Advocates call for ERPOs as a tool to combat suicides

Advocates call for ERPOs as a tool to combat suicides

Lost during gun control conversations, advocates say, is consideration for the role of firearms in suicides.

While the gun violence debate frequently centers around mass shootings and illegal gun crimes, roughly 200 activists who filled the Capitol rotunda steps on Tuesday said that more attention should be paid to the hundreds lost each year to firearm-involved suicides. 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Rep. Miller hopes his bill could reduce number of teenage suicides

Rep. Miller hopes his bill could reduce number of teenage suicides

Rep. Dan Miller (D-Allegheny) recently introduced House Bill 2057 which would require a mental health checkup for students at the age of 14.

Parents have the choice to opt out of having their child go to the checkup, but Rep. Miller believes it could help catch depression and other mental health issues before it is to late. 

Rep. Miller sat down with The PLS Reporter and discussed his thoughts on the newly introduced bill. With suicide being the second leading cause of death for teenagers, Rep. Miller felt like something is needed to be done to prevent that. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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