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  • Study finds rise in teen suicide, social media use coincide
    Staff, AP Wire Services
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:01 PM
    CHICAGO (AP) — An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.
  • Hoping others can avoid the Pain She’s Endured
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:03 PM
    Christy Stewart’s mission is to spread hope to others, especially those who are feeling hopeless and thinking about ending their own lives.

    She knows what it feels like on both sides — to feel so hopeless, but also to lose someone you love to that hopelessness.
  • Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:01 PM
    The Healthy Communities Initiative of Jefferson County has received a $40,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County to help implement a local Zero Suicide Initiative plan.
  • You Can’t Take Away The Pain
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:02 PM
    “My fight was over before I knew there was a fight.” Her hands folded on the picnic table before her, Dee Wheeler looks away and wipes a tear from her cheek.
  • The first step is to ask for help
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:03 PM
    “You can provide the services, you can provide the medication. You can provide the hospitalization. You can provide everything there is to provide, but if a person wants to end their life, you can’t stop them. They have to ask for help and they have to listen.”
  • Phyllis McLaughlin
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:02 PM
    As sheriff’s detectives, Yancy Denning and Tim Armstrong are usually on the scene of any death that might require an investigation.
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Monday, September 25, 2017 3:03 PM
    Rachel, 20, has struggled with emotional issues since she was 9 years old. That was when, as a fourth-grader, she first attempted to kill herself by trying to close a window on her head. It also was the year she began cutting herself.
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:03 AM
    When Lindsey Sachleben and Ethan Stewart were born, they were shining stars in their parents’ universe. Their potential, it seemed, had no bounds. But, as they sped at lightning speed toward their teenage years, Lindsey and Ethan became overwhelmed with dark feelings they believed they couldn’t overcome. 
  • The Reporter...
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:02 AM
    On a Thursday in June, I received an email that a meeting I’d planned to attend the next morning had been cancelled.

    Later that day I learned the reason.
  • The Coroner...
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:01 AM
    An ambulance is dispatched to the scene, and first-responders find someone at the location has died. A text is sent to Jefferson County Coroner Rodney Nay, letting him know his services are needed.
  • Where to find help
    Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:00 AM
    Locally, If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 9-1-1 or go immediately to the emergency department at King’s Daughters’ Health, 1373 N. State Route 62.
    Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:00 AM
    For several months, The Madison Courier news staff has been discussing how best to contribute to — or start — a dialogue about the growing number of suicides in our community.
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