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President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that would extend mental health care to military service members transitioning out of the Armed Forces and back to civilian life.

Forty-three of the largest public universities in the U.S. do not track student suicides, according to recent findings from The Associated Press, despite efforts to improve mental health on campus.

The call came in late one summer night. Immediately, Paul Butler’s stomach sank and his heart sped up.

“It’s always a worry in the back of your mind that somebody is going to do something that ends up harming themselves,” Butler said.

It’s the kind of call Butler dreads, but it’s also the reason he does what he does.


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Ohio State's former football coach Jim Tressel is among those who are talking about suicide and what the state is doing to prevent it. 

Anthony Anderson and Tom Voss from the documentary Almost Sunrise.
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In July, a northeast Ohio man killed himself inside the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Warren, while he was there for an appointment. His wife says he was a 23-year veteran of the Air Force Reserves who suffered with post-traumatic stress disorder.

There are concerns for the 850,000 veterans in Ohio, some of whom may be struggling with PTSD as well. A new documentary hopes to bring attention to the issue, and help to those who need it.

Teen Suicide in the Media

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The new Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" has recently stirred up controversy for its depiction of teen suicide. Educators and psychologists have warned that it could potentially trigger teens who are already mediating suicide to attempt it. Some have also accused it of glamorizing suicide, claiming the situation that unfolds after the main character takes her life is unrealistic.

There's sort of a designated driver in Jason Stavely's circle of Iraq buddies, but he doesn't take away people's car keys. He takes the guns.

"Come toward September-October, if I get the feeling, I'm more than happy to give my guns back to my buddy again," said Stavely.

Stavely has bad memories from the war that get triggered every autumn. And last year, one of his Marine Corps friends died by suicide in October. So Stavely's therapist at the Veterans Affairs clinic suggested getting his guns out of the house.

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The state says an Ohio man condemned to die for the slaying of his former girlfriend has killed himself on death row.

Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital say there are differences between children and young teenagers who die by suicide.

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After years being one of the most obese states, Ohio is finally on the decline.  On a national scale, Suicide rates have risen drastically in the past decade or so.  Depression may be going unnoticed in most adult sufferers. Also, the FDA has released new regulations banning 19 chemicals from future use, specifically those found in antibacterial soap.  The cosmetic industry could enter a battle with the FDA concerning future regulations. 

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