Suicidal Man talked off Parking Garage Roof by Officers

ITHACA, NY — The Ithaca Police Department was able to talk a suicidal man down from a parking garage roof.  The incident occurred on Wednesday morning. A man was standing on the outside of the railing at the top level of Seneca Street Parking Garage. The IPD’s Crisis Negotiation Team responded after Tompkins County’s mobile…

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The Loneliness Radio Project, Ep. 4: College student who immigrated to U.S. as child shares mental health barriers [AUDIO]

Welcome to the fourth and final episode of The Loneliness Project, an audio production of WRFI and the Ithaca College Park Scholars Program. Throughout the series, we have highlighted the perspectives of students, mental health activists, college administrators, and public safety officers. But, mental illness and loneliness? For many, they don’t begin in college. Not even close. In this…

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The Loneliness Radio Project, Ep. 1: Top student shares struggles with bipolar disorder, medical leave [AUDIO]

Photo of Chris Biehn, an Ithaca College Park Scholar student who is a mental health advocate and open about his struggles with bipolar disorder. Photo credit: Courtesy of Chris Biehn

Welcome to the premiere episode of The Loneliness Project, an audio production of WRFI and the Ithaca College Park Scholars Program. From mental health to social media, reporters throughout the Ithaca community are analyzing the issue of loneliness through multiple lenses. This piece is also part of a larger multimedia collaboration with The Ithaca Voice and The…

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