Suicide Prevention

March 3, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

County to Host Conversation on Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

The County will be hosting an online conversation open to all residents focused on suicide prevention and mental health on Wednesday, March 10 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This session is a part of Wellness Community Events: Healing and Holding On—One Conversation at a Time for the Community, a series of discussions created by […]

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September 18, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Montgomery Police Stop Man From Jumping Off Bethesda Bridge

Montgomery County police stopped a young man from jumping of a bridge in Bethesda on Monday night. ICYMI (9/19 ~1045p) @mcfrs FFs assist MoCo Police Officers (& counselors) who collectively intervene to save a man’s life SEE: — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) September 17, 2019 Authorities were dispatched at 10:45 p.m. to a group home […]

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March 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Officer Honored for Preventing Suicide in Wheaton

Officer Emily Zupancic was honored for saving a man who was trying to kill himself at his home in Wheaton. Zupancic responded to a call on March 6, 2018 from the man’s wife, who said that her husband was in their home trying to kill himself; she indicated he had a large knife. Upon arriving […]

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March 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

Two Parkland Suicides Reveal Lingering Pain of Gun Violence

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among school age youth, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The news that two Parkland, Fla. teenagers have died by apparent suicide in the past week has shocked not only the Parkland community, but many throughout the country.  Both teens, who apparently […]

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February 28, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

High School Students’ Suicide Prevention PSA’s Will Air in Local Movie Theaters

Beginning in early March, local theaters will air BTheOne contest winners public service announcements videos highlighting suicide prevention efforts. The winning PSA’s will air at Regal and AMC theaters in Montgomery County throughout the month of April as well. The two winning PSA’s were submitted by Northwood High School students Sophia Geiger, Rowan Arnold and […]

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October 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Tackles Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention With New Campaign

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett launched a new campaign titled, “BTheOne,” aimed to prevent substance abuse and suicide in teens, according to a news release. The new campaign includes a new website that provides resources an ways to help others that will be advertised and distributed throughout the county. “As a parent and a grandparent, […]

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October 2, 2015 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Suicide Prevention (VIDEO)

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. 41,149 suicides were reported in the most recent full year of statistics available. Find out how two local women are turning their tragedies into something positive on this episode of Connecting Our Community. Host Karen Allyn speaks with Susan Rosenstock, one of the founders of […]

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January 29, 2015 | Aline Barros

Students in Silver Spring Learn About Suicide Prevention (VIDEO)

The school day started with games, sharing fun memories from the holidays, and favorite foods just before a more serious talk about one of the leading causes of death among teenagers: suicide. To help in the efforts of preventing suicide among teens, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Montgomery County in partnership with Umttr– […]

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