Latest Suicide prevention Stories

2011-03-28 21:46:42

A study of thousands of people with bipolar disorder suggests that genetic risk factors may influence the decision to attempt suicide.

2011-03-09 16:19:39

Although thousands of people commit suicide worldwide each year, researchers and doctors do not have any method for evaluating a person's likelihood of thinking about or trying to commit suicide.

2011-03-07 12:26:55

Samaritans launched a service on Facebook Monday to help people who express suicidal thoughts on the Internet.

2011-03-04 00:00:28

Confidential Suicide Prevention Hotline Provides Veterans 24/7 Access to Help Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new public service announcement (PSA) today to address the critical need to help veterans in crisis by raising awareness about suicide prevention resources such as the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). “On average, 18 veterans per day take their own lives,” said Sonja V.

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.

2011-02-08 22:59:52

Due to the recent economic crisis, an increase of health inequalities between socio-economic groups has been noticed in both developed and developing countries.

2011-01-21 00:00:47

Blue Star Families, Health Net and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors join forces with The Creative Coalition to film PSA at the Film Festival in Park City. Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) January 20, 2011 Suicide rates in the military continue to cause concern, and a new public service announcement being filmed this week by members of The Creative Coalition, aims to help service members, veterans and their families reach out for help.

2011-01-19 14:40:02

In a paper published online this week in the journal Psychiatry Research, investigators examined gender specific differences among a sample of 6,647 adults, of whom 695 had experienced parental divorce before the age of 18.

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.

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