On Thursday, February 27, AFSP honored its 2014 Allies in Action Award winners at an reception held at the Reserve Officers Association's Top of the Hill Banquet and Conference Center.
Dr. Mark Olfson, an AFSP grantee and Scientific Advisor, spoke to the need for improved attention to suicidal individuals in hospital Emergency Departments in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
In time for National School Counseling Week, four leading organizations supporting the mental health of youth are releasing a "Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention."
For the first time a national action plan, A Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention, is focused on the field of suicide research.
New analysis of responses to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS) shows that transgender respondents who experienced rejection by family and friends, discrimination, victimization, or violence have a higher risk of attempting suicide.
On January 26 Scott Pelley of CBS's 60 Minutes reported on the state of mental health care for young people in the U.S.
Gia Allemand from Season 14 of The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love was a swimsuit model from New York City. Friends and family remember her as being full of love and life. She was a caring and generous woman who often put others first. Gia died by suicide on August 14, 2013. She was 29 years old.