Submitted by DBHR Athena Adm... on Tue, 09/08/2020 - 11:11
September is Suicide Prevention Month. The Health Care Authority Suicide Prevention Month Communication toolkit outlines the key themes, takeaways, and messages that any Washington State agency or partner organization can use to raise awareness of resources and help available to those who are struggling.
Submitted by DBHR Athena Adm... on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 09:25
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSA) National Prevention Week (NPW) is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity-building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day.
Submitted by Julee Christianson on Tue, 04/30/2019 - 09:09
The Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” was associated with a 28.9% increase in suicide rates among U.S. youth ages 10-17 in the month (April 2017) following the show's release, after accounting for ongoing trends in suicide rates, according to a study published in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The findings highlight the necessity of using best practices when portraying suicide in popular entertainment and in the media.
Submitted by Julee Christianson on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 07:54
In response to recent events surrounding social media and suicide content, the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), in partnership with pediatricians and subject matter experts, has released an easy-to-use