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LGBTQ Nation
1 week ago
Black Lives Matter

The Trevor Project announces its first Black nonbinary CEO, Jaymes Black - LGBTQ Nation

Jaymes Black appointed as CEO of The Trevor Project, prioritizing LGBTQ+ youth mental health and suicide prevention. [ more ]
Advocate.com
3 weeks ago
Mental health

Strengthen mental health support for LGBTQ+ youth through public-private partnerships

Real change is crucial for LGBTQ+ youth mental health, requiring public-private partnerships for accessible, equitable, and free solutions. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
1 week ago
Black Lives Matter

The Trevor Project announces its first Black nonbinary CEO, Jaymes Black - LGBTQ Nation

Jaymes Black appointed as CEO of The Trevor Project, prioritizing LGBTQ+ youth mental health and suicide prevention. [ more ]
Advocate.com
3 weeks ago
Mental health

Strengthen mental health support for LGBTQ+ youth through public-private partnerships

Real change is crucial for LGBTQ+ youth mental health, requiring public-private partnerships for accessible, equitable, and free solutions. [ more ]
morelgbtq
#mental-health
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
1 month ago
Health

Bridging Policy and Research for Suicide Prevention in the Americas: A Joint PAHO/NIMH Symposium on Suicide Prevention

The PAHO and NIMH are hosting a symposium on suicide prevention to discuss research, interventions, and policy in the Americas region. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Mental health

Allowing euthanasia for mental suffering is problematic | Letters

Euthanasia for mental suffering raises ethical concerns and challenges the boundaries of eligibility criteria. [ more ]
Advocate.com
1 month ago
LGBT

An urgent call to protect gender-affirming care

Transgender youth face bans on crucial gender-affirming care in US states, despite its lifesaving impact, undermining their well-being. [ more ]
Fast Company
2 months ago
NYC LGBT

LGBTQ+ youth are not okay as politics takes its toll on mental health in 2024

LGBTQ+ youth are facing mental health challenges due to anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and a lack of access to mental healthcare. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Education

Teachers' mental health crisis' prompts call for suicide prevention strategy

All school leaders should receive suicide prevention training
Survey shows teachers experiencing mental health issues due to work stress [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
Education

Teachers resorting to antidepressants and alcohol to cope with work

Teachers are experiencing increased work-related stress and mental health issues.
Some teachers are turning to alcohol, antidepressants, and even self-harm to cope with work pressures. [ more ]
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
1 month ago
Health

Bridging Policy and Research for Suicide Prevention in the Americas: A Joint PAHO/NIMH Symposium on Suicide Prevention

The PAHO and NIMH are hosting a symposium on suicide prevention to discuss research, interventions, and policy in the Americas region. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Mental health

Allowing euthanasia for mental suffering is problematic | Letters

Euthanasia for mental suffering raises ethical concerns and challenges the boundaries of eligibility criteria. [ more ]
Advocate.com
1 month ago
LGBT

An urgent call to protect gender-affirming care

Transgender youth face bans on crucial gender-affirming care in US states, despite its lifesaving impact, undermining their well-being. [ more ]
Fast Company
2 months ago
NYC LGBT

LGBTQ+ youth are not okay as politics takes its toll on mental health in 2024

LGBTQ+ youth are facing mental health challenges due to anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and a lack of access to mental healthcare. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Education

Teachers' mental health crisis' prompts call for suicide prevention strategy

All school leaders should receive suicide prevention training
Survey shows teachers experiencing mental health issues due to work stress [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
Education

Teachers resorting to antidepressants and alcohol to cope with work

Teachers are experiencing increased work-related stress and mental health issues.
Some teachers are turning to alcohol, antidepressants, and even self-harm to cope with work pressures. [ more ]
moremental-health
Brooklyn Eagle
1 month ago
Brooklyn

Subway tragedy as woman jumps in front of F train at Herald Square

Incident involving fatality on 34th St.-Herald Square subway station during rush hour. [ more ]
www.dw.com
1 month ago
Berlin

Berlin central station closed after 'tragic accident' DW 05/22/2024

Investigation ongoing after tragic train incident at Berlin station. [ more ]
#artificial-intelligence
Nextgov.com
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

VA is already using AI to identify and assist veterans in crisis, officials say

The VA is utilizing AI to pinpoint veterans at risk of suicide or homelessness, enhancing support efforts. [ more ]
time.com
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

AI Is Turning Social Media Into the Next Frontier for Suicide Prevention

AI technology is being used to analyze social media posts for signs of suicidal intent and intervene with resources.
Companies like Samurai Labs, Sentinet, and Meta are using AI to prevent suicide by detecting at-risk individuals and offering help. [ more ]
Nextgov.com
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

