(NEW YORK) -- The government-backed 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline's LGBTQ pilot program is now offering text and chat services 24/7 in what officials are calling a "major step forward" for the multimillion-dollar prevention program."We are thrilled that the 988 Lifeline LGBTQ+ pilot line... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- In the six months since the launch of the national, government-backed 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, contact and answer rates have risen dramatically, while the average speed to answer has dropped, according to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration data."As we... Read More.
(ISLAMABAD) -- A suicide bomber detonated explosives inside a mosque in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing and wounding hundreds of worshippers, officials said.The blast occurred at a Sunni mosque inside a major police facility in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, not... Read More.
(ISLAMABAD) -- A suicide bomber detonated explosives inside a mosque in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing and wounding dozens of worshippers, officials said.The blast occurred at a mosque near police offices in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, not far from the... Read More.
(PRINCETON, N.J.) -- A Princeton University student who was found dead on the New Jersey campus this fall died by suicide, the prosecutor's office said Wednesday.The body of 20-year-old Misrach Ewunetie was found near university tennis courts on Oct. 20, nearly one week after... Read More.
A behind-the-scenes video of an executive producer of The Ellen DeGeneres Show saying farewell to the chat show's crew is being seen in a new light after the death by suicide of Stephen "tWitch" Boss.Boss, the show's in-house DJ and an executive producer on... Read More.
The death at age 40 of Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Ellen DeGeneres' in-house DJ and show co-executive producer, has been ruled a suicide.ABC News has learned the Los Angeles County coroner has closed the case after examining the body and determining Boss' manner of death... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Despite a gradual upward trend in military suicides over the last decade, 2021 saw a more than 15% decrease for active duty service members, according to a new Defense Department report."For the active component there was over a 15% decrease in the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Since the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline launched on July 16, call centers have seen a 45% increase in contacts -- primarily in people texting or sending messages seeking help -- compared to last year, according to new data from the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Every day at the start of his classes, Nick Orr, a high school science teacher in Nevada, said he checks in with his students about their mental health.It's a practice Orr said he began doing after his own brother Anthony died... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The number of suicides among military veterans dropped to its lowest rate in over a decade, according to a report released Monday by the Department of Veteran Affairs. The latest figures come days after a national suicide prevention nonprofit said the federal... Read More.