Purdue Fort Wayne to lead suicide prevention effortsMarch 26, 2019
By The Associated Press
FORT WAYNE — Purdue University Fort Wayne has won a $130,000 state contract to boost Indiana’s suicide prevention and intervention initiatives.
The university’s Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute will oversee work to develop training, presentations and events to boost mental health awareness in a partnership with the Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition.
The new programming funded by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction will then be used by 19 suicide prevention coalitions around the state.
Alice Jordan-Miles is director of the university’s Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute. She says “the bottom line is we want to save lives” by letting adults and young people know it’s a good thing to get help for mental health issues.
Jordan-Miles says that last year more than 1,000 Hoosiers died by suicide.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
This year is the Dubois County Park’s 50th anniversary — five decades of providing a...
Holland, Ferdinand and Lincoln Trail elementaries were all named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School.
The Southridge Marching Raider Band’s color guard program has been a highlight of the group...
Ferdinand’s 18th Street Park will once again transform into a medieval land this weekend for...
Jasper High School freshmen Jane Franklin and Madison Kinder both love to bake. To them, a...
The individual schools in the Northeast Dubois County School Corporation could all have new...
Years ago, Paul Daily lived life much like an untrained horse. He bucked. He kicked. He...
Forest Park High School sophomore Wyatt Fleck plunged a pickaxe into the ground near the...