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As noted in my previous post, a powerful story in The New York Times last week took on the issue of suicide on college campuses and the many factors that can lead to it— elements including shame and social media.
The reporter, Julie Scelfo, followed up this week with a very informative Q&A addressing...read more
The New York Times ran an article last week that highlighted suicides on campuses and talked about some possible causes and solutions. The writer, Julie Scelfo, addressed complex issues, including the pull of college students—and indeed, many of us in general—to feel that we’re succeeding.
I had the privilege of traveling to the Dallas Morning News to attend a special two-and-a-half day workshop on “Coverage of Suicide and Mental Health,” sponsored by the highly-regarded journalism think tank – the Poynter Institute.
Some two dozen journalists attended, hearing from national experts in the field, a newsroom trainer, and a...read more
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, written in the aftermath of World War II, outlines the unalienable rights and freedoms of all people. While this document is considered a progressive work, people suffering from conditions that lead to suicidal ideations and actions have consistently been omitted from the rhetoric surrounding human rights.
Although protection exists for veterans, victims of sexual assault, war refugees, and people living in poverty, all of these groups are at risk for suicide. Excluding suicide...read more