Suicide

Read: States Investing in Suicide Prevention Training for Schools

States Investing in Suicide Prevention Training for Schools

California Governor Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that the final state budget includes $1.7 million to fund online suicide prevention training for teachers and students.

Read: Study: Student-Run Mental Health Clubs Decrease Stigma

Study: Student-Run Mental Health Clubs Decrease Stigma

The study asked questions about mental health awareness and familiarity with Active Minds, a student-peer organization that supports student-run mental health clubs on college campuses.

Read: CDC Report: Fewer High School Students Having Sex, Using Drugs

CDC Report: Fewer High School Students Having Sex, Using Drugs

The CDC, however, also found more U.S. high school students are feeling depressed and have considered attempting suicide.

Read: Q and A With Student Suicide Prevention Expert

Q and A With Student Suicide Prevention Expert

Recognizing the warning signs of suicide and intervening appropriately can help save student lives.

Read: Student Takes Own Life at McKinney North High School

Student Takes Own Life at McKinney North High School

The Texas high school was placed on lockdown and a tenth-grader was found dead in an empty classroom from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Read: Study: ADHD Medication Overdoses Increasing Among U.S. Kids

Study: ADHD Medication Overdoses Increasing Among U.S. Kids

Between 2000 and 2011, there was a 71 percent increase in calls to U.S. poison control regarding improper ingestion of ADHD medications.

Read: New Study: Significant Rise in Suicide Attempts Among Kids, Teens

New Study: Significant Rise in Suicide Attempts Among Kids, Teens

The study, published on May 16, identified nearly 116,000 cases of suicidal thoughts or attempts at 31 children’s hospitals between 2008 and 2015.

Read: Mass. Court: Colleges Have Legal Duty to Prevent Student Suicides

Mass. Court: Colleges Have Legal Duty to Prevent Student Suicides

While Massachusetts’ top court found MIT not responsible for a 2009 student suicide, it also ruled schools have a legal obligation to prevent student suicides in some cases.

Read: Police: Ohio Student Who Shot Himself in School Planned to Shoot Others

Police: Ohio Student Who Shot Himself in School Planned to Shoot Others

Jackson Township police say they found an eight-part plan to carry out a shooting at Jackson Memorial Middle School on the 13-year-old’s cell phone.

Read: University of Alabama Settles Lawsuit over Student’s Suicide

University of Alabama Settles Lawsuit over Student’s Suicide

The lawsuit claimed the University of Alabama denied services to and mishandled accommodations for a student who reported an alleged sexual assault.

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