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Guns and suicide: One mother’s heartbreaking tale

Posted on April 16, 2013

The goal of Reach Out. Check In. Save a Life. has always been to promote positive human interaction and prevent suicides through compassion and education. As people struggle with complex questions related to gun ownership, we want to ensure that people understand that gun ownership as a risk factor for suicide is real and should […]

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World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10, 2012

Posted on August 17, 2012

September 10th, 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the World Suicide Prevention Day: ten years of research, ten years of prevention, ten years of education and dissemination of information. The efforts of this decade are founded on research evidence that we can prevent suicide. Indeed, the most important aim of this initiative, organized by the […]

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Suicide Prevention – Constant Vigilance and Ongoing Education

Posted on August 6, 2012

My heart and thoughts go out to all the people who have lost a loved one to suicide! Whenever someone in the public eye dies unexpectedly of apparent suicide (like O. J. Murdock and others), it opens up difficult dialogue. As a Caregiver and partner, this is one aspect of my husband’s illness that is […]

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NFL Demonstrates We All Have a Role to Play in Advancing Suicide Prevention

Posted on July 31, 2012

As a member of the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, I am honored to be a part of a pioneering effort to engage public and private sector resources and support to bolster a coordinated national response to suicide. Working to bring about enduring change in the way our communities and various sectors address this issue […]

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21 Acts Of Kindness That Will Make You Believe In The Human Race

Posted on July 27, 2012

The last week has been kind of rough on all of us. It’s time to remind ourselves that the human race isn’t defined by its worst elements. Instead, let’s remember that displays of humanity’s inherent goodness happen around us all the time — whether it’s a disabled fan being hoisted up at a concert or […]

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Act of kindness can go a long way

Posted on May 8, 2012

Every now and then we hear about acts of kindness on the news or in the papers. A common occurrence involves a sum of money found and turned over to the police to be claimed by the owner. This is a big deal, and it’s great when it happens. However, the little things that go […]

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Junior Seau dies at 43

Posted on May 2, 2012

Junior Seau, a homegrown superstar who was the fist-pumping, emotional leader of the San Diego Chargers for 13 years, was found shot to death at his home Wednesday morning. He was 43. Police Chief Frank McCoy said Seau’s girlfriend reported finding him unconscious with a gunshot wound to the chest and lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful. […]

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National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Tackles LGBT Suicide

Posted on April 27, 2012

Before he completed suicide at the age of 26 in 2010, Joseph Jefferson recorded his final words on Facebook: “I could not bear the burden of living as a gay man of color in a world grown cold and hateful towards those of us who live and love differently than the so-called ‘social mainstream.’” Though […]

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‘Secret agent’ is on a mission: Spreading kindness

Posted on April 9, 2012

Laura Miller has been living a double life of sorts: administrative assistant by day, secret agent of kindness by night. The 32-year-old Duquesne University employee only recently revealed herself as the woman behind “Secret Agent L,” a giver of random acts of kindness that has been brightening the days of unsuspecting Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, residents since […]

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HHS and Education launch new Stop Bullying website

Posted on March 31, 2012

Building on the momentum the Obama administration started more than a year ago to stop bullying in schools and communities, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan today unveiled a revitalized Stop Bullying website – www.stopbullying.gov – to encourage children, parents, educators, and communities to take action to stop […]

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