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“Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill Headed To President’s Desk”

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This February 4, 2015 WPSU – PBS – NPR segment talks about the bill heading for President Obama’s desk that hopes to improve the support and treatment available to Veterans to prevent suicide among them.

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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“Parental Suicide Attempt May Increase Suicidal Behavior in Offspring”

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This January 1, 2015 Business2Business article talks about a recent study that indicates a connection between the suicide of a parent and the suicide of a child.

“Take mental health seriously”

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This November 28, 2014 article found on the Philly.com website talks about ways that improper use of words like “suicide” can be harmful when it comes to opening up conversations about what suicide really is and it’s impact on people considering it or family and friends of those who have committed 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.

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