Tag: suicide prevention

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Statement by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on Chris Cornell

We recently learned of the death of Chris Cornell, former frontman and musician for the band Soundgarden.


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Local hero recognized for suicide prevention volunteer work in Staunton

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Yet many people affected by suicide don’t talk about it.


Support suicide prevention in Overnight Walk in Washington D.C.

We will be joining with thousands of people in the Out of the Darkness Overnight to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


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E&J’s Deli Pubs makes contribution to local suicide prevention efforts

E&J’s Deli Pub in Waynesboro presented a check to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for $1743.00 toward the Greater Augusta Out of the Darkness Walk held in October.


ASIST suicide prevention training offered Nov. 10-11

Valley Community Services Board will host the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) program Nov. 10-11.


Podcast: Suicide prevention out of the darkness

AFP editor Chris Graham talks with Crystal Graham of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


Podcast: Crystal Graham talks suicide prevention, Out of the Darkness, on WKDW

Crystal Graham speaks with WKDW-900AM host Kris Neil Losh on the topic of suicide prevention and the 2016 Greater Augusta Out of the Darkness Walk in Staunton.


Suicide prevention walk to be held at Gypsy Hill Park

For the second year, suicide prevention advocates and survivors will walk together to bring the topic of suicide out of the darkness.


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Robert Gebbia: Make Project 2025 a success

As we head into National Suicide Prevention Week (September 5–11), I am reflecting on where we were just a year ago.


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safeTALK: Suicide alertness for community members

safeTALK is a 3 1/2-hour training program that prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first-aid re-sources.


#WhyIWalk: In memory of Tina

I walk in memory of my identical twin sister, Christina, who died by suicide when we were only 15 years old.


#WhyIWalk: In memory of my daughter

Leading up to the 2016 Greater Augusta Out of the Darkness Walk in Staunton, Augusta Free Press shares profiles of local people and why they are choosing to walk on October 8.


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Suicide prevention walk to be held at Gypsy Hill Park

For the second year, suicide prevention advocates and survivors will walk together to bring the topic of suicide out of the darkness.


Podcast: Crystal Graham talks suicide prevention on WINA-1070

Crystal Graham from the Augusta Free Press talks with the Rob Schilling Show on WINA-1070AM in Charlottesville on the topic of suicide prevention.


Suicide intervention training offered in August

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) program on August 18-19.


Registration under way for safeTALK

Valley Community Services Board and Lock & Talk Virginia present safeTALK, a suicide alertness class for community members, on Friday, July 8, in Staunton.


House committee advances mental health, suicide prevention funding

On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved a revised version of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.


Crystal Graham: Together, we can help prevent suicide

Each year, we lose 42,773 Americans by suicide, and it costs the U.S. $44 billion annually. Yet suicide is preventable.


AFSP’s Advocacy Forum Livestream now streaming

It’s time to tune in for the livestream as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention converges in Washington, D.C. for the 7th annual Advocacy Forum.


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DCJS offering Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is offering Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training at three locations in June.


Together, we can make a difference to #stopsuicide

Suicide is one of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States, and it’s preventable. Nine out of 10 people who die by suicide have a diagnosable mental health condition, like depression.


Two Talk Saves Lives presentations set for Thursday

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention presents Talk Saves Lives, a presentation to learn the risk and warning sides of suicide.


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Crystal Graham talks suicide prevention on WKDW

Crystal Graham joins Kris Neil with WKDW-900AM for Mental Health Mondays, part of the #MentalHealthintheValley campaign.


AFSP to offer suicide prevention training May 26

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will deliver two presentations of “Talk Saves Lives,” on Thursday, May 26.


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Means safety is important to suicide prevention

Not all people who suicide are mentally ill, nor are all with mental illness suicidal. A feeling of hopelessness is a common factor.


Let it shine! Out of the Darkness walk helps friends, family remember those lost to suicide, work toward prevention

Amy Argenbright lost a cousin to suicide in May. Seeing others close to her impacted by what had happened “made everybody realize the need to talk about it and bring it to light,” said Argenbright.


Crystal Graham: The Ditto Movement

I never thought I’d get a tattoo. But last week, on the anniversary of my twin sister’s suicide, I found myself working with an artist on a design that incorporated the word ditto, a semicolon and a heart.


Video: Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Augusta Free Press is sponsoring the Out of the Darkness Community Walk, set for Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton, Va.