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2013-09-10 23:25:46

First-of-its-kind Tool Helps At-Risk People Find Qualified Care Lexington, MA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 HelpPRO, in partnership with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), the QPR Institute, The Carson J Spencer Foundation (CJSF), and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, launches the HelpPRO Suicide Prevention Therapist Finder today. Across the globe September 10th is recognized as World Suicide Prevention Day. The Finder, available...

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...

Study Finds One In 25 Teenagers Has Attempted Suicide
2013-01-10 15:10:06

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite previous mental health attention, a staggering number of teens will attempt to take their own lives. Adolescence is a vulnerable time in most everyone´s life. There is this odd confluence of mental and physical development whose ends seem in perpetual conflict during this strenuous time in our lives. Mentally, we are striving to fit in with the group, go with the flow and not make waves. Alternatively, our physical...

2011-04-14 07:42:00

Action Alliance Launches "Intervention" Task Forces WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) (http://www.actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org), today announced the formation of five new task forces bringing the total to 11. This announcement comes on the 10th anniversary of the release of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) which established suicide prevention as a national priority, and is...

2011-04-11 15:55:11

Forty-five percent of the 32,000 Americans who take their own lives each year visit their primary care provider within one month of their death. Ninety percent have a mental health or substance abuse disorder, or both. Yet only in the last decade has suicide been considered a preventable public health problem. "In our society, we have separated mental health and physical health for quite some time," said Dr. Judith Salzer, Associate Dean for Strategic Management at the Georgia Health Sciences...

2010-09-02 06:40:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 10, 2010, the world recognizes World Suicide Prevention Day. The International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organization (WHO) use this day to focus public attention on the unacceptable burden and costs of suicidal behaviors. It is estimated that about one million people die by suicide every year. This is a huge global burden and one that can often be prevented. For those dealing with the loss brought by suicide,...

2009-04-13 15:36:04

Adolescents and young adults typically consider peer relationships to be all important. However, it appears that strong family support, not peer support, is protective in reducing future suicidal behavior among young adults when they have experienced depression or have attempted suicide. New research that will be presented here April 17 at the annual meeting of the American Association of Suicidology shows that high school depression and a previous suicide attempt were significant predictors...

2008-10-12 09:00:23

By STACI DENNIS By Staci Dennis Correspondent KEMPSVILLE Depression is treatable but suicide is not. Chesapeake Beach resident Elaine Roberts knows first-hand how suicide ruins lives and doesn't want anyone else to experience the same pain. "This is a message everyone needs to hear," she said. "Education is the key to preventing suicide." Roberts' daughter, Kaila, took her own life when she was 15. There were warning signs, but Roberts said she didn't know them until too late....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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