Troubling new data on rise in youth suicide attempts

Experts say a number of factors are likely behind the disturbing trend
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Zoe M. Tapp, Jonathan P. Godbout and Olga N. Kokiko-Cochran* Department of Neuroscience, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States Each year approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the US alone. Associated with these head injuries is a high prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms including irritability, depression, and anxiety. Neuroinflammation, due in part to microglia, can worsen or even cause neuropsychiatric disorders after TBI. For example, mounting evidence demonstrates that microglia become &ld...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study examines the effect of employment on delinquent behavior among young people in “hidden situations”. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used, and 588 young people in these hidden situations were investigated. Results showed that some of them had employment; their employment status constituted a mediating effect on preventing them from being involved in delinquent behavior. Also, participants who had work explained the reasons for not being involved in delinquent behavior. These results reflect that whether young people in hidden situation involve in delinquent behavior depends on their emp...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 4/26 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Janae Sharp (@coherencemed) from the Sharp Index on the topic of “Destigmatizing Mental Health Through Storytelling”. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of […]
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Children and adolescents on Medicaid in Missouri were almost twice as likely to be readmitted for suicidal behavior following an initial hospitalization after the state transferred almost all of its Medicaid population into managed care plans in 2017, according to a Missouri Hospital Association (MHA)report released in March.In May 2017, the Missouri General Assembly expanded the Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO) service area from 54 counties in the middle of the state to the entire state. As a result, approximately 160,000 children were shifted to Medicaid MCO coverage. Among them were 2,152 children and adolescent...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: hospital authorization criteria Joe Parks Medicaid managed care Missouri hospital Association report on teen readmits for suicidality Source Type: research
Bipolar disorder has the highest suicide attempt rate among psychiatric disorders. Many factors are associated with the risk of suicide attempt in patients with type 1 bipolar disorder, but the relation between them has still not been explicitly stated. Th...
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CONCLUSIONS: The knowledge about the culture, context, migration history, idioms of distress, help-seeking behaviour and traditional healing methods, obtained from diverse sources can be applied in the design and delivery of culturally appropriate interventions. Attention to past exposure to traumatic events and losses need to be paired with attention for ongoing stressors and issues related to worries about the future. It is important to design MHPSS interventions in ways that mobilise the individual and collective strengths of Rohingya refugees and build on their resilience. PMID: 31006421 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci Source Type: research
Conditions:   Suicide;   Suicidal Ideation;   Suicidal Intention;   Suicidal and Self-injurious Behavior Intervention:   Behavioral: Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Suicidal Behavior and Intergenerational Knowledge Sharing group Sponsor:   University of New Mexico Recruiting
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CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study may be of use in planning and allocation of public health resources, and identification of the situations most commonly associated with fatalities in different locations. PMID: 31007078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
Brit Jason, 46, has been in and out of prison since the age of 13. Despite a mental health assessment, doctors don't give him the help he needs. Later in the show police attend after he tries to kill himself.
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