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2014-09-09 16:26:13

The NCSP promotes World Suicide Prevention Day with suicide prevention campaign MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council for Suicide Prevention launched the Take 5 to Save Lives campaign (www.take5tosavelives.org) to recognize and support World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), which is held annually on September 10. Take5ToSaveLives.org is a website that encourages everyone to take five minutes to learn about suicide prevention and share what they...

2014-09-08 08:31:43

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year in the United States, suicide claims nearly 40,000 lives - more than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. On Monday, the first day of National Suicide Prevention Week, the leading suicide research and prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will declare it is possible to have a 20 percent reduction in the annual suicide rate by 2025. "Robin Williams's recent death saddened our nation....

2014-08-26 08:28:25

Author supports World Suicide Prevention Day by donating proceeds of her "Nirvana" book to U.S., Canadian suicide prevention charities. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Author/journalist Carrie Borzillo will appear on Season 3 of the reality television show, "Ex-Wives of Rock," which premieres Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Canada's Slice network. A U.S. airdate on Fuse TV is to be announced. "I can't wait for fans to see this season of 'Ex-Wives of Rock.' I had...

2014-08-21 23:10:46

CarePlus will be holding a free community event on September 8, 2014 in honor of World Suicide Prevention Week. Paramus, New Jersey (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 In honor of the 40th annual World Suicide Prevention Week, Care Plus NJ, Inc. (CarePlus) will hold a free community event to increase awareness, aid in prevention, and remember individuals lost to suicide. The event will take place on September 8, 2014 in Paramus. Peace. Together. was designed to connect members of the community who...

2014-06-25 12:30:44

AFSP Urges Increased and Strategic Efforts to Address Suicide Prevention and the Trending Increase in Numbers NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. national suicide deaths rose slightly for the fifth year in a row from 12.1 per 100,000 in 2010 to 12.3 per 100,000 in 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Data & Statistics Fatal Injury Report. Suicide rates, for both males and females, show similarly slight increases with the...

2014-06-13 12:24:58

However, Student Suicide Attempts Continue To Show A Downward Trend Over The Longer Term NEW YORK, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. high school students, grades 9-12, have shown a slight increase from 7.8 percent to 8.0 percent from 2011 to 2013 in those students who have attempted suicide one or more times, according to the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, youth who have...

2014-06-10 12:31:24

Thousands Unite to Bring Suicide and Mental Disorders 'Out Of The Darkness' and to Raise Funds for Life-Saving Suicide Research and Prevention Programs PHILADELPHIA, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of people touched by suicide and mental disorders will participate in a 17-mile Overnight Walk in Philadelphia on Saturday, June 28, making a bold statement as they journey through the night to raise funds and awareness for suicide education and prevention. The Out of the...

2014-06-09 16:25:22

Thousands Walk for the Out of the Darkness(SM) Walk with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention SEATTLE, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk (Overnight) is a 17-mile fundraising walk designed to raise awareness for the critical need to reduce the annual rate of suicide by 20 percent by year 2025 - saving 7,600 lives each year. Hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the Overnight raises funds to provide further...

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...


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