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The Carson J Spencer Foundation works to prevent suicide using innovative methods to address root causes of suicide in Schools, Homes, and Businesses.  The Foundation also assists those coping with the pain and grief resulting from the death by suicide of their family, friends, or co-workers.

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New Training Guide to Elevate Suicide Prevention Efforts Within the National Law Enforcement Community

Washington, DC, September 15, 2015. At its highest levels, the national law enforcement community acknowledges suicide prevention as a health and safety priority. In 2012 there were 126 documented suicides of police officers (versus 49 killed by gunfire in the line of duty). In 2013 the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) held a forum called “Breaking the Silence: A National Symposium on Law Enforcement Office Suicide and Mental Health,” and in 2014 the IACP helped develop a video in partnership with the Carson J Spencer Foundation, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, and the American Association of Suicidology...

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 Workplace Suicide: Companies Can Take a Lead in Prevention:



On September 26th, CJSF hosted 1st US/Canada Forum on
Workplace Suicide Prevention 

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New Construction Industry Blueprint for Suicide Prevention
Released through National Partnership

 Washington D.C., September 3, 2015 – The Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified the construction industry among the top nine occupations with the highest risk for suicide. Demanding physical work, coupled with the stresses of seasonal employment and often minimal access to mental health care, often create a workforce vulnerable to mental health challenges like depression, substance abuse, and suicidal thoughts. Today, a national partnership of construction industry leaders and suicide prevention experts launch a collaborative initiative designed to prevent suicides...

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Reducing youth suicide by making our homes suicide safer and restricting access to lethal means.

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