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When you’ve decided to seek help for a possible mental health condition, knowing what resources are available and where to …

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COVID—What We Know Is A Moving Target

This week, we heard some good and bad news about COVID-19. On November 9, Pfizer announced that the vaccine it …

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12% Of Urban Police Have Lifetime Mental Health Diagnosis, For Which 17% Sought Care; 26% Have Mental Illness Symptoms

Approximately 12% of surveyed police officers had a diagnosis of lifetime mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicidal ideation or self-harm issues. About 17% had sought mental health care services in the past 12 months.

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From 2000 Through 2018, Rural Suicide Rates Were Higher Than Urban Suicide Rates

From 2000 through 2018, rural suicide rates were higher than urban suicide rates. In rural areas, suicide rates rose by …

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Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act Signed To Strengthen Suicide Prevention

On October 17, 2020, United States Senate Bill 785, the federal Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019, was …

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Veteran’s Affairs Partners With OnStar To Bring Suicide Prevention Services To Veterans

On August 17, 2020, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a partnership with OnStar’s emergency services to improve …

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An Interview With Becky Stoll Of Centerstone: Innovations In Suicidality & Their Future Implications

Becky Stoll, LCSW, Vice President of Crisis and Disaster Management for the not-for-profit behavioral health care organization Centerstone, discusses her …

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11% Of U.K. Consumers With Diagnosed Mental Health Conditions Who Died By Suicide Did Not Receive Recommended Treatment

About 11% of people in England and Wales (the United Kingdom) with a diagnosed mental health disorder who died by …

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Mental Health Awareness: A Focus On Suicide & Stigma

In this presentation, the objectives are to:

Review the suicide statistics in the United States and the risk of suicide in …

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Important Findings About Suicide Risk & Eating Disorders

Individuals with eating disorders are at increased risk of suicide, compared with the general population. Some 20% of deaths among …

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Unemployment Tied To Veteran Suicide Rate; 550 Suicides Per Five Point Rise In Unemployment

An estimated 550 additional veterans in the United States are projected to die by suicide annually for every five-percentage point …

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American Foundation For Suicide Prevention Announces Diversity As Priority Focus Area For Research Funding

The nation’s largest private funder of suicide prevention research, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) announced the research priority …

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The Impact Of Social Media & Technology On Suicidality

Now more than ever, social media has become something that many of us rely on for engagement with others. In …

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How Can A Passing Stranger Intervene To Prevent A Suicide In A Public Place?

Every year, there are approximately 6,000 suicide deaths in the United Kingdom. Up to one-third of these occur in public …

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Mental Health Awareness: A Focus On Health Care Professional Risk Of Suicide & Stigma

Those in the medical professions are also at risk of suicide, suicidal ideation, and burnout. During this presentation, Drs. Becky …

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A Vicious Circle: Suicidality & Stigma

The irony is painful: Suicidal behavior is highly stigmatized, but stigma itself may increase suicidality. The complex, reciprocal relationship between …

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Suicide Rate For People With Schizophrenia Disorder Is 1.7% During 10 Years Post-Diagnosis

About 1.7% of people first diagnosed with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder (SSD) died by suicide. During the 10 years post-diagnosis, …

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Centerstone Introducing New Zero Suicide Initiative

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, is introducing a zero-suicide initiative at its locations in Illinois. While Centerstone …

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Examining The Relationship Between Psychotic Experiences & Suicidal Behaviors

Introduction
Over the last 20 years, researchers have extensively delved into psychotic experiences in the general population. While these hallucinatory experiences …

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Victimization, Discrimination & Suicide Risk In LGBTQ College Students

LGBTQ college students may be especially vulnerable to suicide. It is the second leading cause of death among college students, …

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The Pandemic Could Lead To 75,000 Additional Deaths From Substance Misuse & Suicide Over 10 Years

The coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic could lead to approximately 75,000 additional deaths over the next decade from both …

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Factors Associated With Violent Suicide Attempts In Patients With Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder has been categorized as one of the top 10 most disabling conditions in the world, and among those …

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The Global Impact Of The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic On Mental Health & Suicide

In this webinar, psychiatrist Roger S. McIntyre discusses with Senior Medical Science Liaison Kimberly Lonergan the psychological impact of COVID-19 …

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The Jail/Prison System & Mental Health: A Discussion On The Stigma & Challenges Faced On Re-Entry To Society

Many individuals incarcerated have a serious mental illness; indeed, there are more mentally ill people in the jail/prison system than …

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U.S. Suicide Rate Rose 35% From 1999 Through 2018

Between 1999 and 2018, the suicide rate in the United States rose by 35%, from 10.5 per 100,000 population in …

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Managing Mental Health During & In The Aftermath Of A Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has exerted significant effects on mental health. The prescription of anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications has increased, as …

