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Latest Suicide prevention Stories

2014-02-24 23:01:54

The mental health conditions of most people who commit suicide remain undiagnosed, even though many visit a primary care provider or medical specialist in the year before they die, according to a national study led by Henry Ford Health System with the Mental Health Research Network. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 The mental health conditions of most people who commit suicide remain undiagnosed, even though many visit a primary care provider or medical specialist in the year...

2014-02-05 08:27:14

A call to action to advance suicide prevention field WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) today released a first-of-its-kind national action plan, A Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives, aimed at prioritizing suicide prevention research. A three-year intensive and collaborative effort by the Action Alliance's Research Prioritization Task...

2014-02-03 23:01:58

Gala Event to Benefit the Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation Hartford, CT (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Jordan’s Journey 2014 Gala: Imagine a World Without Suicide will take place at Mohegan Sun on March 8, 2014 from 6 to 10 p.m. to benefit the Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation (JMPMF). The Mission of the JMPMF is to prevent suicide in the college and college entry student population that is often the end result of significant emotional disorders triggered by stress and/or not...

2014-01-14 16:25:13

Program Designed to Help Colleges Promote Emotional Wellbeing, Reduce Substance Abuse, Prevent Suicide and Create Safer Campuses NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help prevent the two leading causes of death in young adults(i),-- unintentional injuries, including those caused by prescription drug overdoses or alcohol poisoning, and suicide--The Jed Foundation and the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI), today announced a joint program, The Jed and Clinton Foundation...

2014-01-14 16:25:11

"Help A Friend In Need" Community Guide available on Facebook's Family Safety Center NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jed Foundation, a leading organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students, today announced it has partnered with Facebook and the Clinton Foundation to develop "Help A Friend In Need," a community guide for Facebook users to help college students and young adults identify potential warning signs that a friend...

2013-12-18 23:04:48

Acting U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Boris Lushniak, takes students’ questions about skin care, body image, tobacco, mental health, suicide prevention, exercise and more on EICnetwork.tv. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 The Entertainment Industries Council recently hosted Acting U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Boris Lushniak along with Junior Reporters from West Potomac Academy and George Mason University, for an in-depth discussion of health issues. The one-hour special covering tobacco...

2013-12-16 12:25:29

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With nearly 1 million people estimated to die by suicide each year according to the World Health Organization, suicide prevention experts and leading internet companies today announced a new program to help people struggling with suicidal thoughts and intentions. Responding to a Cry for Help: Best Practices for Online Technologies is a policy and resource guide for new and emerging technology companies to decrease suicide risk...

2013-12-05 13:33:08

Difficult to predict, but once it happens, key clue for long-term needs A study that tracked more than 1,000 New Zealanders from birth to age 38 has found that those who attempted suicide before age 24 have been plagued by more health and psychiatric issues and had more economic difficulties later in life. In their 30s, these people were twice as likely as their peers to develop metabolic syndrome and have significantly higher levels of systemic inflammation, both markers of higher risk...

2013-11-21 12:27:25

NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Survivors of Suicide Day--recognized this year on Saturday, Nov. 23--was created to unite survivors of suicide loss in a day of remembrance, reflection and healing. ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, is joining the conversation about coping with suicide loss by sharing the powerful story of one of its own. (Logo:...

2013-11-11 23:22:58

Twenty veterans in the US take their lives every day, a trend that the Veterans Crisis Line and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline are fighting to reverse. SIMmersion's state-of-the-art Suicide Prevention Training system allows responders on these crisis hotlines to get the realistic practice they need to save lives. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 “I’m…” Tyler, the young veteran on the other end of the phone, sighs heavily before continuing. “I’m seeing things...