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Suicide Awareness and Prevention Educational Material 

Original source: http://www.education.pa.gov/K-12/Safe%20Schools/Pages/Act-71.aspx#1526 On June 26, 2014, Act 71 was signed into law in Pennsylvania. This law, which added section 1526 of the School Code, 24 PS § 15-1526, specifically requires school entities to: (1) adopt a youth suicide awareness and prevention policy; and (2) provide ongoing professional development in youth suicide awareness and prevention for […]

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Opioid OD or suicide?

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=9ddb63e3-d73c-44bd-84a8-12604ce6b3fb#.Wx_F4VyplBw The suicide rate in the U.S. rose by 32 percent between 2000 and 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But that increase may be just the tip of the iceberg. A new study suggests that many intentional drug overdose deaths are being ruled accidental or at least “undetermined.” This may […]

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Suicide Prevention: Shatter the Silence

The word Aevidum, which means “I’ve got your back,” was created by students after losing a classmate to suicide. What started in Lancaster County, PA has now become a nationwide movement. Join their efforts to shatter the silence that surrounds depression, suicide, and other issues facing youth by accessing FREE mental health and suicide prevention […]

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