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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...

2012-10-05 14:35:24

Youths who harm themselves should be connected with positive adult influences and mental health services before behaviors escalate Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, a University of Missouri public health expert has identified factors that will help parents, medical professionals and educators recognize teens at risk for self injury and suicide. “For many young people, suicide represents an...

Suicide Deaths Surpass Fatalities From Car Wrecks
2012-09-24 05:54:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Suicide is now the leading cause of injury-related deaths in the US, having surpassed car wrecks in terms of mortality rate over the past decade, the authors of a study published this weekend in the American Journal of Public Health have discovered. The study, which was led by West Virginia University epidemiology professor Ian Rockett, analyzed National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) figures compiled between the years of...

Number Of Factors Raising Suicide Risk In Middle-Aged Men
2012-09-20 14:37:03

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers in the UK are suggesting that suicide rates among middle-aged males are climbing after years of dropping off. Reasons for this trend are varied for individuals, but as a group, a panel of psychologists, economists and social scientists concluded that the pressure to meet the expectations of others is too much for some. Other reasons include a breakdown in supportive family units and the collapse of traditional...

2012-09-19 23:02:10

Chaplain Bender Provides Free Book to Service Members and Families, Offering a Spiritual Solution to Military Suicide Problem Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 Life is a battle. Those who attempt or commit suicide do so, ultimately, because they see life as a battle they cannot win. They see their circumstances, situation, and/or past as overwhelming to the point of feeling hopeless, helpless, worthless, lonely and guilty. They see no other alternative. In light of Army Suicide...

2012-09-10 23:17:45

The suicide rate in the U.S. Army now exceeds the rate in the general population, and psychiatric admission is now the most common reason for hospitalization in the Army. These concerning trends are described by Timothy Lineberry, M.D., a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist and suicide expert for the Army, in the September edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. In the article, he also outlines steps to assess and address military suicide -- an issue he calls a major public health concern. Dr. Lineberry...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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