Author Pens A Gripping Story About Finding Faith Within Self

Author Pens A Gripping Story About Finding Faith Within Self

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, December 28, 2018 / — Faith is unquestioning belief – Robert James is a book written by Calum Cumming accounts how faith can be greater than the mistakes that all human memories consist of.

Robert James presents a story of Scottish life through the decades. Prevailing and evocative, the lives of the men and women in Scotland are being showcased, sharing a common inner factor-loneliness. McPhail Pinkmon is the man believed to be the one who possesses what they have been groping for their lives. Will they find the answers that they have been looking for?

The book highlights how unbelief starves a person’s soul. When faith is greater than anything else in the world, it will take a person to a far more better place. The author invites everyone to join the journey to the discovery of faith within oneself – through Robert James. The book is a must-read novel only from Calum Cumming!

About the Author:
After leaving High School in Aberdeen, Calum trained himself as a Construction Engineer. He spent a year at Newbattle Abbey College in Edinburgh where he re-discovered his greater love of the Arts. He subsequently graduated MA in 1992 at Glasgow University. He enjoys travelling and meeting new people. His former wife is a Los Angelean. He is a former national amateur cycling champion at schoolboy level; team champion in 1977.

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Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Bookwhip (March 1, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1948801027
ISBN-13: 978-1948801027
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches

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Ring in the New Year with Ozomatli.

Ozomatli will be performing at Marty’s on Newport in Tustin, this New Year’s Eve.

December 31, 2018 at Marty’s On Newport in Tustin, California.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, December 28, 2018 / — – Ozomatli will be ringing in the New Year with a special New Year’s Eve celebration at Marty’s On Newport, located at 14401 Newport Ave, Tustin, California 92780.

Anyone who has been seeing Ozomatli perform live can attest to the fact that every performance is a special occasion. An Ozomatli show is a force of nature. It’s the unleashing of a funky, primal, rhythmic dance party that is so infectious that it’s literally impossible to stand still while watching Ozo perform. Can this already urgent, dynamic band turn it up on New Year’s Eve? Come and see for yourself!

Attempting to describe their music is nearly impossible, as their sound combines so many wonderfully intriguing musical elements that words cannot do it justice. Their sound is a combination of Latin, hip hop, rock, salsa, jazz, funk, reggae, and rap. Rather than attempting to imagine how this might sound, it makes more sense to use the opportunity to see the band perform LIVE this New Year’s Eve.

The band has earned three Grammy Awards. Their incredible music can be heard in feature films, TV shows, TV commercials, video games and more. With an instantly recognizable sound, the band has released some stellar recordings with extraordinary additional releases, Including the release of Libertad, the bands brand new song which will be released by OneRPM Distribution on January 26, 2018. .

Year after year, as people ponder New Year’s Resolutions, the goal is always to make the coming year even better than any previous one. No one can argue that starting the year off right, is the best way to kick start what lies ahead. A New Year’s Eve concert featuring Ozomatli is an undeniable way to set the bench mark for an incredible year ahead.

About Ozomatli (OZO)
Ozomatli are an American six-piece band playing primarily Latin, hip hop, and rock music, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles. They are known both for their vocal activist viewpoints and their wide array of musical styles – including salsa, jazz, funk, reggae, rap, and others. Since their inception, Ozomatli has released seven studio albums. The group is also known for advocating for farm-workers' rights and immigration reform. The band has performed in various countries all over the world, including China, Tunisia, Jordan, and Burma serving as cultural ambassadors teaching and sharing music. Although the band has had many member changes over the years and has sometimes had as many as ten members, the current six members have been in the band since its debut album.

About Marty’s On Newport
Marty’s on Newport is an intimate entertainment venue, bar, and diner. With top-notch national acts in a small setting and a classic diner menu, entertainment is now a complete experience. Marty’s looks forward to bringing shows that even they thought were impossible to see at a venue like this. Marty’s on Newport is a new California Classic.

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You’re Invited to the House Party

The best-kept secret by Streamers is the House Party game.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, December 28, 2018 / — Eek! Games today announced its House Party video game is a favorite amongst streamers who are posting videos and seeing their audience impressions sky-rocket, with some seeing an average viewership increase of over 150%.

