system in Colorado, the pandemic's emotional toll on kids has become a “state of emergency," with adolescents experiencing high rates of anxiety, depression and self-harm. Suicide is now the leading cause of death for children over the age of 10 in the state. William Brangham talks with Dr. David Brumbaugh, the chief medical officer for Children's Hospital Colorado.
Veterans and suicide risk: The warning signs — and how to get help
Several high-profile deaths have ignited concern about the rising rates of suicide. It's important to know the warning signs, health officials say
'A mental health crisis': 3 NYPD officers die by suicide in 10 days
In 10 days, the New York City Police Department has lost a veteran deputy chief, detective and a third police officer Friday – all from suicides.
What you post on social media might help prevent suicide
What you share online may help researchers understand and solve one of our most urgent public health epidemics: suicide.