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Concert To Aid Suicide Prevention

Broadway actors Lauren Chapman and Zach Adkins will perform a benefit concert for suicide prevention at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor  at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, to support a new local youth organization that addresses suicide in teens and young adults. Zach Adkins currently plays the lead role of Dmitry in Disney’s Anastasia…

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Editorial: The Nation Needs 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Number

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump signed the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018 into law. The legislation requires the Federal Communications Commission and Departments of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs to conduct a study to assess the feasibility of establishing a three-digit number to a national suicide prevention and mental health…

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Ryan Silberg of Novi and Lauren Had of Northville at their fundraiser, Plymouth Artfair, with artwork by Lauren Had

Teen Suicide Awareness – UMatter Artwork at Plymouth Artfair

Ryan Silberg of Novi and his friend Lauren Had of Northville, both upcoming seniors at Northville High School, held a fundraiser at the Plymouth Art Fair to benefit UMatter, a teen suicide prevention program run through the Friendship Circle. Through their efforts, they raised a significant donation for UMatter as well as awareness about the…

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A Peaceful Shelter

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Rob Streit JN Intern Jewish camps proactively serve the mental health needs of young people. Summer camp is a rite of passage for most Jewish youths. The formative experiences camp affords young adults often carry over into real-world application, such as teamwork and the ability to adapt.…

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My Brother & Kate Spade (Thoughts on Suicide)

Almost 18 years ago, my youngest brother, Tom, died by suicide; he shot himself in the head. A recovering heroin addict who’d been clean 13 years, he relapsed after my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Not long before that, he had fallen in love with a woman who later left him, and he sank…

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From The CDC: Suicide Rates Rising Across the U.S.

Suicide rates have been rising in nearly every state, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and is one of just three leading causes that are on the…

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13 Reasons Why

New season prompts a bulletin from local suicide prevention task force. The second season of the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why, based on a popular novel of the same name, was recently released and the Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force released this bulletin to local schools. “The first season, which was popular…

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College Blues

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers The difficult transition can spark some problems, but here are tips for coping. The car is loaded. The trunk is filled with clothing, bedding, storage units, shower shoes and wall decorations. The checklist is complete. The prospective freshmen are nervous but eager to begin their new…

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Bipolar Disorder

Community forum to bring more understanding. For people with bipolar disorder, the world can alternate between being a dark, depressed place, and one of infinite possibilities and manic energy. The roller coaster of moods seems to cascade out of control, unless individuals get help from trained mental health specialists and find a medication that works…

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