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2014-01-13 20:21:47

Landmark Case May Set Precedent for Challenging "Assisted Suicide" Laws in Other States ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Mexico Second Judicial District Judge Nan Nash today issued a landmark decision that terminally ill, mentally competent patients have a fundamental right to aid in dying under the substantive due process clause of the New Mexico State Constitution. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140113/DC45788) (Logo:...

2014-01-10 08:22:40

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brandon James, author of JEANNE CARMEN - MY WILD WILD LIFE As A New York Pin-Up Queen, Trick Shot Golfer & Hollywood Actress, has issued the following announcement: Stunning new details are now revealed on JEANNE CARMEN, JFK and MARILYN MONROE in PLAYBOY in the Netherlands. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140110/PH42390-a)(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140110/PH42390-b) This fascinating article can be...

2014-01-09 23:04:18

The Hidden Enemy, a comprehensive, years-in-the-making documentary has been released by the mental health watchdog group, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR). With increased mental health diagnoses, such as PTSD in soldiers, increased psychiatric drugging, and military suicide rates among active duty soldiers and veterans alike, hitting record numbers, The Hidden Enemy is the first documentary to fully expose psychiatry's role in the military and its devastating effects upon...

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2014-01-02 08:29:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Southern California has revealed that people diagnosed with a severe psychiatric illnesses are more likely to smoke tobacco, drink alcohol and use drugs than people without a severe mental condition. According to a report of the study in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers say the finding was important since people with mental illness tending to die at younger ages...

2013-12-20 10:20:48

Findings cross religious and political Lines, psychologists at Boston College and Boston University report Suicide is a major public health issue; it takes the lives of more than a million people each year. It is also widely believed to be immoral. Why do people so commonly believe it is wrong for people to take their own lives? According to a study by researchers at Boston College and Boston University, people – even non-religious people – make this moral judgment because they believe...

2013-12-16 12:25:29

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With nearly 1 million people estimated to die by suicide each year according to the World Health Organization, suicide prevention experts and leading internet companies today announced a new program to help people struggling with suicidal thoughts and intentions. Responding to a Cry for Help: Best Practices for Online Technologies is a policy and resource guide for new and emerging technology companies to decrease suicide risk...

2013-12-16 10:08:31

1 in 5 backs this choice for elderly who are not seriously ill, survey shows One in five people believes that doctors should be allowed to help the elderly who are not seriously ill, but who are tired of living, to die, if that is their stated wish, reveals research published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics. And one in three thinks that the oldest old should be allowed to take a pill to end their life if that's what they want to do, the study shows. The findings are based on...

2013-12-05 13:33:08

Difficult to predict, but once it happens, key clue for long-term needs A study that tracked more than 1,000 New Zealanders from birth to age 38 has found that those who attempted suicide before age 24 have been plagued by more health and psychiatric issues and had more economic difficulties later in life. In their 30s, these people were twice as likely as their peers to develop metabolic syndrome and have significantly higher levels of systemic inflammation, both markers of higher risk...

2013-11-21 23:31:34

For people with schizophrenia, mortality rate is significantly higher than general population, with suicide the leading cause of death. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Author Janice Holly Booth’s new #1 best-seller, “A Voice out of Nowhere: Inside the mind of a mass murderer,” tells the story of a 22-year-old man with no history of aggression who suddenly murdered his family during one night of psychotically fueled violence. It’s Booth’s first true-crime novel, a genre...

2013-11-21 12:27:25

NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Survivors of Suicide Day--recognized this year on Saturday, Nov. 23--was created to unite survivors of suicide loss in a day of remembrance, reflection and healing. ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, is joining the conversation about coping with suicide loss by sharing the powerful story of one of its own. (Logo:...