Know someone who has suicidal thoughts?

Contrary to popular belief, most people don’t commit suicide because they hate themselves or because they are cowards. They truly believe that their families will be better without them. For most, suicide is seen as a way out. This does not bode ...

May 11

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Media reporting leading to more suicides

There were suicide clusters in various US college in the previous year and there media was shining its light on it. Does media influence our perception of the events and what impact does media have on the incidence?

Apr 11

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ADHD plus childhood trauma heightens risk for self-harm, suicide

Young women with ADHD who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or other traumas in childhood and adolescence are at greater risk for self-injury, eating disorders and suicide than those with ADHD who were not mistreated in early youth, according to ...

Mar 4

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child Development, ...

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Facebook improves tool for suicide prevention

Facebook, the world's largest social network, has become a place for many of its 1.3 billion active users to share deeply personal thoughts. When users see posts from people who are directly threatening suicide, they should contact local emergency ...

Mar 3

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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45,000 Suicides Every Year: The Sad Cause Which is On The Rise

One in five suicides around the world is caused by this and the figure is rising.

Feb 23

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Game app to monitor teenage suicide risk

The battle against teenage suicide has entered the digital age as a Hong Kong company is developing a game app to identify at-risk teenagers. Mark Altosaar, who has a background in education technology, and Jamie Chiu, a doctoral candidate in ...

Feb 2

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues

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U.S. Teens Have Same Firearm Access regardless of Suicide Risk

U.S. teens report easy access to firearms, even when they have mental health problems that put them at an increased risk of suicide, according to a new study

Jan 5

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Brain scans link frontal abnormalities to suicidal behaviors in ...

Abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex and related brain areas are observed in adolescents who have attempted suicide, according to a report today at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual meeting in Phoenix Arizona. The study ...

Dec 10

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Suicide experts recommend research into early behavioral detection, ...

In a new supplement to the September issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, experts address the state of the science on suicide prevention and provide useful recommendations for research to inform effective suicide prevention.

Aug 21

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Poor sleep quality associated with increased suicide risk in older ...

Reported poor sleep quality, independent of a depressed mood, appears to be associated with an increased risk for suicide in older adults.

Aug 14

Categories: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Suicide Prevention

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Alterations to a single gene could predict risk of suicide attempt

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered a chemical alteration in a single human gene linked to stress reactions that, if confirmed in larger studies, could give doctors a simple blood test to reliably predict a person’s risk of ...

Aug 2

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Smoking may contribute to suicide risk

Cigarette smokers are more likely to commit suicide than people who don’t smoke, studies have shown. This reality has been attributed to the fact that people with psychiatric disorders, who have higher suicide rates, also tend to smoke. But new ...

Jul 22

Categories: Addictions, Suicide Prevention

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Mass Gatherings May Promote Or Prevent Suicide

What do music festivals, football matches and religious gatherings have in common? They are all associated with changes to the citizens of the host city's risk of suicide, some for better, some for worse. New research supports the premise that it is ...

Jul 3

Categories: Parenting, Suicide Prevention

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Adults with Asperger Syndrome at significantly higher risk of ...

Adults with the autism spectrum condition known as Asperger Syndrome are nine times more likely to experience suicidal thoughts than people from the UK general population, according to the first large-scale clinical study of its kind.

Jun 26

Categories: Asperger's Syndrome, Suicide Prevention

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Ketamine shows 'game-changing' effect on suicide prevention

According to researchers in Australia, the anesthetic and recreational drug ketamine could be effective in preventing suicide and lifting mood in people who are severely depressed in a way they describe as "game-changing."

Jun 18

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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