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2014-06-04 15:16:22

The Lancet New research, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, shows that rates of adverse outcomes, including premature death and violent crime, in people with schizophrenia are increasing, compared to the general population. The results come from a unique study, led by Dr Seena Fazel, at Oxford University, UK, which analyses long-term adverse outcomes – including conviction for a violent crime (such as homicide or bodily harm) premature death (before the age of 56), and death by...

2014-05-25 23:02:38

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of California opened its traveling exhibit, “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death" with a partial display in the state's capitol building on May 22nd. The show is part of CCHR's continuing efforts to warn people about the connection that psychiatric drugs have with increasing rates of suicides and violence, especially among our military and veterans. (PRWEB) May 25, 2014 The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of...

2014-05-15 23:05:26

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has endorsed the bipartisan Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2014, which focuses on improving the identification and treatment of service members who may experience mental health concerns. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has endorsed the bipartisan Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2014. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced the legislation...

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...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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