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Responding to Grief, Trauma, and Distress After a Suicide: U.S. National Guidelines

Posted by Kate Cardone

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) report, Responding to Grief, Trauma, and Distress After a Suicide: U.S. National Guidelines, is the first-ever comprehensive, strategic document outlining how communities can effectively respond to the devastating impact of suicide loss. To read the report, click here

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Source: actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org


School-wide prevention program lowers teen suicide risk

Posted by Kate Cardone

This article from Reuters  discusses the efficacy of a school-based suicide prevention program in Europe. Click here to see the full article on the Reuters website.

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Source: reuters.com


The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What it Means for Schools

Posted by Kate Cardone

Click the link below to read the CDC’s brochure on the relationship between bullying and suicide.  The brochure includes recommendations for schools as they respond to bullying. http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/bullying-suicide-translation-final-a.pdf

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Source: cdc.gov


SAMSHA launches free suicide prevention app

Posted by Kate Cardone

Suicide Safe: The Suicide Prevention App for Health Care Providers Free from SAMHSA For individuals at risk of suicide, behavioral health and primary care settings provide unique opportunities to connect with the health care system and access effective treatment. Almost half (45%) of individuals who die by suicide have visited a primary care provider in the month prior to their death, and 20% have had contact with mental health services.1 Suicide Safe, SAMHSA’s new suicide […]

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Source: store.samhsa.gov


changedirection.org

Posted by Kate Cardone

changedirection.org is a major new national campaign designed to fight stigma around mental health and to educate people on recognizing the signs of emotional suffering. Click on the button to the left to see the campaign website.

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Source: changedirection.org


Fairfax County Public Schools 2015 Community Conversation on Teen Stress

Posted by Kate Cardone

Fairfax County Public Schools held their second annual community conversation on teen stress on Saturday, May 9th.   Students, parents and community members were invited to attend presentations on many topics related to teen stress, mental health, and mental wellness. Click here to see FCPS Summit Materials, the topics covered, and view materials for many presentations.  

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Source: fcps.edu


Va Beach race held to bring awareness for suicide and depression

Posted by Kate Cardone

See Lighthouse Executive Director, Kathleen Wakefield, and others talk about the 2015 Beacon of Hope 5k.  Click the button on the left to see the full story!  

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Source: 13newsnow.com


Making Your Mark: Stopping suicides

Posted by Kate Cardone

Hear the story of I Need A Lighthouse and the Beacon of Hope 5k.  A great interview with Lighthouse Executive Director, Kathleen Wakefield, race co-chair Amie Kalsbeek and Memory Walk Chair Elaine Roberts.  Click the button to the left to see the interview.  

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Source: 13newsnow.com



What if People Treated Physical Illness Like Mental Illness?

Posted by insight

Discussion of the stigma attached to mental illness and the need for education and empathy for those affected.

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Source: huffingtonpost.com


Virginia Beach Superintendent Tweets about Lighthouse

Posted by insight

Thank you to Princess Ann High School 9th graders for a great morning. And a special thanks to Virginia Beach Public Schools Superintendent Aaron Spence for joining us this morning. Source: VBCPS Superintendent Twitter account Website: N/A

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