suicide prevention

A phone at a call center.
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Kim Glovas
November 20, 2019 - 4:30 pm
A movement is underway to create a new three-digit number to combat suicide, and the Federal Communications Commission is considering the move. Read more here.
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An estimated 13% increase in suicide among children and teens, ages 10 to 19, occurred in the three months after the show's release, researchers found.
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May 29, 2019 - 1:13 pm
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Netflix released "13 Reasons Why," a series about the suicide of a 17-year-old girl, on the final day of March 2017. Immediately, the profitable streaming service received criticism from suicide prevention organizations for not portraying suicide in a responsible way...
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Avatars
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Suzanne Monaghan
October 20, 2018 - 11:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- College can be stressful for many students. So La Salle University has started using virtual humans, also known as Avatars, to train faculty on how to help young people in distress or at risk for suicide. The program uses role play conversations with a virtual...
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The heartbreak of losing a loved one to suicide brought thousands of people to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Sunday morning for the annual Out of the Darkness Walk. 
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Tim Jimenez
October 07, 2018 - 10:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The heartbreak of losing a loved one to suicide brought thousands of people to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Sunday morning for the annual Out of the Darkness Walk . The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention uses the walk to raise money for programs...
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Teen suicide
July 16, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. There is no single cause for suicide, but the majority of teens who attempt suicide...
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