suicide http://kuow.org en Remembering The Day Kurt Cobain's Music Died http://kuow.org/post/remembering-day-kurt-cobains-music-died <p></p><p>It was 20 years ago, but I remember it clearly: April 8, 1994, the day the world found out that Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain was dead. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:16:28 +0000 Marcie Sillman 31816 at http://kuow.org Remembering The Day Kurt Cobain's Music Died Suicide Prevention: 'Give Message Of Support And Challenge The Stigma' http://kuow.org/post/suicide-prevention-give-message-support-and-challenge-stigma <p>Steve Scher talks with Jennifer Stuber, a supporter of the <a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=2366&amp;year=2011">legislation </a>to educate primary care providers on identifying signs of suicidal behavior. Stuber, whose husband killed himself in 2011, believes that training health care professionals could save lives. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:35:29 +0000 Arwen Nicks & Steve Scher 29323 at http://kuow.org Suicide Prevention: 'Give Message Of Support And Challenge The Stigma' Army Takes On Its Own Toxic Leaders http://kuow.org/post/army-takes-its-own-toxic-leaders Top commanders in the U.S. Army have announced publicly that they have a problem: They have too many "toxic leaders" — the kind of bosses who make their employees miserable. Many corporations share a similar problem, but in the Army's case, destructive leadership can potentially have life or death consequences. So, some Army researchers are wondering if toxic officers have contributed to soldiers' mental health problems.<p>One of those researchers is Dave Matsuda. In 2010, then-Brig. Gen. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:27:00 +0000 Daniel Zwerdling 26622 at http://kuow.org Army Takes On Its Own Toxic Leaders Why George Bailey's Suicide Attempt Is A Statistical Outlier http://kuow.org/post/why-george-baileys-suicide-attempt-statistical-outlier <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/122013JR_SuicideSeason_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Portland and Spokane have been trying to prevent people from jumping off the cities' iconic bridges. In the last few weeks, police in both cities have responded to suicides or attempted suicides.<p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:32:59 +0000 Jessica Robinson 25953 at http://kuow.org Why George Bailey's Suicide Attempt Is A Statistical Outlier Answering Seattle's 24-Hour Crisis Line http://kuow.org/post/answering-seattles-24-hour-crisis-line <p>More people now die of suicide than in car accidents. In 2010, <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/suicide-datasheet-a.PDF">38,364 suicide deaths were reported</a> in the United States. Many say suicide is still underreported. September is suicide prevention awareness month and today <em>The Record</em> is taking a look at Seattle's <a href="http://crisisclinic.org/">Crisis Clinic</a>, where volunteers staff a <a href="http://crisisclinic.org/find-help/crisis-line/">24-hour crisis line</a>. They take calls from people thinking about suicide and others who need help. Ross Reynolds talks with Crisis Clinic's director of crisis services, Michael Reading. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:59:50 +0000 Ross Reynolds 20829 at http://kuow.org Why Are More People Committing Suicide In The US? http://kuow.org/post/why-are-more-people-committing-suicide-us-0 <p></p><p>A new <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/p0502-suicide-rates.html">report</a> from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that suicide deaths have surpassed car deaths in the United States. According to the same report, suicide rates rose 15% from 1999 to 2010, with an even more dramatic rise among the 35-64 age group. Washington state has seen similar increases. Ross Reynolds speaks with Dr. Thomas Simon, a researcher at the CDC’s Injury Center in Atlanta about why the suicide rate is growing.</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 19:01:14 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 12589 at http://kuow.org Breaking The Silence Around Suicide http://kuow.org/post/breaking-silence-around-suicide <p><em>Editors' Note: This story contains descriptions of suicide. If you or someone you know might be suicidal, visit the <a href="http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/">National Suicide Prevention Lifeline</a> or call </em><em>800.273.8255 (</em><em>800.273.</em><em>TALK</em><em>).&nbsp; <a href="http://www.suicide.org/support-groups/washington-suicide-support-groups.html">Support groups and grief counseling</a> for survivors can be found throughout the Puget Sound region.</em></p><p></p><p>Portland writer <a href="http://www.kim-stafford.com/">Kim Stafford</a> has struggled to make sense out of the suicide of his brother Bret for 25 years. Though Bret was just 14 months older, Kim always looked to his brother as a leader and teacher. When he shot himself at age 40 in 1988, nobody in Bret’s family knew how much he was struggling.</p><p>Members of the Stafford family, even their father and famous poet William Stafford, couldn’t bring themselves to speak or write about Bret's loss. It was largely up to Kim Stafford to break the family silence.&nbsp; Kim’s new memoir, <a href="http://www.kim-stafford.com/new-book-100-tricks-every.html">“100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do:&nbsp; How My Brother Disappeared,”</a> is the story of his brother’s life and death and its devastating and transformational effect on Kim and his family.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:37:41 +0000 Dave Beck 6124 at http://kuow.org Breaking The Silence Around Suicide Military Suicide Prevention Should Include Personal Weapon Disclosure, Retired General Suggests http://kuow.org/post/military-suicide-prevention-should-include-personal-weapon-disclosure-retired-general-suggests <p>Suicide is now the number one cause of death for US troops. Nationally, more than two-thirds of suicides of active duty troops involve firearms. Most are personal weapons.</p><p>Former vice chief of staff for the Army General Peter Chiarelli wants commanders to have the ability to talk to distressed troop members about their private weapons as part of an effort to reverse the trend.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 23:56:40 +0000 Patricia Murphy 5253 at http://kuow.org Military Suicide Prevention Should Include Personal Weapon Disclosure, Retired General Suggests Safety And Suicide At Western State Hospital http://kuow.org/post/safety-and-suicide-western-state-hospital-0 <p></p><p><em>Editors' Note: This story contains graphic descriptions of suicide. If you or someone you know might be suicidal, visit the <a href="http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/">National Suicide Prevention Lifeline</a> or call 800.273.8255 (</em><em>800.273.</em><em>TALK</em><em>). </em></p><p><a href="http://www.dshs.wa.gov/mhsystems/wsh.shtml">Western State Hospital</a> in Lakewood is the largest psychiatric institution in the Pacific Northwest. Its mission statement says the hospital:</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 22:25:53 +0000 John Ryan 3608 at http://kuow.org Safety And Suicide At Western State Hospital Through The Cracks: The Life And Death Of Megan Templeton http://kuow.org/post/through-cracks-life-and-death-megan-templeton <p><em>Editors' Note: This story contains graphic descriptions of suicide. If you or someone you know might be suicidal, visit the <a href="http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/">National Suicide Prevention Lifeline</a> or call </em><em>800.273.8255 (</em><em>800.273.</em><em>TALK</em><em>). </em></p><p>In the past decade, a dozen Western State Hospital patients have killed themselves. More than a hundred others have tried.&nbsp; Megan Templeton was the most recent. In April, she hanged herself in her hospital room. She had turned 20 the day before.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:23:02 +0000 John Ryan 1568 at http://kuow.org Through The Cracks: The Life And Death Of Megan Templeton