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2011-01-18 06:05:00

A new study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic finds that medical mistakes, burnout and depression led one in 16 surgeons to contemplate suicide in the previous year, with few seeking help out of fear of losing their job. The study involved nearly 8,000 surgeons, six percent of whom of reported recent suicidal thoughts.  Among those who had recently made a medical error, the rate was 16 percent, although it is not known whether the mistakes were the basis for the suicidal thoughts....

2011-01-17 22:35:21

As many as one in 16 surgeons reported having suicidal thoughts in the previous year, but few sought help from a mental health clinician, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Death from suicide is more common among physicians than among the general population or among other professionals, according to background information in the article. "Although suicide is strongly linked to depression, the lifetime risk of depression among...

2011-01-15 00:00:43

Study conducted among high school teachers in 40 states shows that a new online, interactive training simulation results in statistically significant gains in the likelihood that teachers will intervene with a student exhibiting signs of psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. The results of the study are available at http://www.kognito.com/atrisk/research.html. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2011 A study conducted among 327 high school teachers in 40...

2010-12-30 07:00:00

Task Forces Focus on LGBT Youth, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Military/Veterans WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention today added three new task forces to address suicide prevention efforts within high-risk populations: American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN); youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT); and military service members and veterans. This brings to six the number of task forces...

2010-12-07 07:31:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The Internet has opened up countless doors for people to connect with one another; however, some doors are better left closed.  A recent study looked at the evolving relationship between suicidal people and the Internet, gauging opinions from both scientific leaders as well as ones from the community on what can be done to prevent it.  Progress is being made, yet in the online age of today, it may be more difficult than most expected. We've heard of blood pacts...

2010-12-01 16:40:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --The Samaritans of Rhode Island Suicide Prevention and Resource Center, a non-profit organization based in Providence, RI, has teamed up with GoodSearch.com to raise money for the organization's volunteer-based programs this holiday season. Still have some holiday shopping to do? Do it online and support a worthy cause at the same time. Support The Samaritans of RI at GoodSearch.com. A variety of major companies are participating in the...

2010-12-01 16:31:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Samaritans of Rhode Island, a Rhode Island-based non-profit organization dedicated to suicide prevention and awareness education, recently created an emergency brochure which includes a critical checklist for what to do if a friend or family member threatens suicide. The 2 page emergency brochure is just one of many informative documents put out by the organization, and was recently published in the November E-Newsletter distributed...

2010-11-19 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), a public-private partnership created in September to address the preventable public health tragedy of suicide, announced today the creation of its first three task forces. The respective task forces will identify and develop systems and strategies to improve data collection and surveillance of suicidal behaviors in the United States, prioritize research on suicide...

2010-11-17 08:45:00

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Connects Thousands of Families and Friends for Support and Healing NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the course of our lifetime, 80 percent of us will lose someone we know to suicide. On November 20th, tens of thousands of people who have lost family members or friends to suicide will join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) 12th annual National Survivors of Suicide Day, which takes place each year on the...

2010-10-29 13:27:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) hosted a Suicide Survivor and Bereavement Leadership Summit, which brought together 20 of the nation's leading caregivers, researchers, and pioneers in the field of suicide grief support to discuss how to better help people bereaved by suicide in communities across the United States. A key conclusion reached at the Summit was that current services fall far short of meeting the needs people face...


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