VA is already using AI to identify and assist veterans in crisis, officials say

The VA is utilizing AI to pinpoint veterans at risk of suicide or homelessness, enhancing support efforts. [ more ]
time.com
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

AI Is Turning Social Media Into the Next Frontier for Suicide Prevention

AI technology is being used to analyze social media posts for signs of suicidal intent and intervene with resources.
Companies like Samurai Labs, Sentinet, and Meta are using AI to prevent suicide by detecting at-risk individuals and offering help. [ more ]
moreartificial-intelligence
#lgbtq-youth
Advocate.com
2 months ago
NYC LGBT

Adult LGBTQ+ role models are instrumental to queer youth's mental health. Here's how

Having an adult LGBTQ+ role model boosts emotional strength and self-esteem in queer youth. [ more ]
BuzzFeed News
2 months ago
JavaScript

Everything Taylor Swift's New Album Seemingly Tells Us About Her 9-Year Situationship With Matty Healy

Key Takeaway: The article provides important helpline numbers for individuals struggling with substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, and LGBTQ youth. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
1 month ago
NYC LGBT

LGBTQ+ youth who have guns in their home are more likely to attempt suicide - LGBTQ Nation

40% of LGBTQ+ youth with firearms at home have increased suicide risks. [ more ]
Advocate.com
2 months ago
NYC LGBT

Adult LGBTQ+ role models are instrumental to queer youth's mental health. Here's how

Having an adult LGBTQ+ role model boosts emotional strength and self-esteem in queer youth. [ more ]
BuzzFeed News
2 months ago
JavaScript

Everything Taylor Swift's New Album Seemingly Tells Us About Her 9-Year Situationship With Matty Healy

Key Takeaway: The article provides important helpline numbers for individuals struggling with substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, and LGBTQ youth. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
1 month ago
NYC LGBT

LGBTQ+ youth who have guns in their home are more likely to attempt suicide - LGBTQ Nation

40% of LGBTQ+ youth with firearms at home have increased suicide risks. [ more ]
morelgbtq-youth
#mental-health-crisis
www.cbc.ca
2 months ago
Education

Most Canadian universities don't track student suicides. Experts and students say they should | CBC News

Almost 75% of Canadian universities do not track suicides or attempted suicides among students, hindering efforts to understand and address the mental health crisis. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 days ago
US news

Crisis hotline has answered 10 million calls, texts and chats

The 988 hotline has handled over 10 million calls in two years, showing its impact on mental health crisis and suicide prevention efforts. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
2 months ago
Education

Most Canadian universities don't track student suicides. Experts and students say they should | CBC News

Almost 75% of Canadian universities do not track suicides or attempted suicides among students, hindering efforts to understand and address the mental health crisis. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 days ago
US news

Crisis hotline has answered 10 million calls, texts and chats

The 988 hotline has handled over 10 million calls in two years, showing its impact on mental health crisis and suicide prevention efforts. [ more ]
moremental-health-crisis
Brooklyn Eagle
2 months ago
Brooklyn

Dog walk for suicide prevention in Coney Island

Pets, especially dogs, can reduce conditions that increase the risk of suicide, as they help in reducing depression and loneliness. [ more ]
#veterans-affairs
Nextgov.com
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

VA's AI model to prevent suicides is a 'game changer,' official says

The use of AI and predictive analytics in identifying veterans at risk of suicide has been a 'game changer' for the Department of Veterans Affairs. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Health

Older men die by suicide at steep rates. Here's how the VA is trying to change that

The VA engages older veterans in physical activities like the Golden Age Games to improve mental health and prevent suicide. [ more ]
Nextgov.com
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

VA's AI model to prevent suicides is a 'game changer,' official says

The use of AI and predictive analytics in identifying veterans at risk of suicide has been a 'game changer' for the Department of Veterans Affairs. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Health

Older men die by suicide at steep rates. Here's how the VA is trying to change that

The VA engages older veterans in physical activities like the Golden Age Games to improve mental health and prevent suicide. [ more ]
moreveterans-affairs
#nimh
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
3 months ago
Data science

Practice-Based Suicide Prevention Centers Meeting

Suicide prevention research is a priority for NIMH. [ more ]
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
3 months ago
Mental health

Practice-Based Suicide Prevention Centers Meeting

Promoting effective and scalable approaches to reducing suicide rates through research centers
Bringing together directors of research centers to collaborate and achieve the common mission [ more ]
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
3 months ago
Data science

