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StoryCorps Podcast 418: Guardians of the Golden Gate

Friday, March 13, 2015

Kevin Berthia talks with retired California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs. They met the day Berthia tried to end his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.

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WNYC News

Every 3.5 Days, Someone Attempts Suicide Off the George Washington Bridge

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Potential suicide victims have been talked off the ledge by Port Authority police only to return weeks later to successfully jump.  

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 403: Beyond The Front Lines Part II

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Listen to the second part our Veterans Day special, "Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voices Special," a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

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On The Media

An App to Stop Suicide

Friday, November 07, 2014

An app that alerts you to potentially suicidal tweets from the people you follow on Twitter raises ethical and even legal questions. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Arguing Against Suicide

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"We can still save each other," says Jennifer Michael Hecht, author of Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It. In the wake of Robin Williams's death, it's time to have an open conversation about the impact of suicide, and how we can stop being "scared" of reaching out to those who need help.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guatnanamo Suicides Update

Thursday, May 29, 2014

New documents and testimony reveal more about three 2006 deaths at the detention center and a possible government cover-up.

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The Takeaway

Whistleblower Sheds Light on VA Neglect

Friday, May 16, 2014

A doctor who tried came forward about service delays for patients at risk of committing suicide at a VA facility in St. Louis was sanctioned by his employer, demoted, investigated, and told he was creating a hostile work environment.

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On Being

Jennifer Michael Hecht — Suicide, and Hope for Our Future Selves

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Jennifer Michael Hecht with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Jennifer Michael Hecht with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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The Truth

It's Your Funeral (part 1)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Live the death you've always wanted. Performed by Andy Moskowitz, Jackie Hoffman, Ben Jones, Damon Ketron, Phoebe Tyres, Shacottha Fields, Blanche Ames, and Rebecca Robles. Written by David Wilcox. Produced and directed by Jonathan Mitchell.

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The Takeaway

Suffering in Silence: College Kids & Suicide

Friday, December 20, 2013

Nearly half of all college students have had suicidal thoughts. Donna and Phil Satow co-founded The Jed Foundation after they tragically loss their youngest son Jed to suicide during his sophomore year of college. Misha Kessler is a recent college graduate and can speak first hand to this struggle. Together they discuss their experiences with the distress that college students face and ways people can actively get involved.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Secular Reasons Against Suicide: Your Future Self

Thursday, December 12, 2013

"To allow one of your moods to murder all the other isn't right," says New School poetry professor Jennifer Michael Hecht. She offers a secular rationale for staying alive.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Future of Bloomberg's New York; Homosexuality in India; Philosophies Against Suicide

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Former Bloomberg spokesperson Stu Loeser and a range of experts take calls about Mayor Bloomberg’s impact on health, safety, inequality, and the future of New York. Plus: A look at why India has reversed its legal stance on homosexuality; and author Jennifer Michael Hecht on her new book, Stay, and the secular argument against suicide.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Mariel Hemingway "Running from Crazy"

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Director Barbara Kopple and Mariel Hemingway discuss their documentary "Running from Crazy," which focuses on Mariel Hemingway,  granddaughter of the legendary writer Ernest, as she explores her family's long history of mental illness and suicide. Mariel advocates for suicide prevention and strives to live a rigorously healthy lifestyle. "Running from Crazy" is playing in New York at the Angelika Film Center.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

A resurgence of global terrorism?

Monday, September 30, 2013

A resurgence of global terrorism?

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Freakonomics Radio

The Suicide Paradox (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, September 05, 2013

There are more than twice as many suicides as murders in the U.S., but suicide attracts far less scrutiny. Freakonomics Radio digs through the numbers and finds all kinds of surprises.

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The Takeaway

A Father's Account Of His Late Son's Battle With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Friday, August 09, 2013

This week The Takeaway is exploring the individual and collective experience of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in America. Corporal Jeffrey Lucey served in Iraq between January and July 2003 as a Humvee driver. In March 2004, after his return home, he began exhibiting signs of PTSD. Jeffrey took his own life on May 22, 2004. Jeffrey's father, Kevin Lucey, joins the program to discuss his late son's battle with PTSD.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Larissa MacFarquhar on Japan's culture of suicide.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Larissa Macfarquhar on Japan's culture of suicide.

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The Takeaway

Immigrant Families Torn Apart by Deportation

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

In the small Mexican town of Malinalco, Takeaway host John Hockenberry met Hermelinda Medina Millan. In April, 1997 when she and her husband first decided to migrate north, cross the border, and enter the United States illegally. The story of Hermelinda and Anselmo's migration to the United States, his subsequent deportation, and then death, is a story of a family's separation and sacrifices-- all to chase the American dream.

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