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2012-10-07 23:02:07

Attorney Skip Simpson, a nationally renowned expert in psychiatric malpractice, said the high U.S. suicide rate is alarming, but not surprising, given that most health care professionals lack the necessary training to assess and treat people who are at risk of taking their own lives. Frisco, Texas (PRWEB) October 07, 2012 New research indicates that suicide has overtaken car accidents as the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States, which psychiatric malpractice lawyer...

2012-09-28 14:20:18

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Now more than ever it is critical that military families are equipped with the necessary tools and resources to support warriors facing the threat of suicide. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/helping-military-families-support-their-warriors-resources-to-help-prevent-suicide-171870231.html Military families can educate themselves about the warning signs and risk...

2012-09-11 02:34:45

NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent years, events like the tragedies at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University spurred the creation of campus teams that can both anticipate and respond to different types of campus problems or threats. More recently, the tragic shootings in Colorado brought attention to the role of campus teams. As students begin a new school year, a comprehensive guide for establishing new teams and managing existing ones is being made available to...

2012-09-10 06:30:24

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today on World Suicide Prevention Day, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) released an ambitious national strategy to reduce the number of deaths by suicide. The strategy was called for by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and former Department of Defense Secretary Robert Gates when they launched the Action Alliance on Sept. 10, 2010. The 2012 National Strategy for Suicide...

2012-09-08 02:20:28

OTTAWA, Sept. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - September 10(th) is World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is the leading cause of injury related fatality in Canada. In 2009 alone, there were about 100,000 years of potential life lost to Canadians under the age of 75 as a result of suicides, and it is estimated that well over 3,000,000 Canadians have been touched by suicide in some way. Among those aged 15 to 34, suicide was the second leading cause of death. This year, communities across Canada will...

2012-09-04 02:30:02

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As we enter a new school year, students not only face academic challenges, but must also be prepared to deal with emotional and mental health issues. In particular, law students find themselves at greater risk for such issues. To help address this, LawLifeline.org has been launched as a resource for law students providing information about a wide range of emotional health issues, including anxiety, depression and stress. It offers a free anonymous,...

2012-08-24 23:03:19

Want to help those battling suicidal thoughts? Treatment might require looking beyond physical evidence, says faith-based website, followme.org. (PRWEB) August 23, 2012 Those searching for the motives behind a famous director´s suicide might need to consider spiritual and emotional factors that influence suicidal thoughts, says one suicide resources organization, followme.org. That statement comes today as more details are revealed about Hollywood director Tony Scott´s suicide in...

2012-08-22 06:24:40

Description: Suicide losses can be reduced by prioritizing education and the reduction of stigma associated with mental health conditions. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mental Health Association of San Francisco extends condolences and support to the family and friends of Hollywood director Tony Scott who died by suicide Sunday, August 19. Mr. Scott's death deprives his family and community of a loved individual and the world of an exceptional creative...

2012-08-20 23:02:42

A famous director´s suicide raises awareness about the dangers of suicidal thoughts for celebrities and non-celebrities alike, says faith-based website, followme.org. (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 Celebrities and non-celebrities alike are prone to suicide in a “moment of weakness.” The faith-based website, followme.org, issued that statement today in response to the news that Hollywood director, Tony Scott, apparently committed suicide yesterday. Scott, who was 68 years old,...

2012-07-24 23:02:03

Capital District Physicians' Health Plan Announces a New Resource That Provides Emotional Support to Those in Need. Albany, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 CDPHP® knows that a mental health crisis can happen at any time. That is why the health plan is offering its members access to a new after-hours hotline that will provide emotional support and crisis de-escalation for those in need. CONTACT Lifeline, a program of Family & Children´s Service of the Capital Region (FCSCR), will...