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Tag Archives: suicide

Join Veterans Affairs #BeThere Campaign during Suicide Prevention Month in September

Photo courtesy of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The Department of Veterans Affairs, one of the largest employers of social workers, this month is running a #BeThere suicide prevention campaign for veterans and service members. The campaign offers tips we can all do to prevent people from dying by suicide. Here are other Suicide Prevention Month resources social workers that may interest ... Read More »

Language Matters When People Talk About Suicide

Social workers play a key role in suicide prevention. As the nation commemorates National Suicide Prevention Week (September 7-13) the National Association of Social Workers talked to three of its members about why the language people use regarding suicide is so important and a recent The New Social Worker article on this issue. They are Jonathan Singer, Ph.D., LCSW, associate ... Read More »

Join NASW Twitter Chat Series in April

In honor of it’s 60th Anniversary in 2015 the National Association of Social Workers in April is launching a Twitter chat series. The Twitter chat series will give association members, the wider social work community and the public a chance to have a conversation with some of the leading social work experts in the nation, including members of NASW’s 1,000 ... Read More »

Chapters weigh in on suicide assessment mandates

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Washington became the first state in the nation to require suicide assessment and management training for licensed social workers, therapists, counselors and psychologists. The Matt Adler Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management Act was signed into law in 2012 and went into effect in January. The statute, which was amended to include other health professions, such ... Read More »

Social work efforts aim to prevent suicide deaths

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social worker Chris Gilchrist is passionate about raising awareness and lifting the stigma surrounding depression and suicide. She organizes the Out of the Darkness Community Walk in her hometown in Hampton Roads, Va. The annual event, which offers awareness, support, remembrance and education for those affected by depression and suicide, has grown to be ... Read More »

Suicide Prevention and Supporting Our Veterans

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and every American can make a difference in helping to prevent Veteran suicide.  Of the 30,000 suicides that are committed each year, on average, more than 20 percent are veterans.  Suicide Prevention Month, which coincides with Suicide Prevent Week from September 9th through September 15th and World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, serves ... Read More »

Social workers help address emergency calls

By Rena Malai, News Staff People contemplating suicide, suffering from depression or experiencing severe panic attacks may call 911 to get help. But the sergeant of the Cheyenne Police Department in Wyoming says police officers may not fully be prepared or trained to deal with a mental health situation. “Police officers are trained to find immediate solutions to a problem,” ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – February 20, 2009

News Source: Google News Employee hangs self in suburban high school Chicago Sun-Times The social work team is available to students and staff at a north suburban high school Thursday after a school employee killed himself in the school … USF social work interns will try some Capitol lobbying Tampabay.com – St. Petersburg, FL “It’ll help them as they start ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – April 7, 2008

News Source: Google News When is it neglect? Grand Island Independent – Grand Island, NE By Meredith Gardner It’s a case Michelle Walker, a licensed clinical social worker for Grand Island Public Schools, has faced before. … A Movie, Dinner — and Abuse? Jewish Exponent – Philadelphia, PA According to Hedda Matza-Haughton, LCSW, creator, director and facilitator of “Words Not ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – February 11, 2008

Social worker hurt in attack News & Observer – Raleigh, NC RALEIGH – A man was jailed on an assault charge Tuesday after being accused of punching and kicking a social worker at a Wake County Human Services building … Gazette Opinion: Montana must reduce suicides Billings Gazette – MT One of those new steps was hiring Karl Rosston, a ... Read More »