How to identify suicidal vocabulary?

Many of us are prone to the hindsight bias, in which we think about how the outcome would be different if we did something differently. It is possible to identify suicidal ideation based on the words used by the person. Most people who are suicidal ...

Jun 28

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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New Models For Predicting Suicide Risk

Research shows that combining data from electronic health records with results from standardized depression questionnaires better predicts suicide risk in the 90 days following either mental health specialty or primary care outpatient visits.

Jun 5

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Traumatic Stress Interacts With Bipolar Disorder Genetic Risk To ...

A new study reports that genetic susceptibility to bipolar disorder can increase the risk for suicide attempt, but only among those who have also experienced traumatic stress.

May 31

Categories: Bipolar, Mood Swings / Bipolar, Suicide Prevention

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Brain Stimulation Reduces Suicidal Thinking in People with ...

A specific kind of brain stimulation has been found to be effective in reducing suicidal thinking in a significant portion of people with hard-to-treat depression.

May 14

Categories: Depression, Suicide Prevention

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Talking About Suicide and Self-Harm in Schools Can Save Lives

Suicide and self-harm remain taboo topics in schools, despite the fact youth suicide has reached a ten year high. Parents and teachers are often concerned that talking about suicide will put ideas in young minds, while, in reality, these ...

Oct 24

Categories: Self-Harm, Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues

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How You Can Help Someone Who is Suicidal

It’s a terrifying thought that someone we know or love may be contemplating suicide. We may feel helpless and unsure of what to do. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the United States created a campaign with five simple steps to help you ...

Sep 7

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Why Suicide May Be the Worst Option of All

Suicide usually stems from feelings of despair and the belief that change is not possible. Nothing about how you are and what you are going through feels good. With these feelings and beliefs, it can lead to the thought that suicide is an option. ...

Jul 29

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Perfectionism As A Risk Factor For Suicide

Perfectionism: the tendency some people have to hold themselves to consistently impossible standards and/or feeling the need to meet or surpass the lofty expectations of others.

Jul 28

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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3 Reasons Why "13 Reasons Why" Isn't Getting It Right

The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" follows high-school student Hannah Baker, who commits suicide and leaves behind cassette tapes that explain 13 reasons she took her own life. The show has garnered mass attention amongst teens, but not necessarily ...

May 16

Categories: Bullying, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression, Suicide ...

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Nightmares May Signal Increased Risk of Suicide

As suicide rates continue to climb, psychologists and public health officials scramble to find solutions. Michael Nadorff, a psychologist at Mississippi State University, argues that one treatable risk factor has been hiding in the dark: nightmares.

Jan 14

Categories: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Suicide Prevention

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What If?

Dec 9

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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What it feels to want to kill yourself

Today, the 10th of September, is World Suicide Prevention Day. One of the most prominent questions surrounding suicide is "Why did they do it?" In considering people’s motivations for killing themselves, it is essential to recognize that most ...

Sep 10

Categories: Depression, Suicide Prevention

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The Startling Link Between Cyberbullying and Suicide

Called the “Dark Tetrad,” this combination of traits may explain why some teens are able to taunt, harass, and bully others online — sometimes to the point of no return.

Jul 13

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Hong Kong's Middle Class Professionals Want to Commit Suicide, Study ...

Mental health experts in Hong Kong were alarmed after a large percentage of the city's middle class reported that they often thought about committing suicide in the past 30 days.

May 3

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Suicide Prevention

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Objective predictors of suicidality in women identified

Researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers and developed questionnaire-based apps that may help clinicians identify which of their female patients being treated for psychiatric disorders are at greatest risk of suicidal ideation or behavior.

Apr 6

Categories: Suicide Prevention, Women's Issues

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