Stigma, Secrecy and a lack of understanding continue to make suicide hard to prevent here in Central New York and across the nation. Mental health also continues to get less attention than physical health problems.
WAER's Chris Bolt reports on suicide prevalence and why it's so hard to prevent, with crisis intervention experts from Contact Community Services, who say support and understanding are getting better.
Suicide Crisis Centers in Central New York and across the nation could get a boost in federal funding under bi-partisan legislation introduced by Congressmember John Katko. This bill would expand the services available to those in crisis by allowing more robust staffing of the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
A new bill from Congressmember John Katko would more than double the funding to the Suicide Prevention Hotline.