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Increased student harm, suicide tips reported during COVID

Between March 13 and the end of June, tips related to suicide or self-harm jumped to 37% of all reports.

By The Associated Press

Berks County group offers help to first responders who witness tragedy

Kindall Wann founded the Berks County Fire Chaplains Network last July, after learning first responders are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty.

By Rachel McDevitt

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Psychologist loses license after suicides at closed prison

A prison psychologist in Pennsylvania has lost his license over a string of suicides and suicide attempts at a now-closed state prison.

By The Associated Press

Police: Berks County man who killed 2, set self on fire identified

DNA tests identified the third person as the 40-year-old son of one of the victims.
By The Associated Press

To combat suicides, VA secretary calls for modern approach to mental health, starting in service

Veterans suicide remains a huge problem in this country — in 2017, an average of 17 veterans died by suicide each day in the United States. That same year, suicide rates were highest among veteran patients with opioid use disorder.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY