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2014-10-01 23:02:49

Entertainment Industries Council elevates the conversation around suicide prevention with tools to help social media communicators and professional journalists Reston, VA (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 The Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) is joining the conversation around suicide prevention, with LiveScience.com. “As we know, the media plays a constructive role in informing its audience, and at times, even educating viewers. It is an extremely powerful force in American culture, one...

2014-08-28 23:12:35

Media coverage of celebrity suicide can sometimes lead to an increase in suicidal acts. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 A leading Florida mental health program is raising awareness about the possibility of suicide contagion as a result of media coverage surrounding Robin Williams’ death. When celebrity suicides make headlines, there is an increased risk of ‘copycat suicides’ among the general public. The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center stresses that the focus...

2014-05-09 23:05:31

Entertainment Industries Council releases guiding principles for mental health and suicide prevention language and social media usage. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 The Entertainment Industries Council’s (EIC) TEAM Up (Tools for Entertainment and Media) has released first-of-its-kind Social Media Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention, a set of tools that assist people in safely and effectively talking about mental health and suicide-related issues via...

2013-09-26 23:31:08

Mental Health Reporting Style Guide, Toolkit and Other Resources Provide Help for Authentic Storytelling Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 As Suicide Prevention Month puts mental health at the forefront of news coverage this September, the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) offers resources to help journalists and entertainment industry professionals create accurate stories about people living with mental illness and get stories about suicide right. EIC’s TEAM Up...

2013-05-22 10:06:22

Study supports idea of 'suicide contagion,' especially in 12 and 13 year olds Youth who had a schoolmate die by suicide are significantly more likely to consider or attempt suicide, according to a study in published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). This effect can last 2 years or more, which has implications for strategies following schoolmate suicides. "We found that exposure to suicide predicts suicidality," writes senior author Dr. Ian Colman, Canada Research Chair in...

2011-02-09 14:25:46

Many school officials react in exactly the wrong ways when one of their students completes suicide, according to the authors of a new book. While they may be well-intentioned, administrators who don't send the right messages may make copycat suicides more likely, and are not providing the help needed by others hurting from the tragedy. "Without the proper knowledge and resources, many school administrators may implement strategies that could actually increase the risk of suicide among...

2010-06-02 15:13:27

Attempts to reduce suicide in a population do not always focus enough on high-risk patients, argues an Essay in PLoS Medicine this week that discusses different interventions for "secondary suicide prevention." Whilst primary suicide prevention aims to reduce the number of new cases of suicide in the population and tertiary prevention attempts to diminish clusters of suicides in an area ("suicide contagion"), secondary suicide prevention aims to decrease the likelihood of suicide attempts in...

2009-10-01 07:50:16

Results of a new study from Queen Mary, University of London, warn against glamorizing celebrity suicides in the media Dr Alex Mesoudi, from Queen Mary's newly established Research Centre for Psychology, has found evidence that the increasing reach and influence of the media, combined with a growing number of people assigned celebrity status, could increase the probability of widespread suicide pandemics. The study is published today in the peer reviewed journal PLoS ONE. Copycat suicides...

2008-09-04 00:00:02

By Tim Puko A higher-than-expected rate of youth suicides might be part of an emerging, nationwide health crisis, according to research co- authored by a Carnegie Mellon University professor released today. The rate of youth suicides declined for more than a decade before spiking in 2004, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although the rate dropped slightly from 2004 to 2005, the most recent years for which statistics are available, it was much higher than...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.