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“Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows”

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This October 17, 2014 Health Day article posted on the Philly.com website talks about how teens who feel they are accepted by peers and family members tend to be at a decreased risk for suicide.

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“Pa. law increases training requirements for suicide prevention”

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This August 16, 2014 Herald Mail Media article talks about a new law that would require all K-12 educators to have a minimum of 4 hours of training every 5 years on suicide awareness and prevention

“How ‘Dr. Stress’ belies his moniker”

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This January 21, 2013 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about how one doctor switched gears from researching how to treat illness and started focusing on how to prevent illness 30 years ago.  His focus is on stress and how to better manage it since stress is a lead culprit in contributing to the cause of some serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity to name a few.

 

“New suicide prevention program for the public being offered locally”

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This January 19, 2013 article on thedailyreview.com talks about a program for helping people have a better idea what to do if someone they know is suicidal it teaches basic skills in how to get someone to the help they need.  The article compares QPR to the well-known CPR in that it is a first step, and not meant to be a comprehensive approach.

 

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