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“the semicolon project “

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This June 18, 2015 post on the “HPWRITESBLOG” talks about the semicolon project that aims to help those struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm or suicidal tendencies.

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“Demons stole my daughter”

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This May 3, 2015 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the life and death of a person with mental health issues and not only the struggle faced by the parent, but the outpouring of responses from strangers in the aftermath.

“Suicide Prevention Display To Travel To Penn State”

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This April 17, 2015 Community Content article on the Onward State website talks about a traveling exhibit to raise awareness of suicide prevention and decrease stigma about mental health issues on college campuses.

“Student groups serve as resources for mental health”

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This March 24, 2015 article on the Daily Pennsylvanian talks about ways that students are grappling with the question of how to make a long-lasting difference in how mental health is viewed, discussed and treated on campus.

“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.

“For Young People In Rural Areas, Suicide Poses A Growing Threat”

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This March 9, 2015 NPR Shots article talks about the how 51% of suicides in rural area involve guns.  The article doesn’t suggest taking guns away, but suggests that people who own them take time to secure their guns in a safe way that will limit access to them by people who could be at risk.  It was felt that safely securing firearms and limiting access to them could reduce suicide rates in rural areas by between 30% and 50% of the current rural suicide rate.

“President Obama Signs the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act”

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This video was uploaded to YouTube on February 12, 2015 after President Obama signed into law the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act today.

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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