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SUICIDE PREVENTION

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"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack hears from a reader whose friend, a longtime caregiver for his wife with dementia, died by suicide.
The event will raise funds and bring awareness to suicide prevention.
The new three-digit dialing code streamlines access to mental health crisis support and is part of a nationwide effort to transition the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to a phone number people can more easily remember and access in times of crisis.
After recently losing his teenage son, a grieving dad faces his first Father's Day. It's a reminder that we need to be there for parents who have lost children — and be grateful for our own families as well, columnist Tammy Swift says.
Samantha Christopherson and Barb Hanson with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention want to provide not only to clergy, but also to faithful lay leaders, the tools to learn how to help those thinking of potentially harming themselves, but also the tools to help everyone who is impacted by suicide.
Gun buying among African Americans has soared in recent years. At the same time, suicide rates have increased among young Black men. Experts believe the trends may be linked, because having a gun in the home increases suicide risk exponentially, for every person who lives there.

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Large randomized trial found outreach via electronic messaging was no better and sometimes worse than usual care.

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