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LGBTQ+ students receiving on-campus mental health services report fewer suicide attempts, but still face barriers to care

LGBTQ+ students receiving on-campus mental health services report fewer suicide attempts, but still face barriers to care

The story at a glance LGBTQ+ students with access to mental health services on campus are significantly less likely to report a suicide attempt in the past year than those without access, according to a new report released Wednesday by The Trevor Project. . The majority of LGBTQ+ students interviewed by the group said their …

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Scarlett is just one of many who have seen their mental health decline as the cost of living rises

Over the past six months, Scarlett has noticed her body starting to shake excessively. It’s a response she associates with weaning off antidepressants – but it didn’t happen this time. Instead, the jolts coincided with the rising cost of living, as she and her roommate had to tighten their already tight budget. “I have no …

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Migrant Suicide at Queens Homeless Shelter Indicates Serious Shortage of Mental Health Services: "The American Dream...Becomes a Nightmare."

Migrant Suicide at Queens Homeless Shelter Indicates Serious Shortage of Mental Health Services: “The American Dream…Becomes a Nightmare.”

The recent suicide of a Colombian migrant at a Queens homeless shelter struck a chord with Maria, a migrant herself dealing with emotional trauma. Maria had been in the United States for months, awaiting the results of her interview for political asylum status, when her thoughts clouded over. Anxious thoughts — of what she left …

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Visitors attending an interfaith prayer and art exhibit in Dilworth Park at City Hall on Thursday. The Irish Diaspora Center hosted the event to raise awareness for mental health. The exhibit is of more than 100 human-size lanterns that community members made in workshops with an Irish artist. They each represent a person struggling with mental health issues or someone lost to suicide.

Dilworth Plaza fills with life-size lanterns to raise awareness of suicide and mental illness

This story contains references to suicide. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call or text 988. As the sun set over Philadelphia, dozens of white figures outside City Hall began to glow, a point of light radiating from inside each human-like lantern’s chest. Each was handcrafted from paper and wire to …

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Guns lead to rising suicide rates in US cities

Guns lead to rising suicide rates in US cities

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and it brings bad news about the relationship between guns and suicide. The first-ever city-level analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data on firearm deaths found that the rate of firearm suicides increased by 11% between 2014 and 2020. Firearm homicide rates also increased over the …

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