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    Blue_Cutler/Getty Images New data show a nearly 80% increase in Black male adolescents attempting suicide since 1991. Experts say   Suicide ideation has also increased, particularly for white, Black, and Hispanic women.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. While rates of suicide ideation and anxiety have risen sharply during the pandemic, a new study finds that suicide attempts, particularly...
    Asian woman, 55, knocked out in unprovoked attack in NYCs Chinatown, police say A lone boy was found dead on a hiking trail near Las Vegas, and police are asking teachers to help identify him © Prince Williams/Wireimage Lil Loaded, best known for his 2019 viral hit song "6locc 6a6y," has died, according to multiple reports. He was 20. The...
    (CNN)One of New York City's newer tourist attractions is reopening to the public with a focus on suicide prevention after three young adults took their own lives there over the last year.The climbable, 150-foot-tall staircase, known as the "Vessel," located at Hudson Yards in Manhattan, closed for visitors in January after a 21-year-old man wanted for questioning in a deadly...
    The Vessel at Hudson Yards will reopen Friday after a four-month shutdown following a rash of suicides — but you won’t be able to climb it alone. Three visitors in the past year jumped off the 150-feet-tall structure, a collection of 154 interlocked staircases. Rather than install taller glass barriers on walkways of the vertical sculpture designed by Heatherwick Studios,...
    HUDSON YARDS, Manhattan (WABC) -- The Vessel at Hudson Yards is reopening with a new focus on suicide prevention after three young adults took their lives there over the past 15 months.The massive staircase originally closed in January after a string of suicides.EMBED More News Videos The massive staircase known as the 'Vessel,' located at Hudson Yards, is now closed...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A rock event for the ages. A Maryland foundation earned the Guinness World Record for the most painted rocks in one place at one time. “Some of them are just complete works of art,” said volunteer Shawn O’Connell. “It’s really cool to see how they’re all turning out.” READ MORE: Midnight Bourbon Is The 5-2 Favorite To...
    Recognizing that many Americans rely on texting, US regulators are weighing whether to require that phone companies allow people to text a suicide hotline. The Federal Communications Commission last summer voted to require a new “988” number for people to call to reach a suicide-prevention hotline. Phone companies have until July 2022 to implement it. Once it’s in place, people will...
    The Federal Communications Commission has decided to look into letting people text the upcoming shortened National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number in a bid to increase accessibility and use of the service by those who need it most (via Politico reporter John Hendel). Last May, the FCC approved the creation of a new short code, 988, that will act as an...
    Jasmin Merdan/Getty Images Early data shows suicide rates fell nearly 6% in 2020 — the biggest annual decline in four decades.  Telehealth visits and the comradery in the early days of the pandemic may contribute to the trend.  Experts say people may suffer from mental health problems long after the pandemic.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
    More On: suicide What we know about ex-NFL player ID’d in SC mass shooting US Embassy official’s body found hanging in Nairobi hotel Boy, 12, jumps to his death from Upper East Side building NYPD precinct commander kills self inside department vehicle Suicides in the US fell by nearly 6% last year, according to preliminary data, despite concerns that...
    ALLEN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A candlelight vigil is planned tonight in memory of the Towhid family of Allen. (credit: Bangladeshi American Community of DFW Area) All six family members died on april 5, allegedly at the hands of Farhan Towhid, 19, and his older brother Tanvir, 21. READ MORE: Son Inspires Texas Mother Hannah Lowe To Raise $2M For Research...
    NurPhoto / Getty Images The US Conference of Catholic Bishops stood against the creation of the National Suicide Hotline.  The group opposed the hotline because it provided resources to LGBTQ+ people. Leadership of the organization stood against the Violence Against Woman Act using the same argument. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The US Conference of Catholic...
    By PATTY NIEBERG, Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans voiced adamant opposition during a House debate about a proposed bill that would require firearms not in use to be stored securely in order to prevent children and teens from accessing the weapons. Republican House members spent hours opposing the bill and argued that it conflicts with the...
    (CNN)Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between ages 10 and 24. That's much higher than the general population where it's the 10th leading cause of death according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's important to recognize the potential warning signs when someone intends to end their life as laid out here...
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– The University of Colorado Boulder has received a $2 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They will use the money to study the role gun retailers can play in suicide prevention. (credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images) Researchers will examine the effectiveness of The Gun Shop Project in which about 275 Colorado retailers will...
