Suicide Prevention

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.

Read: Dr. Scott Poland Partners with Navigate360 to Support Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Schools Across the Country

Dr. Scott Poland Partners with Navigate360 to Support Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Schools Across the Country

Dr. Poland will support Navigate360 with the development of new curriculum, software and training for K-12 schools. These new offerings address topics including youth suicide, depression and mental health.

Read: Student Suicide Prompts North Colonie Schools to Train Students, Parents about Internet Safety

Student Suicide Prompts North Colonie Schools to Train Students, Parents about Internet Safety

After a 15-year-old boy took his own life after falling victim to a catfishing Internet scam, the North Colonie school district is holding Internet Safety sessions with middle and high school students.

Read: Tabletop Exercise 11: Student on School Roof Threatens Suicide

Tabletop Exercise 11: Student on School Roof Threatens Suicide

A substitute teacher informs an administrator that one of her students climbed onto the roof and is threatening to jump if anyone attempts to make contact. What should they do?

Read: Cheerleader’s Mom Made Deepfake Images of Rivals Smoking, Naked

Cheerleader’s Mom Made Deepfake Images of Rivals Smoking, Naked

The woman allegedly sent the deepfake photos and videos to three teen girls and told them to kill themselves.

Read: Helpful Mental Health Resources for Campuses

Helpful Mental Health Resources for Campuses

Learn how to address mental health issues among students, faculty, and staff

Read: Las Vegas Schools Push to Reopen After Rise in Student Suicides

Las Vegas Schools Push to Reopen After Rise in Student Suicides

Between March and December, 18 Clark County students took their own lives — more than double the amount the district reported in all of 2019.

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