Whether it’s a video game streamer or not, having a video of this zany game with its side-splitting humor, engages audiences like none other. While House Party is banned on Twitch due to sexual content, on YouTube, streamers are enjoying over-the-top engagement and impressions from grateful audiences, both male and female, alike.
Whether it’s a streamer with tens of millions of subscribers or tens of thousands, videos of the House Party game have proven to more than double their average video impression, episode after episode. No wonder it’s the best kept secret in gaming….who wouldn't want such numbers to their own.

The gaming community has embraced House Party as an intelligent and challenging sexy PC sim game and a refreshing and stimulating game for male and female gamers, alike. House Party is this generation’s American Pie™ meets Porky’s™ set in modern-day suburbia with a zany cast of therapy-needing guests, including eight girls and four guys. No surprise that the latest version of the early access game has been receiving over 90% VERY POSITIVE reviews on Steam.

Here’s what gamers are saying…”This is the most messed up game I have ever played in my entire life, and I mean that in the best way possible. I laughed so hard throughout the game. I've only gone through one play-though, but there’s a bunch of different endings to get. If you want to have a hard laugh and hard-on at the same time, this game is totally recommended!”

YouTube streamers such as "PewdiePie", "JackSepticEye" and "MessYourself" have all covered the House Party game and seen their impression numbers boosted significantly versus their average videos. Others, such as "MattShea" are also re-engaging their audiences with multiple episodes of the game and seeing strong retention and consistently high viewership.

According to Bobby Ricci, the CEO and Founder of Eek! Games, "It’s a real complement the many daily requests we receive from streamers wishing for a key to the House Party game so they can stream it for their audiences. It’s no surprise that audiences appreciate a new kind of game experience to watch, and a break from the usual shooting, hacking and slashing. Streamers are spicing it up a little with House Party and they are reaping the rewards. Across the board, streamers are creating entertaining videos and posting episode after episode of the game and seeing consistent and repeat impressions!”

House Party is about crazy real-world situations without the hangover the next morning or a trip to the local clinic. Players dictate the gameplay and story direction with the choices they make, and a robust AI allows the characters to respond to any stimuli and choices throws at them.

Consistently, streamers are generating impression numbers that rival the leading games in the market, doubling their average reach versus other game or general videos they post. The reason is obvious to players and savvy streamers are starting catch on. House Party is hysterical to play and watch and it has global appeal. Certainly, House Party comes with all the debauchery you’d expect, however, virtually all videos posted of the game have no sexual content at all and streamers can use the in-game nudity censor too.

The House Party game is available on Steam, at

About Eek Games!

Eek! Games was started in 2015 by Bobby Ricci who programmed and launched the “House Party” video game.
In 2017 House Party was launched on Steam, as an Early Access game. Even though it was still very premature, the initial reception was surprising and the community built quickly. The game sold over 30,000 copies in the first few weeks and over 300,000 purchased downloads in its first year, alone.
Bobby and Eek! Games have many more game ideas brewing with a new title in the works for a tentative 2020 Early Access release.

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Mexican Children perform a Cultural Dance at their Annual Heritage Day in the Fort Harrison

Performance at the annual Grupo Folklorico Mahetzi Event in the Fort Harrison

A community that pulls together can make a better society for all.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

CLEARWATER, FL, US, December 27, 2018 / — The sound of the mariachi band and stomping heels filled the packed auditorium of the Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology’s religious resort. Several hundred Latin-American guests clapped rhythmically to the music. They gazed at the young ladies dancing and tossing their long colorful skirts to and fro with the music. “Viva Mahetzi!” shouted a member of the crowd.

Large families –mothers and fathers with children— were mesmerized by the creative ethnic costumes.

Herman Guildo founded Grupo Folklorico Mahetzi in 2009 as a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Mexican culture in the United States. The word “Mahetzi” is from an ancient Mexican indigenous language and means “heaven.” The group teachesMexican children born in the United States the folk dances and the strong moral values native to Mexico.

