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2010-10-21 10:33:00

Community Event in Miami will Help Celebrate the Completion of the Mental Health Awareness North to South ride MIAMI, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patrick Cutter, a suicide prevention advocate from Virginia Beach, Virginia, is nearing completion of his attempt to ride a bicycle from the farthest point north accessible by road in the United States, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to the farthest point south in Key West, Florida. The goal of the Mental Health Awareness North to South ride...

2010-10-06 08:00:00

WELLESLEY, Mass., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In observance of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Screening for Mental Health released data revealing that 18- to 25-year-olds are 17% more likely to be depressed now than five years ago. This information, which compared online screening data from 2005 to data from 2010, comes on the heels of a report released last week from the Centers for Disease Control stating that one in 10 Americans are depressed . However despite rising rates of depression,...

2010-10-05 11:00:00

CARF President/CEO Brian Boon is appointed a founding member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention executive committee WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In announcing the launch of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates named Brian J. Boon, Ph.D., as a founding member of the alliance's executive committee. Boon is president/CEO of CARF...

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,...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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