U.S. Suicides Rates Are Rising Faster Among Women Than Men

You can help prevent suicide, researchers say, by knowing the signs and reaching out. More boys and men in the U.S. take their own lives than women and girls, but that difference has narrowed.(Image credit: Veronica Grech/Getty Images)
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The last three to four weeks for me have been extremely hard. I found myself in the grips of a deep depression. I am fortunate enough to no longer suffer from the deep devastating suicidal depression that once came with my bipolar depression, I am blessed in that way. However, nonetheless it is still a devastatingly life-halting depression that really makes life difficult to tolerate for a few weeks and difficult to carry on with my daily activities. My normal, everyday personality is more along the lines of a bubbly, happy person, and I tend to have a larger than life, over-the-top personality. These last few weeks thoug...
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(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include utility of ECGs, autism and allergy, Mediterranean diet and heart risk, and trends in suicide rates in the U.S.
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Abstract A community clinic in Puerto Rico, the Bantiox Clinic, was developed to serve the medical needs of Toa Baja and the surrounding communities after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in response to an urgent need for medical treatment of the community residents. Within 4 months, the clinic had 4941 total visits. The Toa Baja residents used the clinic more than the offsite residents. Certain offsite towns needed medical care more than others, suggesting a lack of medical access in the mountainous areas. Elderly patients with chronic diseases were served more than younger patients. Hypertension, diabetes, and med...
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Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! If you’re having the kind of weekend we are here in my neck of the woods (i.e. 90+ degree weather — whew!), take a break inside and cool down while you catch up on some of the latest in mental health this week including the psychology behind being hangry, how you can use persistent regrets to change your present life, the connection between Bob Ross and relaxation (and we’re not talking painting, here), and more! Feeling Hangry? New Study Explains The Psychology Why People Get Angry When Hungry: The Oxford English Dictionary recently accepted the word “hangry,&...
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Publication date: July 2018 Source:European Urology Supplements, Volume 17, Issue 5 Author(s): A. Patasius, A. Kaceniene, A. Ulys, G. Smailyte
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Discussion Intentional self-poisoning patients place a significant burden on emergency centres. The high percentage of low-grade acuity patients managed in a high-acuity area is of concern and should be investigated further.
Source: African Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our results suggest that it is possible to use BDNF gene allele and genotype as a predictor for suicide attempt in schizophrenia patients. It can help manage the schizophrenia patients regarding suicidal behavior and furthermore, mortality. PMID: 29898578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The Paramedic Chiefs of Canada and their colleagues from across the country gathered in Edmonton, Alberta, June 13-15 to set the stage for the future direction of paramedic systems in Canada. The leadership summit, hosted by Alberta Health Services, focused on key areas such as: systematic improvement, leadership capacity, mental health in the first responder community and leadership competencies developing the paramedic of the future. Thursday's opening keynote was presented by football legend Michael “Pinball” Clemons, founder of the Pinball Clemons Foundation, an organization that empowers youth through...
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Efficacy of lentivirus‑mediated Drosophila melanogaster deoxyribonucleoside kinase combined with (E)‑5‑(2‑bromovinyl)‑2'‑deoxyuridine or 1‑β‑D‑arabinofuranosylthymine therapy in human keloid fibroblasts. Mol Med Rep. 2018 May 30;: Authors: Sun Y, Jiang H, Gu M, Zheng X Abstract Keloid scarring is a type of fibroproliferative disease with a high recurrence rate. However, no effective treatment is currently available. Combined therapy with recombinant lentivirus‑mediated Drosophila melanogaster deoxyribonucleoside kinase (Dm‑dNK) and prodrug has been widely studied an...
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