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“Blocking the Paths to Suicide”

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This March 9, 2015 article found on the New York Times website talks about simple yet effective ways proven to prevent or reduce the risk of suicide.

“‘The Biggest Barrier’ To Preventing Suicide: Not Talking About It”

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This February 5, 2015 WBUR: Common Health article talks about how silence fuels the stigma surrounding suicide.

“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.

“Suicide prevention signs in SEPTA stations part of attitude shift, advocates say”

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This September 12, 2014, Newsworks article, talks about signage being put n place in Montgomery county to help prevent suicides.  The signs encourage people in need of help to call the National Suicide prevention hotline.  While the article does say that there is no way to quantify the effectiveness of the signs, they do know that other places who have posted similar signs have seen a decrease in the number of suicides on bridges, so while no exact number is available, it is felt that offering information to the public does help with preventing suicides.

“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

Resource: “Front Porch Project®”

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This resource is a project called the Front Porch Project aimed at decreasing child abuse and neglect.

“Funding healthy society helps cure health care”

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This August 23, 2010, article on SFGATE.com talks about on medical professional’s learning experiences as they discovered that some of the problems that they were diagnosing were ones that could be corrected by the patient simply being able to find work, or having enough food to eat.  In essence the professional realized and even points out that sometimes spending money to help people with basic needs can help to decrease medical costs.

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“Prevent violence, don’t just punish it, experts urge Pa.”

Map of Pennsylvania, showing major cities and ...

Map of Pennsylvania, showing major cities and roads (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This January 5, 2014 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the need to increase preventive measures in Pennsylvania as opposed to waiting until a crime has been committed to then punish the person.

 

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“Stressed Out: Health care system comes up short in responding to need for early treatment”

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This March 11, 2013 article found on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about stress, not only the high level of it in America, but also the issue of it being largely ignored by the medical community unless it leads to something like a heart attack.

 

“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.

 

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