On stage in the auditorium, Guildo expressed his thankfulness for the United States, “It has not been without struggles but this great country has never failed to open its arms to us.”

When he first started Mahetzi, it was just a small group of children, including four of his own. The group has grown to 37 young boys and girls now dancing on stage to celebrate the group’s eighth anniversary.

After the show, the mother of a young girl said that dancing with Mahetzi has helped her daughter grow in more ways than one. Before, “she was shy. Now she speaks with other people and she’s more social. She loves the music of her country and dancing. Before Mahetzi she never did.”

“This is my culture,” said another staff member of Mahetzi who’s been with the group for five years now. “I want more people to notice that we have a beautiful culture.”


Since its construction in 1927, the Fort Harrison has been the home to many charitable organizations. Its latest owner, the Church of Scientology, completed a top to bottom restoration of the Fort Harrison in 2009—and since then has hosted over 500 community events there, inspired by the words of Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard, “A community that pulls together can make a better society for all.”

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Players get a deeper taste of Madison and dozens of new features

NEW YORK, NY, USA, December 27, 2018 / — Eek! Games today announced the release of House Party V.0.12.3 adding volumes of enhancements to the House Party game, including a complete character engagement and storyline behind the Madison character, wowing sex scenes, and plenty of new enhancements designed to engage and entertain players more than ever.

The players have spoken and are loving the new House Party experience, with a whopping 90%+ VERY POSITIVE reviews on Steam. As one gamer wrote, “The company keeps coming up with improvements on everything, from the stories to the graphics to the general atmosphere. Additions have so far come regularly and have been significant. Modders are also active adding their own content.”

The gaming community has embraced House Party for the refreshing game it is…an intelligent and challenging sexy PC sim game, acknowledging it as ”One of the most fun dating/hookup sims they've played.” House Party has come a long way since its Early Access debut in 2017 and has evolved into a fun and crazy real-world situation for gamers to enjoy without the morning hangover, guilt or trip to the local clinic.

According to Bobby Ricci, the CEO and Founder of Eek! Games, "This release is our biggest update to date, and we're happy to be bringing players more story, more fun, and more choices than ever before!".

The House Party game is certainly intentionally risqué in nature is this generational “American Pie™” meets “Porky’s™”, but it’s executed in a smart game about choices, which doesn't insult your intelligence. Fun for males and females, alike, House Party delivers a unique gameplay mechanic through an advanced AI system where the player’s every choice influences the reaction and outcome of the game.
In October Steam also opened the way to a DLC patch allowing gamers to unlock the censorship in the core game and experience House Party in the way it was originally intended. Eek! warns its players that “terrible things are happening” when they unlock this ‘explicit’ version of the game, unleashing plenty of debauchery, sex and comedic fun between player and the zany, therapy-needing cast.

Eeek! has also added Spanish and German language subtitles, so we are about to see House Party expand into new territories to entertain millions of new gamers.
They have also evolved the Custom Story Creator, which allows players to create their own stories for the game. This feature enables players to create and share their stories with others who can play through new experiences and new character reactions for tremendous and fun replay-ability.

The community is also looking forward to new updates in 2019, when we can expect the in-game debuts of The Game Grumps and Lety Does Stuff as new cast members set to spice things up at the house.

The House Party gamer is available on Early Access on Steam at

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Eek! Games was founded by Bobby Ricci, an experienced programmer, in 2015, with re “House Party” as its first release. n 2017 House Party was launched on Steam, as an Early Access game. Even though it was still very premature, the initial reception was surprising and the community built quickly. The game sold over 30,000 copies in the first few weeks and over 300,000 in its first year, alone.

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“A new road in country music that feels like a trip down memory lane”

“Molded by the influential sounds of the 70s, infused with a 90s twist”

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, December 27, 2018 / — A refreshing new sound in country music that evokes a trip down memory lane is what you can expect with Adam Yarger’s brand new "Between This Beer and Me" – EP’ available on all music platforms April 26, 2019. With influences such as Bob Seger and Chris Stapleton, this EP encompasses a mix of songs that will attract all ages. Between the catchy grooves and true stories, Adam delivers six brand new songs he has written as well as co-written with some of the best writers in Nashville. The lead off single, ‘What a Way to Go’ will be available February 8th on all music platforms. With a Red Dirt inspired sound, Adam tells the true story of learning to let go and healing from a heartbreak. Check out a clip of the song and lyric video at the link provided below.

