suicide prevention

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When news broke about Anthony Bourdain’s suicide, I was stunned. I’ve admired Bourdain, watched his TV shows, even chafed a bit at some of his messages. His decision to end his own life didn’t surprise me, given the aura of independence he gave off. But it certainly got my attention.

Inland Journal, Jan. 18, 2018

Jan 18, 2018

Inland Journal for January 18, 2018

    ▪    One of the signs that Democrats control the Washington legislative agenda: hearings this week on several gun control bills. We’ll hear some of the testimony from Washington legislative hearings that aim to put restrictions on assault guns and bump stocks.
    ▪    We’ll talk with A.J. Balukoff, a businessman who challenged Butch Otter for Idaho governor in 2014. He’s running again in 2018 and launched his campaign in Coeur d’Alene last Friday.
    ▪    We’ll talk with Spokane artist Ildiko Kalapacs about her Bearing Project sculpture that has approved for installation in a park in the city’s Kendall Yards neighborhood.
    ▪    We’ll look ahead to next week’s program, an hour-long small group discussion about suicide and grieving.

Spokane Schools Address Suicide in Public Forum

Jun 12, 2017

Mental health counselors say one of the most telling symptoms from someone who is depressed and considering suicide is a radical change in behavior. In children, look for irritability and sudden anger. Those were two of many points made during a recent community forum on suicide at Lewis and Clark High School.

Wednesday night at Spokane City Hall, Spokane Public Radio held its annual health forum, this year focusing on suicide awareness. Reporter Steve Jackson assembled a panel of guests, including mental health specialists, the chief of the Post Falls Police Department and a board member from the group End of Life Washington.