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What should people know about suicide prevention? | KIRO Radio
Jennifer Stuber, director of the UW-based Forefront Suicide Prevention, spoke to KIRO Radio about World Suicide Prevention Day.
KIRO  radio  !UWitM  2018  regl  Stuber.Jennifer  Forefront  suicide 
12 days ago by uwnews
Suicide awareness and prevention | KING 5
Marny Lombard, a program coordinator with the UW's Forefront Suicide Prevention and Ally Svenson, co-founder of MOD Pizza discuss the importance of knowing what resources are out there for those who may be at risk or know someone at risk of suicide.
KING  regl  Forefront  suicide  !UWitM  2018  Lombard.Marny 
13 days ago by uwnews
World Suicide Prevention Day sparks classes, campaigns to help those at-risk | KOMO
Sept. 10 was World Suicide Prevention Awareness Day and the month of September is Suicide Prevention Month. Jennifer Stuber, co-founder of Forefront Suicide Prevention and associate professor of social work at the UW, is quoted.
Stuber.Jennifer  Forefront  suicide  !UWitM  2018  regl  KOMO 
13 days ago by uwnews
Witnesses ‘flipping’ does corrupt justice. But not because they’re ‘rats.’ - The Washington Post
Tom Wolfe said that a liberal is a conservative who’s been arrested. It’s cynical but manifestly true. From Watergate to Iran-contra, from the Plame affair and the trial of Scooter Libby to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, prosecutions of prominent conservatives have always turned staunch law-and-order types into abrupt but vigorous critics of the criminal justice system — at least temporarily. The most recent convert to the criminal defense cause is no less than the president of the United States, Donald Trump.
4 weeks ago by glanosga
How one friendship changed the way Washington treats addiction | Crosscut
Lauren Davis fought to pass Ricky's Law, which dramatically reshaped Washington's addiction treatment system. She also helped launch Forefront Suicide Prevention, a UW-based nonprofit.
Forefront  !UWitM  2018  regl  Crosscut  Davis.Lauren 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Capitalism Killed Our Climate Momentum, Not “Human Nature”
This misreading has been pointed out by many climate scientists and historians since the online version of the piece dropped on Wednesday. Others have remarked on the maddening invocations of “human nature” and the use of the royal “we” to describe a screamingly homogenous group of U.S. power players. Throughout Rich’s accounting, we hear nothing from those political leaders in the Global South who were demanding binding action in this key period and after, somehow able to care about future generations despite being human. The voices of women, meanwhile, are almost as rare in Rich’s text as sightings of the endangered ivory-billed woodpecker — and when we ladies do appear, it is mainly as long-suffering wives of tragically heroic men.

All of these flaws have been well covered, so I won’t rehash them here. My focus is the central premise of the piece: that the end of the 1980s presented conditions that “could not have been more favorable” to bold climate action. On the contrary, one could scarcely imagine a more inopportune moment in human evolution for our species to come face to face with the hard truth that the conveniences of modern consumer capitalism were steadily eroding the habitability of the planet. Why? Because the late ’80s was the absolute zenith of the neoliberal crusade, a moment of peak ideological ascendency for the economic and social project that deliberately set out to vilify collective action in the name of liberating “free markets” in every aspect of life. Yet Rich makes no mention of this parallel upheaval in economic and political thought.
6 weeks ago by glanosga
What the ‘New York Times’ Climate Blockbuster Missed
Rich’s description of a raucous 1987 night after an oil- and gas-sponsored convening called “Preparing for Climate Change” sums up the approach: “Oil-and-gas men joked with the environmentalists, the trade groups representatives chatted up the regulators and the academics got merrily drunk…. It all seemed like the start of a grand bargain, a uniting of factions—a solution.” Needless to say, it was not.

Optimistically, Rich’s investigation can be read as a eulogy not for the planet or humanity’s capacity to save it but for a particular way of doing politics that many of today’s climate organizers—confronting the fossil-fuel industry head-on, and looking to change up who holds the keys to the economy—seem to have bid goodbye to.
6 weeks ago by glanosga
Supreme Court polarization is not inevitable — just look at Europe
Conservative Americans can feel confident that their interests on abortion, civil rights and the role of religion in society are well reflected on the Supreme Court. Liberal and moderate Americans – who make up about 60 percent of the U.S. population – cannot.

A one-sided court majority also increases the risk of ill-advised legal decisions. Numerous studies on decision-making find that groups make better decisions when they take into account a diversity of perspectives.
7 weeks ago by glanosga
Is the Supreme Court's legitimacy undermined in a polarized age?
The popular vote for president and the Electoral College results have twice in the last five presidential elections been out of alignment. And the Democratic presidential nominee has won the popular vote in six of the last seven presidential elections (from 1992 to 2016), yet Republican presidents have appointed a majority of the sitting justices.
7 weeks ago by glanosga
Weaponized information seeks a new target in cyberspace: Users' minds
Objectively educated, rational citizens should serve as the foundation of a strong democratic society. But that defense fails if people don’t have the skills – or worse, don’t use them – to think critically about what they’re seeing and examine claims of fact before accepting them as true.
fakenews  disinformation  forefront  medialiteracy 
7 weeks ago by glanosga
Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Can’t be Public School Graduate
What makes this all so galling, and perhaps not only to Michigan graduates like me, is that Trump has presided over a comprehensive assault on intellectual standards in public life. Trump is a stupid man surrounded by other stupid people, who appeals to the dumbest instincts in the polity with a vocabulary of relentless idiocy. His administration systematically disregards science and expertise; its officials statements frequently contain misspellings; his entire persona is based on insulting the intelligence of the American public in the belief that even the crudest lies will go undetected by his infinitely credulous tribal fan base.

You might hope that this relentless anti-intellectualism would have at least the tiny side benefit of social populism. But no. Trump is delivering both a relentless assault on the American mind while at the same time promoting the worst forms of old-fashioned credentialist elitism. It is a remarkable feat, and also perfectly consistent with the tone of the entire presidency, which has managed to retain all the ugly aspects of populism while jettisoning all its compensating features.
7 weeks ago by glanosga

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