suicide

In This Together: Sue Waier

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — As part of the In This Together campaign to raise awareness for suicide, NBC5 News is sharing stories of those who have been impacted by suicide. Sue Waier lost her brother to suicide in June of 2019. She’s …

Bringing Happy Back Experience

ASHLAND, Ore. — On January 31st, a suicide awareness event, Bringing Happy Back Experience, is coming to Ashland. Producer and entertainer, Tonya Farrens says the event is to raise awareness and promote mental health. Farrens says the sole purpose of the event …

Second suicide prevention meeting held at KOBI

MEDFORD, Ore. — The second “In This Together” partner meeting took place today at KOBI-TV NBC5 studios. The suicide prevention campaign has been producing public service announcements and speaking to area civic organizations. It’s working to break the stigma of not talking …

Seniors and loneliness

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Here in our community and across the nation seniors are taking their lives more often than anyone else. Health officials say the reason behind that is attributed to a feeling of loneliness. Joan Kramer with Medford Senior Center …