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Breaking the stigma: PTSD is complicated — and isolating

BY: - July 6, 2023

This story discusses suicidal ideation and sexual assault. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988. If you’ve been sexually assaulted, you can call the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network helpline at 800-656-4673 or chat with someone from RAINN online at https://hotline.rainn.org/online.  […]

Kentucky loses more than 100 veterans to suicide each year. Lawmakers hear a plea for help.

BY: - July 3, 2023

This story deals with suicide. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call or text the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. Organizations advocating for resources to prevent veteran suicide in Kentucky recently made their case to the legislature’s Interim Joint Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection. “We owe […]

Meet some of the Kentuckians answering 988

BY: - May 19, 2023

This story discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.  LOUISVILLE – When Sunshine Randolph was an undergraduate student, her stepfather died by suicide.  “It really does kind of rock your world,” she said of the experience, which drew her to […]

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Life-threatening discrimination against trans youth is legislative malpractice

BY: - February 28, 2023

This column mentions suicide. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988. As a retired child psychologist who spent most of my career in Kentucky, I am seriously troubled by Senate Bill 150 and House Bill 470, both directed at transgender youth and […]

‘Practice tolerance and grace’: Kentucky senator says her transgender son has died

BY: - December 20, 2022

This article mentions suicide. The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 988. A Kentucky state senator announced Tuesday her transgender son, who fought for LGBTQ rights, has died by suicide.  Sen. Karen Berg, D-Louisville, in a statement shared on social media by Kentucky Senate Democrats, said 24-year-old Henry Berg-Bousseau was “a beloved son, brother, […]

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Illegal gun use is making Kentucky more deadly; red flag laws could save lives here

BY: - December 13, 2022

A Lexington wife and mother was killed in her home Nov. 23 — three days after a judge rejected an emergency protective order that police encouraged her to seek. The ruling: “No imminent threat.” The man she was divorcing called police to report he had shot her. Convicted of a past drug felony, he wasn’t […]

Move to close some death investigation records seen as response to Judd family concerns

BY: - December 6, 2022

Legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson would close public records in death investigations such as those surrounding the suicide of country music legend Naomi Judd, a move drawing opposition from open records advocates. Johnson, a Franklin Republican, filed Senate Bill 9 in advance of the 113th General Assembly, a measure that would conceal […]