suicide-prevention

Forthcoming legislation would increase interagency coordination for mental health crises

BY: and - October 17, 2023

On Dec. 30, 2020, state troopers responded to a 911 report of a possibly suicidal person standing on the edge of an Interstate 80 overpass in Monroe County. That person was 19-year-old Christian Hall, an Asian American, who, amidst a mental health crisis, was shot three times by police that day after he refused officers’ […]

Bucks Co. lawmakers introduce bill to prevent suicides at state parks and forests

BY: - September 27, 2023

State Reps. Kristin Marcell and Kathleen “KC” Tomlinson, both Republicans, have cosponsored legislation requiring suicide prevention information, including 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline information, to be posted at state parks and forest facilities across the Commonwealth.

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Suicide prevention is a priority for me now

BY: - September 10, 2023

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, call, text or chat the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. In Colorado, you can contact Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255. If you need help with grief and loss, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers advice and resources. […]

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Memorize the 988 hotline number. You’ll save a life | Opinion

BY: - July 28, 2022

It should be as important as your Social Security number or your phone number.

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Fighting anti-trans legislation is suicide prevention | Opinion

BY: - March 18, 2022

It shouldn’t be radical to say I don’t want kids to kill themselves, but apparently, that’s where we’re at.

Preventing veteran suicide this holiday starts with a caring message

BY: - December 8, 2021

 “Anyone who knows a veteran can send a caring message, but it is especially important for veteran advocates and health care providers who regularly see veterans to take the time to reach out with any form of positive communication,” Rick Hamp, the Pennsylvania Governor’s Challenge team lead, said in a statement Wednesday. 

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September is Suicide Prevention Month. Pass this important bill — and save lives | Opinion

BY: - September 18, 2020

The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Dawn Keefer, R-York, is tragically stalled in the Senate, and time is running out to pass it.

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New report calls for ‘comprehensive’ fight against Pa.’s other public health crisis: Suicide | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 15, 2020

“We need to study all factors that lead to suicide because treating the disease is both challenging and difficult,” top lawmaker says.