suicide prevention

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 20, 2019 - 11:30 am
Officials hope that creating a simple to remember suicide prevention telephone number will help save lives. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed creating 988 as the new number for people to call. “The suicide rate in the United States is at its highest level since World...
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Chris Miller
June 08, 2018 - 12:36 pm
The deaths of Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade earlier this week has put renewed focus on suicide and its prevention. WWL's Tommy Tucker talks with Dr. Bill Schmidt about suicide prevention: What are the warning signs of suicide? According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, a child plays beside a message board adorned with notes for loved ones who took their own lives during an Out of the Darkness Walk event organized by the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at Sawyer Point Park in Cincinnati. Suicide rates inched up in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 through 2016, according to a new government report released Thursday, June 7, 2018. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
June 07, 2018 - 3:37 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Suicide rates inched up in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 through 2016, according to a new government report released Thursday. More than half of suicides in 2015 in a subgroup of 27 states were among people with no known mental health condition, the Centers for Disease Control...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, a person uses a smart phone in Chicago. A new analysis suggests that increased social media use could be one factor contributing to a rise in teen suicide. (AP Photo)
November 14, 2017 - 4:43 am
CHICAGO (AP) — An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had declined for nearly two decades, according to data from the federal...
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I'm Listening; End the Stigma of Talking About Mental Health
September 05, 2017 - 11:38 am
Our two-hour, commercial-free live broadcast will feature personal stories from some notable names, and we’ll feature a call-in number here on the site during the show so that YOU can share how you’ve been impacted by suicide.
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