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It doesn't take much for soldiers to feel cared for
Caring texts sent to active-duty military had important findings in reducing suicide. (2019-02-14)
Randomized clinical trial for suicide prevention intervention in military personnel
A randomized clinical trial of about 650 US Army soldiers and Marines showed inconsistent results for a suicide prevention intervention that supplemented standard care with caring text messages to reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors. (2019-02-13)
Is using marijuana in adolescence associated with increased risk of depression, anxiety or suicidal behavior later in life?
Marijuana is commonly used by teenagers but not much is known about how that use might impact mood and risk of suicide later in life. (2019-02-13)
Increased depression and suicidal behavior risk for young cannabis users
Adolescent cannabis use has been linked to an increased risk of depression and suicidal behavior in young adulthood, according to the first meta-analysis by a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and McGill University, in collaboration with the University of Oxford and Rutgers University-Camden, which is published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry today. (2019-02-13)
Study finds a dearth of mental health interventions for ethnic minority youth in the US
A research team from Arizona State University, DePaul University and the University of Southern California analyzed how effective evidence-based mental health intervention programs were for ethnic minority youth in the United States. (2019-02-08)
Fewer deaths seen among young adults who got extra adult support as suicidal teens
Building a circle of trusted adults around a suicidal teen, to support them during vulnerable times, may have long-term effects that reduce their risk of dying young, a new study suggests. (2019-02-06)
Suicide can't be predicted by asking about suicidal thoughts, major Australian study shows
A major Australian study from UNSW Sydney shows that most people who died of suicide dismissed expressing suicidal thoughts to health professionals, prompting calls to review the way treatment is managed and resourced. (2019-02-01)
Giving children the skills they need to tackle life's toughest challenges
CHLA's Dr. Joyce Javier works to give children tools they need to tackle difficult challenges. (2019-01-25)
Suicide deaths among incarcerated youth
According to a US Department of Justice survey, from 2000 to 2014, suicide rates were two to three times higher for youth in custody than those in the general population. (2019-01-23)
Researchers conduct first population-based study of suicide risk in people with autism
Researchers at the University of Utah Health conducted the first population-based study of suicidality in individuals with ASD in the United States. (2019-01-21)
BU: US youth suicides more prevalent in states with higher gun ownership
A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers finds that states with higher levels of household gun ownership also have higher overall youth suicide rates, with every 10 percentage-point increase in household gun ownership associated with a 26.9 percent increase in the youth suicide rate. (2019-01-17)
Higher suicide rates evident among youth certain groups of Medicaid enrollees
According to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, nearly four in ten of all youth who died by suicide in 16 states between 2009 and 2013 were Medicaid enrollees. (2019-01-17)
Wearable sensor can detect hidden anxiety, depression in young children
Anxiety and depression in young children are hard to detect and often go untreated, potentially leading to anxiety disorders and increased risk of suicide and drug abuse later. (2019-01-16)
Suicide risk more than quadruples for people with cancer
People with cancer are more than four times more likely to commit suicide than people without cancer, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. (2019-01-14)
Demi Lovato's overdose causes surge in media, but few mentions of lifesaving hotline
Demi Lovato's drug overdose and Anthony Bourdain's suicide resulted in unequal news coverage of national help hotlines, finds a new study published Jan. (2019-01-14)
How missing appointments increases the risk of death
Missing GP appointments is associated with early death, and those with long-term mental health conditions are at particular risk. (2019-01-10)
Child abuse linked to risk of suicide in later life
Children who experience physical, sexual, and emotional abuse or neglect are at least two to three times more likely to attempt suicide in later life, according to the largest research review carried out of the topic. (2019-01-09)
Suicide risk increases significantly following a cancer diagnosis
New research indicates that the risk of suicide increases significantly in the first year following a diagnosis of cancer, and this increase varies by the type of cancer diagnosed. (2019-01-07)
Opioids fueled a doubling of suicides and overdoses in the US
Suicides and drug overdoses kill American adults at twice the rate today as they did just 17 years ago, and opioids are a key contributor to that rise, according to a new review and analysis. (2019-01-07)
Introducing gun safety into health care providers' checklists to prevent teen suicide
