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Preventing suicide

“Silence and trauma are absolutely the deadliest combination you possibly could have”

By Scott LaMar

Twin Cities PBS’ “Facing Suicide” Offers Information, Resources and Hope

If you are thinking about suicide or you know someone in emotional crisis, call or text 988 any time for confidential, free, crisis support.

By Christina Zeiders

At 988 call centers, crisis counselors offer empathy — and juggle limited resources

The new 988 system launched in mid-July, and one early estimate says calls went up 45% nationally during the first week.

By Brett Sholtis

One in 12 Pa. high schoolers attempted suicide last year; advocates want more counselors, social workers

Across the country, children are in the midst of what the U.S. Surgeon General has called a youth “mental health pandemic,” with an unprecedented number of children struggling with anxiety and depression.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA

A 9-8-8 crisis line is coming. Mental health services ask: How do we stretch even more?

The aim is to make it easier for those experiencing mental health issues to gain access to intervention services

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

Efforts to prevent suicide center on awareness campaign and legislation

September is suicide prevention month, an opportunity to draw awareness to this national crisis and highlight the warning signs.

By Merideth Bucher
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