Suicide Health News

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8/18/2017
Gun Access May Drive Higher Suicide Rates in Rural Areas

Study findings are based on 12-year review of deaths in Maryland

7/31/2017
Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why' Sparks Uptick in Google Searches for Suicide

The news wasn't all bad, since some looked for suicide prevention, study found

7/26/2017
Can Suicide Tries Spread Among Soldiers?

Increased risk seen within Army unit if another member had tried to take own life in previous year

6/28/2017
Poor Sleep May Worsen Suicidal Thoughts

Treating insomnia might help improve emotional well-being, researchers suggest

6/21/2017
Suicide Risk Especially High for U.S. Farmers

Other occupations have lower rates, study says

6/20/2017
Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk

Odds 9 times higher for people with traumatic brain injury, study suggests

6/19/2017
Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report

It's a 'uniquely American problem,' one pediatrician says

5/31/2017
Suicide Risk Is High for Psychiatric Patients Long After Discharge From Care

Monitoring by doctors, family and friends is crucial, researchers and experts say

5/25/2017
Autism's 'Worryingly' High Suicide Rates Spur Conference

Signs of depression may differ from those seen in general population, researcher says

5/23/2017
Suicide Risk Quadruples After Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Doctors, loved ones need to be on the lookout for distress and depression, cancer specialist says

5/19/2017
Suicide by Insulin?

Self-harm and suicidal behavior may not always be obvious in people with diabetes

5/7/2017
After Suicide Attempt, a Phone Call Could Save a Life

Simple follow-up can prevent a future try, study shows

5/4/2017
Reasons Why Parents Should Be Wary of '13 Reasons Why'

Netflix series is too explicit in depicting teen suicide while leaving out key elements, mental health experts warn

5/4/2017
Teen Suicide Thoughts, Self-Harm Cases Double in a Decade

New U.S. study coincides with concern around issue after Netflix releases '13 Reasons Why'

4/26/2017
Grieving Friends Often Find Support Online

Study shows social networks help bring solace, healing after loved one dies

4/20/2017
Study Cites Factors Linked to Suicide in the Young

Researchers say interventions should come earlier in life for disadvantaged children

3/31/2017
Self-Harm Can Be a Harbinger of Suicide

Risk highest when patients used violent method to hurt themselves

3/30/2017
Climate Change May Cloud Americans' Mental Health: Report

Projected weather-related disasters will fuel anxiety, depression, psychologists' group warns

3/22/2017
Suicide Often Leaves Mental, Physical Woes in Surviving Spouse

Rates of PTSD and depression are higher, but so too are liver problems and back pain, study finds

3/20/2017
Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids

But suicides involving these drugs are up more than 50 percent, study finds

3/17/2017
Drinking, Drug Abuse Doubles Veterans' Suicide Risk: Study

Rate 5 times higher for female vets who abuse alcohol, drugs than for female vets who don't

3/16/2017
U.S. Suicide Rates Rising Faster Outside Cities

Hanging-type deaths rose more than gun-related suicides since 1999, CDC says

2/20/2017
Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicides

Perceived acceptance may benefit gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study suggests

2/16/2017
FDA Approves Injectable Psoriasis Drug for Tough Cases

But Siliq poses increased risk of suicidal behavior, agency warns

1/31/2017
Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk

Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed

12/15/2016
Subway Surveillance Video Provides Clues to Suicidal Behavior

Leaving belongings on platform and pacing yellow line among troubling signs, researchers say

12/15/2016
More Than 1 in 10 Pilots Suffer From Depression, Survey Finds

Report highlights need for accurate screening

12/13/2016
Where You Live May Determine How You Die

Breaking down mortality data by county, most pressing local health problems were pinpointed, study finds

12/7/2016
For Heart Attack Survivors, a Risk of Suicide?

Study findings underscore importance of depression screening, researcher says

12/6/2016
Medical School Can Be an Emotional Pressure-Cooker

Yet many students fail to seek the help they need to deal with the stress, study finds

12/4/2016
Attempted Suicide Rates in U.S. Remain Unchanged

Men more often resorted to violent means, while women turned to poisoning, drowning, study finds

11/21/2016
Teen 'Choking Game' Played Solo Points to Suicide Risks

Kids who tried this game alone were almost 5 times more likely to think of killing themselves, study finds

11/8/2016
Self-Harm a Cause of Death During Pregnancy and for New Moms

Suicide, overdoses are occurring when expecting and in first year of motherhood; depression a likely factor, study finds

10/21/2016
Bullied Teen's Suicide Didn't Spur Copycat Attempts: Study

Canadian case was highly publicized on social media, researchers report

10/17/2016
U.S. Psychiatric Patients Face Long Waits in ERs

1 in 5 emergency doctors reports waiting at least 2 days for a bed for someone who's mentally ill

9/19/2016
Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study

Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

9/15/2016
Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Considered Suicide Last Year

Rates at historically high levels -- up 27 percent since 2000, U.S. government study shows

9/12/2016
Know the Warning Signs of Suicidal Thoughts

Family members, friends often in the best position to save a life, mental health expert says

9/1/2016
Parents' Psychiatric Issues May Adversely Affect Some Children

History of antisocial disorder, suicide attempt or marijuana abuse showed the most effect, study authors say

8/10/2016
Serious Infections Tied to Suicide Risk

Danish study finds greater association in those hospitalized with HIV or hepatitis

6/30/2016
Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates

Farmers, fishermen and foresters have more than 5 times the average odds, CDC says

6/29/2016
Religion a Buffer Against Suicide for Women, Study Suggests

Going to services at least once a week seemed to reduce the odds fivefold

6/16/2016
1 in 13 Young Adults in U.S. Considered Suicide in Past Year

Federal data from 2013-2014 also finds significant differences between states

6/13/2016
The Childhood Incidents That Increase Later Suicide Risk

Exposure to domestic violence, abuse cast a long shadow, study finds

6/10/2016
Strategies That Work to Help Prevent Suicides

Measures include physical barriers and selling fewer pills at once, experts say

6/8/2016
Mentally Ill Still Gain Illegal Possession of Guns, Study Shows

Review of Florida patients finds 2 of 3 violent crime arrests, 1 in 3 suicides shouldn't have included firearms

6/6/2016
Among U.S. Military, Army Members Face Highest Suicide Risk

Firearms implicated in about two-thirds of cases, study finds

5/26/2016
Tough Economy, Alcohol Fuels Suicide Risk in Men: Study

But similar link not seen for women

5/25/2016
Predeployment Riskiest Time for Military Suicide Attempts

Two months into service is a pivotal period, study finds

5/19/2016
States With More Gun Owners Have More Gun-Related Suicides: Study

But only association was found, not cause-and-effect