Breaking the silence: Now it ’s our turn (Guest column)

Something amazing happened last week in Oregon:  in coffee shops, at the gym, driving carpools, meeting friends — just about everywhere people gather in Oregon, we have been talking about suicide and suicide prevention.  Over 30 news organizations across the state teamed up to shine a light on the public health crisis of suicide. Dozens and dozens of news stories have appeared on our favorite TV stations, in newspapers big and small, on podcasts and on the radio — each article and broadcast…
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Trust me, one day you will have a much happier life — no matter how dismal things look now.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
Conclusion: Depression may be associated with altered serotonergic function in the auditory cortex involving the 5-HT2A receptor and is part of a wider view of the pathophysiology of mood disorders extending beyond psychopathology. PMID: 31120232 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Psychiatry Neurosci Source Type: research
AbstractThe purpose of this qualitative study was to develop understanding of the experience of long-term suicide loss survivors and begin to develop theory of the process of healing. Ten suicide loss survivors were interviewed. Our analyses identified three major categories —one harmful, one helpful, and one that helped to move from harmful to the helpful. Feelings of responsibility was the major harmful category, meaning making the helpful one, and social support the one that appeared to help move from one to the other. Suicide-related thoughts and behaviors were fo und to be both harmful and helpful at times. Many...
Source: Contemporary Family Therapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Dr Peter Yellowlees on the critical concerns that a new systematic review and simulation study reveal about these models.Medscape Psychiatry
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Mathilde Septier, Coline Stordeur, Junhua Zhang, Richard Delorme, Samuele CorteseAbstractThe relationship between ADHD and suicidal spectrum behaviors (SSBs) remains uncertain. We conducted the first meta-analysis on the association between ADHD and SSBs taking possible confounders into account. Based on a pre-registered protocol (PROSPERO-CRD42018093003), we searched Pubmed, Ovid and Web of Knowledge databases through April 6th, 2018, with no language/publication type restrictions, and contacted study authors for unpubl...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 -- Children of parents who use prescription opioids are at nearly double the risk for suicide attempts, according to a study published online May 22 in JAMA Psychiatry. David A. Brent, M.D., from University of Pittsburgh, and...
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Dominic Wilkinson, University of Oxford Shortly before Frenchman Vincent Lambert’s life support was due to be removed, doctors at Sebastopol Hospital in Reims, France, were ordered to stop. An appeal court ruled that life support must continue. Lambert was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in 2008 and has been diagnosed as being in a […]
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care Neuroethics bioethics Disability, Chronic Conditions and Rehabilitation Dominic Wilkinson's Posts Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide syndicated Source Type: blogs
[Guardian] Suicide is a crime in some parts of the world and Nigeria is one of the eight African countries that criminalize it.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Regulatory agencies are increasingly taking on the important issue of effective risk assessment, risk stratification, and treatment planning for youth with psychiatric illness.1 The Joint Commission mandates a suicide assessment for patients “who exhibit suicidal behavior or who have screened positive for suicidal ideation” followed by risk stratification: after “this assessment, patients should be classified as high, medium or low risk of suicide.”2 We anticipate that just as screening for depression and suicidality was initial ly restricted to emergency departments and inpatient units before being...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2019Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal MedicineAuthor(s): Utsav Parekh, Sanjay GuptaAbstractPoisoning is recognized as a major factor for deaths in majority of low-income and middle- income countries. Although it is considered as a global burden, the nature of poisoning may vary in different areas across the world. The Charutar region in the state of Gujarat in western India has a unique topography and cultivation practises which sets it apart from the rest of the state. Due to the dearth of studies pertaining to the access of the population at this area to different types of po...
Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine - Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: research
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