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Michelle Carter has been sentenced to serve 15 months in jail for causing the death of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy.  But she will get to stay at home while she appeals her conviction.  The ruling came as a surprise minutes after the judge in the case ordered that Carter be taken into custody immediately. 

Your Weekly Briefing: Health In Rhode Island, Feb. 14

Feb 14, 2017
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What’s happening in health in Rhode Island, Feb. 14

VALENTINE’S DAY: Happy Valentine’s Day! Don’t forget to be good to your heart. Stop smoking. Exercise. Eat healthy food. And surround yourself with people you love and who love you.

Rhode Island Public Radio is partnering with Now Here This, a storytelling group at Brown University. On the last Friday of each month we’ll bring you a new story.  

Today’s story is inspired by the StoryCorps podcast. Erin West speaks honestly and openly with her father about his experience with suicide and depression, as well as their changing relationship as father and daughter.

Got a comment on this story? A question? A new idea? We want to hear from you! Send an email to nht@ripr.org.

Researcher Aims To Reduce Suicides Among Former Inmates

Sep 23, 2015
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A Brown University psychiatrist plans to test an intervention to prevent suicide among hundreds of Rhode Island inmates. 

Brown and Michigan State Universities are sharing a $6.8 million dollar federal grant to test the idea that developing a safety plan with an inmate before leaving jail can reduce the risk of suicide. Brown psychiatrist Lauren Weinstock says people behind bars are already more likely to struggle with mental illness or substance abuse.

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A Brown University graduate student is dead after an apparent suicide.

South Korean Hyoun Ju Sohn was a first year doctoral student in the Brown Physics Program.  Sohn fell or leapt from the university’s science library Tuesday.  The multi-story building sits in the heart of the school’s Providence campus. Police responded to the scene a little after noon. 

Teen Suicide Attempts Up, But Why?

Jun 19, 2014

National survey results (officially the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey) came out this week showing that, in Rhode Island, teen suicide attempts have nearly doubled over the past decade. Unacceptable.

Suicide now kills more people than car wrecks

Sep 21, 2012

A troubling finding out this week in the American Journal of Public Health.The article, “Leading Causes of Unintentional and Intentional Injury Mortality: United States, 2000-2009,” by Ian R. H. Rockett, et al., looked at data from the National Center for Health Statistics on all kinds of intentional and accidental  injury-related deaths, and in particular at five causes: suicide, car accidents, homicide, poisoning, and falls. Here’s what they found: