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Fairfax County schools, CDC address spike in suicides

County school system and CDC invites will invite parents to plot out teen suicide prevention after 10-year spike in suicides.

Sunday - 11/16/2014, 08:56am EST

Tags: Fairfax County schools, suicide,


GMU backpacks to send suicide silence packing

Wednesday is World Suicide Prevention Day. Here at home, a powerful traveling exhibit will be kicking off its fall tour with the first stop at George Mason University.

Sunday - 09/07/2014, 08:14am EDT

Tags: Send Silence Packing, Active Minds, World Suicide Prevention Day, George Mason University, Kathy Stewart

Va. group helps kids dealing with suicidal thoughts

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board partners with Fairfax County Public Schools to get teachers trained in suicide prevention.

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 07:36pm EDT

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After brother's suicide, Montgomery County woman looks to prevent others

Alison Malmon envisioned a place where students could talk openly about mental health issues. Now, "Active Minds" has a national chapter.

Monday - 06/23/2014, 01:55pm EDT

Tags: Alison Malmon, Brian Malmon, suicide, Paula Wolfson

Controversial project helps Army predict suicide

The Army has long looked for a way to prevent suicide in the military, and now, it might have a solution.

Sunday - 10/06/2013, 10:00am EDT

Tags: Army, National Institute of Mental Health, veronica robinson


Clues to identify friends, family at risk for suicide

Shedding light on a hidden crisis: Suicides in America and how you can help.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 08:17am EDT

Tags: CDC, District Psychotherapy, Paula Wolfson, suicide

2,000 to join suicide prevention walk through DC

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is leading an overnight walk through the nation's capital to raise awareness about suicide.

Saturday - 06/01/2013, 07:19pm EDT


'Contagious' suicide a concern in teens

The third-leading cause of death among young people isn't disease or accident -- it's suicide. And according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, one happens every 13.7 minutes.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 08:52am EDT

Tags: kate ryan, parenting, teens, suicide, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, National Association of School Psychologists

Mom seeks letters to give hope to son (VIDEO)

A Columbia, Md., mother is soliciting letters of support for her son who has threatened to commit suicide.

Saturday - 02/09/2013, 08:27pm EST

Tags: Columbia, Md.