Category: Suicide

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,…

Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center’s 2019 INSIGHT Symposium highlights intern research projects focused on building skills and experience studying injury, with this year’s topics focusing on opioid use, suicide prevention, medical education, burn patient…

A new program at UW Medicine’s Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) seeks to answer urgent questions around firearm risks, injuries, policies and programs in Washington state. Washington has awarded $1 million to the…

University of Washington epidemiology doctoral student Erin Morgan, a Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center trainee, has been awarded a one-year, $25,000 grant by the National Collaborative for Gun Violence Research to investigate the relationship…