Ahead of Veterans Day, Biden administration focuses on veteran suicides

Veterans make up about 7.9% of the U.S. population, but account for about 13.5% percent of suicides in the country, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

988 suicide line on its way, but states might not be ready

The “988” line is intended to be a faster, easy-to-remember way to get help in a mental health emergency. Calls to the new number will be routed to the already-in-existence National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Pandemic stressing Americans’ mental health, data suggests

Self-reported symptoms of anxiety and depression among American adults have more than tripled during the pandemic, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Maryland General Assembly targets suicide prevention

A series of bills aimed at improving mental health care systems in Maryland are under consideration in the Maryland General Assembly.

Howard County unveils plan to curb youth suicide

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for young people ages 10-24 in 2017. Howard County is on a mission to change that. Awareness, reducing stigma, and prevention are just a few parts of the plan. For one Howard County mother, it was her loss that moved her to action.

Crisis hotline faces crisis on election night, lacks resources for future

HYATTSVILLE–On a normal night the Community Crisis Services, Inc. in Prince George’s County handles about 50 calls. On election night in November, that number exploded to 450 calls.

VA, Defense Press Programs to Help Prevent Veteran Suicides

The VA Maryland Health Care System and other agencies are promoting September’s Suicide Prevention Month by boosting awareness about veteran suicides.