    If you or someone you love is in crisis and dealing with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, here are some organizations that offer help and hope.SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES: If you or your child needs help right away, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), call 911, or take your child to the nearest crisis center or emergency...
    If you or someone you love is in crisis and dealing with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, here are some organizations that offer help and hope.SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES: If you or your child needs help right away, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), call 911, or take your child to the nearest crisis center or emergency...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County officials are taking additional action to help with suicide prevention. The Board of Supervisors plans to meet on Tuesday to discuss ways to help improve how the county responds to mental health crises. Supervisor Janice Hahn authored a motion calling for the co-sponsorship of Assembly Bill 988, the Miles Hall Lifeline Act, which...
    TRAVIS AFB (CBS13) – A growing number of suicides across the armed forces has raised cause for concern over the last five years. Now, there’s hope for change, and Travis Air Force Base could be playing a critical role. Travis is one of two bases selected nationwide to test and provide feedback on a pilot program, using virtual reality for...
    By SOPHIA EPPOLITO and LINDSAY WHITEHURST SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah gun owners will be allowed to carry concealed weapons without a permit under a bill that Republican Gov. Spencer Cox signed into law Friday. Several other states are considering similar measures backed by gun-rights groups like the National Rifle Association. Tennessee’s governor has also supported the idea. Utah...
    (CNN)For nearly a year, most of our children have been navigating the new, difficult normal: social isolation; deeply stressed parents; the effects of financial uncertainty; school from home — or from WiFi-equipped school buses if they don't have internet. While Covid-19 itself has largely been sparing of children's physical health, studies have shown it has taken a toll on their...
    By NIKI KOTTMANN, Wyoming Tribune Eagle CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Bernice Hazucha’s goal is to ensure every Wyomingite in crisis gets their call answered. The suicidologist, who moved from New York to Wyoming with her husband, Kevin, in September 2018, has 20 years of experience working as a suicide intervention counselor for the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral Health. Now,...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Sacramento man pledged to run 100 miles on a treadmill for suicide awareness. Chris Malenab’s plan is to keep going for 24 hours with some help with friends on Zoom and automatic pacers. He started the run at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The run will raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Malenab says he’s...
    SARA REARDON, Kaiser Health News WOLF POINT, Mont. (AP) — Fallen pine cones covered 16-year-old Leslie Keiser’s fresh grave at the edge of Wolf Point, a small community on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation on the eastern Montana plains. Leslie, whose father is a member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, is one of at least two teenagers...
    Kevin Spacey has delivered another holiday message to his fans but this time opted to send a message of suicide prevention in the process. The 61-year-old actor - who has had a slew of sexual assault accusations against him which led to his firing from House Of Cards in 2017 - took to his YouTube Chanel for the third year in...
    The national rate of suicide fell for the first time in two decades in 2019, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC's final report on mortality in the U.S. in 2019 showed that suicide deaths dropped by 2.1 percent in 2019 compared to 2018. Suicides were still the tenth leading cause of death...
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has a suicide rate 1.5 times that of the national average, and legislative analysts say a new plan is needed to address the many causes. Analysts with the Legislative Finance Committee released their findings this week, saying the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated mental health issues and suicide rates are likely to worsen. Like elsewhere...
    New Mexico senior Teton Saltes takes a long pause when asked about the driving force behind his advocacy work in suicide prevention.  It’s a tough question, but the 6-6, 332-pound senior tackle’s answer starts with the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the South Dakota Badlands before it winds into his personal mission.  “It’s incredibly beautiful there,” Saltes told Sporting News. “It’s home, and I love it, but we have...
    Daisy Coleman's mother, Melinda Coleman, spoke to students during a Zoom meeting run by the sexual assault prevention group created by her daughter just days before the mother-of-four took her own life.  Melinda, 58, died on Sunday evening, just four months after the death of her 23-year-old daughter Daisy who spoke candidly about her sexual assault at the age of...
    DETROIT (AP) — Nine groups will split $650,000 to put on suicide prevention programs in Michigan communities. The funding will establish the Suicide Prevention Support for Health Care Clinics Working with Michigan’s Health-Disparate Populations initiative, according to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The program offers grants to develop evidence-based and sustainable programming that will decrease the rate of suicide...
