Corbin J. Standley

Community Psychology Ph.D. Student Suicide Researcher Suicide Prevention Advocate

Press & Media

More than 50 research studies worldwide have found that certain types of news coverage can increase the likelihood of suicide in vulnerable individuals. The magnitude of the increase is related to the amount, duration, and prominence of coverage. Risk of additional suicides increases when the story explicitly describes the suicide method, uses dramatic/ graphic headlines or images, and repeated/extensive coverage sensationalizes or glamorizes a death. Covering suicide carefully, even briefly, can change public misperceptions and correct myths, which can encourage those who are vulnerable or at risk to seek help. For more information about reporting on suicide, visit or


"Mental Health Parity Impacts Empolyees"

Interview with Carol Thompson

Article about mental health parity and state employees in Michigan.
LSJ | August 6, 2019; Lansing, MI

"Push for Prevention Commission Continues"

Interview with Mikenzie Frost

On-site interview about SB228 establishing a state suicide prevention commission.
WWMT | June 20, 2019; Lansing, MI

"WSU Grant to Support Suicide Prevention"

Interview with Mike Anderson

On-site interview about suicide prevention grant.
KSL 5 | December 20, 2018; Centerville, UT

"Thousands Walk for Suicide Prevention"

Interview with HOMTV

On-site interview about AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk.
HOMTV | October 1, 2018; Lansing, MI

"Suicide Prevention in Michigan"

Interview with Michael Shiels

Live radio interview about suicide prevention efforts in Michigan.
Big Show | September 18, 2018; Lansing, MI

"A Conversation That Could Save a Life"

Interview with Deja Green

In-studio interview about National Suicide Prevention Week.
HOMTV | September 11, 2018; Lansing, MI

"Death by Suicide: One Man's Story"

Interview with Cryss Walker

On-site interview about suicide loss and prevention.
WILX News 10 | May 11, 2018; Lansing, MI

"Shedding Light on Suicide Prevention and Awareness"

Panel with Mike Scott

Live in-studio panel about suicide prevention in mid-Michigan.
HOMTV Open Line | May 3, 2018; Okemos, MI

"LGBTQ Suicide and Prevention Focus of Local Conference"

Interview with Glen Mills

On-site interview about LGBTQ+ suicide prevention conference in Utah.
ABC 4 News | April 18, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT

"WSU Hosts Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk"

Interview with Glen Mills

Live in-studio interview about suicide prevention in Utah.
ABC 4 News | April 14, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT

"Students Research: What's Really on Your Mind?"

Article by Rachel Badali

Article about research on social media usage and personality types.
Wildcat Magazine | Spring, 2016; Ogden, UT

"Hope and Healing at Out of the Darkness Campus Walk"

Story by Sarah Welliver

Photos and interview about WSU suicide prevention walk.
The Standard-Examiner | March 19, 2016; Ogden, UT

"Narcisissts don't like to be Unfriended"

Article by Becky Wright

Article about research on social media usage and personality types.
The Standard-Examiner | October 30, 2015; Ogden, UT

"Wildcats Present Research on Capitol Hill"

Article by Raychel Johnson

Article and interview about Day at the Capitol research conference.
The Signpost | March 3, 2014; Salt Lake C, UT

Public Speaking

Speaking Experience

Corbin J. Standley has a broad range of experience in public speaking. He has presented research and served as a keynote speaker, featured speaker, panelist, and moderator both nationally and internationally. These events have covered topics such as academic success and resume building, community mental health, equity, public policy, suicide prevention, and coping with grief. Having been trained in multiple suicide prevention curricula and programs, Corbin uses his personal experiences and education to provide creative insights and inspiring stories surrounding mental health and the prevention of suicide.

Training Certifications

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer.)
Talk Saves Lives (Can Teach)
Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid


I'm Struggling (or Someone I Know is Struggling)

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. This resource is not only for those struggling personally, but also for those needing advice about how to talk to someone else who may be struggling.

In talking with someone who may be struggling, take the person seriously, stay with them, and help them remove lethal means. If need be, escort them to mental health services or an emergency room.

I've Lost Someone

If you've lost a loved one to suicide, you are not alone. Here are some resources to help you heal:

Other Resources

  • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a national non-profit organization that aims to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. We accomplish this through education, research, advocacy, and support.
  • The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) promotes research, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.

Corbin J. Standley, M.A.
Lansing, Michigan