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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.

 

“Conference speaker stresses that suicide can be prevented, and anyone can help”

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This November 13, 2012 article found on the readingeagle.com website, talks about how suicide is something that anyone can prevent and it starts with those closest to the person who is feeling that the only way out is suicide.

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