Two prominent suicides have nation talking 

Liz Freeman, Naples Daily News — USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA — 06/10/2018

The deaths by suicide this week of two famous people drive home the need for more attention on mental illness and suicide prevention, experts say. The deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and television personality Anthony Bourdain reinforce that depression has no boundaries and can afflict people from all walks of life.   Read more

 

How schools can help students respond to suicide

The rate of teen suicide has steadily increased since 2005. Among youth ages 15-24 years old, suicide is the second leading cause of death. A ripple effect of needs is created when a teenage suicide death occurs. Responding appropriately is critical to ensuring that everyone affected—family, friends and the school community—receives the right type and amount of support.  Read more

 

Collier kids’ mental health screened

Pediatricians who heed a recommendation to screen all children for depression starting at age 12 could look to how it’s done in Collier County.  The Beautiful Minds Children’s Mental Health Initiative funded through the Naples Children & Education Foundation, which sponsors the annual Naples Winter Wine Festival, sets standard of care for helping children. Read more