Suicide

1:20pm

Mon February 3, 2014

11:36pm

Sun February 2, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: What do we know about suicide, and why are the rates rising?

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.

Guests:

Courtney Brown, hotline coordinator for the San Francisco Suicide Prevention Hotline

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11:16am

Wed January 29, 2014

Questioning my inside jokes

From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio · Via: Sophie Varon
January 27th, 2014 by Sophie Varon Featured on KCBS "K.M.S." I say it all the time. It stands for kill myself. But it's just an inside joke with my friends. Right? I use the acronym as a secret way to tell my friends exactly how I feel without the risk of offending anyone who catches parts of our conversation.

4:03pm

Mon September 24, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond ~ 9/29/12

The Legendary Judy Collins

Judy Collins

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."  This encore broadcast airs this Saturday 3 pm on "Folk Music & Beyond."

4:45pm

Tue June 26, 2012
Transportation

Caltrain engineer talks about coping with track deaths

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 – only about one percent of suicides in the U.S. are by train.

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.

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