suicide prevention

Reader Input: Treat suicidal signs very seriously

With all the carnage nowadays it was wise that the Auburn Police Department took precautions by having Placer High locked down Monday morning due to a suicidal man in the vicinity ...

Local woman walks to shine light on suicide

Courtney Portlock lost her mother to suicide when she was 18 years old, which is why she wants to help end the stigma and silence surrounding this tragic issue and promote awarenes ...

Sierra College preaches hope and health

  ROCKLIN – Sierra College was alive with activity on Wednesday for its first-ever mental health fair to promote suicide prevention. Informational exhibits, documentar ...

For teens, social circle weighs heavily on mental state

  One thing Hannah Olson’s father said he had been thankful for was that she had a friend who spoke up to get her the help she needed. In the days since 14-year-old Ha ...

Auburn father pleads for kinder world after teen daughter’s death

Tuesday night, about 200 people gathered in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church sanctuary in Auburn, a community mourning the death of 14-year-old Hannah Olson, who committed suicide Sat ...

Softball tourney to raise money for suicide prevention

Chris Bunnell will host a softball tournament to raise money for suicide prevention this weekend. The event sparked 20 years ago, in the summer of 1992, a year after her son, Tracy ...

Hopley responds to bridge barrier letter

In response to the letter from Kenneth & Launa Jones: Are you so naive to think that putting up a barrier on one structure will prevent a person, bent on committing suicide, from ...

Bridge barrier a good idea

Reading today’s (Journal, Nov. 17) comments on the Foresthill Bridge, I hope readers with concerns or questions about reducing suicides from the bridge would look at studies abou ...

Transform that ‘death bridge’

I’m very sorry to say that we have lost another human being from the Auburn-Foresthill Bridge (Journal, March 24). How many more people do you need to see jump to their deaths fr ...

Psychiatrist: Expect rash of Auburn-area suicidal behavior to linger

With three dramatic public incidents over the last four days in Auburn, a Sutter Health psychiatrist is advising extra vigilance of suicidal behavior in the community. Dr. James M ...