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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Suicide & Safety Questions

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver to her relative with mental illness. Ms. Day answers questions relating …

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Suicide Accounted For 31% Of Jail Deaths & 6% Of Prison Deaths In 2016

In 2016, suicide accounted for 30.7% of all deaths in local jails (333 of 1,071 deaths), and 6.2% of all …

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Opioid Use & Suicidal Behaviors

Connections between opioid misuse and suicidal behaviors have been explored, but a team of researchers, led by Hillary Samples of …

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FCC Unanimously Approves ‘988’ As National Suicide Prevention Hotline

On December 12, 2019, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously approved “988” as the official phone number for suicide …

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Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is A Cost-Effective Intervention For Soldiers At-Risk Of Suicide

Brief cognitive behavioral therapy (BCBT) is a cost-effective intervention for active-duty soldiers who are at risk of suicide. Using the …

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Veteran Suicide Rate At 1.5 Times That For Non-Veteran Adults

In 2017, the rate of veteran suicide was 1.5 times that for non-veteran adults, after adjusting for age and sex. …

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Dr. Nicole Meade discusses suicide awareness and prevention, a topic that is extremely important to our community. Dr. Meade examines …

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47.6% Of Those With Brain Injury Report Depression; 41.2% Report Suicidal Thoughts

Approximately 47.6% of individuals with an acquired brain injury (ABI) report having depression. Moreover, about 41.2% report having thoughts of …

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The U.S. Age-Adjusted Suicide Rate Has Increased By 33% In Two Decades

The age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States increased 33%, from 10.5 per 100,000 in 1999 to 14.0 per 100,000 …

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The Art Of Clinical Assessment In Patients With Bipolar Disorder

Definitions and classifications for mental disorders and symptomology from publications like the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) …

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Practical Application Of Tools For Measurement-Based Care: Suicide Risk Screening

In this series of interviews, Sloan Manning, MD, discusses a variety of screening tools that may be used in primary …

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Suicide Stats, Addiction Stats – But Not A Lot Of Solutions

The past few days, the new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study on suicide has grabbed headlines. There has been …

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Suicide Rates In The United States: Does Geography Matter?

Background & Methodology
After declining since 1986, the suicide rate in the United States has increased during 2000- 2015. Approximately 600,000 …

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Key Findings From The PsychU 2018 National Suicide Forum

Since its inception in 2014, Otsuka’s PsychU mental health community and knowledge center has offered a wealth of resources and …

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Webinar Summary – The Aftermath Of Suicide: What Can Be Done & How Should We Talk About It?

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar. You can access the full sourcing, polling results, …

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The Aftermath Of Suicide: What Can Be Done & How Should We Talk About It?

Recent Center for Disease Control statistics indicate a 28% rise in suicide-related deaths between 1999-2016 in the United States. Suicide …

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U.S. Suicide Rate Rose From 0.8 Per 100,000 In 2000 To 2.0 Per 100,000 In 2016

Between 2000 and 2016, the suicide rate in the United States rose from 0.8 to 2.0 per 100,000 population. Suicides …

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Author’s Point Of View: Suicide & Lyme & Associated Diseases

In this short interview, Robert Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA, provides an expert point of view on his research paper published in …

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention – A Psychiatrist’s Perspective

In this interview, hear from William Coryell, MD, the George Winokur Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Carver …

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Over 10% Of Ontario Suicide Deaths Are Among People With Schizophrenia

About 11.7% of the 5,650 people who died of suicide in Ontario, Canada from January 2008 through December 2012 had …

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Suicide Rates In The United States Increased 30% Between 2000 & 2016

Suicide rates in the U.S. increased 30% between 2000 and 2016——from 10.4 to 13.5 suicides per 100,000 population. Suicide rates …

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention – An Advocate’s Perspective

Listen in to this interview with Christine Moutier, MD, psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, …

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention – A Psychologist’s Perspective

In this interview, hear from Julie Cerel, PhD, President of the American Association of Suicidology, Professor in the College of …

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention – An Ally’s Perspective

Listen in to this interview with Allen Doederlein, Executive Vice President of External Affairs, Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) …

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The Missing Puzzle Piece In Suicide Prevention: An Interview With Danei Edelen

Danei Edelen is a marketing professional who has embraced mental health advocacy, most recently by establishing a new chapter of …

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Addressing The Climbing National Suicide Rate

In April 2018 we asked the PsychU Community, “In your opinion, what is the best strategy for addressing the nation’s …

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Q&A: Suicide Affects Everyone: The Role Of The Health Care Professional In Suicide Prevention

During this question and answer session, Christine Moutier, MD, and Anthony Pisani, PhD, responded to unanswered questions from their September …

