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Small Steps Save Lives When Person Is at Risk of Suicide

In September, the Defense Department is kicking off Suicide Prevention Month with a reminder: Small steps save lives. Dr. Karen Orvis, director of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office, said taking simple safety measures and precautions can prevent someone who’s distraught or depressed from taking his or her own life. Speaking at the 2019 Suicide Prevention Conference sponsored by the Department ...

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Watch: President Trump Signs Order to End Veteran Suicide

Donald Trump signs healthcare executive order 10-12-17

President Trump participates in a signing ceremony for an Executive Order on the “National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End Veteran Suicide.” The order creates a new high-level task force on preventing veterans suicide which will include new community outreach grants aimed at former service members and expanded projects across a host of government agencies to coordinate research and prevention efforts. ...

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American life expectancy on longest downward trend since WWI

Suicides and drug overdoses caused life expectancy in the United States to fall again in 2017 in what is the longest downward trend since World War I. Americans born in 2017 are expected to live 78.6 years, down slightly from the previous year, according to new data from CDC. The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) finds this decline extremely ...

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New Data Show Drug Overdose and Suicide Deaths Climbed at Alarming Rates in 2017

Nationally, deaths due to drug overdose and suicide increased last year according to data released today by the National Centers for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and analyzed by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and Well Being Trust (WBT). In 2017, 70,237 Americans died from drug overdoses, a rate of 21.7 deaths per 100,000 people. In comparison, 63,600 Americans ...

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Suicide rates rising across the U.S.

Suicide rates have been rising in nearly every state, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and is one of just three leading causes that are on the rise. Suicide is rarely caused ...

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Are You Smarter Than a Supreme Court Judge?

April was not a good month for Americans that still believe the Supreme Court is a font of legal wisdom. Former Justice John Paul Stevens authored an Op–Ed in the WaPost proving you can be ignorant of history, blinded by ideology and confused regarding the plain meaning of words and still get to wear the black robe. Stevens’ essay was ...

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9 Dead Bankers: A Sign Of Pending Economic Collapse?

Nine bankers have committed suicide this year. Five bankers committed suicide in 2013. That’s 14 dead bankers… and counting! A Wall Street Journal reporter is missing. Gone. Never seen again. Was he working on this story? Is there more to this story than just suicide?

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BREAKING: Shots Fired at Houston Airport – Gunman dead in apparent suicide

From Fox 26 – Houston: HOUSTON (FOX 26) – A spokesman for the Houston Police Department reports that a firearm was discharged around 1:35 p.m. Thursday at Bush Intercontinental Airport. A male who was near the ticket counter area of Terminal B suffered one gunshot wound and was taken to an area hospital with a life-threatening injury. Houston police have ...

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Every Action Starts A Chain Reaction

It was a “teaching moment” on one of the kids’ channels, but the words of wisdom were so profound. Every action starts a chain reaction. Oh, if only this simple, yet profound life lesson were taught in homes and schools across this nation! This would be the revolution meant for dreams! Everything in life is a choice. Every single choice ...

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Final Exit Network Die with Dignity Billboards Continue in Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles

PENNINGTON, N.J., June 2, 2011 — Today, Final Exit Network continues the roll-out of billboards on the nation’s highways – Chicago, Denver and in Los Angeles. These follow others that have been placed in San Francisco, Boston, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, New Jersey and Florida. The message is simply “Irreversible illness? Unbearable Pain? Die with Dignity … Join Final Exit Network.” Those ...

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