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Pa. legislators work to add suicide awareness information to state parks and forests

Since 2010, 164 suicides have occurred at state parks and forests, according to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

By Ben Wasserstein/WITF

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Preventing suicide

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

By Scott LaMar/WITF

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