Recorded at Kent Wells Productions with producer Kent Wells who is Dolly Parton's band leader/producer as well as guitar player, this EP intertwines a 90's country twist with a 70's rock vibe. Working with Kent, Adam was able to express his old soul and create a very current but classic sound. “We’ve all worked really hard on these songs and glad we can finally share them with everyone” says Yarger. You’ll be able to download ‘What a Way to Go’ February 8th and the EP ‘Between This Beer and Me’ April 26, 2019.

You can see Adam and his band perform the new EP along with many of his other original songs mixed with a vast catalog of cover songs spanning 5 decades on New Years Eve at Winners Circle Saloon. 604 Station Rd. Grantville PA. 17028

“Every summer needs that song. This one ["What a Way to Go"] needs to be in the running.”
– Patti McClintic
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Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition

“Made in Staten Island” reality series, premiering in January, repeats Italian American hyper-portrayal stereotypes by MTV, according to ONE VOICE officials.

BLOOMFIELD, NEW JERSEY, USA, December 26, 2018 / — Bloomfield, NJ – The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“ONE VOICE”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, is asking MTV and Viacom officials if they have a corporate mandate to denigrate and malign Italian Americans. This comes from the announcement of MTV’s newest reality series “Made in Staten Island” to premiere next month.

According to MTV’s own description, “Made in Staten Island” follows a group of young Staten Island, New York hustlers as they work to step out from the shadows of the once mob-driven island. These friends will either choose wisely or fall prey to the mistakes of past generations.

“Here we go again,” stated Andre’ DMino, ONE VOICE Communications Director. “Wasn’t the damage done by ‘Jersey Shore’ enough? Can’t MTV and Viacom stop their repeated maligning of Italian Americans. I thought the ‘M’ was for MUSIC – it should be MALIGN TV.”

The new series ordered by Viacom unit MTV is purported to be a coming-of-age series following eight young Staten Islanders as they flaunt worn-out mob and mafia stereotypes in exposing their exploits.

“We all know that producers of these pseudo-reality shows stoke their reality ‘actors’ into hyper-inflated portrayals of themselves to foment mob and mafia stereotypes for their 15 minutes of infamy,” continued DiMino. “It just repeats the negative bias and stereotype against Italian Americans – if your name ends in a vowel you must be a mobster or mafioso. What a complete disgrace!”

Before and during its run on MTV, DiMino was the leading opponent of MTV’s Jersey Shore for its negative portrayal of Italian Americans. Representing a cadre of opposition from Italian Americans from across the country, DiMino met with Viacom and MTV officials at Viacom headquarters in New York to address the issue during Jersey Shore’s second season. A wide array of advertisers pulled their ads from Jersey Shore as a result of the backlash, although the show continued for several years and was a hit for the network.

“You see, that’s the problem,” stated DiMino. “MTV specifically targets the youth demographic. These blown-up reality shows implant in millions of young minds the perception that Italian Americans equal mobsters and Mafiosi or bimbos and buffoons. And, as we know, perception becomes reality. It is just not fair to all the decent, hard-working, law-abiding Italian Americans across the US, and now especially in Staten Island.”

MTV is the leading youth media brand, in nearly 180 countries and 450 million homes around the world, connecting with over 350 million fans across all social media platforms. A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable, mobile networks and live events.

ONE VOICE is different from all other Italian American groups in that its sole focus and objective is to educate and fight bias, stereotyping and discrimination against Italian Americans. ONE VOICE’s stated mission is to “…secure the rightful representation of Americans of Italian origin and of all peoples whose paths toward social equality have been impeded. The powers of intellect, wisdom and due process of law will be brought to bear on all inequities.”

