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Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention

Colleges are turning to science to limit suicide contagion and help heal campuses

 

Ethan Phillips was 13 years old when he first heard the term "suicide contagion."

It's the scientific concept that after one person dies by suicide, others in the community may be at higher risk.

Phillips learned the phrase growing up in Fairfax County, Va., where more than a dozen teens and preteens died by suicide while he was in middle school. It came up again when a high school classmate killed himself. By the time Phillips entered college at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2019, he'd developed "an unfortunate level of experience" in dealing with the topic, he says.

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Establishing 988 for National Suicide Hotline with U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart & U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton

Listen in as U.S. Congressman Seth Moutlon of Massachusetts and U.S. Congressman of Utah, share with us the their involvement in the development of 988, a 3 digit national suicide prevention hotline specific for mental health crisis services. Listen Now!

Andrea Ranieri
Cognitive Psychologist, Ph.D.

September is suicide prevention month.

I wanted to highlight the https://thedepressionproject.com. They actively reach out across many social media platforms to inform the public about symptoms of depression, signs of suicidal thought, and how to help.  

 

In this episode Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Lauren Conaboy the Vice President of National Policy at Centerstone, a not-for-profit health system specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatments. Through her advocacy, Lauren has directly influenced the passage of several bills including passing legislation to create the nation’s first ever three-digit dialing code for suicide prevention or mental health emergencies, as well as directly influencing several provisions of the 2018 support act, a bill designed to combat the nation’s opioid crisis.