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“‘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.

“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

“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.

“Kelly: Is it any wonder in our culture that our kids feel lost?”

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This September 30, 2012 article discusses teen suicide and bullying and offers some suggestions as to where the problem may really lie.

“Local Doctor Urges Parents To Watch For Warning Signs Of Teen Suicide”

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This June 13, 2012 article on the CBS Philly website talks about the need for parents to engage their kids in conversation and be aware of changes in their teen’s behavior that could be warning signs of something more serious.

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