Facebook screens posts for suicide risk, and health experts have concerns
A pair of public health experts has called for Facebook to be more transparent in the way it screens posts for suicide risk and to follow certain ethical guidelines, including informed consent among users.
Discussion All symptom dimensions of depression showed a rapid response to ECT. Our findings did not support the general assumption that suicidal symptoms may be the first to improve. However, a floor effect on the suicidality item cannot be ruled out.
Neurologist Dr Andrew Wilner remembers a good friend who took his own life and discusses the staggering suicide rate in the United States.Medscape Neurology
(Reuters Health) - Military service members who are at risk for suicide may be less likely to attempt to harm themselves when they receive supportive text messages, a U.S. study suggests.
Last week a committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended in a 14-2 vote that the agency approve the use of a nasal spray form of esketamine (a specific type of ketamine) for the treatment of treatment-resistant depression and certain other types of depression. Treatment-resistant depression is when clinical depression fails to respond to multiple (at least two) attempts to treat it with at least two different types of medications or psychotherapy over the course of a year or longer. If the FDA ends up approving the drug — and we believe they will — it will offer new hope for people with ...
CONCLUSIONS: Non-fatal DSH represent frequent events with a significant risk of short-term recurrence and death from various causes. The first 6 months following hospital discharge appear to be a critical period. Specific short-term aftercare programs targeting all people with a DSH episode have to be developed, along other suicide prevention strategies. PMID: 30773154 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Campbell L PMID: 30774057 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Kioko PM, Meana PR PMID: 30774056 [PubMed - in process]
(University of Toronto) A new nationally representative study reports that approximately two-thirds (69 percent) of Canadians who had ever attempted suicide were completely free of any suicidal thoughts in the past year.
He ’s worked to help implement the “Zero Suicide” program into a communitywide initiative that’s taught suicide prevention to more than 2,200 Louisvillians.
ConclusionsIn this rural Ethiopian setting, people with SMD experienced high levels of traumatic and stressful events which were associated with co-morbid conditions. Greater attention needs to be given to trauma prevention and integration of treatment for trauma sequelae in efforts to expand integrated mental health care.