Youth Suicide Prevention Program Shows Promise

October 16, 2015

As a Regional Resource Center for the Missouri Suicide Prevention Project, KUTO participated in delivery of school-based student education and provided data that is referenced in this article. As many as 79,000 attempts may have been averted, researchers estimate By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Wide-ranging suicide prevention funding appears […]

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One Year Later

August 10, 2015

Our friend, Dese’Rae L. Stage, composed this thoughtful essay for online news source, Huff Post Impact, calling for advocacy, change and support in the task of preventing suicide on the anniversary of Robin Williams death.     Robin Williams, One Year Later ~ What Will Your Verse Be? (Photo: Jodie Wilson)I spent the afternoon hours of August 11, 2014 on […]

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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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