ONE VOICE issues a regular email newsletter, “The Alfano Digest,” to more than 5,000 individuals and Italian American organizations nationwide. Written and compiled by Dr. Manny Alfano, Founder and President of ONE VOICE, the Digest issues alerts on instances of bias, stereotyping, discrimination and defamation and activates the ONE VOICE nationwide network of “Defenders” who respond through calls, emails, faxes, letters and demonstrations where necessary. The Digest also contains informative Italian American cultural and heritage information. To receive the Digest, email Dr. Alfano –

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Celebrated Composer comes to Hawai’i Volcanoes to create site specific data & cultural based sonic compositions

Central to his compositional process, McClure embeds scientific data into his music through sonification.”


HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, HAWAI'I, US, December 21, 2018 / — Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and The National Parks Arts Foundation are proud to announce that Glenn McClure, composer, educator, and data scientist, will be the Winter-Spring Artist in Residence. The park has reopened, after increased volcanic and seismic activity forced closure of the Kilauea section for safety. 

McClure will be doing a free to the public presentation about his compositions, art practice, and his travels and adventures on January 11th, at 6 PM, at the Park’s Kīlauea Visitors Center.

Originally from upstate New York, Glenn grew up in a rural area that had a wide variety of musical confluences running thought it. “I heard gospel, merengue, and salsa at the migrant camps when I accompanied my parents. I learned to sing harmony with the elderly ladies in the Presbyterian Church choir and psalms with the monks at the Trappist Monastery. My small, rural, k-12 school was blessed with brilliant music teachers that prepared me for college music programs and eventually becoming a professional composer.” After studying as a child at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, McClure has gone all over the world performing his music, even to Antarctica. But his approach is always sensitive to the communal aspects of music. Says Glenn: “The most important thing my home town showed me, was that music happens in context. It happens in the middle of a place, with specific people who carry history and identity that molds and shapes their music. It was never about competition. It was about music with a sense of place and purpose.”

During the residency, McClure will be sharing his creative process through blogs, videos, and more at He will also produce a presentation about his work and travel adventures all over the world, for visitors and the public at large. This event is made possible with support from the National Park Service, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Friends of Hawai’i National Park. THIS EVENT AS WITH ALL THE NPAF AIR PROGRAMMING is free and open to the public. For more information please call the park at (808) 985-6000.

McClure will spend thirty days working closely with park rangers, scientists and indigenous musicians to create new music that tells the story of the science and history of their volcanoes. Central to his compositional process, McClure embeds scientific data into his music through sonification. This involves the mathematical translation of numerical data sets into melodies, harmonies and rhythms. Glenn has used this technique in all sorts of far-flung locations to make music that literally embodies a harmonic spirit of place. “Later, after working with choir based at the European Space Agency Operations Center in Darmstadt, Germany, I composed a piece with the flight dynamics team of the Rosetta Mission. We sonified orbital data from the day that the spacecraft encountered the comet after 9 years of flight. My work with the National Science Foundation in Antarctica returned me to my roots in musical activism for the environment and now, that continues with the Hawaii residency.” In addition to the final musical compositions and a lecture/concert at the park, the public will be able to follow his research, hiking, and artistic process through a blog found at starting in late December.

The music generated in this residency builds upon a larger body of McClure’s work with the European Space Agency, the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic program, and other music/science collaborations. It also adds a new chapter his life-long advocacy for the environment that has included musical compositions, K12 arts programs, multiple concerts with folksinger, Pete Seeger.

Once in residence in Hawai’i Volcanoes, Glenn will use a wide-ranging, open approach seeking to synthesize musical sources from all corners of the Big Island. Says McClure: “I will work with volcanologists, analyzing current data that describes the volcanos and listening to the music that emerges from the sonification process.” But data sonification is just the beginning of his explorations, adds Glenn: “Similarly, hiking through the park (and other locations on the Big Island) and improvisation with local musicians will generate impressions and sounds that I cannot predict. I look forward to hearing the voices of the Big Island through the volcanoes, the scientists, and the musicians.”

