Suicide http://kalw.org en Today on Your Call: What do we know about suicide and why are the rates rising? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-do-we-know-about-suicide-and-why-are-rates-rising <p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:20:34 +0000 Malihe Razazan 39191 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What do we know about suicide and why are the rates rising? Today on Your Call: What do we know about suicide, and why are the rates rising? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-do-we-know-about-suicide-and-why-are-rates-rising-0 <p>On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the underlying factors of suicide. According to the Centers for Disease Control, every year, more than 38,000 Americans take their own lives. Suicide rates among middle-aged Americans have risen sharply in the past decade. What explains this? What are the warning signs and what can be done to prevent suicide? Join the conversation and call in with your questions on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p>Courtney Brown, hotline coordinator for the San Francisco Suicide Prevention Hotline</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 07:36:05 +0000 Malihe Razazan 39192 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What do we know about suicide, and why are the rates rising? The Legendary Judy Collins http://kalw.org/post/legendary-judy-collins <p>Music and conversation with folk singer Judy Collins, from an interview recorded in 1998. Collins talks about her memoir "Singing Lessons" and her struggles with alcoholism, depression and the death of her son. Musical highlights include "Send In The Clowns", "Suzanne", "Who Knows Where The Time Goes", "Bread and Roses", and "Amazing Grace." &nbsp;This encore broadcast airs this Saturday 3 pm on "Folk Music &amp; Beyond."</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:03:41 +0000 JoAnn Mar 17120 at http://kalw.org The Legendary Judy Collins Caltrain engineer talks about coping with track deaths http://kalw.org/post/caltrain-engineer-talks-about-coping-track-deaths <p>In the past six weeks, five people have died on Caltrain tracks, hit by trains that could not stop in time to avoid them. Every year, an average of 12 people die on Caltrain tracks, and most are suicides. This is a small percentage of suicide deaths each year &ndash; only about one percent of suicides in the U.S. are by train.</p><p>Caltrain has built 10-foot fences along much of the route, commissioned studies about location and prevention, put up signs with suicide hotline numbers along its tracks, and partnered with mental health agencies. But it is a tragic problem that persists.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 23:45:01 +0000 Julie Caine 12730 at http://kalw.org Caltrain engineer talks about coping with track deaths