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Iowa : Crisis Center adds online chat to reach youth, The Daily Iowan, Jun. 9, 2011

The Crisis Center of Johnson County in Iowa has launched a new online chat feature called Crisis Chat to supplement their 24-hour telephone crisis line. “The population we are not hitting [with the telephone service] right now are teenagers to … Continue reading

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The CDC releases report on bullying prevalence among Massachusetts middle and high school students

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the CDC analyzed data from the 2009 Massachusetts Youth Health Survey, which showed significant differences in family violence and other risk factors for persons in each of three bullying categories (bullies, victims and … Continue reading

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Institute of Medicine releases The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding.

In this report, the Institute of Medicine urges researchers to proactively engage lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in health studies and collect data on these populations to identify and better understand health conditions that affect them. The scarcity of … Continue reading

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SAMHSA’s latest newsletter: Behavioral Health and Social Media

This latest issue of the SAMHSA newsletter describes their development of a robust digital engagement program with established presences on four major social media channels -Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr – toward the goal of increasing and improving communications with … Continue reading

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Vermont : Prevention programs address youth suicide, Vermont Public Radio, Mar. 3, 2011

In this radio interview, Jane Lindholm of Vermont Public Radio talks with Brian Remer of the Vermont Youth Suicide Prevention Project, Charlie Biss of the state’s Division of Mental Health, and Melissa Murray of Outright Vermont, a gay and lesbian … Continue reading

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Colorado : Eagle County suicide prevention group unveils new website, The Vail Daily, Mar. 9, 2011

A new website called Speak Up Reach Out is the latest addition to the suicide prevention resources available in Eagle Valley, Colorado. The site offers information on suicide warning signs, how to communicate with someone who is suicidal, and where … Continue reading

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Massachusetts : Falmouth takes steps to reduce suicide rate , Cape Cod Times , Mar. 6, 2011

Falmouth mental health officials are responding to community needs with new suicide prevention approaches aimed at men and people experiencing financial distress. To reach men, Steven Jochim, director of the Pocasset Community Mental Health Center, spent Wednesday afternoons from mid-November … Continue reading

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New York : Architects unveil bridge barrier ideas , Ithaca Journal , Mar. 2, 2011

Cornell University and the city of Ithaca are working together to select a design for suicide prevention bridge barriers at seven bridges located on or near the Cornell campus. Following three suicides that took place on the campus in spring … Continue reading

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Asking Adolescents about Sleep may Help Identify Suicide Risk

Wong, M. M., Brower, K. J., & Zucker, R. A. (in press). Sleep problems, suicidal ideation, and self-harm behaviors in adolescence. Journal of Psychiatric Research Young people who have trouble sleeping at 12-14 years of age are twice as likely … Continue reading

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