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Why Aren’t There Homicide Prevention Hotlines?

Suicide prevention telephone crisis services exist but there are no comparable services for individuals who have homicidal thoughts. Perhaps that is the job of 911 or emergency services. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, it is estimated that suicide call centers receive approximately 1,800 calls a day; that’s 54,000 calls a month. […]

The 4 Best Questions To Ask a Teen Who Might Be Suicidal

Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health describe the development of a new and improved questionnaire to better assist ER doctors in identifying teens who are strongly at risk for suicide. In their study, four questions in particular where found to be the most accurate for identifying youth at risk for attempting suicide: The study authors estimated […]

Highlighting Suicide Survivors

One of the purposes of this blog is to highlight cases of individuals who have survived suicide. Most famous among the survivors is Kevin Hines. Kevin Hines had been suffering tremendously with the symptoms of bipolar disorder. He pretended to be taking his medications and following a treatment plan but he wasn’t. He was getting […]

The Vault & Threats to Members of Congress

The FBI has made thousands of files available in an online resource called The Vault. There is a great deal of interesting information in The Vault. A file called “Threats To Members Of Congress -2003″ revealed 58 threats. Here are examples of some of those incidents. Victims: John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Edward Kennedy, and Joseph Lieberman  […]