Glenn McClure is a composer and scholar. He currently teaches Music and Humanities at Paul Smiths College in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. He has also served on the faculties of SUNY Geneseo and the Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester. His music has enjoyed international acclaim in Germany, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and beyond. In the US, McClure music has been featured at multiple concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Orchestra Hall. National broadcasts of his music and artistic process include National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and the CBS Christmas Special. As a scholar and educator, McClure received the Chancellors Award with is the highest award given to adjunct lecturers by the State University of New York.

NPAF is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the National Parks of the U.S. through creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based in our natural and historic heritage. This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, and other generous benefactors. All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors of all sorts ranging from corporate sponsors, small business, and art patrons and citizen-lovers of the Parks. NPAF is always seeking new partners and donors for its wide-ranging artist-in-residence programs.

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The 12-Track Masterpiece is Arranged and Performed by The Los Angeles-Based Composer and Graduate of the World Renowned Berklee College of Music

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, December 21, 2018 / — Released November 30th via Nashville-based United Alliance Music Group/Sony/Orchard in association with Carousel Music Group, Los Angeles-based composer Nigel Wilson and his Electronic Orchestra holiday album, Have Yourself a Merry Little “Synthmas” are celebrating the warmth, comfort, and camp of this season with their debut effort, which is available now for purchase and streaming on all digital outlets

With the 50th anniversary of Walter Carlos’ seminal “Switched on Bach” Nigel Wilson, an arranger, composer, performer and graduate of the world-renowned Berklee College of Music, delivers twelve lovingly woven arrangements of Holiday Classics recorded without MIDI in a tradition and style that pays tribute to the greats of the instrument.

Presenting moods from the tender nostalgia of "O Holy Night" to the satisfyingly silly strut of "It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas", Synthmas creates an ambiance that makes the perfect soundtrack to the holidays. With a mix of eras represented, including several songs in the public domain Synthmas features unique interpretations of standards of the season ranging from thirty seconds to four minutes that's a clean fit in any holiday playlist.

Nigel Wilson is a lifelong devoted fan of both Christmas and Synthesizers. He now lives in LA, composing video game music, touring and recording with various artists and his own project, “Big Science."

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American Association of Suicidology Releases "Media as Partners in Suicide Prevention" Toolkit

I’m thrilled that our continued relationships between media and suicide prevention professionals has resulted in such an action-oriented resource.”

— Colleen Creighton, AAS Executive Director

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, December 21, 2018 / — The American Association of Suicidology (AAS), in partnership with The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, has released an updated, comprehensive, and evidence-based set of recommendations for media organizations and journalists who report on suicide and suicide prevention activities – Suicide Reporting Recommendations: Media As Partners in Suicide Prevention.

“Our team set out to create a resource that values the perspectives of journalists, those with lived experience related to suicide, and mental health professionals. In practice, this document is meant to increase a journalist’s awareness of suicide reporting elements that lead to authentic, meaningful, and responsible stories,” said John Ackerman, clinical psychologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and suicide prevention coordinator at the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research.

This unique set of recommendations was developed to expand the guidelines in existence, as well as to increase access to an ever-growing, critical resource. The purpose of the toolkit is to provide media professionals with application-based recommendations while also providing background context on the development of why the individual components are important for consideration. The content is meant to empower journalists in their roles as partners with suicide prevention professionals.

“I’m thrilled that our continued relationships between media and suicide prevention professionals has resulted in such an action-oriented resource,” said Colleen Creighton, AAS Executive Director. “The high-profile suicide deaths of this summer and continued media attention to suicide prevention have exemplified the need for evolving thought and understanding to approaching the public about this public health issue.”

A key component of this toolkit is its inclusion in the development process of the voices of those who have survived their own suicide attempts or continue to experience thoughts of suicide. This effort was significantly amplified by the perspectives and experiences of suicide loss survivors and journalism professionals.

For the Media: Responsible reporting on suicide, including stories of hope and resilience, can prevent more suicides. Please visit the Suicide Reporting Recommendations for more information.

About AAS: Founded in 1968 by Edwin S. Shneidman, PhD, AAS promotes suicide as a research discipline, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. The membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center volunteers, survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors, and a variety of lay persons who have in interest in suicide prevention. You can learn more about AAS at and

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