Mental health services researchers at UMass Amherst and elsewhere assessed the needs of stakeholders who would implement a new approach to promoting a program, the Firearm Safety Check. (2019-01-07)
Obsessive compulsive symptoms in youth may a red flag for other psychological issues
Engaging in repetitive and ritualistic behaviors is part of typical child development. (2019-01-04)
Losing neurons can sometimes not be that bad
Current thinking about Alzheimer's disease is that neuronal cell death in the brain is to blame for the cognitive havoc caused by the disease. (2018-12-26)
New pathways for implementing universal suicide risk screening in healthcare settings
In 2016 alone, more than 6,000 youth in the United States under the age of 25 died by suicide. (2018-12-20)
Medical emergency department visits can indicate increased suicide risk among teens and young adults
A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine provides detailed insights on the increased risk of self-directed violence that patients aged 15-29 years visiting the emergency department (ED) for medical complaints subsequently experience. (2018-12-17)
Strong committed relationships can buffer military suicides
Can being in a strong committed relationship reduce the risk of suicide? (2018-12-17)
Sphinx molecule to rescue African farmers from witchweed
An interdisciplinary team led by researchers at Nagoya University has discovered a highly potent and selective molecule, SPL7, that can lead seeds of the noxious parasitic weed Striga to suicide germination. (2018-12-17)
What more could we do to prevent veteran suicides? Survey reveals clues
Every day, 20 veterans die by suicide -- and most choose a firearm to do it. (2018-12-11)
No room for pollies' personal views in euthanasia debate
Whatever the opinion of the public, academics or medical professionals, QUT researchers say it will be politicians who decide on whether laws on euthanasia, or voluntary assisted dying, are changed. (2018-12-10)
Extent of US lives shortened by gun violence twice as great among blacks as whites
The magnitude of lives shortened by gun violence in the US since the turn of the century has been more than twice as great among black Americans -- particularly those up to the age of 20 -- as it has been among whites, finds research published online in BMJ Evidence Based Medicine. (2018-12-04)
Black Americans' life expectancy decreasing due to firearms
While it is well known that gun deaths are a major public health problem, a new study quantifies the significance of substantially higher gun homicide rates in driving down life expectancy among black Americans. (2018-12-04)
Mischievous responders taint LGBQ health estimates in national survey
Many research studies have reported on the elevated health risk and deviance of youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning (LGBQ) but a new study using national data suggests that many of those estimates may be overstated and that LGBQ youth risk and deviance is not as different from heterosexual youth as many studies claim. (2018-11-29)
RCSI research reveals that 1 in 4 suicide attempts are associated with perceptual difficulties
Researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) have revealed that one quarter of suicide attempts are associated with dysfunction in how the brain interprets basic perceptual information, such as what we see, hear and think. (2018-11-28)
Veterans study points to suicide risk from multiple brain injuries
A Veterans Affairs study finds that post-9-11 veterans with a history of repeated traumatic brain injuries -- versus none -- are at much greater risk for considering suicide. (2018-11-27)
LGB students at higher risk of self-harm
University students who are Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) are at higher risk of self-harm and attempting suicide than their heterosexual counterparts say researchers. (2018-11-26)
Does Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' influence teen suicide? Survey asks at-risk youths
A significant proportion of suicidal teens treated in one psychiatric emergency department said that watching the Netflix series '13 Reasons Why' had increased their suicide risk, a University of Michigan study finds. (2018-11-20)
Drug used for PTSD may worsen nightmares, not reduce suicidal thoughts
Nightmares and insomnia often accompany posttraumatic stress disorder and increase suicide risk. (2018-11-19)
Exploring the genetic contribution to suicide risk
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 44,000 people in the country every year, similar to the number of deaths caused by the opioid epidemic. (2018-11-19)
UK needs to redesign health policies for men
While lots of attention has been given to women's increasing presence in the labor market, there has been less focus on male workers. (2018-11-18)
Insomniac prisoners sleeping better after one-hour therapy session
Three-quarters of prisoners struggling to sleep have reported major improvements after receiving cognitive behavioural therapy to treat their insomnia. (2018-11-15)
Patient-oriented research: A collection featuring benefits, challenges and experiences
Does engaging patients in research projects improve health? A comprehensive collection -- from youth involvement in mental health services to suicide prevention, Indigenous health, children with complex medical needs and more -- highlights the value of patient engagement in research. (2018-11-14)
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