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Suicide Prevention

Read: Instagram Bans Self-Harm Images After Teen’s Suicide

Instagram Bans Self-Harm Images After Teen’s Suicide

Facebook, which owns Instagram, will use its image recognition technology to help the social media app implement its new self-harm policy.

Read: Study Links Youth Suicide and Gun Owning Households

Study Links Youth Suicide and Gun Owning Households

Every day, an average of three youths between the ages of 10 and 19 die by firearm-related suicide, according to the study.

Read: Hillsborough SRO Confesses to Killing Wife, Daughter, Granddaughter

Hillsborough SRO Confesses to Killing Wife, Daughter, Granddaughter

The six-year-old granddaughter was a student at Valrico Elementary School where her grandfather worked as a school resource officer.

Read: Suicide Risk Assessment Solution Launched in 11 Montana Hospitals

Suicide Risk Assessment Solution Launched in 11 Montana Hospitals

Critical access hospitals in Montana are now able to screen every adult patient entering their emergency departments with a single standardized assessment.

Read: New Calif. Law Says Schools Must Update and Review Suicide Policies

New Calif. Law Says Schools Must Update and Review Suicide Policies

California governor has passed a new law that requires schools to update and review their suicide policies to support student mental health.

Read: Study: 1 in 5 College Students Contemplate Suicide

Study: 1 in 5 College Students Contemplate Suicide

A recent study shows that college students are feeling more stress and anxiety than ever, leading to suicidal thoughts or deciding to harm themselves.

Read: New York, Virginia First to Require Mental Health Education in Schools

New York, Virginia First to Require Mental Health Education in Schools

New York’s law aims to create an open dialogue among students regarding mental health and the stigmas associated with it.

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: 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.

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