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2010-12-30 07:00:00

Task Forces Focus on LGBT Youth, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Military/Veterans WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention today added three new task forces to address suicide prevention efforts within high-risk populations: American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN); youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT); and military service members and veterans. This brings to six the number of task forces...

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,...

2010-08-23 09:24:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent report issued by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network, one in five teens suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder. Young people with a history of mental disorders face great adversity in life. Nearly 40% of youth with mental disorders either drop out of high school, have unplanned pregnancies, take to drugs or alcohol and become convicted criminals. Many of these troubled youth inevitably become runaways or are abandoned to...

2010-08-18 15:25:00

National experts offer insight on suicide as the third-leading cause of death for America's youths ages 15-24 SHEBOYGAN, Wisc., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three leading experts on youth suicide will be featured this fall in a new series of interactive webinars from Well Aware, a national youth suicide prevention program. This series includes school-based strategies for suicide prevention, helping youths who have lost a peer to suicide, and crisis response for schools and...

2010-06-14 17:46:13

Young men who attempt suicide before age 18 are much more likely as adults to be aggressive toward their girlfriends or wives, including hitting and injuring their partners, according to a new study. This groundbreaking new research provides further evidence of the need for intervention with suicidal teens. It is based on data from 153 males from higher-crime neighborhoods who were assessed yearly from ages 10 to 32, and their romantic partners who participated when the men were ages 18 to...

2010-05-18 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, announced today the launch of a national public service announcement (PSA) targeted at LGBTQ youth. The PSA features Daniel Radcliffe, the star of the "Harry Potter" film series, Broadway's "Equus" and the upcoming revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."...

2010-04-08 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) encourages parents to talk with teens about bullying before it's too late. A conversation can be an important first step in identifying a bullying problem and stopping the abuse before it goes too far. With recent teen suicides reportedly connected to bullying incidents, the potential harmful mental health effects of this abuse are becoming more clear. However, bullying can be...

2010-03-31 11:11:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), working in collaboration with the Ad Council and the Inspire USA Foundation, announced today the launch of a national public service announcement campaign designed to reduce the incidence of suicide and suicide attempts among teens in the United States. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/adcouncil/43256/...

2010-02-05 13:29:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adolescents with suicidal thoughts and elevated depression had stronger and faster reduction of symptoms when treated with family therapy than with standard treatment in the community. Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reported these findings this month in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in American adolescents, accounting for more...

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2009-05-09 12:35:00

A new study indicates that teens who drink when they are feeling depressed put themselves at an increased risk of attempting suicide, regardless of whether or not they had previously suffered from suicidal thoughts. The researchers who published their report in the Journal of Adolescent Health this week say that this highlights the need for parents and schools to step-up their alcohol screening techniques as drinking may be a signature forewarning of suicidal tendencies. The study examined...


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