Tag: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

It Takes a Teenager to Help a Teenager in Crisis

After losing his best friend to suicide, Taylor Harrison, then 18, was looking for ways to honor the memory of his friend, deal with his own grief, and help others going through a hard time. He decided to volunteer at Lines for Life, a nonprofit crisis-line organization in Portland, Oregon. Just a few months into […]

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The First Marine in My Battalion to Die by Suicide

You’re reading this week’s At War newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Friday. Email us at atwar@nytimes.com. My battalion’s mortar platoon lived on the bottom floor of the barracks at Camp Lejeune and those Marines were always a pain. But they were good at their jobs and on the […]

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Psychology Around the Net: August 17, 2019

Dive in! How to Fight Mental Illness Stigma at College With Fun: According to a new study out of Indiana University, students who take part in enjoyable, peer-directed activities that address mental illness are less likely to stigmatize people with the conditions. Researchers surveyed a single graduating class throughout their college years, as well as […]

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Suicide Prevention Hotline Number Should Be 3 Digits, 988, Agency Says

Just as 911 is universal to Americans during emergencies, a federal agency says the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline should be shortened to three digits: 988. The Federal Communications Commission recommended simplifying the hotline’s current 10-digit number in a sweeping report this week spurred by federal legislation passed last year that called for […]

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I Used Google Ads for Social Engineering. It Worked.

Kevin Hines had one thought as he plummeted toward the Pacific Ocean: I can change anything in my life except the fact that I just jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge. “One sentence could have stopped me,” Kevin wrote. “Had any one of the hundreds of passers-by engaged with me, it would … potentially have […]

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Etika, a YouTube Personality, Is Mourned by Fans

Days before he was found dead in the East River this week, Desmond Amofah, a popular YouTube personality known as Etika whose gaming videos attracted thousands of fans, recorded an eight-minute video that worried, rather than amused, his followers. In the video, which has since been removed by YouTube but was copied and posted in […]

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Two Veteran Police Officers Die by Suicide in 24 Hours, Stunning Department

One was a veteran deputy chief found dead in his police vehicle in the neighborhood where he worked. The other was a longtime homicide detective, discovered lifeless hours later in the dark marshlands of southern Brooklyn. Both men had killed themselves, startling back-to-back suicides that prompted senior police officials to make direct pleas to troubled […]

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