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2009-03-26 08:43:08

A University of Iowa study found that when a friend of a friend attempts suicide, at-risk teens are more likely to seriously consider doing so. But at-risk teens are less likely to be suicidal if they hold summer jobs. In fact, summer employment is more of a deterrent than holding a job during the school year, attending church, participating in sports or living in a two-parent home, according to the research by Rob Baller, associate professor of sociology in the University of Iowa College of...

2009-03-11 07:20:58

Adolescent girls who view themselves as too fat may display more suicidal behaviors than those who are actually overweight, according to a study by Inas Rashad, an assistant professor of economics at Georgia State University. Although studies have shown a link between obesity, depressive disorders and suicidal behaviors, Rashad and Dhaval Dave of Bentley University, analyze these indicators in conjunction with an individual's perception of their weight. The study, which was accepted for...

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2008-10-21 14:28:41

Researchers reported Tuesday that suicide rates appear to be increasing, with middle-aged white women becoming a rising factor. The overall suicide rate rose 0.7 percent between 1999 and 2005, researchers said. They noticed a disturbing increase, and that the pattern had changed although the reasons behind the change are not clear. The rate for white men aged 40 to 64 rose 2.7 percent and for middle-aged women 3.9 percent, the team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore reported in the...

2008-09-04 00:00:02

By Tim Puko A higher-than-expected rate of youth suicides might be part of an emerging, nationwide health crisis, according to research co- authored by a Carnegie Mellon University professor released today. The rate of youth suicides declined for more than a decade before spiking in 2004, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although the rate dropped slightly from 2004 to 2005, the most recent years for which statistics are available, it was much higher than...

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2008-09-03 13:00:00

In an annual report released on Tuesday, researchers found that suicides among young Americans were on the rise. Although suicide rates dropped by about 5 percent in 2005 following a large increase in 2004, the rate was still far higher than expected. "While there has been a decline in 2005, it hasn't brought us back to where we would expect rates to be," said Jeff Bridge of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, whose study appears in the Journal of the American Medical...

2008-09-03 09:00:03

By LINDSEY TANNER By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press CHICAGO The number of teen suicides has fallen slightly but the rate remains disturbingly high, researchers said, possibly fueled by drug warnings that have scared many from using antidepressants. The suicide rate was about 4.5 per 100,000 in 2005, the most recent year for which data is available. That follows an 18 percent spike the previous year that alarmed experts when first reported. That's because until then, suicides...

2008-06-24 06:03:01

By Dave Marcus and Christine Armario, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jun. 24--With school ending, students ease into the lazy-hazy rhythms of summer. But it's also a time of heightened danger that can end in the glaring lights of hospital emergency rooms -- or worse. Over the weekend, a Port Jefferson teen was shot to death. In Oyster Bay Cove, an 18-year-old girl was struck and killed by a car. And in Seaford, a mother and father found their teenage daughter dead at a friend's home after she...

2007-12-19 18:00:45

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlands Behavioral Health Hospital has announced the expansion of its treatment services to include a detox program. The new program serves teens aged 12 - 17 as well as adults, and the hospital has added several new physicians that specialize in detox, mental health and dual diagnosis (substance abuse and mental illness). Teen suicide rates nationally are on the increase, and the teen suicide rate in Colorado remains one of the highest in...


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