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CDC: Suicide Rates Are On The Rise
2013-05-02 17:45:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Suicide rates are on the rise for middle aged Americans, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In their report, the CDC noted a sharp rise in suicide rates between 1999 and 2010, from 13.7 suicides to 17.6 per 100,000, or an increase of 28 percent. More Americans now take their own lives than are killed in car accidents. According to CDC statistics, 33,687 people died in car...

2013-03-21 23:02:23

Part of a statewide effort to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and promote student mental wellness, the “Directing Change” student video contest had to be extended to meet the demand of high school students interested in participating. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2013 Part of a statewide effort to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and promote student mental wellness, the “Directing Change” student video contest had to be extended to meet the demand of high school...

Sleeplessness May Lead To Suicidal Thoughts
2013-02-14 19:40:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study has found insomnia could be a trigger that leads to depression and suicidal thoughts. While feelings of hopelessness about a job or a relationship may lead someone to have suicidal tendencies, Dr. W. Vaughn McCall, Chair of the Medical College of Georgia Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at Georgia Regents University, claims the hopelessness from not being able to go to sleep at night could also trigger...

Stroke Survivors At High Risk Of Suicidal Thoughts
2013-02-08 09:17:23

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new study presented at the American Stroke Association´s International Stroke Conference 2013, nearly eight percent of stroke survivors in the US may have thought about suicide or wished themselves dead. A stroke is caused by a lack of adequate blood flow to brain tissue resulting in permanent tissue injury. Blood flow to the brain may be blocked due to clots or other obstructions, or...

2013-02-06 10:06:09

-Suicide is ranked as the 10th leading overall cause of death in the United States. -A new study recently examined suicide and acute alcohol intoxication among U.S. ethnic minorities. -Findings show that American Indians are at much greater risk than other ethnic groups. In 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide ranked as the 10th leading overall cause of death in the United States. Prior research has also shown that alcohol use disorders confer...


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