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UK College of Social Work receives $100,000 grant to bring together suicide survivors, researchers

By Lindsey Piercy University of Kentucky A new project spearheaded by a team of researchers in the College of Social Work (CoSW) at the University of Kentucky aims to empower those with lived experience of suicide. The project — which will inform suicide-related advocacy, education, research and treatment — is being funded by a nearly $100,000 grant through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement...

Kentucky native to share how she copes with sons’ deaths at suicide prevention conference

  The University of Kentucky Office of Work-Life will present a one-day conference, “Suicide Prevention: Raising Awareness and Sharing Our Stories,” Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the William T. Young Library. The event features a talk by Kentucky native, Carol Graham, who will share her own personal story of loss. The conference is free and open to the public.   Carol and Mark Graham continue...

Eliminating the Stigma: Suicide attempt survivor to share story at UK; open to public

“Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., and it’s on the rise. And here we are, afraid of it. I’m convinced that the simple act of getting people to talk about it will save lives. It’s a serious public health issue, and one we can do something about if we can just set our fears aside.” So writes Dese’Rae L. Stage, a photographer, writer, suicide...