#Suicide Prevention

Kirkus Reviews

Wiktorek Advocates for Veteran Suicide Awareness

When asked about her book, What I Wish I Had Known, which Kirkus Reviews calls “[a]n affecting story of loss, grief, and recovery,” Laura Wiktorek immediately replied, “I wish I didn’t have to write it.”. “I wish the story didn’t have to be told,” Wiktorek reiterates...
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Detroit nonprofit, Amazon put on holiday event for local grieving families

DETROIT – Detroit nonprofit, Caleb’s Kids, partnered with Amazon to put on a holiday event for families who lost a parent to suicide. Caleb’s Kids, a youth organization that focuses on mental wellness and suicide prevention, threw a holiday party for local families on Saturday. The holidays...
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Navy confirms 4 sailor deaths in Norfolk from apparent suicide

NORFOLK, Va. — Four sailors based in Norfolk have died from apparent suicides in the last month, the U.S. Navy confirmed Friday. A spokesperson for the Navy said the sailors were assigned to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC). Local police departments and the Navy are working together to investigate their deaths.

Golden Gate Bridge's anti-suicide net to cost $400 million

The cost of installing a net to deter people from jumping to their deaths from the Golden Gate Bridge has ballooned to $400 million. That's nearly five times more than originally estimated for the suicide prevention barrier. The project's initial prediction said it would cost $76 million to install the netting beneath the span that connects San Francisco with Marin County.

Review: ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ filled with humor, hope and joy

Afternoon performances of Rogue Theater Company production continue through Saturday, Dec. 10, at Grizzly Peak Winery. Depression and suicide, unwieldy topics themselves, paired with humor might sound like an unlikely, even uneasy combination, but the play “Every Brilliant Thing” handles it quite successfully. The Rogue Theater Company production runs through Dec. 10 at Grizzly Peak Winery.

Mental health is worsening among Maine middle-school students | #coronavirus | #kids. | #children | #schools

To reach a suicide prevention hotline, call the new 988 three-digit hotline or visit Suicide prevention services can also be reached at 888-568-1112 or 800-273-TALK (8255). More than a third of middle-schoolers in Piscataquis and Somerset counties reported feelings of sadness and hopelessness in 2021, exceeding the state average,...