Latest Suicide prevention News

Lil Nas X honored by anti-suicide group The Trevor Project

Sep. 01, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X has been awarded the inaugural Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year Award from the advocacy group The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is a nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention and crisis intervention for...

A struggle to prevent suicides at soaring NYC sculpture

Aug. 27, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When it opened 2 1/2 years ago near the Hudson River, the 150-foot-tall (46-meter-tall) piece of public art known as the Vessel looked like another surefire Manhattan tourist draw. It's strange honeycomb of platforms and staircases, partially ringed by skyscrapers, offered...

No judging with Watertown group addressing suicides

Aug. 09, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — The Codington County area has seen six suicides so far this year. Four of them were of people under the age of 20. These numbers are alarming to Kelli Rumpza, a youth coordinator for the NE Prevention Resource Center, and growing concern for the...

Youth suicide prevention programs get support in Maine

Aug. 05, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A project to try to prevent youth suicide in Maine is receiving a nearly $850,000 boost from the federal government. The effort is called the Maine Comprehensive Suicide Project and it supports youth suicide prevention programs in the state....