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WATCH: What we can do to help prevent future suicide risk

Jun 14, 2018

On this episode of Need to Know, experts examine how the devastating outcome of suicide has become a public health tragedy. They also discuss the varied prevention efforts that can help save lives.

Also on the show, world-renowned artists are descending upon a small, rural town an hour south of Rochester for a first of its kind event in New York.  How the artists intend to help you reimagine a popular childhood pastime, later on the show.

And a rough and tumble sports team in the Rochester region is looking to diversify. But is it an easy sell to recruit team members for a game once referred to as “murderball?”

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or know someone dealing with this issue, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

Rochester area resources include:

The Mental Health Association of Rochester
https://www.mharochester.org/
585-325-3145

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Rochester
https://www.namiroc.org/
585-423-1593

211/Lifeline
https://211lifeline.org/
Dial 2-1-1 or 1-877-356-9211