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News by Topic: Suicide and suicide prevention

Jul 8, 2020 - The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is seeking input from primary care providers regarding clinical experiences in screening for suicide risk, such as patient suicide risk assessment, brief interventions, the use of telehealth for behavioral health consultation, and referral to specialty care. Comments must be submitted to ResearchRTF@mail.nih.gov by August 7, 2020.
Source: National Institutes of Health
Jun 9, 2020 - Announcement of funding from the Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to support collaborative railroad trespasser suicide prevention strategies. Applications are due by August 10, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 1, 2020 - Discusses research that shows suicide rates in America have been rising for the past two years and are expected to continue to rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts and researchers explain how a lack of access to mental healthcare in rural areas and a combination of economic failure, unemployment, social isolation, and uncertainty could result in additional deaths of despair.
Source: The Daily Yonder
May 13, 2020 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the 2020 COVID-19 Emergency Response for Suicide Prevention (COVID-19 ERSP) grant program which will award $40 million to 50 grantees. The program aims to support states and communities in implementing efforts to prevent suicide during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration