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Suicide risk and resiliency factors among Hispanic teens in New Mexico: schools can make a difference - Hall M, Fullerton L, FitzGerald C, Green D.

BACKGROUND: Youth suicide is a serious public health problem in the United States. School environments, and the attention of school adults, are promising but minimally studied avenues for promoting mental health among students. METHODS: The 2013 Ne...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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A nearly 20% increase since 2008 worries experts, as the behavior is a suicide risk factor.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: In the News Source Type: research
Beth S. Brodsky, Aliza Spruch-Feiner, Barbara Stanley
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
The purpose of this study is to examine expressed emotion and the relationship between expressed emotion and suicide probability in psychiatric outpatients (N = 350). Patients who did not receive support from anyone scored higher on the Level of Expressed Emotion (LEE) Scale than those who were supported by family, friends, or their physician provider. Scores by patients, who selected their spouse as a key person, scored higher on the LEE than those who chose one of their children. Spouses on the LEE were often depicted as being more intrusive, reactive, and intolerant when compared with their children. The probability of ...
Source: Family and Community Health - Category: Primary Care Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This study examined the prevalence of depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation among 220 first year undergraduate university students in Ireland. Data were collected using the Centre for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale and the Suicidal Behaviours Questionnaire. Findings indicated that 59% of participants experienced depressive symptoms and 28.5% had suicidal ideation. Financial stress and poor relationships with both parents, increased the odds of experiencing depressive symptoms. Sexual orientation, financial stress, and poor relationships with fathers, increased the odds of experiencing suicidal ideation. Suici...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
Two extremely upsetting statistics came out not too long ago. Reports have found that not only is there a link between absenteeism in school and mental illness, but there is also a correlation between suspensions from schools and children who have mental or neurological health concerns. These include personality disorders, depression, ADHD, autism and spectrum disorders, and other mental health issues, both treated and untreated. This is a major concern. Rather than recognizing symptoms and reaching out to provide support to the students who need it most, those children are being thrown out of the very environment that wou...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: ADHD and ADD Caregivers Children and Teens Parenting Personal Personality Research Stigma Stress Student Therapist Students Success & Achievement Suicide Coping Skills defiant oppositional Discipline Emotional Disabilities Source Type: blogs
A child ’s history of risk factors for self-harm does not appear to influence caretaker decisions about whether to keep firearms in the home, or whether those firearms are kept unloaded and in locked storage.That ’s the finding from ananalysis of data from an online survey published inPediatrics.“Given the prevalence of household firearms in the United States, our findings suggest that millions of U.S. children are placed at substantially higher risk of fatal firearm injury, especially suicide, than would be the case were parents to follow guidelines first put forward by the AAP [American Academy of Pedia...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: children in the home David Grossman Deborah Azrael firearms John Scott Matthew Miller pediatrics self-harm storage Source Type: research
Condition:   Suicide, Attempted Intervention:   Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Sponsor:   Hartford Hospital Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
In June 2016 Bill C-14 was enacted by the Federal Government. This bill decriminalized the assistance of suicide, by physicians and nurse practitioners, with very detailed patient eligibility requirements. The Bill, as well, reinforced the freedom of any health care worker to be permitted to be a non-participant. With health care a provincial responsibility in Canada each province was tasked to have a means for patients to access or inquire about Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) where none existed before.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Quality Improvement Source Type: research
More and more apps are showing up that are geared toward mental health. One such app is called, simply, “Happy.” This simple to use app allows a user to speak with a “giver” (an emotional support individual) to discuss whatever happens to be troubling the user. In this episode, we speak with the company’s CEO, who explains how the app works, the vetting process of the givers, and plans for the future of the app. The importance of emotional support is also discussed, as are specifics on how the app works, including how a user is matched with a giver. . Subscribe to Our Show! . Happy...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness Technology The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONSCCS experienced higher rates of mental health visits and a greater risk for a severe event than the general population. Survivors of adolescent cancer have a higher rate of mental health visits overall, whereas survivors of cancer before age 4 years have a markedly elevated risk of severe events. Cancer 2018. © 2018 American Cancer Society.
Source: Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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