Suicide Prevention

3:17pm

Wed July 24, 2013
Shots - Health News

How A Family Copes With Schizophrenia And Suicide

Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 5:21 pm

Homer Bell's family: sister Laura Bell (from left), sister Regina Bell, mother Rosalind Scott and stepfather Jack Wilcox.
Jeff Cohen WNPR

Homer Bell was 54 years old when he killed himself in April in a very public way — he laid down his head in front of a stopped bus in his hometown of Hartford, Conn. It was the last act in a life filled with struggle, as Bell and his family endured his schizophrenia.

At a time when there are calls to strengthen the mental health system, Bell's story shows how hard coping with mental illness can be.

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10:13am

Thu June 20, 2013
National Security

At A Texas Base, Battling Army's Top Threat: Suicide

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 4:42 pm

Soldiers approach armored vehicles after a training exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas, in January.
Juan Carlos Llorca AP

1:46pm

Wed June 19, 2013
Around the Nation

After A Marine's Suicide, A Family Recalls Missed Red Flags

Originally published on Wed June 19, 2013 8:18 pm

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Anna holds the flag that was draped over Nick's coffin at his memorial service. She and her husband, Michael, have created a shrine to Nick in their dining room.
Courtesy of Long Haul Productions

Last year, more U.S. service members took their own lives than died in combat. And despite the drawdown of troops from Afghanistan, the pullout in Iraq, and hundreds of new programs designed to help troubled servicemen and women, the number of suicides continues to rise.

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2:00pm

Thu May 16, 2013

5:50am

Mon May 13, 2013
Health

As Suicides Outnumber Homicides, Will Safer Firearms Help?

Activists lined the steps at the Colorado Capitol with shoes in April to symbolize the more than 500 people killed each year in Colorado with guns, the majority of them in suicides
Credit Rose Richards / Colorado Public News

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