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2014-05-09 23:05:31

Entertainment Industries Council releases guiding principles for mental health and suicide prevention language and social media usage. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 The Entertainment Industries Council’s (EIC) TEAM Up (Tools for Entertainment and Media) has released first-of-its-kind Social Media Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention, a set of tools that assist people in safely and effectively talking about mental health and suicide-related issues via...

2014-05-07 10:52:24

Having divorced parents who also abused alcohol did not increase suicide risk, according to study People who grew up with a parent who abused alcohol may be 85 percent more likely to attempt suicide than people whose parents did not abuse alcohol, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Furthermore, having divorced parents increased by 14 percent the risk that a person would try to take his or her own life when compared to people whose parents did not...

2014-05-06 23:10:51

Hundreds of impassioned protesters, including veterans, marched against the American Psychiatric Association which held more than 65 sessions on psychiatric treatment of military personnel, veterans and their families during its annual convention in New York. Citizens Commission on Human Rights launched a petition requesting the U.S. House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Committee to investigate with public hearings the role of psychiatric drugs in veteran suicides, sudden deaths and...

2014-05-05 12:29:24

Federal Members of Parliament to help shine a light on the issue of suicide in Canada OTTAWA, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) launched #308conversations, a national grassroots suicide prevention campaign that invites each of Canada's 308 Members of Parliament (MPs) to lead a conversation with their constituents about suicide prevention. "Every time a Canadian takes his or her own life, we, as a society, are failing," said Louise...

2014-05-05 11:22:19

Study found that students who drank or used marijuana on campus were at higher risk for trauma, mental health problems When teens are caught drinking or using marijuana at school, a trip to the dean's office may not suffice. These students also should be screened for exposure to trauma, mental health problems and other serious health risks, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada....

2014-04-16 10:15:34

They are also more likely to have been bullied Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion are at "significantly greater odds" of attempting suicide, being bullied and engaging in a variety of high risk behaviors, a new study has found. They are also more likely to become bullies themselves, to have sought counseling through a crisis help-line or to have been prescribed medication for anxiety, depression or both, said Dr. Gabriela Ilie, lead author of the...

2014-04-08 12:27:39

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A paper on teenage suicide written by two assistant professors of sociology at the University of Memphis will be published in the field's flagship journal, the American Sociological Review, in April. "Are Suicidal Behaviors Contagious in Adolescence?," by Drs. Seth Abrutyn and Anna Mueller, also will be the subject of an upcoming podcast for the journal. In the paper, the authors find that extremely personal behaviors, like suicide, are...

2014-04-07 08:32:02

Online Screening and Resources Available at www.HowDoYouScore.org WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH), the pioneer in large-scale mental health screenings for the public, is focusing attention on the particular health consequences of alcohol abuse in women. The increased focus coincides with National Alcohol Screening Day, held April 10(th), 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140407/DC98832 The 17(th) annual...

2014-04-04 23:04:29

Mental health watchdog group, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) says that lawmakers must immediately begin an investigation into the possibility that the psychiatric drugs provided as treatment may actually be contributing to increased violence. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Violence and psychiatric drugs—a deadly formula America is becoming too intimately familiar with and, the mental health watchdog group, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) says that...

2014-03-31 23:37:33

Disability advocates from Second Thoughts Connecticut and national Not Dead Yet celebrated Friday as the Connecticut legislature rejected assisted suicide legislation, when a bill to legalize assisted suicide bill died in the Public Health Committee. A week earlier, a similar bill died in the Massachusetts Joint Committee On Public Health and, earlier this spring, New Hampshire overwhelmingly rejected an assisted suicide bill by a vote of 219-66. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 On...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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