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Q&A: Suicide Affects Everyone: The Role Of The Health Care Professional In Suicide Prevention

During this question and answer session, Christine Moutier, MD, and Anthony Pisani, PhD, responded to unanswered questions from their September …

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Suicide & Lyme & Associated Diseases

Key Messages

Suicide is a major and potentially preventable public health concern. It is the result of an interaction between known …

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Webinar Summary – Social Determinants Of Behavioral Health: Addressing Suicide In The Community

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar, which is available on PsychU for all members …

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Social Determinants Of Behavioral Health: Addressing Suicide In The Community

In 2015 suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming the lives of an estimated 44,193 people,1 and …

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MRI Identifies Suicidality Successfully With 91% Accuracy

A machine-learning system used to spot differences in networks of brain activity was able to identify suicidal users 91% of …

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The Zero Suicide Initiative: An Interview With Dr. Julie Goldstein Grumet

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that over 40,000 people die from suicide each year in …

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Suicide Awareness In Primary Care

In this short interview, Marla Moses, FNP, PMHNP, PsychU Primary Care Providers’ Corner Section Editor and Owner of IN Moses …

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U.S. Adult Suicide Attempts Rise Over Past Decade

Between 2004 and 2013, the percentage of adults in the United States who reported making a suicide attempt during the …

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Following A Positive Suicide Screen In ER Visit, 42% Of Older Adults Receive A Follow-Up Mental Health Evaluation

Fewer older adults (age 60 and older), compared to younger adults (age 18 to 59), who screened positive for suicide …

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Young People Living With A Chronic Illness Are Three Times More Likely To Attempt Suicide

Adolescents and young adults between ages 15 to 30 who are living with a chronic illness are three times more …

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Follow Up Q&A – Suicide Affects Everyone: The Role Of The Health Care Professional In Suicide Prevention

During this question and answer session, Christine Moutier, MD, and Anthony Pisani, PhD, respond to unanswered questions from their September …

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Webinar Summary – Suicide Affects Everyone: The Role Of The Health Care Professional In Suicide Prevention

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar. You can access the full sourcing, polling results, …

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Suicide Affects Everyone: The Role Of The Health Care Professional In Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a critical issue across the globe, with 90% of suicide deaths occurring in individuals with a mental health …

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Suicide Risk Screening In Health Care Settings: Identifying Males & Females At Risk

Key Messages

More males than females die from suicide, but females are more likely to consider or think about suicide.
The Joint …

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Long-Term Suicide Rate After Psychiatric Discharge Averages 484 Per 100,000 Person-Years

Long-term suicide rates after discharge from a psychiatric facility were estimated at a 10-year average of 484 suicides per 100,000 …

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SAMHSA Grants $4.9 Million To Reduce Suicides On College & University Campuses

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $4.9 million to 17 colleges and universities in an …

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Risk Factors For Suicide In Bipolar Disorder: A Systematic Review

Key Messages

Bipolar disorder (BD) has the highest rate of suicide among the major psychological disorders. The risk for death by …

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Suicides In State Prisons Up 30% Between 2013 & 2014

The rate of suicides in state prisons increased from 15 per 100,000 inmates in 2013 to 20 per 100,000 inmates …

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Utah Senator Holds Suicide-Prevention Conference

In an effort to battle teen suicide, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch convened a panel of experts, physicians, advocates, and concerned …

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Mental Health Professionals Experience Elevated Stress & Anxiety When Managing Client Suicidal Behaviors

A recent study found that many mental health professionals experience elevated levels of stress and anxiety in relation to their …

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Facility Hazard Checklist Leads To 82% Drop In Mental Health Inpatient Suicides

After the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals began using the Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist (MHEOCC) to identify …

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2012 U.S. Suicide Rate Was 16.1 Per 100,000, But Varied By Occupation

The U.S. suicide rate in 2012 was 16.1 per 100,000 people age 16 and older, but the rate for several …

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Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment May Predict Veterans’ Risk Of Suicide

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has long been concerned with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experienced by individuals seeking its services. …

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Emergency Visits For Attempted Suicide Essentially Unchanged Between 2006 & 2013

The annual rate of emergency department visits due to suicide attempt and self-inflicted injury fluctuated between 163.1 to 173.8 per …

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Project 2025 Initiative Seeks To Reduce U.S. Suicide Rate 20% By 2025

A national initiative called Project 2025 launched by the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention (AFSP) in 2015 seeks to reduce the …

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Suicide Risk In Individuals With Bipolar Disorder Is Higher Than In Individuals With Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

We know that suicide risk is a major concern in those suffering from mental illnesses such as major depression. Can …

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Individuals With Bipolar Disorder Have A 20- To 30-Fold Increased Risk Of Suicide

Can you discuss the risk of suicide in regard to those individuals with bipolar disorder?

