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2014-07-01 23:07:44

AVERT™ Delivers Proven and Efficient Solution for Broad Assessment of Suicide Risk (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 ERT, a leading provider of technology solutions and services that increase the reliability and efficiency of high-quality patient data collection, today announced that the State of Oklahoma, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) is implementing the AVERT™ Suicide Risk Assessment (SRA) system as a key component in its development of a public health...

2013-10-30 13:58:24

Teenagers and young adults are at increased risk of suicide after being diagnosed with cancer according to a study published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology today (Wednesday). A study of nearly eight million Swedes aged 15 and over found that among the 12,669 young people diagnosed with cancer between the age of 15 and 30 there was a 60% increased risk of suicide or attempted suicide. The risk was highest during the first year immediately after diagnosis when suicidal...

2013-09-30 23:33:54

ERT’s AVERT™ Solution Delivers Valuable Safety Information to help Researchers Protect Patients and Compounds Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 ERT, a leading global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, today announced that the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (JCP) has published a paper demonstrating the effectiveness of the electronic, patient-reported version of the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale – also known as...

2013-09-10 23:25:46

First-of-its-kind Tool Helps At-Risk People Find Qualified Care Lexington, MA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 HelpPRO, in partnership with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), the QPR Institute, The Carson J Spencer Foundation (CJSF), and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, launches the HelpPRO Suicide Prevention Therapist Finder today. Across the globe September 10th is recognized as World Suicide Prevention Day. The Finder, available...

2013-07-29 23:25:31

Skip Simpson of the Law Offices of Skip Simpson expresses concerns about a recent sharp rise in national suicide rate. Frisco, TX (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Experienced suicide lawyer Skip Simpson said today he has been closely monitoring an alarming upward trend in the nation’s suicide rate. The number of suicides in the United States has increased dramatically in the past decade, according to The New York Times, “Suicide Rates Rise Sharply in U.S.” (May 2, 2013). Simpson, who works...

2013-06-20 23:18:22

Multiple Modes of Electronic Administration Deliver Reliable Patient Safety Data Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 ERT, a leading global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, today announced enhancements to AVERT, its proven electronic suicide risk assessment system. Having already been used by over 32,000 clinical trial patients, AVERT is now available in both audio (phone) and visual (web/tablet) patient interfaces, offering greater...

Physical Abuse May Raise Risk Of Suicidal Thoughts
2012-04-24 11:37:48

Adults who were physically abused during childhood are more likely than their non-abused peers to have suicidal thoughts, according to a new study from the University of Toronto. The study, published online this month in the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior , found that approximately one-third of adults who were physically abused in childhood had seriously considered taking their own life. These rates were five times higher than adults who were not physically abused in...

2011-12-23 08:55:18

Study shows suicide prevention efforts should be key part of substance abuse treatment programs The dire physical and mental health effects of injecting methamphetamine are well known, but there's been little research about suicidal behavior and injecting meth. In a recent study, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the University of British Columbia found that drug users who inject methamphetamine had an 80% greater risk of attempting suicide than drug...

2011-11-28 11:47:59

Thoughts about killing oneself and engaging in suicidal behavior may begin much younger than previously thought. While about one of nine youths attempt suicide by the time they graduate from high school, new findings reveal that a significant proportion make their first suicide attempt in elementary or middle school. In a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, nearly 40 percent of young adults who said they had tried suicide said that they made their...

2011-11-02 22:01:19

Roughly 1 million people die by suicide each year. In the U.S., where nearly 36,000 people take their own lives annually, more than 4,600 victims are between the ages of 10 and 24, making suicide the third leading cause of death in this age group. Youths treated at hospital emergency rooms for suicidal behavior remain at very high risk for future suicide attempts. But despite the urgent need to provide them with mental health follow-up care, many don't receive any such care after their...


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