suicide http://kplu.org en Alarming Jump in Youth Suicide Prompts Call to Action http://kplu.org/post/alarming-jump-youth-suicide-prompts-call-action <p>King County saw an <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/news/2013/13080101.aspx">unexpected spike in youth suicides</a> last year, prompting a group of experts to push for much wider awareness of <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/injury/violence/suicide.aspx">how to prevent suicide</a>.</p><p>Eleven kids took their own lives in King County last year – almost triple the average year, and the highest total since at least 1999.</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:47:02 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9496 at http://kplu.org Tribal youth using digital media to battle silent epidemic: suicide http://kplu.org/post/tribal-youth-using-digital-media-battle-silent-epidemic-suicide <p>PORTLAND &ndash; According to government statistics, American Indians are 70 percent more likely to die by suicide than the general population. The high suicide rate has been called a &quot;silent epidemic.&quot; But it&#39;s silent no more.</p><p>Prevention workers at a health workshop in Portland are hoping teen-generated web videos, music and even a comic book can save lives.</p><p> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 15:52:37 +0000 Tom Banse 2116 at http://kplu.org Tribal youth using digital media to battle silent epidemic: suicide