Suicide prevention

The Federal Communications Commission is setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline. Once it's implemented, people will just need to dial 988 to seek help, similar to calling 911 for emergencies or 311 for city services.
(AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
Associated Press
December 12, 2019 - 6:41 pm
Federal regulators are setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline in order to make it easier to seek help and reduce the stigma associated with mental health.
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Replay: I'm Listening, Pittsburgh
Jeff Oravitz
September 13, 2019 - 10:20 am
Entercom Pittsburgh gathered experts in Western Pennsylvania to present: I’m Listening, Pittsburgh.
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This circa 2018 photo provided by Harvest Christian Fellowship shows Jarrid Wilson, who founded a Christian suicide outreach group in Southern California. Wilson, an associate pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship who founded "Anthem of Hope" with his wife to help people coping with depression and suicidal thoughts, died by suicide Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, said Greg Laurie, senior pastor of the church with campuses in Southern California and Hawaii. Wilson is survived by his wife Juli, two young sons and other family members. (Harvest Christian Fellowship via AP)
Associated Press
September 11, 2019 - 5:43 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Jarrid Wilson, a Southern California pastor who with his wife founded the outreach group "Anthem of Hope" to help people coping with depression and suicidal thoughts, took his own life, a church official said. The 30-year-old Wilson, an associate pastor at the megachurch...
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(AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
August 15, 2019 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With suicides on the rise , the U.S. government wants to make the national crisis hotline easier to reach. Once implemented, people will just need to dial 988 to seek help. Currently, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline uses a 10-digit number, 800-273-TALK (8255). Callers are...
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FILE - This Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, shows the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Suicide is such a constant concern at federal lockups such as the Metropolitan Correctional Center’s Special Housing Unit that guards keep ready access to “the stick,” a wooden pole with a sharpened blade at the end that’s used to cut down inmates if they try to hang themselves with bedsheets, which is how Jeffrey Epstein is believed to have died. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 14, 2019 - 9:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Suicide is such a constant concern at federal jails that guards have ready access to "the stick," a wooden pole with a sharpened blade at the end that's used to cut down inmates if they try to hang themselves with bedsheets. That's believed to be exactly how Jeffrey Epstein took his...
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memorial stones at the Wildland Firefighters Monument at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, for wildland firefighters killed by a wildfire on June 30, 2013, near Yarnell, Ariz.
(AP Photo/Keith Ridler)
July 14, 2019 - 2:01 pm
Federal officials at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise have started making efforts to change that mindset after noticing an increase in wildland firefighter suicides in recent years.
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