INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., is renewing his focus on preventing military suicides with new legislation seeking to ensure all service members, not just deploying troops, are regularly screened for suicide risk factors.
When tragedies hit schools, districts throughout the region respond in a variety of ways.
GARY | “Suicide and Substance Abuse” is the focus of this year’s Faces of Suicide conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9, co-sponsored by the Northwest Indiana Suicide Prevention Council and the Wellness Team of Indiana University Northwest.
It is tragic when a member of the U.S. armed forces dies in the line of duty, as happened July 16 when Spc. Sergio E. Perez, of Schererville, and Spc. Nicholas A. Taylor, of Berne, Ind., were killed by a rocket-propelled grenade. It is also tragic when one of our troops dies of a self-inflic…
GARY | Crisis Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a dinner for supporters, donors, board members, staff and volunteers.
Raising awareness about major public health problems is Clarissa Turner's mission in life.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana teachers soon may be required to learn the warning signs of a student considering suicide.
David Cox remembers being deployed, looking at his loaded weapon and thinking of ending his life.
September is Suicide Prevention Month. Events such as walks and seminars are taking place in the region to raise awareness of this often preventable tragedy that claims the lives of 734 Hoosiers annually.
College student Steven J. Siokos, 21, (shown) committed suicide in March, a tragedy that has inspired his family to talk openly about their loss and prevention strategies.
Tina Kottka of Griffith lost son Steven, J. Siokos to suicide in March. She and her family are now working to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention in connection with the Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Sept. 25 in Munster.
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