Latest Suicide Stories

Study Finds One In 25 Teenagers Has Attempted Suicide
2013-01-10 15:10:06

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite previous mental health attention, a staggering number of teens will attempt to take their own lives. Adolescence is a vulnerable time in most everyone´s life. There is this odd confluence of mental and physical development whose ends seem in perpetual conflict during this strenuous time in our lives. Mentally, we are striving to fit in with the group, go with the flow and not make waves. Alternatively, our physical...

2012-11-20 12:30:35

A new report from researchers with the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy finds the majority of the previously reported increase in suicide in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010 is attributable to an increase in hanging/suffocation, which increased from 19 percent of all suicides in 2000 to 26 percent of all suicides in 2010. The largest increase in hanging/suffocation occurred among those aged 45-59 years (104 percent increase). The results are published in the December issue of...

Cyberbullying Rarely Sole Factor In Teen Suicides
2012-10-22 13:41:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New research reported at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition shows that cyberbullying is rarely the sole factor in teen suicides. The team searched for reports of youth suicides where cyberbullying was a reported factor, logging information about demographics and the event itself through online news media and social networks. They also used descriptive statistics to assess the rate of...

2012-10-15 16:11:19

A joint study by University of Cincinnati (UC) Department of Emergency Medicine and Cincinnati Children´s Hospital Medical Center researchers has found that, in contrast to popular opinion, major holidays are associated with a lower number of suicide attempts by poisoning. The study found that holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving may actually be protective against suicide attempts, possibly due to the increased family or social support structures present around those times. In...

2012-10-15 11:32:14

Dr. Paramala J. Santosh, Maudsley Hospital, London, UK Suicide in children and adolescents has long been a matter of great concern to modern society, particularly for clinicians who deal with mental health problems of children and adolescents. For instance, in 1910 the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society with Sigmund Freud among the attending experts held a conference, dealing with what was perceived to be a growing epidemic of youth suicide. At the beginning of the 21st century, suicide and...

Depression Considered A Global Epidemic
2012-10-10 05:16:51

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Today is World Mental Health Day, and to raise public awareness about mental health issues the World Health Organization (WHO ) released startling information on depression throughout the world. WHO discovered that over 350 million people around the world are affected by depression. The disease is now considered a “global phenomenon.” Health experts believe that no country is immune from depression, with...

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