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Drugs, alcohol and suicides contributing to alarming drop in U.S. life expectancy, VCU physician argues

Drugs, alcohol and suicides are contributing to an alarming drop in U.S. life expectancy, particularly among middle-aged white Americans and those living in rural communities, according to an editorial co-authored by Steven Woolf, M.D., director of the Center on Society and Health at VCU.


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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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Eat wings Wednesday: Help stop suicide

Eating at Buffalo Wild Wings in Waynesboro will help us raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


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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.


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Suicide intervention training offered in February

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training program Feb. 23-24.


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.


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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2016 Out of the Darkness Walk Kickoff set for May 26

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will hold its second Out of the Darkness walk in Staunton on Saturday, October 8.


AFSP, Wayne Theatre present Dead Poets Society, health fair

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is presenting a screening of “Dead Poets Society” on Saturday, May 21.


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.


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Middle-aged Americans dying by suicide at alarming rate: Report

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and is the only top leading cause of death for which the rate is increasing.


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.


The Ditto Movement: My way of making sense of the senseless

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.


Podcast: AFP editor Crystal Graham talks suicide prevention, walk on WKDW-900

Augusta Free Press editor Crystal Graham joins host Kris Neil on WKDW-900 in Staunton on “Country Club” to talk about Out of the Darkness, a suicide prevention awareness event and fundraising walk scheduled for Oct. 10.


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Suicide prevention/awareness walk to be held at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide is preventable. More than 200 people from throughout Staunton, Augusta County and surrounding areas are already signed up on the AFSP website www.afsp.org to participate in the Staunton Out Of The Darkness Walk on Saturday, Oct. 10.


After I pulled the trigger

When I looked down, I saw my lifeless body beneath me. I could still hear the gurgles coming out of my mouth. There was no blood. Had I really just done that? I sat on the floor for hours with the loaded gun in hand, crying, crying and crying some more.


Augusta Free Press sponsors Oct. 10 Out of Darkness suicide prevention walk

Augusta Free Press is proud to be a sponsor of the Oct. 10 Out of Darkness Staunton Community Walk being held in conjunction with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


Breaking the silence: Suicide victim’s family gets involved in walk for prevention

Christina Abbe was only 15 years old when she took her own life with a single gunshot to her chest. Crystal Abbe Graham, her identical twin, was left forever scarred by this loss.


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Area colleges unite to fight depression, suicide in Walk for Hope

On Saturday, March 28, Bridgewater College will host for the first time the fourth annual Walk for Hope – an event in which four area institutions of higher education will unite to raise awareness about depression and suicide prevention.


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Mount Regis Center supports new suicide prevention feature on Facebook

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States with one suicide occurring, on average, every 13 minutes.