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Extra Sleep Drastically Reduces Suicidal Thoughts In Insomniacs
2013-05-16 08:27:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Insomniacs who find themselves having suicidal thoughts could benefit from a few more hours of sleep, according to a new study which has reportedly discovered a 72 percent decrease in the likelihood of moderate-to-high suicide risk for every hour of increased sleep duration. “We were surprised by the strength of the association between sleep duration and suicide risk,” primary author Linden Oliver, clinical research...

2013-05-13 20:22:37

Politics Shift as Lawmakers Embrace Nationwide Support for End-of-Life Choices WASHINGTON, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's leading end-of-life choice advocacy group, Compassion & Choices, praised the Vermont legislature for becoming the first legislative body in the nation to approve death-with-dignity legislation. Gov. Peter Shumlin has vowed to sign the bill into law. "This historic legislative victory proves that the aid-in-dying issue is no longer the third...

2013-05-09 23:43:51

Trends in the suicide rate tend to rise and fall with the economy. Loans.org spoke with experts to get a sense of why those in debt are more prone to suicide. Rancho Cucamonga, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 Through interviews with psychiatrists, lawyers, rehabilitation facility owners and people who experience the financial crisis first hand, loans.org explored the link between mounting personal loan debts and depression and suicide. Between 1999 and 2010, the suicide rate among 35- to...

2013-05-07 23:04:44

Stephen Teach, MD, presents research findings at the Pediatric Academic Societies. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Nearly one in five children and teens found to be at risk for suicide by emergency department care teams report that there are guns in their homes. This is according to a study presented yesterday by Stephen Teach, MD, MPH, FAAP, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC. Dr. Teach is the Associate Chief of Emergency Medicine at Children's...

2013-05-06 16:28:33

MINNEAPOLIS, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SAVE announced the winners of its 2013 Youth Summit PSA contest from the following regions: 1st place - Rochester-Olmsted; 2nd place - Carlton; 3rd place - Medford. SAVE also announced the Audience Choice award which was from White Earth Reservation. Each of these teams will receive a plaque and cash prize for their entry. SAVE brought together over 60 high schools students from across the state last fall to learn about mental health,...

CDC: Suicide Rates Are On The Rise
2013-05-02 17:45:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Suicide rates are on the rise for middle aged Americans, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In their report, the CDC noted a sharp rise in suicide rates between 1999 and 2010, from 13.7 suicides to 17.6 per 100,000, or an increase of 28 percent. More Americans now take their own lives than are killed in car accidents. According to CDC statistics, 33,687 people died in car...

2013-05-02 12:29:24

ATLANTA, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Suicide deaths have surpassed deaths from motor vehicle crashes in recent years in the United States. In 2010 there were 33,687 deaths from motor vehicle crashes and 38,364 suicides. Suicide rates among middle-aged Americans have risen substantially since 1999, according to a report in today's CDC journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. "Suicide is a tragedy that is far too common," said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. "The...

2013-04-15 20:22:25

Senate Reverses Course from Last Week HELENA, Mont., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's leading end-of-life choice advocacy group, Compassion & Choices, praised the Montana Senate today for reversing course and rejecting a House-passed bill that would imprison doctors for up to 10 years if they provide aid in dying to terminally ill patients. The 27-23 bipartisan vote against the so-called Doctor Imprisonment Act, HB505, came after both Democrats and Republicans...

2013-04-11 16:25:45

Gov. Bullock Urged to Veto Bill Opposed by 73% of Montanans WASHINGTON, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Montana Senate today gave preliminary approval to a House-passed bill to imprison doctors for up to 10 years if they provide aid in dying to terminally ill patients, despite a new poll showing nearly three-quarters of state voters oppose the legislation. Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee failed to approve the bill, HB505, but today the Senate approved a motion to...

2013-04-09 08:29:37

Public Opinion Survey Reveals At-Risk Drinking Not Considered a Problem by Many National Alcohol Screening Day(®) is April 11 BOSTON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At-risk drinking (four or more drinks per day for men; three or more for women) is common in the U.S. but many people don't consider it a problem. According to a recent national survey of American adults released this month by Screening for Mental Health, Inc., a nonprofit provider of mental health screening...