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Posts tagged "guns and suicide"
Individuals at Risk Should Not Have Access to Guns: Support NY's ERPO Bill

Individuals at Risk Should Not Have Access to Guns: Support NY’s ERPO Bill

We’ve seen way too often how when an individual in crisis has access to guns the result is often deadly–whether it’s a suicide of a loved one or a... Read More
Suicide and Guns: "Breakup"

Suicide and Guns: “Breakup”

Suicide is often an impulsive act, particularly among young people. Public health experts agree that the success of suicide attempts depends on the lethalness of the means used. Because of the easy access to guns in... Read More
Gun Deaths from Suicide Up in 2014

Gun Deaths from Suicide Up in 2014

Gun deaths from suicide increased in 2014, making up a larger proportion of gun deaths in both New York State and the U.S. While gun suicides were up, gun homicides were down, for... Read More
Faces of NY Gun Violence: Mikey Graham, 13

Faces of NY Gun Violence: Mikey Graham, 13

Michael (“Mikey”) Graham was an athletic and popular eighth grader at Henry H. Wells Middle School in Putnam County, NY. He liked to play football, basketball, lacrosse and video games. On January 14,... Read More
NYAGV in the News: Suicide and Guns

NYAGV in the News: Suicide and Guns

NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett’s letter to the editor about suicide and guns appeared in the May 27 issue of The New York Times under “A Rising Tide of Suicides, and Access to... Read More