Suicide Prevention

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As suicides rise, US military seeks to address mental health

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising suicide rates among active service members have forced the Pentagon to review the military's mental health protocols. But many service members in crisis still fear coming forward and admitting they need help. And those who do seek that help often find themselves fighting through deep-rooted stigma surrounding mental health issues, bureaucratic obstacles and internal pressure to stay on the job. The Pentagon has created an independent […]

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Maryland General Assembly targets suicide prevention

A rise in suicides and concerns about police interactions with those threatening to self-harm have prompted legislation in Maryland that would ease costs for certain treatment and require more training for law enforcement. Other legislation would require the state to study and track an increase in the number of Marylanders taking their own lives. In 2018, 650 people in Maryland died by suicide, according to a 2020 report from the […]

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