Practice-Based Suicide Prevention Centers Meeting

Suicide prevention research is a priority for NIMH. [ more ]
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
3 months ago
Mental health

Practice-Based Suicide Prevention Centers Meeting

Promoting effective and scalable approaches to reducing suicide rates through research centers
Bringing together directors of research centers to collaborate and achieve the common mission [ more ]
morenimh
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
2 months ago
NYC LGBT

Crucial new report shows how anti-LGBTQ+ politics are harming LGBTQ+ youth

Anti-LGBTQ+ policies and political narratives are significantly impacting the mental health and wellbeing of queer youngsters in the US. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
3 months ago
London

London Marathon runner says 'dad will be with me' as she marks 15 years since father's suicide

Running the TCS London Marathon in memory of her father, a suicide victim, raising funds for Samaritans. [ more ]
#mental-health-support
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Associate At Top Biglaw Firm Dies By Suicide

The tragic suicide of an accomplished Biglaw associate in Australia highlights the ongoing importance of mental health support within the legal profession. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
5 months ago
Public health

Gay Tory MP who attempted to take own life says 'help is out there'

Elliot Colburn, a gay Tory MP, revealed that he attempted suicide in February 2021 and emphasized the importance of seeking help.
Colburn's disclosure highlights the higher risk of mental health concerns and suicidal thoughts faced by LGBTQ+ individuals. [ more ]
www.bbc.com
2 weeks ago
Mental health

Your Voice, Your Vote: Mental health crisis in young

The family of a student who died by suicide is urging politicians to prioritize mental health support for young people in educational settings. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Associate At Top Biglaw Firm Dies By Suicide

The tragic suicide of an accomplished Biglaw associate in Australia highlights the ongoing importance of mental health support within the legal profession. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
5 months ago
Public health

Gay Tory MP who attempted to take own life says 'help is out there'

Elliot Colburn, a gay Tory MP, revealed that he attempted suicide in February 2021 and emphasized the importance of seeking help.
Colburn's disclosure highlights the higher risk of mental health concerns and suicidal thoughts faced by LGBTQ+ individuals. [ more ]
www.bbc.com
2 weeks ago
Mental health

Your Voice, Your Vote: Mental health crisis in young

The family of a student who died by suicide is urging politicians to prioritize mental health support for young people in educational settings. [ more ]
moremental-health-support
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Mental health

Trans boy, 17, who killed himself on mental health ward felt worthless'

Trans youth mental health struggles
Impact of bullying and misgendering on mental health [ more ]
#peer-support
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
5 months ago
Mental health

Workshop Day Two: Advancing the Science on Peer Support and Suicide Prevention

Peer support and suicide prevention workshop held with technical guidelines for participants.
Questions to be submitted via Q&A box during the workshop. [ more ]
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
5 months ago
Mental health

Workshop Day One: Advancing the Science on Peer Support and Suicide Prevention

Peer support and suicide prevention conference protocols were outlined at the beginning.
Workshop sessions included polls, Q&A feature, and recordings for future access. [ more ]
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
5 months ago
Mental health

Workshop: Advancing the Science on Peer Support and Suicide Prevention

Peer support services for suicide prevention are becoming more prominent in healthcare and community settings.
The workshop will discuss conceptual frameworks, recent advances, intervention strategies, digital applications, youth considerations, and equity considerations. [ more ]
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
5 months ago
Mental health

Workshop Day Two: Advancing the Science on Peer Support and Suicide Prevention

Peer support and suicide prevention workshop held with technical guidelines for participants.
Questions to be submitted via Q&A box during the workshop. [ more ]
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
5 months ago
Mental health

Workshop Day One: Advancing the Science on Peer Support and Suicide Prevention

Peer support and suicide prevention conference protocols were outlined at the beginning.
Workshop sessions included polls, Q&A feature, and recordings for future access. [ more ]
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
5 months ago
Mental health

Workshop: Advancing the Science on Peer Support and Suicide Prevention

Peer support services for suicide prevention are becoming more prominent in healthcare and community settings.
The workshop will discuss conceptual frameworks, recent advances, intervention strategies, digital applications, youth considerations, and equity considerations. [ more ]
morepeer-support
www.npr.org
3 months ago
LGBT

How Two Recent Cases Of Violence Illustrate The Lives of LGBTQ People : Consider This from NPR

Suicide rates are disproportionately high among queer and trans individuals.
Transgender individuals face violence and restrictions on rights in many states. [ more ]
www.baltimoresun.com
3 months ago
Mental health

1 in 5 maternal deaths are from suicide. Why is it so hard to get help?

