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  • 09.02.2016 | 6 Myths About Suicide That Every Educator And Parent Should Know Read More...

    As we’ve reported all week, schools play a key role, along with parents and medical professionals, in identifying children who may be at risk of suicide. And one of the biggest challenges: myths that can cloud their judgment. “People are afraid of the whole topic,” says David Jobes, the head […]

  • 08.26.2016 | The Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition Observes International Suicide Prevention Week! Read More...

    The Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition Observes International Suicide Prevention Week! The Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition is grateful to Juneau Parks and Recreation as well as 360 North for their collaboration in helping the Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition (JSPC) observe International Suicide Prevention Day. International Suicide Prevention Week is September 5th […]

  • 08.12.2016 | Suicide Prevention in College: A Valuable Resource Guide on Emergency Assistance, Warning Signs & Prevention of Suicide in College Students Read More...

    Suicide is a complex public health issue with several causes, including psychiatric illnesses that may have not been recognized or treated. Substance abuse and mental disorders account for approximately 90 percent of those who have died by suicide, but these illnesses are treatable and people suffering from them do get […]

  • 06.25.2016 | Crisis Text Line takes suicide prevention into the age of texting Read More...

    The hardest part for Lily Rayne was feeling alone. Rayne is deaf and didn’t grow up with sign language. When she had suicidal thoughts, she couldn’t communicate or sign with a trained professional or a therapist. Nor could she pick up a phone to call a crisis hotline. She eventually […]

  • 06.17.2016 | Traumatic Brain Injury and Suicide Read More...

    Eric Boyer from the Alaska Trust Training Cooperative provided a training on Traumatic Brain Injury and Suicide in Juneau on June 14, 2016. Click here to view the powerpoint presentation. If you’re interested in viewing a webinar that was recommended by Dr. Amy Murphy, please click here.