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2013-11-21 12:27:25

NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Survivors of Suicide Day--recognized this year on Saturday, Nov. 23--was created to unite survivors of suicide loss in a day of remembrance, reflection and healing. ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, is joining the conversation about coping with suicide loss by sharing the powerful story of one of its own. (Logo:...

2013-05-30 23:03:32

DonorDrive Social Fundraising software and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention extend fundraising relationship for seven years. http://DonorDrive.com Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Since the launch of DonorDrive Social Fundraising by Global Cloud, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has used the innovative software to grow their mission online. Mike Lamma, Senior Director for Development and Field Management at AFSP: "Our walks have experienced dramatic growth since...

2013-05-16 23:00:43

The statistics for suicide in the United States are alarming. After losing his brother, Jeremy Howie has decided to do something about this epidemic by raising awareness and participating in the “2013 Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk Washington, DC”, organized by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention´s (AFSP). Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 The suicide epidemic is out of control. On June 1, 2013, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be...

2013-04-30 12:24:34

NEW YORK, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the National Institute of Mental Health, bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million people in the U.S., or nearly three percent of the population over the age of 18 in a given year. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is premiering the second film in an educational series on mental disorders aimed at addressing the misinformation that clouds our understanding of bipolar disorder. The educational...

2012-04-19 06:26:43

GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- What is typically a source of cheer and Gator comradery quickly turned into a tragic scene at the University of Florida. A student jumped to his death from the northwest corner of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium around 7 p.m. Sunday night. The student, who was previously diagnosed with bipolar disorder, was an active member of the Team Florida Cycling club and loved animals. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 90 percent...

2012-03-17 23:00:28

The Meadows, a world-class trauma and addiction center in Wickenburg, Arizona, is a gold sponsor of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Campus Walk at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, on Saturday, March 31 from 10:00am to noon. A team from The Meadows will also be participating in the walk. Wickenburg, Arizona (PRWEB) March 17, 2012 The Meadows, a world-class trauma and addiction center in Wickenburg, Arizona, is a gold sponsor of The...

2012-02-01 11:48:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We are saddened to learn about the apparent suicide of Don Cornelius, creator of 'Soul Train.' Our hearts and thoughts go out to his family, friends, colleagues and fans. Sadly, suicide cuts short the lives of far too many people and takes an enormous toll on those left behind," said Robert Gebbia, executive Director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Suicide is often mischaracterized as a response to a single life...

2011-09-22 07:45:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) (www.ohiospf.org), and New York City-based Kognito Interactive (www.kognito.com), today announced OSPF's adoption of Kognito's online, interactive At-Risk for High School Educators as a key element of its "Campaign for Hope," a three-year youth suicide prevention campaign funded with a $1.4 million grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). "Our goal...

2011-09-15 10:45:00

Suicide Rates Continue to Rise Among Middle Aged Men and Women NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), show that suicide rates are up slightly for 2008 (the most recent year available). The current rate is 11.84, up from 11.7 in 2007. Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for nearly 100 deaths per day. The data show the suicide rates for middle age men and...

2011-09-06 10:37:00

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. and NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), a youth suicide prevention and awareness organization, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) are proud to announce that they intend to introduce The Jason Flatt Act to ten states during the 2012 legislative year. The bill requires states to provide professional training for educators on youth suicide prevention. The Jason Flatt Act helps to provide the...