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   Suicide On Campus - (CBS) Parents and students alike are constantly reminded of problems like
   drug and alcohol abuse and unsafe sex on college campuses. But relatively few are warned about
   suicide. Early Show Correspondent Tracy Smith reports on this very real danger that often goes
   undiscussed.           Story & Video

   Special Report: Pushed to the limit Athletes face immense pressure to perform well, but
   when the stress becomes too much, most colleges are ill-equipped to help
- By Scott
   Howard-Cooper – Sacramento Bee Staff Writer
- Steve Masten died like so many of the others.
   Alone while part of a team, feeling extremes of frustration while accomplishing so much, his end
   came on the morning of April 24 in Sparks, Nev., with a gun in his hand, pointed at his head. He
   was in the living room of his family home.    Story

   Somewhere To Turn - UC Davis is one of about 25 universities nationwide with a
   mental-health professional available to assist struggling athletes
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By Scott Howard-Cooper
   Sacramento Bee Staff Writer
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Ross Flowers is not mentioned in the UC Davis sports media
   guide. Even his location has a certain anonymity: a cubbyhole of an office tucked into a
   wood-shingled building that blends perfectly into a bucolic pathway of thick trees out front and a
   park across the street.    But when athletic director Greg Warzecka is asked about Flowers, the
   under-the-radar existence ends.
"I've come to realize that Ross is very, very important," Warzecka
   said.   
Story

   Ross Flowers counsels the inner athlete - By Clifton B. Parker - Date Line UC Davis  Ross
   Flowers says the transition from high school to college will test a student-athlete like few
   high-stakes games ever could.  Flowers counsels on average 15 student-athletes a week at 
   UC Davis
      Story

   A Mother's Crusade - By Scott Howard-Cooper – Sacramento Bee Staff Writer
   LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jan Ulrich needed to know whether Nathan was in heaven or hell, she said,
   because a mother should look after her child and she was going to find him and comfort him.  Story

   A Wake-Up Call  - By Scott Howard-Cooper – Sacramento Bee Staff Writer - She drank in the
   dorm room and after that at the bar, and she fell down enough times that someone who worked
   there finally told Jen to leave. Then she went to where a couple of friends lived and stuck a finger
   down her throat, and threw up until her insides had no more to return.   
Story

    Kentucky High Suicide Rate - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Jenny Aker's hands trembled as she pulled the
   11 1/2 -inch quilt squares from a plastic shopping bag.  On those squares are photos of young
   people who have killed themselves. A picture of her 23-year-old son is among them.   Story

   Governor Fletcher Launches Suicide Prevention Campaign: “It’s Everybody’s Business” 
  
FRANKFORT, Ky. Governor Ernie Fletcher joined the Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group (KSPG)
   at the Capitol today to launch a statewide suicide prevention awareness campaign.     Story

   Tell Them, Momma, Life's Too Much to Lose - Today's Woman Magazine - If only someone
   had noticed his depression. If only he had asked for help. If only someone had interrupted him as
   he cradled the cold steel of the loaded gun.    Story

   Suicide Figures Prompt Concern - The Kentucky Post -  Preliminary data from the Kentucky
   Injury Prevention and Research Center at the University of Kentucky indicates suicide is the
   second-leading cause of death among Kentuckians between the ages of 15 and 34.    Story

   Suicide by son of coach opens door to dialogue - Courier-Journal - Even as the loud,
   self-important sports world pauses, however briefly, to share in the terrible sorrow of Tony Dungy, 
   the Indianapolis Colts football coach who lost a son to suicide -- Jan Ulrich understands that for
   Dungy's family and friends, the pain will never go away.       Story

   Grieving Mother Says Just Say No to Suicide - Bob Hill - Louisville Courier-Journal - No one
   who knew Nathan Eisert will ever be able to resolve the joyous, victory-dance photo taken of him
   last November after his Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers beat the University of Kentucky in
   basketball with the image of a depressed young man who took his own life two weeks ago in his
   dorm room.      Story

 

 

 

 

 


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 Mission: Identify or Develop then Implement
Suicide Prevention & Awareness Programs