National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Beth Hess - Wednesday, September 06, 2017
( is the second-leading cause of death between the ages of 10 and 24. The suicide rate among older teenage girls hit a 40-year high in 2015, according to newly released data from the National Center for Health Statistics. As part of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we’re sharing information and resourc ..

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Talking to Your Child about "13 Reasons Why"

Beth Hess - Friday, May 19, 2017
The Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, is raising concerns among educators, behavioral health providers, parents/caregivers and others. 13 Reasons Why is a Netflix TV series about a fictional 17-year old named Hannah Baker, a troubled and bullied high school student, who takes her own life. Throughout the show, there are a series of audiotapes that describe the 13 reasons why Hann ..

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Download the Suicide Prevention Smart Phone App

Beth Hess - Saturday, September 10, 2016
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Grassroots Crisis Intervention have launched a smart phone app for Maryland residents. The “There is Hope” app provides fast and easy access to crisis intervention and suicide prevention support. The app provides the next steps to someone at risk of taking their life, or for those concerned about fami ..

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