Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bishop Young & Kaden: Show

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New Suicide Prevention Training Video for Substance Abuse Treatment Providers

Recognizing that suicide is the leading cause of death among people who abuse alcohol and drugs, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in collaboration with SAMHSA, has developed a training video as a companion piece for SAMHSA’s Treatment Improvement … Continue reading

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The DAWN Report: Study finds sharp monthly fluctuations in levels of adolescent male visits to emergency departments for drug related suicide attempts

A new publication from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced in conjunction with the February 9 meeting of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, shows that only 2.5 percent of drug-related suicide attempt emergency room … Continue reading

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Suicide more likely after brushes with the law, Reuters, Feb. 8, 2011

According to research appearing in Archives of General Psychiatry this month, people who come into contact with the criminal justice system – including those who are never held in custody and those who are found not guilty– are at increased … Continue reading

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Following student suicides schools often react poorly, experts say, Medical News Today , Feb. 10, 2011

This article in Medical News Today features information about appropriate school responses to suicide from Darcy Haag Granello and Paul Granello, authors (with Gerald Juhnke) of the book Suicide, Self-Injury and Violence in the Schools: Assessment, Prevention and Intervention Strategies. … Continue reading

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Colorado: Chaplains try a new path to deal with PTSD, The Omaha World-Herald, Jan. 29, 2011

A new program at Iliff School of Theology in Colorado is helping Air Force chaplains support service members with post-traumatic stress disorder. The one-year course of study, which was developed for the Air Force, encourages chaplains to allow service members … Continue reading

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The DAWN Report: Study finds sharp monthly fluctuations in levels of adolescent male visits to emergency departments for drug related suicide attempts

A new publication from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced in conjunction with the February 9 meeting of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, shows that only 2.5 percent of drug-related suicide attempt emergency room … Continue reading

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Commentary: Religion, religious attitudes and suicide

Int. J. Epidemiol. (2010) 39 (6): 1496-1498. Dinesh Bhugra Religion may play a significant role in the identity of an individual. A key component of an individual’s culture, religion can act both as a protector against emotional distress and also … Continue reading

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Suicide Survivor Support Groups: Comings and Goings, Part I

Illness, Crisis, and Loss, Vol 19, No. 1, 2011, pp. 57-71, B. Feigelman This two-part report examines important aspects of survivor of suicide support groups: some of the motivating factors attracting survivors to join these groups and why many withdraw … Continue reading

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Information Seeking by Survivors of Suicide: what did they know, when did they know it, how did they find it, and was it helpful?

A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of Rutgers , The State University of New Jersey, Jan 2010. This study explored survivors’ experiences in seeking and being given information about suicide both before and after their loss. The purpose was to … Continue reading

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Reverend Sherry & Allie: Show v2

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AFSP/SPRC add the Late Life Suicide Prevention Toolkit to Section III of the Best Practices Registry (BPR)

This toolkit, which was developed by the Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health for use by front-line providers, medical/mental health care clinicians, and health care trainees, has now been added to Section III of the BPR under the category Education … Continue reading

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Oregon: Canby High School students’ campaign encourages kids to talk about depression and suicide and to get help, The Canby Herald , Feb. 9, 2011

A student-led awareness campaign called “Talk About It” has made in impact at Canby High School in Oregon. The goal of the campaign was to encourage students to talk about mental health issues with other students, teachers and counselors. The … Continue reading

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Sources of Strength: Shifting Teen Social Norms to Counter Risk for Suicide webinar Thursday, February 24, 2011, 3-4:30 p.m ET.

Sources of Strength is the first suicide prevention program involving peer leaders to enhance protective factors associated with reducing suicide at the school population level. This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the Sources of Strength program from the … Continue reading

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SAMHSA releases Mental Health, United States, 2008

This new publication provides a snapshot of the mental health status of the U.S. population and information on providers, settings, and types of mental health services, as well as rates of utilization, expenditures, and sources of funding for mental health … Continue reading

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More college freshmen feeling overwhelmed, survey finds , The Los Angeles Times , Jan. 27, 2011

Only 52 percent of college freshmen responding to this year’s “American Freshman” survey rated their emotional health above average or higher. This is the lowest percentage of students describing themselves as emotionally strong since the question about emotional health was … Continue reading

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Suicide prevention begins with recruiters, supervisors, Defense.gov , Feb. 3, 2011

Army Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz has outlined a new strategy for preventing suicide among Reserve members. At a Defense Writers Group breakfast held on February second, Stultz stated that he would like recruiters to add another question … Continue reading

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Reverend Sherry: General Education

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Reverend Sherry Reflection: Allie

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Michigan: Counseling center offers grants for organizations, The Michigan State University State News, Jan. 13, 2011

A study of Michigan State University (MSU) students conducted last year found that almost four in ten said they needed help coping with mental and emotional problems. However, many students are uncomfortable asking for help. The Michigan State University Counseling … Continue reading

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Alaska: Difficult discussion: Rate drops, but suicide remains a serious issue , The Peninsula Clarion, Jan. 16, 2011

The Alaskan Statewide Suicide Prevention Council’s annual report shows that suicide remains a serious problem in Alaska. The report provides statistics on suicide and describes a number of suicide prevention and mental health promotion efforts going on in the state. … Continue reading

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South Dakota: Leaders at Crow Creek attempt to stem rash of suicides , The Mitchell Daily Republic, Jan. 7, 2011

n the wake of several recent suicides, the Crow Creek Sioux tribe is working with the Bureau of Indian affairs, the Indian Health Services’ suicide prevention team, and the Crow Creek Circles of Care organization to increase prevention efforts. As … Continue reading

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DCoE collaborates with SPaRRC and the USAA Educational Foundation on new suicide prevention publication

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), in collaboration with the Suicide Prevention and Risk Reduction Committee (SPaRRC) and The USAA Educational Foundation, has released the educational publication Suicide Prevention. This publication outlines steps … Continue reading

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Oklahoma : Health officials: State in crisis level for suicides, The Express-Star, Dec. 10, 2010

As Oklahoma contends with state budget cuts to health services, mental health officials are concerned that their ability to prevent suicide will be adversely affected. The state has had to make cuts to services related to suicide prevention, such as … Continue reading

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Father Bob & Jasper: Show v2

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