NCSP Statement in Response to the Death of Robin Williams

Statement from the National Council for Suicide Prevention in Response to the Death of Robin Williams One week ago today the news of the tragic death by suicide of Robin Williams has impacted many people around the world.  It has raised the consciousness of people everywhere, heightened the media’s interest in the topic of suicide and mental health issues and the media’s attention to suicide...

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World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are co-sponsoring the annual event, World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th. The theme of this 11th anniversary event is “Stigma: A Major Barrier to Suicide Prevention.”  To assist in their efforts, the National Council for Suicide Prevention (NCSP) launches it’s annual...

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NCSP Supports More Treatment Options for Schizophrenia

NCSP Supports More Treatment Options for Schizophrenia

Research shows that schizophrenia is a serious psychiatric disorder that affects up to 1% of the world’s population. It is characterized by severe, but variable symptoms including delusions, hallucinations, disorganized and impeded speech or behavior, blunted or restricted mood expression, profound apathy and social withdrawal. This substantial social impairment often leads to a variety of social, educational, occupational and environmental stresses including among other things unemployment, alcohol and drug abuse, and contact with law enforcement.

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NCSP is Accepting Membership Applications

NCSP is Accepting Membership Applications

Apply to become a member organization of the NCSP.

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NCSP Partners with Alliance for Consumer Education to Raise Awareness of Inhalants and Suicide

NCSP Partners with Alliance for Consumer Education to Raise Awareness of Inhalants and Suicide

Many concerned persons in communities around the nation are holding special programs in schools, town halls, or open dialogue in their own households to raise awareness about inhalant abuse. So, what does this have to do with suicide prevention? Well, studies have shown that there was a 239% increase in the percentage of inhalant-related suicides.

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