Safety planning to manage suicide risk with older adults: case examples and recommendations - Conti EC, Jahn DR, Simons KV, Edinboro LPC, Jacobs ML, Vinson L, Stahl ST, Van Orden KA.

Adults age 65 and older have high rates of suicide, despite recent efforts to reduce the suicide rate in this population. One suicide prevention strategy with burgeoning empirical support is safety planning; however, there is a lack of information and reso...
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In New York, the NYPD is a police force shaken by suicide. The death of an officer yesterday is the third suspected suicide in just 10 days. It's a growing problem — not just in New York — but nationwide. Kenneth Craig reports.
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Paul Culwick, from Chiswick, West London, has been using the device, called gammaCore (left), since 2013. It works by stimulating a vital nerve thought to be involved in the headache condition.
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CONCLUSIONS: Recession-associated increases in suicide were seen in male mental health patients as well as the male general population, with those in mid-life at particular risk. Support and targeted interventions for patients with financial difficulties may help reduce the risk at times of economic hardship. Factors such as drug and alcohol misuse also need to be considered. Recent decreases in suicide may be related to an improved economic context or better mental healthcare.Declaration of interestN.K. is supported by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. L.A. chairs the National Suicide Prevention Strat...
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This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers ways you can be “good” at therapy (no joke), highlights an 11-year-old Montreal boy who created a video game to help kids understand mental health, how focusing on a few key habits can help keep you grounded when life gets hectic, recognizing postpartum depression in fathers, and more. Get to learning! Therapists Share 7 Ways You Can Be “Good” at Getting Therapy: No, this definitely is not about winning at therapy. You won’t find tips on how to make your therapist like you or trick your therapist into thinking you’re not as sad as you ac...
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BACKGROUND: Suicide remains a global issue with over 800,000 people dying from suicide every year. Youth suicide is especially serious due to the years of life lost when a young person takes their own life. Social interactions, perceived support, genetic p...
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Drug-related deaths are second only to deaths from obstetric complications among women in California who die within a year of giving birth, astudy in theAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology has found. Suicide ranked seventh as a cause of death in this population.Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., of the University of California, Merced, and Claire E. Margerison, Ph.D., of Michigan State University analyzed the health records of more than 1 million women who delivered a living infant in California hospitals between 2010 and 2012. They found that in that period, 300 women died within a year of giving birth and that drug-r...
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