Category: Suicide

Congratulations Laura Prater, PhD, MPH, MHA! Dr. Prater’s award/grant “Engaging Machine Learning and Data Linkage to Understand Firearm Suicide Among Females,”  was funded by the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research. Dr. Prater was awarded…

With drug overdose and deaths rising alarmingly among youth, King County today launched a new fentanyl overdose prevention campaign, targeted specifically to reach young people between the ages of 14 to 18 years old. Called…

Researchers at the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC), the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology at the University of Washington, and UW Medicine have conducted a study looking at the relationship between…

UW’s Forefront Suicide Prevention Program, “Safer Homes, Suicide Aware,” was highlighted in a fascinating article by the New York Times published November 18, 2020. The article highlights suicide prevention efforts happening across 21 states, targeting…

Anyone Can Help Prevent Suicide The risk of suicide among young people ages 10 to 24 rose 56 percent over a ten-year period, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Among Latinos in Washington…

Availability of firearms at home have been repeatedly associated with an increased risk of suicide and homicides inside the home. In a new study, researchers at UW Medicine’s Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center’s Firearm…

Navigating mental health struggles during COVID-19 can pose challenges for many. One key resource to turn to is UW Forefront Suicide Prevention’s Learn Saves Lives webinar. The webinar focuses on teaching essential skills for suicide…

A new study explains the widespread gaps in laws regarding temporary transfers of firearms. Researchers at UW Medicine’s Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) and Washington State University found the U.S. has no clear…

A new interactive map is now available to help people in crisis find temporary firearm storage facilities in their community. Currently, 59 locations in Washington state are listed. This is the first  map of its kind created…

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a troubling 56% increase in the risk of suicide among young people ages 10 to 24 over a 10-year period. In this group of children,…