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Social support key to remission from suicidal thoughts for disabling chronic pain sufferers
A new nationally representative study from the University of Toronto found that almost two-thirds of formerly suicidal Canadians (63%) with chronic pain were free from suicidal thoughts in the past year. (2019-04-17)
New study reveals 'silence' around suicide in young people
Mental health professionals treating children and young people with suicidal feelings should refer to 'suicide' explicitly to ensure they feel listened to, according to new research. (2019-04-15)
Research shows evidence of impulsive behavior in nonsuicidal self-injury
Are young adults who harm themselves more at risk for suicide? (2019-04-10)
Estimates of emergency department visits for suicide attempts, thoughts among kids, teens
Many children with suicide attempts/suicidal thoughts present to emergency departments (EDs). An analysis of US ED data from 2007 to 2015 estimates annual visits almost doubled from 580,000 to 1.12 million for suicide attempts/suicidal thoughts by children ages 5 to 18 years. (2019-04-08)
One in every 12 Canadian with migraines has attempted suicide
A new study by the University of Toronto, published online this week in the journal Archives of Suicide Research, found that adults with migraine who had been sexually abused during childhood were three times more likely to have attempted suicide. (2019-04-04)
Mental health stigma, fueled by religious belief, may prevent latinos from seeking help
Religious and cultural beliefs may discourage many Latinos in the United States from seeking treatment for depression and other mental health disorders, a Rutgers University-New Brunswick study finds. (2019-04-01)
Income inequalities in Indigenous groups linked to mental health issues
Indigenous peoples in Canada have high rates of psychological distress, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, and these mental health issues are linked to income inequalities, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-03-25)
Study shows alarming increases of firearm deaths in US school-age children
From 1999 to 2017, 38,942 US children ages 5 to 18 years old were killed by firearms, averaging more than 2,000 deaths a year. (2019-03-21)
WVU researcher finds some Medicaid populations more likely to die by suicide
A West Virginia University researcher has discovered the suicide rate of some Medicaid-insured youth -- including girls and young women -- is higher than those with private insurance. (2019-03-20)
Mental health state associated with higher death rates for prostate and urological cancers
Patients with prostate, bladder or kidney cancers are at greater risk of dying if they have had psychiatric care prior to the cancer treatment. (2019-03-17)
Mental health issues increased significantly in young adults over last decade
The percentage of young Americans experiencing certain types of mental health disorders has risen significantly over the past decade, with no corresponding increase in older adults, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-03-14)
Bristol provides first long-term look at predictors of suicide attempts
Academics at the University of Bristol have taken the first long-term look at potential factors that could lead to suicide attempts in high-risk young people. (2019-03-14)
National survey of emergency dept management of self-harm highlights successes, room for improvement
In a study published March 13 in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital describe the results of a national survey to evaluate how frequently evidence-based management practices are used in EDs when treating patients who present for self-harm. (2019-03-13)
IU School of Medicine researchers develop groundbreaking test for PTSD
Researchers from the IU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry have developed a groundbreaking blood test that could help more accurately diagnose those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. (2019-03-12)
NIH study shows many preteens screen positive for suicide risk during ER visits
A new study found nearly one-third of youth ages 10 to 12 years screened positive for suicide risk in emergency departments. (2019-03-11)
Fear of hospitalization keeps men from talking about suicide
Fear of psychiatric hospitalization is one of the primary reasons that older men -- an age and gender group at high risk for suicide -- don't talk about suicide with their physicians. (2019-03-08)
Researchers develop model to predict suicide risk in at-risk young adults
New research from Pitt's School of Medicine shows that fluctuation and severity of depressive symptoms are much better at predicting risk of suicidal behavior in at-risk young adults. (2019-02-27)
Steep rise in self-poisonings in children and adolescents
Self-harm from self-poisoning in children and adolescents is not only increasing but starting at a younger age, finds new research by University of Sydney and the NSW Poisons Information Centre. (2019-02-20)
Light at the end of the tunnel
A new nationally representative study reports that approximately two-thirds (69 percent) of Canadians who had ever attempted suicide were completely free of any suicidal thoughts in the past year. (2019-02-20)
Engineered 'suicide genes' prevent tumors in stem cell-derived beta cells
Scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami have engineered a human pluripotent stem cell line containing two 'suicide genes' that induce cell death in all but the desired insulin-producing cells. (2019-02-19)
Suicide system in tuberculosis bacteria might hold key to treatment
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. (2019-02-18)
Tuberculosis: Commandeering a bacterial 'suicide' mechanism
The bacteria responsible for tuberculosis can be killed by a toxin they produce unless it is neutralized by an antidote protein. (2019-02-18)
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)
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