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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

2012-10-15 11:32:14

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.

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

Health experts believe that no country is immune from depression, with approximately five percent of the world affected by the disorder at least once in a calendar year.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.