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Suicide Prevention

Restricting access and other interventions at ‘suicide hotspots’ significantly reduce deaths, study finds

October 6, 2015
Restricting access to known “suicide hotspots,” such as bridges, tall buildings and cliffs, can help reduce deaths at those locations by more than 90 percent, according to the findings of an international study published Wednesday in The Lancet Psychiatry. 10/06/2015...
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Spencer-Thomas ’89 reminds prevalence of mental health issues on college campuses

October 1, 2015
Spencer-Thomas delivered a talk last Wednesday night highlighting the prevalence of mental health issues on college campuses. Spencer-Thomas is the CEO and founder of the Carson J. Spencer Foundation, an organization that aims to prevent suicide, raise awareness about mental...
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Walkers take to the streets to fight suicide

September 30, 2015
The Westport Out of the Darkness Walk is one of more than 350 Out of the Darkness Community Walks being held nationwide this fall. The walks are expected to unite more than 150,000 walkers and raise millions for suicide prevention...
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Australian motorcyclists ride through Oklahoma City for mental health awareness

September 24, 2015
A band of 65 Australian motorcyclists are visiting Oklahoma City on their first “Black Dog Ride” across the United States. 09/24/2015 Link to Source
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What Would You Do? Your Role In Suicide Prevention

September 23, 2015
Hilda Marie’s worst nightmare was unfolding right before her eyes. Teetering at the edge of the platform was a woman poised to jump in front of an oncoming train. What would you do?   09/23/2015 Link to Source
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What Would You Do? Your Role In Suicide Prevention

September 22, 2015
For Hilda, there was no question. She turned to the skills she learned in the eight-hour Mental Health First Aid class she completed. She contacted the station manager to secure help and calmly talked to reassure the woman until help...
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