Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Insights From Students: Emotional and Mental Health [downloadable]

National nonprofit YouthTruth surveyed 222,837 students at 845 schools across 20 states about their emotional and mental health. Read more ›

Task Force Recommends Depression, Anxiety Screenings for Children

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending two new mental health screenings for children.

The independent panel of national experts said children 12 to 18 years old should be screened for depression and suicide risk. It also recommends children 8 to 18 be screened for anxiety. Read more ›

New 988 Mental Health Crisis Line Is Reaching More Americans in Distress

The new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is already reaching more Americans in distress – and connecting them to help faster — than the old 10-digit suicide prevention line it replaced July 16. Read more ›

Suicide Prevention

In honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we continue our coverage of this complex topic in our Voices of Compassion podcast series with a brand new episode. Read more ›

12 Things Parents Can Do to Help Prevent Suicide

As children grow into pre-teens and teenagers, it becomes more challenging for parents to know what they are thinking and feeling. When do the normal ups and downs of adolescence become something to worry about? Read more ›

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a major public health concern. In 2020, suicide was the 12th leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of over 45,900 people. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives. Read more ›

Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain [downloadable]

Suicide is a major public health concern and a leading cause of death in the United States. Suicide affects people of all ages, genders, races, and ethnicities. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it can be preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives. Read more ›

Warning Signs of Suicide [downloadable]

Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives. Learn about behaviors that may be a sign that someone is thinking about suicide. Read more ›

In Search of New Ways to Mindfully Manage Distress? DBT Can Teach You How to Cope With Painful Emotions

If you struggle to manage painful emotions or experiences like stress, anger, and rejection, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) can help. Read more ›

What New Study Findings Tell Us About Serotonin, Depression and SSRIs: A Chief Psychiatrist’s Take

by Vidya Krishnan, MD, Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Catherine T. Harvey Center for Clinical Services, CHC

Approximately 280 million people around the globe have depression, according to a report from the World Health Organization. The personal, familial, and societal effects of this condition are profound. Especially considering that depression, at its worst, can lead to suicide. Read more ›

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