    T-Mobile has become the first carrier in the US to enable the 988 emergency number that connects customers directly to the National Suicide Prevention hotline. The move comes more than a year and a half ahead of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) deadline, which is set for July 2022.  T-Mobile customers who dial 988 will now be connected to one...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. No time to sow seeds of doubt in vaccine I was distressed to read the FDA debated the use of the “emergency use authorization” for a COVID-19 vaccine (“FDA debates use of “emergency” vaccine,” Oct. 24). Vaccines, one of the greatest public health achievements, have...
    BOSTON (CBS) – A CDC study found that in June 2020, 11 percent of adults surveyed “seriously considered” suicide – a sharp uptick from years prior. Forty percent of adults reported some concerns about their mental health. Several months later, with the pandemic threatening lives, another economic shutdown, a contentious presidential election days away, a sharp turn in temperatures and less...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan public schools will be required to put a suicide prevention hotline number on student identification cards, under a law signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The measure that Whitmer signed into law Thursday covers students in grades six through 12. The suicide rate for Michigan’s residents, ages 10 to 24, was 10.6 per 100,000 people in...
    ANNA LIZ NICHOLS, Associated Press/ Report for America LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan public schools will be required to put a suicide prevention hotline number on student identification cards, under a law signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The measure that Whitmer signed into law Thursday covers students in grades six through 12. The suicide rate for Michigan's residents, ages 10...
    SHERMAN OAKS (CBSLA) — When Marian Rendon noticed her 15 year-old son was feeling down due to isolation from the COVID-19 pandemic, she immediately sought the help of a therapist. “No motivation, the children have no motivation,” she said. ‘They’re isolated at home. They’ve had to do school differently.” Saturday marks World Mental Health Day. From the pandemic, to civil...
    Musician Billy Ray Cyrus had kind words for first lady Melania Trump on Thursday. Cyrus wished the first lady well after she was diagnosed with coronavirus in a tweet shared to his personal Twitter account. Hope you are feeling better @FLOTUS. This photo was almost exactly a year ago. Thank you again for the compassion and time you shared with...
    Billy Ray Cyrus is thankful for Melania Trump. The 59-year-old country crooner took to Twitter on Thursday to share a picture of himself with the first lady and to wish her well in her fight against coronavirus. “Hope you are feeling better @FLOTUS. This photo was almost exactly a year ago. Thank you again for the compassion and time you shared with...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Health has announced that it has received $750,000 for suicide prevention efforts over the next five years. Tennessee's health agency is one of nine organizations to receive the funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a Monday news release. The money will be used to expand existing efforts...
    Photo by manu schwendener on Unsplash There’s a second pandemic on the horizon: one that doesn’t involve PPE, ventilators or ICU beds, but requires society to take a hard look at mental illness and suicide rates. We’ve heard experts far and wide forewarn the coming mental health pandemic stemming from COVID-19, and I’ll join them: The fear, anxiety and isolation...
    If it becomes law, the new emergency phone number dedicated to suicide prevention will go into effect in July 2022. Congress is taking action to address growing concerns about Americans' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, nearing the end of National Suicide Awareness Month, the House of Representatives...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and Chicago organizations want to share information that could help save lives.Alexa James, CEO of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Chicago, joined ABC 7 Chicago Sunday to speak on the topic.The COVID-19 pandemic can make people feel hopeless, she said. It's especially important to monitor young people, men and the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and this year an Oregon father decided to take the heartbreaking experience of losing his teenage son on the road. Doug Peterson just finished biking from Canada to Mexico. He rode 1,800 miles for people whose lives have been touched by suicide. In 2015, Peterson’s 17-year-old son Page took his...
    GOOD Morning America Meteorologist Ginger Zee revealed she attempted suicide TWICE during her television news career. In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, she begged fans in need to "get help." 6Ginger Zee revealed she attempted suicide TWICE during her television news careerCredit: Instagram 6In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, she begged fans in need to 'get help'Credit: 2020...
    Ginger Zee got candid about her mental health and past suicide attempts in honor of Suicide Prevention Week. “This photo always breaks my heart. This was during my first real job on tv at WEYI. This wide, forced smile was not long after my second suicide attempt,” she captioned the old photo of herself. “Of course no one at...
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