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Suicide Prevention

  • Porter County officials are gathering stakeholders to move forward with suicide prevention efforts. Jan Pyrce with Pyrce Healthcare Group says the county needs to look beyond behavioral health professionals to put together an integrated task force.
  • June marks Pride Month, a time to celebrate the LGBTQ community as well as a time to reflect on the movement that continues to push for full and equal rights for members of the community. Lakeshore Public Radio is dedicated to inclusion and diversity in every aspect of our community. Lakeshore Public Radio’s Dee Dotson recently spoke with Troy Stevenson, Campaign Manager for The Trevor Project about the importance of parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens remembering that each child is unique and will have their own experiences and feelings along the way.
  • Today: Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds is on "Regionally Speaking" to discuss the topic of mental health as this National Mental Health Awareness Month comes to an end. He says mental health is one of the key issues at the County Jail, along with addiction. The topic came up at a recent law enforcement memorial program in Valparaiso. The Porter County Commissioners recently hired an outside consultant to conduct a community assessment on suicide awareness and prevention. We revisit our conversation with a former Illinois police officer who almost took his own life because of the stresses of his job and a misdiagnosis during an initial mental health treatment.
  • A new report explores the issue of suicide awareness and prevention in Porter County. The county commissioners recently hired the Pyrce Healthcare Group to conduct a community assessment.
  • This program originally aired on MARCH 20, 2018 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio.GUESTS: Eric D. Spruth, Ruth Halsted and Emalee Kay For Self-Injury…