suicide http://wamc.org en Dr. Luis Zayas, UT Austin - Latina Suicide Rates http://wamc.org/post/dr-luis-zayas-ut-austin-latina-suicide-rates <p>One segment of the population commits suicide more than any other: Hispanics teens.</p><p>Dr. Luis Zayas, Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin, shares some numbers and dissects the factors contributing to this troubling trend.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 90327 at http://wamc.org Dr. Luis Zayas, UT Austin - Latina Suicide Rates Suicide Prevention Awareness Month http://wamc.org/post/suicide-prevention-awareness-month <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Alan Chartock&nbsp;speaks with Laura Marx and Mary Jo Gibson about&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.</span></p><p>Laura Marx is the Area Director of The Capital Region chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She holds a Master's Degree in Psychology. She is a SafeTalk (Suicide Alertness for Everyone) Trainer and has presented on depression awareness and suicide prevention to groups young and old.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 73379 at http://wamc.org "Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life" by Melody Moezzi http://wamc.org/post/haldol-and-hyacinths-bipolar-life-melody-moezzi <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.melodymoezzi.com/">Melody Moezzi</a> was born to Persian parents at the height of the Islamic Revolution and raised in the American heartland. When at eighteen, she began battling a severe physical illness, her community stepped up, filling her hospital rooms with roses, lilies, and hyacinths.</p><p>But when she attempted suicide and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, there were no flowers. Despite several stays in psychiatric hospitals, bombarded with tranquilizers, mood-stabilizers, and antipsychotics, she was encouraged to keep her illness a secret—by both her family and an increasingly callous and indifferent medical establishment.</p><p>Refusing to be ashamed, Moezzi became an outspoken advocate, determined to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness and reclaim her life along the way. She tells her story in <em>Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life</em>.</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71129 at http://wamc.org "Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life" by Melody Moezzi 5/9/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/5913-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>Today's Topics include:<br>NYS Corruption Case<br>Jodi Arias Verdict<br>Kidnapping Case Charges<br>Benghazi Hearing<br>Suicide Study</p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64240 at http://wamc.org 5/8/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/5813-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>This morning our discussion topics include:<br>Mark Sanford wins in SC<br>The Cleveland kidnap story and trafficking of women<br>Pepsi Cola drops Lil Wayne<br>Military Sexual Assaults Soar<br>Suicide Rates Jump<br>Chris Christie Weight<br>Dow sets another record</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64147 at http://wamc.org Fire and suicide under investigation in Ulster County http://wamc.org/post/fire-and-suicide-under-investigation-ulster-county <p>SHOKAN – State Police are continuing to investigate a barn fire and apparent suicide in the Town of Olive Tuesday afternoon.</p><p>The fire was reported at 3:44 p.m. at 3358 Route 28. The blaze consumed the large barn and a pick-up truck that was parked next to it.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The owner of the barn, who was found dead in the truck, was tentatively identified as Brett Sirois, 48, who was found in possession of a rifle, handgun and several rounds of ammunition at the time of his death.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:54:07 +0000 Hank Gross 60791 at http://wamc.org Fire and suicide under investigation in Ulster County Public Suicide Awareness Meeting to be Held in Pittsfield http://wamc.org/post/public-suicide-awareness-meeting-be-held-pittsfield <p></p><p>A coalition of volunteers is holding a public forum tonight in Pittsfield to raise suicide awareness in Berkshire County.</p><p></p><p>The Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention is holding the first of planned quarterly public meetings tonight in Pittsfield to unite members of the community to discuss and build a strategy to combat suicide at the local level.</p><p>Peggy Morse of the Coalition said that suicide is a topic that many adults are usually unwilling to openly discuss.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:38:11 +0000 Lucas Willard 60304 at http://wamc.org Public Suicide Awareness Meeting to be Held in Pittsfield Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 1 http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-chris-gibson-part-1-12 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Suicide, especially among veterans, is an emerging crisis.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the </span>19<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that suicide can tear families apart.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 59760 at http://wamc.org Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Mary Jo Gibson, John Madigan and Michelle Hunt http://wamc.org/post/alan-chartockin-conversation-mary-jo-gibson-john-madigan-and-michelle-hunt <p>Alan is joined by John Madigan, Senior Director of Public Policy with the Suicide Prevention Action Network USA, a division of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Michelle Hunt, chair of the public policy committee of the Capital Region Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; and Mary Jo Gibson, wife of New York Congressman Chris Gibson, who is one of four Congressional spouses from across the country co-chairing a series of symposia and other events to raise awareness about suicide. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 17:00:59 +0000 Alan Chartock 48385 at http://wamc.org Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Mary Jo Gibson, John Madigan and Michelle Hunt Former Patriots Linebacker Found Dead in Apparent Suicide http://wamc.org/post/former-patriots-linebacker-found-dead-apparent-suicide <p>&ldquo;Sad.&quot; &#39;&#39;Hard to understand.&quot; &#39;&#39;I&#39;m shocked.&quot; &#39;&#39;I just can&#39;t imagine this.&quot;</p><p>Those were some of the stunned reactions from people who knew Junior&nbsp;Seau best. The former 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker was found dead at his Southern California home in what police are saying is an apparent suicide. Seau was 43.</p><p>Former Chargers GM Bobby Beathard said he never recalled Seau being &quot;in a down frame of mind. He was always so upbeat and he would keep people up.&quot;</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 11:46:11 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 38174 at http://wamc.org Former Patriots Linebacker Found Dead in Apparent Suicide