Browsed by
Category: suicide

Why Suicide Is More Than A Mental Health Issue

Why Suicide Is More Than A Mental Health Issue

Suicide prevention efforts shift towards improving mental health of everyone Renowned chef Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in France while working on CNN program. He’s part of an age cohort with rising suicide rates in the U.S. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press) The deaths this week of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade come at at a time when new numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show suicide is on the rise. The CDC said…

Read More Read More

Study focuses on precipitating circumstances of suicide in children and early adolescents

Study focuses on precipitating circumstances of suicide in children and early adolescents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 11 in 2014. This was the first time suicide had shown up in the CDC’s top ten leading causes of death for children in this age group. A recent study from Arielle Sheftall, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital demonstrates that some individual characteristics and precipitating…

Read More Read More

Here’s How To Cut High School Suicide Attempts 23%

Here’s How To Cut High School Suicide Attempts 23%

Regular exercise for high school students can reduce suicide by 23%, a new study finds. Exercise had a beneficial effect on both suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts. The study is the first to show that exercise can help students who are being bullied. Dr Jeremy Sibold, who led the research, said: “I was surprised that it was that significant and that positive effects of exercise extended to kids actually trying to harm themselves. Even if one kid is protected because…

Read More Read More

Are ‘Cat Ladies’ More Likely to Attempt Suicide?

Are ‘Cat Ladies’ More Likely to Attempt Suicide?

By Alexandra Sifferlin       July 3, 2012 Women who are infected with the common cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii may be more vulnerable to suicide, a new study finds, adding to the evidence that T. gondii or Toxo, as the bug is known, may cause subtle changes in the human brain that lead to personality changes and even mental illness. The parasite is excreted in cat feces — which is why pregnant women are advised not to change the litter box — but it also spreads through undercooked meat and…

Read More Read More

Facebook Launches Tool to Report Suicidal Behavior

Facebook Launches Tool to Report Suicidal Behavior

Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:15am EST (Reuters) – Facebook launched a new suicide prevention tool on Tuesday, giving users a direct link to an online chat with counselors who can help, the company said. Friends are able to report suicidal behavior by clicking a report option next to any piece of content on the site and choosing suicidal content under the harmful behavior option, Facebook spokesman Frederic Wolens said. Facebook will then email the user in distress a direct link…

Read More Read More