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Suicide Prevention; Northeast Ohio Economy; Bird Watching in Mentor Headlands

Shutterstock/ Stanislaw Mikulski

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report last week that showed an increase in the rates of suicide in 49 out of 50 states. Just as the report was being released, two high profile, successful and beloved people, Chef and TV Host Anthony Bourdain and Fashion Designer Kate Spade, took their own lives.  Loved ones have come out to say there were dealing with depression. An expert talks about the signs and what to do if you or a loved one needs help.

Is Northeast Ohio's economy lagging? Cleveland lawyer Jon Pinney says yes, and seeks a unified response in reversing the trend. The primary author of the Two Tomorrows report from The Fund for Our Economic Future talks about what can be done to boost this region's economy.

The fragmities are nearly gone, and the mentor marsh is the way it looked originally. It's the story of an amazing reclamation. 


Additional Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255

Cuyahoga County ADAMHS Board Suicide Prevention Helpline: 216-623-6888

Cuyahoga County ADAMHS Board: Text 4Hope to 741741 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website

SAVE website

Cuyahoga County ADAMHS Board Suicide Prevention Resource Page

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

CDC Vital Signs Resource Page: Suicide Prevention

#BeThe1To Campaign website

Know the 12 Suicide WARNING SIGNS  (Courtesy CDC)

  • Feeling like a burden
  • Being isolated
  • Increased anxiety
  • Feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Increased substance use
  • Looking for a way to access lethal means
  • Increased anger or rage
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Expressing hopelessness
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Talking or posting about wanting to die
  • Making plans for suicide

5 Steps to help someone at risk  (Courtesy CDC)

  • Ask.
  • Keep them safe.
  • Be there.
  • Help them connect.
  • Follow up.

Bethia Burke, The Fund For Our Economic Future Vice President 

Dr. Awald Horwath, MetroHealth Psychiatry Department Chair

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