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Aug 26, 2016

Columbia University Professor Madelyn GouldGabrielle Glaser’s recent New York Times article, A Suicidologist’s New Challenge: The George Washington Bridge, about the 30-plus years of work of Maddy Gould, Professor at Columbia University, provides a great summary of some of the challenges and groundbreaking work in suicide prevention. ... read more

Jun 08, 2016

Two items caught my eye in yesterday morning’s Wall Street Journal. The first was an advertisement titled “Accelerating intelligent everything.” It was talking about “a new class of systems that computes and analyzes data where it lives – everywhere.” The second item was titled Scientists Study New Ways to Tell Suic... read more

Apr 25, 2016

Age-adjusted suicide rates for U.S. females, by race and Hispanic origin: 1999 and 2014 (CDC/NCHS)Efforts to reduce suicide rates in Washington State, including a new law on which Forefront collaborated on with the state NRA and others, could not come at a more important time. After a deca... read more

Apr 15, 2016

A new research study suggests that something as simple as regular, personalized letters following a short term of therapy can help individuals at risk of repeating an attempt at suicide. Swiss researchers tested the Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program (ASSIP) with approximately 120 people who had been hospitalized after attempting suicide.

The patients were divided into a control group receiving standard treatment (in-patient and out-patient) and an ASSIP g... read more

Feb 12, 2016

When a loved one dies from suicide, you never stop wondering what really happened. You spend countless hours considering what pushed him or her over the edge. You try to figure out if there was anything else you could have done. You research, you ponder and often you torture yourself trying to find an answer, even though you’ll never know if you’ve found it.

Recently I read that new research has shown that getting a concussion increases a person’s r... read more

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