Individuals with bipolar disorder have a …

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Researchers Developing Universal Predictive Measure For Suicidality

Health care professionals understand that early intervention of serious mental illness can prevent an individual from suffering disabilities, hospitalizations, incarceration, …

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Repeated Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injuries May Lead To Increased Risk Of Suicide

Suicide is a leading cause of death in both civilian community and military settings. Although there are a number of …

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American Foundation For Suicide Prevention Releases Three Investment Opportunities That Will Reduce Suicide Rate 20%

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), have launched the next phase of Project 2025. Project 2025 is a high-impact, …

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New York State Office Of Mental Health Announces Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan

The New York State Office of Mental Health has announced the release of an extensive, multifaceted plan for suicide prevention, …

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Veteran Suicide Rate Is 35.3 Per 100,000, Double The General Population

During 2014, the estimated suicide rate for veterans was 35.3 per 100,000, more than double the rate for adult non-veterans, …

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Deployment Status May Affect Suicide Attempts Among U.S. Army Soldiers

An alarming rise in the number of suicide attempts by U.S. Army soldiers in the past 10 years may be …

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Computer-Based Suicide Risk-Assessment Tool As Accurate As In-Person Psychiatric Assessment

Scores on a model tablet-based suicide risk assessment tool tested with consumers in emergency departments aligned with the level of …

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U.S. Death Rates Increase Due To Suicide, Drug Overdoses & Alzheimer’s

Death rates in the United States increased by 0.67% between 2014 and 2015. The age-adjusted death rate increased from an …

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U.S. Suicide Rate Increased 24% Between 1999 & 2014, Highest Rate In 30 Years

Over the past 15 years, the age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States increased by 24%, from 10.5 deaths per …

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An estimated two-thirds of people who commit suicide also suffer from depression; suffering from major depression raises the risk of suicide 20 times.

Most people (87%) who attempt suicide deliberated for less than a day; 71% for less than an hour, and 24% …

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“If you or your patient are in crisis, & need immediate support or intervention, call, or go the website of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255).”

According to the National Institutes for Mental Health, “Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 …

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Joint Commission Releases Action Alert For Suicide Prevention

A new Joint Commission alert outlines the actions healthcare providers in all settings can take to better detect and treat …

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Alliance Work Partners Receives Accreditation From The American Association Of Suicidology As Crisis Call Center Meets Rigorous Service Delivery Standards

Alliance Work Partners (AWP), a non-profit program and provider of world-class employee assistance programs (EAP), announced that its call center …

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Increase In Mortality Among Middle-Aged White Americans Due To Suicide & Substance Abuse

Between 1999 and 2014, death rates increased more than expected among middle-aged, white Americans, and addiction and suicide were among …

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Researching Use Of Cogito Analytics To Predict Veteran Mental Health Crises, Prevent Suicide

On December 15, 2015, Cogito Corporation announced it had a contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to …

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90% Of American Adults Believe Treatment For Depression, Suicide Prevention Should Be Part Of A Basic Health Care Plan

About 89% of adults in the United States believe that mental and physical health are equally important, and 92% believe …

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Analysis Of HMO Suicide Rates Finds Preventive Effect Of Specialty Mental Health Review

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in United States with an approximate 270,000 people committing suicide between 2001 …

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Evaluation Of Veterans’ Suicide Risk With The Use Of Linguistic Detection Methods

Introduction
Although there are a number of treatment programs, outreach initiatives, and efforts to screen and monitor suicide risks, suicide continues …

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VA Predictive Modeling Identifies Veterans With High-Risk Of Suicide More Accurately Than Clinical Data

A predictive model developed by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) was more effective in …

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Suicide Prevention App Unveiled By SAMHSA

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) unveiled a new app called Suicide Safe to help with suicide …

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38% Of People Who Attempted Suicide Made A Health Care Visit The Week Before

About 38% of individuals who attempted suicide made a health care visit within the week before their suicide attempt. About …

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Lilly Foundation Provides Donation To Fund Suicide Prevention

The Eli Lilly and Company Foundation provided a $250,000 donation to the Community Health Network Foundation to expand Community’s Zero …

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Tracking Major Depressive Disorder & Suicide Of Veterans: A Government Accountability Office Report

In a recent study and analysis of data from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the U.S. Government Accountability Office …

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Short-Term CBT Reduces Suicide Attempts By 60% Among At-Risk Soldiers

Short-term cognitive-behavioral therapy reduced suicide attempts by 60% among at-risk military personnel. A study that followed 152 active-duty soldiers at …

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Half Of U.S. Soldier Suicides Among Those Identified As Highest Risk

Between 2004 and 2009, 53% of post-hospitalization suicides committed by United States Army soldiers were among the five percent of soldiers …

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