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Strike a Chord

Strike a Chord: Lifeline Workers Support Callers - and Each Other

Taking phone calls at four in the morning isn't glamorous, but sometimes, it's necessary. As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign on teen suicide prevention, Jeff Coltin talks to someone who's done just that.

Work on a suicide hotline can be difficult.

"It takes a very specific kind of person to take crisis calls and do crisis intervention, and no one who's in that field would say that you can do that alone either," said Allyee Whaley, Crisis Services Coordinator for the Trevor Project.

Strike a Chord: Does Bullying Cause Suicide?

Many anti-bullying campaigns link bullying to suicide. But should they? As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord Campaign on teen suicide prevention, Jeff Coltin finds out.
There must be dozens, or even hundreds of videos like it on Youtube. A teen gets bullied at school, goes home, get bullied online, and then, attempts suicide.
 
They are powerful, and most end with a message of hope: "you can stop bullying, you can prevent suicide."

Strike a Chord: What's a School to Do?

Teachers have to be quick on their feet, but what do they do when tragedy strikes? As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign on teen suicide prevention, we headed to one school that had to find out.
Last spring, a student at the High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College in Manhattan died by suicide. Five months later, a group of sophomores, who asked to stay anonymous, said the tragedy doesn't come up much.

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