Postpartum depression is serious and can lead to tragic outcomes.
Screening and treatment for postpartum depression are lacking in the country. [ more ]
BuzzFeed News
3 months ago
Mental health

Sharon Osbourne Said Ozzy Lasted 30 Mins In Marriage Counseling Before Throwing A Water Bottle And Storming Out

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255
The Trevor Project provides help for LGBTQ youth - 1-866-488-7386
NAMI provides information and referral services - 1-888-950-6264 and GoodTherapy.org supports harm reduction in therapy. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Mental health

Leading adviser quits over Instagram's failure to remove self-harm content

Meta accused of ignoring harmful content on Instagram
Psychologist resigns from Meta's expert panel over lack of action on self-harm content [ more ]
West Side Rag
4 months ago
Upper West Side

Woman Hit And Killed by 1 Train at West 72nd Street Station: Police

Blue-light pilot program to deter subway suicide attempts
Majority of track deaths in New York due to medical emergencies, not suicides [ more ]
#upper-west-side
Upper West Side, NY Patch
4 months ago
Upper West Side

Woman Killed By Upper West Side Subway: Police

Woman killed by subway train on Upper West Side
No criminality suspected in the incident [ more ]
West Side Rag
1 month ago
Upper West Side

Man Found Dead In UWS Courtyard After Long Fall: Police

The man found dead in an Upper West Side building prompts questions regarding the cause of his death. [ more ]
Upper West Side, NY Patch
4 months ago
Upper West Side

Woman Killed By Upper West Side Subway: Police

Woman killed by subway train on Upper West Side
No criminality suspected in the incident [ more ]
West Side Rag
1 month ago
Upper West Side

Man Found Dead In UWS Courtyard After Long Fall: Police

The man found dead in an Upper West Side building prompts questions regarding the cause of his death. [ more ]
moreupper-west-side
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Mia Janin's father pleads with government for revision of Online Safety Bill

Legislation targeting bullying may need to be expanded further.
Mia Janin's father advocates for revising existing legislation about bullying. [ more ]
BBC News
4 months ago
London

Mother says NHS unit which released son before his death 'not safe'

Mother criticizes NHS mental health unit for failings leading to son's death
Coroner finds NHS trust partly responsible for man's suicide despite warnings [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Mental health

It might have been different': how Norfolk and Suffolk NHS foundation trust is failing mental health patients

Mental health services failures highlighted in a tragic suicide case
Calls for public inquiry into mental health trust's persistent issues [ more ]
#ps-i-love-you-day
Saratogian
5 months ago
Public health

READER'S VIEW: P.S. I Love You Day opens door for mental health conversation, expanded initiatives

P.S. I Love You Day celebrates its 14th anniversary in over 100 communities in New York
The day was established to raise awareness for suicide prevention in memory of their father [ more ]
Troy Record
5 months ago
Public health

READER'S VIEW: P.S. I Love You Day opens door for mental health conversation, expanded initiatives

P.S. I Love You Day celebrated its 14th anniversary in over 100 New York communities
The day was founded to commemorate the memory of the DiPalma family's father and raise awareness for suicide prevention [ more ]
Saratogian
5 months ago
Public health

READER'S VIEW: P.S. I Love You Day opens door for mental health conversation, expanded initiatives

P.S. I Love You Day celebrates its 14th anniversary in over 100 communities in New York
The day was established to raise awareness for suicide prevention in memory of their father [ more ]
Troy Record
5 months ago
Public health

READER'S VIEW: P.S. I Love You Day opens door for mental health conversation, expanded initiatives

P.S. I Love You Day celebrated its 14th anniversary in over 100 New York communities
The day was founded to commemorate the memory of the DiPalma family's father and raise awareness for suicide prevention [ more ]
moreps-i-love-you-day
Brooklyn Eagle
5 months ago
Brooklyn

Police rescue woman who jumped into East River from pier in Brooklyn Bridge Park

A woman jumped off Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park into the East River.
Police rescued the woman from the water and she put up a fight. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Digital life

Harriette Cole: All I remember of this horrible event is my friends whispering together

Acknowledge what happened and be close and listen to your children
Get professional help for your children if there are signs of emotional crisis [ more ]
ABA Journal
5 months ago
Law

4th Circuit upholds ordinance requiring gun sellers to distribute suicide prevention information

