Retro Report on PBS

Could a Simple Intervention Fight a Suicide Crisis?

Episode 5 | 9m 29s Video has closed captioning.

Suicide rates have been rising steadily across the country, with U.S. service members and veterans at particular risk. One simple intervention – “caring letters,”  messages of compassion and empathy – showed promise in the 1960s, but has been overlooked until now.

Aired: 10/21/19

Expires: 10/06/26

Rating: TV-14

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Retro Local - Highlighting Communities

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Retro Local - Highlighting Communities

Retro Local is a companion initiative to Retro Report on PBS, highlighting local headlines and the historical seeds that were planted years ago in communities across the country.

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