Please Don’t Thank Me

June 16, 2015

… the below article was written by Dr. Paul Quinnette, PhD of the QPR Institute, on June 13, 2015.  QPR is a simple, straight forward, three-step model for preventing suicide – ask the Question, Persuade hope for help, know where to Refer for help.  KUTO utilizes this model in both youth and adult suicide prevention workshops. […]

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Teens: Stressed & Depressed and How to Help

March 25, 2015

  American teens are stressed and depressed.  As a pediatrician, I see the suicide attempts, the overdoses, and all the new methods that teens are finding to intentionally hurt themselves—to somehow dull the pain.  It’s getting worse.  According to recent results from the Stress in America Study, teens are now more stressed out than adults 40% […]

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Preventing Suicide With A ‘Contagion Of Strength’

February 28, 2015

Great article on how focusing on personal strengths vs risk factors can result in stronger protective  factors for youth. Preventing Suicide with Contagion of Strength from National Public Radio.

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The Whys of Teen Brains

February 4, 2015

Teens can’t control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can— but why? Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly. “Teenagers are not as readily able to access their […]

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How Schools Cope Following a Student Suicide

December 24, 2014

Lisa Esposito, Patient Advice reporter at U.S. New, reports on how schools can most effectively respond to student tragedy, support staff and vulnerable students, and reduce the incidence of suicide in their building.  How Schools Cope After a Tragedy like Suicide.  

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It IS OKAY to Ask about Suicide

August 14, 2014

  This article is written by KUTO’s friend Hollis Easter, Hotline Coordinator at Reachout of St. Lawrence County, Inc., a non-profit crisis hotline based in Potsdam, NY up near the Canadian border. People often ask me how to talk to friends and family about suicide. They recognize, especially at times like this, that most of us are surrounded […]

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Suicide Prevention ‘Echo Sites’ win 2014 Peoples Choice Award

August 1, 2014

Last summer, KUTO partnered with Behavioral Health Response (BHR) to serve as one of 133 ‘echo sites’ for a national conversation on preventing suicide. Over 1,400 in-person participants and thousands more via the webcast, engaged in  interactive dialogues that transformed participants into change agents capable of spreading the message that everyone plays a role in preventing […]

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Happiness REALLY IS in your head!

June 26, 2014

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Talk Openly & Honestly about Mental Health

May 23, 2014

Depressed, but not ashamed.  Teenagers should be able to talk openly and honestly about mental health.  Great Article by MADELINE HALPERT and EVA ROSENFELD. 

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Register for ASIST in St. Louis!!

March 13, 2014

The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop. Participation in the full two days is required. Enjoy small group discussions and skills practice that are […]

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