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an ordinance in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, requiring gun dealers to distribute literature on suicide prevention and conflict resolution to buyers of guns and ammunition.
The ordinance was passed in 2022 as a response to an increase in suicide deaths and the use of guns as a means of suicide. Gun dealers claimed that the literature conveyed the message that guns cause suicide and was intended to discourage gun sales. [ more ]
www.npr.org
6 months ago
Mental health

After decades of advocacy, suicide deterrent finally comes to the Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has been a high-profile suicide spot, with an average of about two people a month jumping to their deaths since it was built in 1937.
A stainless steel safety net has been installed below the sidewalk of the Golden Gate Bridge to deter people from jumping and catch those who do. [ more ]
#suicide prevention
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Mental health

The Golden Gate Bridge is finally getting a safety net: It might have saved my son's life'

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the deadliest suicide locations in the world, with at least 1,700 deaths since its completion in 1937.
A stainless steel net is being constructed below and out from the bridge in an effort to reduce access and prevent suicides. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
7 months ago
Parenting

He died training for L.A. teen crisis hotline. His parents want all to know the number

Asking someone directly if they are contemplating suicide can save lives.
Many schools in California forbid the acknowledgment of student suicides despite state laws mandating suicide prevention. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Public health

NSW government wants suicide prevention legislation owned by the people'

The New South Wales government plans to introduce suicide prevention legislation owned by those with lived experience of mental ill health.
Experts are calling for concrete directions, funding, and timeframes to be included in the legislation.
The legislation will be based on similar laws in South Australia, which created an advisory council and individual prevention plans for government departments. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
7 months ago
Mental health

As Disneyland reels from its third death in a year, what can be done to prevent suicides?

Installing physical barriers or safety nets at tall structures has become a recognized strategy for preventing suicides.
Such barriers can buy time for intervention or for a person's suicidal impulse to dissipate.
Disneyland has not publicly announced the installation of new barriers or fences after recent suicides. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Mental health

The Golden Gate Bridge is finally getting a safety net: It might have saved my son's life'

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the deadliest suicide locations in the world, with at least 1,700 deaths since its completion in 1937.
A stainless steel net is being constructed below and out from the bridge in an effort to reduce access and prevent suicides. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
7 months ago
Parenting

He died training for L.A. teen crisis hotline. His parents want all to know the number

Asking someone directly if they are contemplating suicide can save lives.
Many schools in California forbid the acknowledgment of student suicides despite state laws mandating suicide prevention. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Public health

NSW government wants suicide prevention legislation owned by the people'

The New South Wales government plans to introduce suicide prevention legislation owned by those with lived experience of mental ill health.
Experts are calling for concrete directions, funding, and timeframes to be included in the legislation.
The legislation will be based on similar laws in South Australia, which created an advisory council and individual prevention plans for government departments. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
7 months ago
Mental health

As Disneyland reels from its third death in a year, what can be done to prevent suicides?

Installing physical barriers or safety nets at tall structures has become a recognized strategy for preventing suicides.
Such barriers can buy time for intervention or for a person's suicidal impulse to dissipate.
Disneyland has not publicly announced the installation of new barriers or fences after recent suicides. [ more ]
moresuicide prevention
www.cbc.ca
7 months ago
Mental health

Canadians in mental health crisis can now call 988 | CBC News

Canada's 988 hotline for suicide prevention services is now live, providing immediate support to those in crisis.
988 is a short, easy-to-remember number that is available 24/7, free of charge, and accessible throughout Canada.
The hotline aims to prevent suicide by offering support for various factors that contribute to suicide, such as mental illness and feelings of burden or lack of belonging. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

She's Fighting to Save America's Last Best Place' From Suicide

Montanan Ali Mullen distributes gun locks to combat high suicide rates, emphasizing the prevalence of self-inflicted gun deaths over other forms of gun violence. [ more ]
www.dw.com
1 month ago
Mental health

Grayson Murray death poses golf mental health questions DW 06/03/2024

The tragic death of golfer Grayson Murray has sparked discussions on mental health provisions in individual sports like golf. [ more ]
Fast Company
1 week ago
Medicine

How this company's AI tools help prevent suicide and mental health crises

AI technology like NeuroFlow could revolutionize suicide prevention by providing ongoing monitoring and assessments to identify high-risk individuals. [ more ]
New York Post
3 weeks ago
SF LGBT

Why there is no 'pride' for the LGBT community this year

Queer groups supporting Palestinian cause despite lack of LGBT rights in Gaza & West Bank. [ more ]
www.npr.org
1 month ago
US news

The International Problem of Online Sextortion

Children in the U.S. are increasingly targeted in sextortion schemes, leading to tragic consequences. [ more ]
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