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Reach out to friends who may be suicidal

As we mark Suicide Prevention Awareness month in September, the experts are reminding all New Jersey residents they should speak up whenever a friend or loved one becomes severely depressed and makes even a passing reference to harming themselves.

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Suicide prevention talk set for Sept. 12 in New Brunswick

No age is too early to start talking about mental health and substance abuse issues. A free Suicide Prevention Conference in New Brunswick on Sept. 12 will encourage taking a proactive approach with youth to help prevent such tragedies, instead of having discussions after such devastating incidents.

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Defense Bill Provision Named for NJ Reservist [AUDIO]

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2014, signed by President Barack Obama on Thursday, includes sweeping provisions dealing with sexual assaults in the military, paves the way for the eventual closure of Guantanamo Bay, and also contains a suicide prevention measure named after a New Jersey reservist.

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NJ Launches First Suicide Hotline Call Center

In its first week of operation, New Jersey's first suicide hotline call center handled approximately 300 calls.

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New Jersey Youngsters Have New Tool For Suicide Prevention [AUDIO]

In an effort to promote suicide prevention and encourage youth and young adults to communicate creatively about the difficult times they're experiencing, the University of Medicine and Dentistry's Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth and Young Adults Program (TLC) and the New Jersey Division of Child Behavioral Services have launched a peer-to-peer website, Jersey Voice.

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Teen Suicide Addressed by Governor Christie [VIDEO]

Suicide has become the third leading cause of teen death in the nation. It has been reported that 60% of New Jersey teens' suicide prevention calls were made to out-of-state organizations.

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Teen Suicide Prevention Bill Signed Into Law

Legislation paving the way for the creation of a statewide plan to address youth suicide prevention was signed into law today.

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Measure to Address Youth Suicide Prevention Approved

Legislation to create a statewide plan to address youth suicide prevention awaits Governor Chris Christie's signature. 

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