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2012-07-11 10:23:34

DENVER, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Man Therapy, a groundbreaking new approach to suicide prevention and other men's mental health issues, was launched in Colorado today. Man Therapy(TM) reshapes the conversation, using humor to cut through stigma and tackle issues like depression, divorce and even suicidal thoughts head on, the way a man would do it. The campaign is the result of a unique partnership between Cactus, a Denver-based advertising agency, the Office of Suicide Prevention at...

2012-05-17 23:04:21

Passages Rehab is proud to support SAMHSA's first annual National Prevention Week, which is held from May 21-25. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura, the world´s leading drug and alcohol rehab centers, are proud to support the first annual National Prevention Week, which is held from Monday, May 21, 2012 through Friday, May 25, 2012. This health observance is an opportunity for community members and leaders to learn more about behavioral health issues...

2012-05-17 10:03:56

The study by the University of Manchester's National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, one of very few to look at trends over time, shows the rate of suicide among psychiatric in-patients fell by between 29% and 31% between 1997 and 2008 with nearly 100 fewer deaths per year. The falls were seen across most groups of patients with the biggest falls in young patients and those with schizophrenia. On wards, deaths by hanging fell by nearly 60%....

Suicide Prevention For Military Personnel And Family Via Facebook
2012-05-10 06:31:15

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Facebook recently announced that it would offer veterans, active duty service members, and their families military-specific suicide prevention information. This new development follows Facebook´s announcement of an organ donation initiative a week ago. The suicide prevention information is provided through a partnership between Blue Star Families and the Department of Veteran Affairs. With the potential of social networking, more and more non-profit...

2012-05-02 06:25:32

NEW YORK, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the number of college students struggling with emotional and mental health issues continues to be a serious concern, ULifeline.org has been relaunched to help address the needs of young adults who might be experiencing depression, anxiety, and a wide range of other issues. Visited by more than 160,000 people each year, ULifeline provides an anonymous, confidential web-based resource center allowing college students to search for information regarding...

Physical Abuse May Raise Risk Of Suicidal Thoughts
2012-04-24 11:37:48

Adults who were physically abused during childhood are more likely than their non-abused peers to have suicidal thoughts, according to a new study from the University of Toronto. The study, published online this month in the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior , found that approximately one-third of adults who were physically abused in childhood had seriously considered taking their own life. These rates were five times higher than adults who were not physically abused in...

2012-04-19 11:29:02

The experience of killing in war was strongly associated with thoughts of suicide, in a study of Vietnam-era veterans led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The scientists found that veterans with more experiences involving killing were twice as likely to have reported suicidal thoughts as veterans who had fewer or no experiences. To evaluate the experience of killing, the authors created four variables...

2012-04-19 06:26:43

GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- What is typically a source of cheer and Gator comradery quickly turned into a tragic scene at the University of Florida. A student jumped to his death from the northwest corner of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium around 7 p.m. Sunday night. The student, who was previously diagnosed with bipolar disorder, was an active member of the Team Florida Cycling club and loved animals. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 90 percent...

2012-02-01 11:48:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We are saddened to learn about the apparent suicide of Don Cornelius, creator of 'Soul Train.' Our hearts and thoughts go out to his family, friends, colleagues and fans. Sadly, suicide cuts short the lives of far too many people and takes an enormous toll on those left behind," said Robert Gebbia, executive Director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Suicide is often mischaracterized as a response to a single life...

2011-11-02 22:01:19

Roughly 1 million people die by suicide each year. In the U.S., where nearly 36,000 people take their own lives annually, more than 4,600 victims are between the ages of 10 and 24, making suicide the third leading cause of death in this age group. Youths treated at hospital emergency rooms for suicidal behavior remain at very high risk for future suicide attempts. But despite the urgent need to provide them with mental health follow-up care, many don't receive any such care after their...