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2010-09-14 23:52:19

Medical students with moderate to severe depression more frequently endorsed several depression stigma attitudes than nondepressed students and had a higher rate of suicidal thoughts, according to a study in the September 15 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on medical education. "Medical students experience depression, burnout, and mental illness at a higher rate than the general population, with mental health deteriorating over the course of medical training. Medical students have a higher risk...

2010-09-10 08:00:00

Public-private collaboration forges next-generation partnerships to address major public-health threat in America WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced acceleration of efforts to respond to what has become a foremost, preventable public-health tragedy in our nation: Suicide. Together they announced the founding membership of...

2010-09-09 15:42:00

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Bresette + Company, a high performance marketing and consulting team, is working with a truly selfless non-profit organization, Samaritans of Rhode Island Suicide Prevention and Resource Center, to develop a new program, the "Fundraising and Planned Charitable Giving Program," in order to raise money for the organization. Established on December 12, 1977, the Samaritans of Rhode Island Suicide Prevention and Resource Center is a non-religious,...

2010-09-02 06:40:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 10, 2010, the world recognizes World Suicide Prevention Day. The International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organization (WHO) use this day to focus public attention on the unacceptable burden and costs of suicidal behaviors. It is estimated that about one million people die by suicide every year. This is a huge global burden and one that can often be prevented. For those dealing with the loss brought by suicide,...

2010-08-31 15:55:00

"HOPE" Tee to Benefit Organization Aimed To Provide Public Awareness and Education of Suicide MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- KC Tees (www.KCTees.com) - a company with a message and a mission, has partnered with Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) (www.Save.org) - a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent suicide and reduce the stigma associated with suicide - for Suicide Prevention Week September 5-11, 2010. Starting in September, 15% of the...

2010-08-18 15:25:00

National experts offer insight on suicide as the third-leading cause of death for America's youths ages 15-24 SHEBOYGAN, Wisc., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three leading experts on youth suicide will be featured this fall in a new series of interactive webinars from Well Aware, a national youth suicide prevention program. This series includes school-based strategies for suicide prevention, helping youths who have lost a peer to suicide, and crisis response for schools and...

2010-07-28 18:14:57

Tests promise to help clinicians move beyond reliance on self-reporting by suicidal individuals Two powerful new tests developed by psychologists at Harvard University show great promise in predicting patients' risk of attempting suicide. The work may help clinicians overcome their reliance on self-reporting by at-risk individuals, information that often proves misleading when suicidal patients wish to hide their intentions. Both new tests are easily administered within minutes on a computer,...

2010-07-27 13:30:07

Emergency department contact prior to suicide in mental health patients Emergency care may be failing to spot patients at risk of suicide, many of whom use these services in the year leading up to their death, suggests a small study published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. Around 5000 people kill themselves in England and Wales every year, and previous research has indicated that the emergency department might be well placed to pick up patients vulnerable to suicide. The researchers...

2010-07-14 13:03:00

Method of attempted suicide as predictor of subsequent successful suicide: national long term cohort study The method that people use to attempt suicide has a large influence on the risk of later completed suicide, according to a new study published on bmj.com today. A Swedish study found that suicide attempts involving hanging or strangulation, drowning, firearm, jumping from a height, or gassing are moderately to strongly associated with an increased risk of suicide compared with poisoning...

2010-07-07 15:39:35

The method used for a suicide attempt is highly significant for the risk of subsequent successful suicide, reveals a long-term study from Karolinska Institutet. The results may be of help in acute risk assessment following a suicide attempt. Suicide is one of the most common causes of death among those aged 15 to 44. Previous research has shown that those who have previously attempted to take their own lives are at a greatly increased risk of committing suicide. Other known risk factors are...