Newsmakers Airs Sunday: Topic-Suicide Awareness and Prevention

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Newsmakers will feature information on Suicide Awareness: Sunday, April 12 2020 – 6:30 am WYOU and 11:30 am WBRE. The coronavirus has many people concerned. If you need to talk to someone call the suicide hotlines

The Department of Human Services (DHS) announced the launch of a statewide Support & Referral Helpline staffed by skilled and compassionate caseworkers who will be available 24/7 to help counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging issues due to the COVID-19 emergency and refer them to community-based resources. 

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Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741 

Línea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454

National numbers available 24/7
LifeLine 1-800-273-8255 for veterans press 1 
National Text Connect to 741-741
Trevor Crisis Line for LGBTQ 1-866-488-7386
Copline. 1-800-267-5463
Safe Call Now for first responders. 206-459-3020

Click Here for Coping Tips from the CDC

Click Here For Coping Tips from the Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Also, my therapists are offering help for those struggling

Hosts Jayne Ann Bugda and Andy Mehalshick will be joined by Kathy Wallace, Vice-President of Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative, Kerry Bentler, Certified Forensic Peer Specialist, and Paula Denisco, who lost a loved one to suicide.    

This Sunday’s Newsmakers will feature an open and very honest conversation about suicide.  

Bentler will talk about her struggles and suicide attempts, while Denisco will describe the incredible loss of losing a daughter to suicide.   Wallace will discuss the support available locally. 

Original Air dateNewsmakers airs Sunday, September 8 at 6:30 am on WYOU and at 11:30 am on WBRE.

National numbers available 24/7
LifeLine 1-800-273-8255 for veterans press 1 
National Text Connect to 741-741
Trevor Crisis Line for LGBTQ 1-866-488-7386
Copline. 1-800-267-5463
Safe Call Now for first responders. 206-459-3020

More Information at Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative LINK

Connect with Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative on FACEBOOK

Warning Signs Experienced over a two week period or longer:

Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself;

Excessive sadness or moodiness

Hopelessness  

Sleep problems.

Sudden calmness: Suddenly becoming calm after a period of depression or moodiness.

Withdrawal

Changes in personality and/or appearance

Dangerous or self-harmful behavior

 The Lackawanna County Commissioners proclaimed September as Suicide Prevention Month to bring to light important facts about the leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly 5 million people in our country have been affected by suicide, and it ranks as the second leading cause of death in Pennsylvania. The all-volunteer organization, Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative, organizes a variety of educational programs and special events to both alert individuals of the resources that are available and help families heal from tragedies. L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Kathy Wallace, Vice President, Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Commissioner Laureen A Cummings

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