Suicide

Read: Nearly Half of LGBTQ Teens Considered Suicide in 2021

Nearly Half of LGBTQ Teens Considered Suicide in 2021

A new survey has found that 48% of LGBTQ teens, ages 13-17, seriously considered attempting suicide last year.

Read: Why Your School’s Anonymous Tip Line Needs to Have a Texting Option

Why Your School’s Anonymous Tip Line Needs to Have a Texting Option

Director of the Year K-12 finalist Christopher Ellisor talks about his district’s success with adding a texting option to its anonymous tip line, and his recommendations for a district considering a similar undertaking.

Read: Behavioral Health Director Speaks to the State of Mental Health in K-12 Schools

Behavioral Health Director Speaks to the State of Mental Health in K-12 Schools

Dr. Amy Grosso shares her observations of the pandemic’s effects on student and teacher mental health and what her district is doing to address concerns.

Read: University of Utah Student Told Police He Killed Girlfriend in Suicide Pact

University of Utah Student Told Police He Killed Girlfriend in Suicide Pact

The student sent an email to a university employee saying he was going to inject his girlfriend with heroin to “relieve her from suffering.”

Read: Utah State Settles with Family of Student Who Died by Suicide

Utah State Settles with Family of Student Who Died by Suicide

The lawsuit alleges the international graduate student was harassed by a classmate who told her dark skin was “a sign of inferiority.”

Read: Georgia Tech to Pay $1M to Family of Student Fatally Shot by Campus Police

Georgia Tech to Pay $1M to Family of Student Fatally Shot by Campus Police

The 911 call reporting a suspicious person was placed by the Georgia Tech student who was shot.

Read: FCC Votes to Include Texting Option in Upcoming Suicide Hotline

FCC Votes to Include Texting Option in Upcoming Suicide Hotline

The upcoming 988 suicide hotline, which phone companies have until July 2022 to implement, will now give users the option to also text.

Read: Doctors Declare National Emergency in Children’s Mental Health

Doctors Declare National Emergency in Children’s Mental Health

In early 2021, emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts increased 51% among girls ages 12-17 compared to the same period in 2019.

Read: UNC Cancels Classes for ‘Wellness Day’ After 2 Student Suicides

UNC Cancels Classes for ‘Wellness Day’ After 2 Student Suicides

UNC chancellor urged students and staff to take the day to rest and check in with each other following two suicides and an attempted suicide.

Read: Pandemic’s Toll on Children’s Mental Health at Crisis Level

Pandemic’s Toll on Children’s Mental Health at Crisis Level

Hospitals have noticed a significant upswing in the admission of children due to mental health issues, and the pandemic is the likely culprit.

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