WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 — People with migraine may be much more likely to attempt suicide than others, a new study suggests. It found that 1 in 12 adults with migraine had attempted suicide — and those with a history of sexual abuse or long-term exposure to domestic violence had a significantly higher risk. The […]Continue Reading ...
When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn’t supposed to be there long. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had just endured the death of his wife of 51 years and a grim new diagnosis: throat cancer, stage 4. His son and daughter expected him to stay […]Continue Reading ...
A new study by the University of Toronto (U of T), released this week, found that adults with migraine who had been sexually abused during childhood were three times more likely to have attempted suicide. Childhood physical abuse doubled the odds of suicide attempts and exposure to chronic parental domestic violence was associated with 67% […]Continue Reading ...
Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber of the Columbia Lighthouse Project joins William Brangham to discuss the troubling phenomenon of teen suicide.Continue Reading ...
Fear of psychiatric hospitalization is one of the primary reasons that older men — an age and gender group at high risk for suicide — don’t talk about suicide with their physicians. Researchers discovered this finding as part of a pre-launch, stakeholder assessment of a multimedia program designed to encourage men to open up to […]Continue Reading ...
Suicide is deeply personal — shattering individuals and families. And a host of individual factors — such as depression and alienation — increase the risk of suicidal behavior. However, suicide rates are affected by a variety of broader societal and economic factors, opening opportunities for public health interventions, speakers Anne Case, PhD, a Princeton economist, […]Continue Reading ...
Feb 14 2019 Introducing physician-assisted suicide would fundamentally change the doctor-patient relationship, finds a major new poll for Care Not Killing. The survey of over 2,000 members of the public found high levels of concern about vulnerable people feeling pressure to end their lives with four in 10 saying changing the law risks normalizing suicide. […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 — Since 1990, the age-standardized mortality rate for suicide has decreased worldwide, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in The BMJ. Mohsen Naghavi, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., from the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues present patterns of suicide mortality globally, regionally, and for 195 countries and territories by […]Continue Reading ...
In 2016, suicide claimed the lives of nearly 45,000 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Suicide affects people of all ages, genders, races, and ethnicities. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it can be preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help […]Continue Reading ...
After more than 2,000 Missouri children diagnosed with mental illness were shifted from traditional Medicaid into three for-profit managed-care companies, the state’s hospitals noticed an alarming trend: a doubling in the percentage who had thoughts of suicide or attempted suicide. Additionally, the average length of stay for these children in psychiatric hospitals dropped from 10 […]Continue Reading ...
A West Virginia University researcher has discovered the suicide rate of some Medicaid-insured youth–including girls and young women–is higher than those with private insurance. John Campo, chief behavioral wellness officer at WVU and the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, and his colleagues are working to fill a gap in analyzed suicide trends among 10- to-18-year-olds. Suicide is […]Continue Reading ...
High-altitude areas-; particularly the US intermountain states-; have increased rates of suicide and depression, suggests a review of research evidence in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. The increased suicide rates might be explained by blood oxygen levels due to low atmospheric pressure, according to the article by Brent […]Continue Reading ...
Research has shown that there are multiple risk factors for suicide and that these factors may vary with age, gender, physical and mental well-being, and with individual experiences. Treatments and therapies for people with suicidal thoughts or actions will vary as well. NIMH has focused research on strategies that have worked well for mental health […]Continue Reading ...
Suicide among younger people is often so spontaneous that it can be prevented if they do not encounter a potentially dangerous place outdoors. Getting the form of the built environment correct is therefore a very important factor in stopping suicide among young people. This is the finding of Charlotta Thodelius, a researcher at Chalmers University […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 — The risk of suicide is more than four times higher among Americans with cancer than those without the disease, a new study finds. “Even though cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, most cancer patients do not die from cancer, the patients usually die […]Continue Reading ...
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