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Oct 07, 2015

Mary Richards tells how her college helped. (Photo by Matt Taylor)Last week, more than 100 people from across Washington gathered at the University of Puget Sound to learn methods to prevent suicide on our college campuses.

We consumed reams of information: strategies to encourage the belief that suicide is preventable; what it means to create a comprehensive prevention plan. Best practices for working with LGBTQ students, veterans and Native American students. Correlations betw... read more

Sep 24, 2015

Getting ready for work this morning, I almost couldn’t believe my ears.

“Having tools for suicide completion totally makes it way more tempting to attempt or complete suicide,” a young man who’s attempted to kill himself many times told Youth Radio in piece called “Gun Access Can Turn Suicidal Thoughts Into Action.”

It was on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” meaning millions of people were learning, as I recently did, about the strong connection between gun owner... read more

Sep 18, 2015

Journalists, indeed anyone, seeking to speak accurately and productively about behavioral health issues just got a great new tool. The Carter Center Journalism Resource Guide on Behavioral Health was released yesterday with ample reminders that sound depictions of mental health 

conditions, substance use disorders and suicide can “... read more

Aug 06, 2015

Active Minds memorial to 1100 college lives lost each year.I read the recent New York Times story on college suicides with such gratitude. First, for the story itself—for the courageous young woman who stepped forward to share her hope. Thank you to the New York Times for this investment. We need more news stories like this one about the pub... read more

May 19, 2015

In two powerful articles this week, people who have lived through suicidal thoughts and attempts talk about their journeys and the life-saving impact of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by University of Washington Professor Marsha Linehan.

The Real Change cover story... read more


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