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Utah Leads U.S. In Suicidal Thoughts
2011-10-21 05:16:49

According to a new study, more people in the state of Utah think about killing themselves than anywhere else in the U.S. The report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said one in 15 adults had serious thoughts of suicide from 2008 to 2009. The lowest suicide rate was in the southeastern state of Georgia, with one in 50 adults of the population reporting they thought of killing themselves. The report examined state-by-state self-reported thoughts, plans and...

2011-10-20 11:00:00

Study looks at data from 2008 through 2009 ATLANTA, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Every 15 minutes, someone in the United States dies by suicide. And for every person who dies, there are many more who think about, plan or attempt suicide, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Serious thoughts of suicide range from about 1 in 50 adults in Georgia (2.1 percent) to 1 in 15 in Utah (6.8 percent). For suicide attempts, the range goes...

2011-09-22 07:45:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) (www.ohiospf.org), and New York City-based Kognito Interactive (www.kognito.com), today announced OSPF's adoption of Kognito's online, interactive At-Risk for High School Educators as a key element of its "Campaign for Hope," a three-year youth suicide prevention campaign funded with a $1.4 million grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). "Our goal...

2011-09-15 10:45:00

Suicide Rates Continue to Rise Among Middle Aged Men and Women NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), show that suicide rates are up slightly for 2008 (the most recent year available). The current rate is 11.84, up from 11.7 in 2007. Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for nearly 100 deaths per day. The data show the suicide rates for middle age men and...

Over 70% Of Suicidal Teens Don't Get Needed Mental health Services
2011-09-15 07:04:11

  Study suggests improved screening for suicidal tendencies by primary care providers is needed Suicidal teens are not likely to get the mental healthcare they need. This is according to a team of researchers at Seattle Children's Research Institute, the University of Washington (UW), and Group Health Research Institute. The study, "Adolescents With Suicidal Ideation: Health Care Use and Functioning," was recently published in Academic Pediatrics. The researchers found that only...

2011-09-12 16:28:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A-list celebrities are lending a hand to teens across the country for Suicide Prevention Month. The awareness campaign is part of the hugely successful online teen awareness campaign called "I Am an Archie" for the upcoming release of the award-winning film Archie's Final Project. With the recent attention to high profile suicides, the film's cast and its supporters are turning up the volume to reach teens that have fallen victim to suicidal...

2011-09-06 10:37:00

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. and NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), a youth suicide prevention and awareness organization, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) are proud to announce that they intend to introduce The Jason Flatt Act to ten states during the 2012 legislative year. The bill requires states to provide professional training for educators on youth suicide prevention. The Jason Flatt Act helps to provide the...

2011-08-15 08:00:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Office of Mental Health (NYSOMH), with New York City-based Kognito Interactive (www.kognito.com), announced the inauguration of an innovative three-year program to train 30,000 high school educators in suicide prevention using Kognito's At-Risk online training simulation. All of the State's 1231 public high schools and their private counterparts are eligible to apply for the program, which goes live today. Schools...

2011-02-09 14:25:46

Many school officials react in exactly the wrong ways when one of their students completes suicide, according to the authors of a new book. While they may be well-intentioned, administrators who don't send the right messages may make copycat suicides more likely, and are not providing the help needed by others hurting from the tragedy. "Without the proper knowledge and resources, many school administrators may implement strategies that could actually increase the risk of suicide among...

2011-01-15 00:00:43

Study conducted among high school teachers in 40 states shows that a new online, interactive training simulation results in statistically significant gains in the likelihood that teachers will intervene with a student exhibiting signs of psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. The results of the study are available at http://www.kognito.com/atrisk/research.html. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2011 A study conducted among 327 high school teachers in 40...