SUICIDE

FirstLink will host film festival on mental health and suicide

FirstLink says the film festival gives young people a medium to speak out

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — FirstLink wants to bring the topics of mental health and suicide to the forefront for young people. A film festival will be held on April 28th at Fargo Theatre. College and high school students are encouraged to submit their own films. Cash prizes up to one thousand dollars are being offered. FirstLink answers the National Suicide…

Fargo Police’s “Break the Silence” documentary aims to stop youth suicide

The Fargo Police Department are advocates in a new documentary about suicide prevention.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In an appeal to young people, Fargo Police want you to know that your life matters. “And the star of this film is prevention,” Officer Bloom stated. Last year two Fargo high school students took their own lives. Fargo Community trust officers like Michael Bloom are taking action to bring awareness to suicide. ‘Its devastating when…

Man dead after suicide in Fargo federal courtroom

FARGO (KVRR) – A man who had been on trial in U.S. District Court in Fargo is dead after he pulled out an object and cut himself in the throat. North Dakota U.S. Marshal Dallas Carlson says the incident happened Monday afternoon after a jury returned a partial guilty verdict against the man, who had faced terrorizing-related charges. “He produced…

Fargo PD releases “Break The Silence” documentary to prevent suicide

The Community Engagement Team wants to help bring awareness to mental health

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – This past year, the Fargo community suffered the tragic losses of two students by suicide and the Community Engagement Team wants to do all it can to prevent further tragedies like these from happening. The department hosted a viewing and launch party for its new video, “Break the Silence,” in the City Commission Chambers. The team…

Death of ‘Miracle on Ice’ standout Pavelich was suicide

Mark PavelichANOKA, Minn. – A Minnesota medical examiner says last month’s death of “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey player Mark Pavelich was a suicide. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Anoka County says the 63-year-old Pavelich died of asphyxia.  His body was found March 3 at the Eagle’s Healing Nest in Sauk Centre, Minn. Pavelich was undergoing treatment as part…

South Fargo family who lost their home in murder-suicide fire launches GoFundMe

Juanita and her family had been living in the twin home since 2005.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A family who lost their home in a south Fargo fire is speaking out after the couple in the next door twin house died in a murder suicide. A GoFundMe page has been created to help get them back on their feet. “It was horrible,” Juanita Kreider who lost her home says. Juanita Kreider was sleeping…

Ride To Support Suicide Awareness Is Hoping To Remove Stigma

According to the AFSP, there are 132 suicides everyday in the U.S.

HARWOOD, N.D.- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosts its annual ride to support mental health awareness and support for loss survivors. “We need to be voices for those struggling to use their voice,” said volunteer Catrina Gullickson. Catrina Gullickson lost her daughter Meghan to suicide eight years ago. “She was fun and bubbly. She had a smile from ear…

A Family Wants To Raise Awareness After Losing Son To Suicide

Spencer Muchow was 27 years old and a father of two little boys

MOORHEAD, Minn- “I’m not ashamed. I’m not, I was proud to be his mom,” Andrea Alm says. Andrea Alm was Spencer Muchow’s mom. “He walked into a room and you knew it. Immediately. He made everybody laugh. He would drop everything to help anybody, anytime,” she says. But underneath it all, he was battling his own demons. Muchow committed suicide…