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2014-07-01 23:07:44

AVERT™ Delivers Proven and Efficient Solution for Broad Assessment of Suicide Risk (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 ERT, a leading provider of technology solutions and services that increase the reliability and efficiency of high-quality patient data collection, today announced that the State of Oklahoma, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) is implementing the AVERT™ Suicide Risk Assessment (SRA) system as a key component in its development of a public health...

2014-06-27 23:03:53

In a stunning defeat today for proponents of assisted suicide, the New Jersey assisted suicide bill A2270 was pulled from the floor and tabled until September for lack of votes. Not Dead Yet applauded New Jersey disability advocates as press reports credited disability rights opposition for the defeat. Trenton, New Jersey (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 In a stunning defeat today for proponents of assisted suicide, the New Jersey assisted suicide bill A2270 was pulled from the floor and tabled...

2014-06-26 23:07:46

A New Public-Service Resource from the Treatment Advocacy Center Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 To continue raising public awareness of mental illness treatment issues, the Treatment Advocacy Center has published a fact sheet providing state-by-state population numbers on the prevalence of schizophrenia and severe bipolar disorder, including the number of those people who are untreated during a 12-month period. ”Prevalence of Untreated Serious Mental Illness by State”...

2014-06-25 12:30:44

AFSP Urges Increased and Strategic Efforts to Address Suicide Prevention and the Trending Increase in Numbers NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. national suicide deaths rose slightly for the fifth year in a row from 12.1 per 100,000 in 2010 to 12.3 per 100,000 in 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Data & Statistics Fatal Injury Report. Suicide rates, for both males and females, show similarly slight increases with the...

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2014-06-19 10:33:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an attempt to raise awareness about a potential increased risk of suicide tied to antidepressant use, health officials may have made inadvertently made the problem worse. According to a new study in the British Medical Journal, FDA warnings about the increased risk of suicide and subsequent media coverage in 2003 were followed by a sudden drop in the number of prescriptions for antidepressants without compensation through increases...

2014-06-19 09:46:08

The Lancet The number of deaths by suicide among mental health patients treated at home by crisis resolution home treatment teams (CRHT), has more than doubled in England in recent years, rising from an average of 80 in 2003-2004 to 163 in 2010-2011, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry. In contrast, suicides on psychiatric wards fell by more than half, from 163 in 2003-2004 to 76 in 2010-2011. The research also reveals that despite an 18% fall in the suicide...

2014-06-19 09:42:05

The Lancet Patients with mental illness are two and a half times more likely to be victims of homicide than people in the general population, according to a national study examining the characteristics of homicide victims across England and Wales, published in The Lancet Psychiatry. Homicides committed by patients with mental illness have received much media attention, but patients' risk of being victims of homicide and their relationship to the perpetrators has rarely been examined....

2014-06-13 12:24:58

However, Student Suicide Attempts Continue To Show A Downward Trend Over The Longer Term NEW YORK, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. high school students, grades 9-12, have shown a slight increase from 7.8 percent to 8.0 percent from 2011 to 2013 in those students who have attempted suicide one or more times, according to the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, youth who have...

2014-06-12 11:13:10

University of Oxford The recent recession can be linked with over 10,000 suicides across Europe and North America between 2008 and 2010 The recent recession can be linked with over 10,000 suicides across Europe and North America between 2008 and 2010, according to research by the University of Oxford and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The findings, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, show that suicide rates rose significantly in the EU, Canada and the...

2014-06-09 16:25:22

Thousands Walk for the Out of the Darkness(SM) Walk with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention SEATTLE, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk (Overnight) is a 17-mile fundraising walk designed to raise awareness for the critical need to reduce the annual rate of suicide by 20 percent by year 2025 - saving 7,600 lives each year. Hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the Overnight raises funds to provide further...


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