Surviving the Holidays

Posted on November 23, 2011

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention held their International Survivors of Suicide Day on November 19th. The image used to promote the day stated two simple facts: Every 40 seconds, someone in the world dies by suicide and Every 41 seconds, someone is left to make sense of it. In fact, it’s estimated that there […]

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Profile: Terry Wise

Posted on November 1, 2011

Widowed at 35 following her spouse’s death from Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), and after surviving a near-fatal suicide attempt, Terry Wise spent the next several years in treatment.  A former Boston trial attorney, Wise has since devoted her life to international public speaking and full-time writing ( She has traveled to hundreds of cities to […]

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Gatekeeper Training: What Does It Mean?

Posted on May 26, 2011

What is a Gatekeeper? Why should you be trained to be one? Is it worth your time? These are legitimate questions and hopefully this article will give you all of the answers you’re seeking and then some. Gatekeeper trainings are trainings designed to prepare an individual to recognize warnings signs of suicide and to talk […]

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Profile: Kevin Hines

Posted on May 24, 2011

Profile: Kevin Hines In 2000, Kevin Hines took a bus to the Golden Gate bridge with the intention of ending his life. He recalls crying the entire way there, with no one stopping to ask if he was okay. When he got to the bridge, he picked his spot, making sure to stay away from […]

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Friends of Emmet

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Friends of Emmet Ireland is a special place and when it comes to producing musical talent, Ireland doesn’t disappoint. After all, we have been graced with bands like U2, Van Morrison and the Cranberries from the land of saints and scholars. Following in their footsteps, yet defining their own path and art, is Friends of […]

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Welcome to Reach Out. Check In. Save a Life.

Posted on March 1, 2011

First and foremost, we want to thank you for visiting our new website. Reach Out. Check In. Save a Life. is a campaign that was started by La Frontera – Empact Suicide Prevention Center. The goal is simple; To promote positive human interaction. We’ve all gone through tough times. It’s part of human nature. How […]

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