New Jersey's medically assisted suicide law put on hold

A New Jersey judge has put a temporary hold on a new law allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs
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ple Ron Acierno Sexual assault is associated with a range of poor mental health outcomes. To enhance access to care by this population, technology-based mental health interventions have been implemented in the emergency room; however, more accessible and easily disseminated interventions are needed. The aim of the present study was to test the usability of a mobile health intervention targeting alcohol and drug misuse, suicide prevention, posttraumatic stress symptoms, coping skills, and referral to formal assistance for individuals who have experienced sexual assault. Feedback on the usability of the intervention wa...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Abstract Pancreatic cancer is associated with a poor prognosis and high mortality. Thus, distress that includes depression and anxiety is a relatively common comorbidity for patients suffering from pancreatic cancer. However, these psychological symptoms are likely to be under-detected and undertreated. Regarding high levels of unmet needs of psychological support for patients with pancreatic cancer, early screening for distress and adequate interventions should be considered in palliative care settings. Suicide, a common but preventable cause of mortality for patients with pancreatic cancer, also deserves the fur...
Source: Korean J Gastroenter... - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Korean J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
This week’s Psychology Around the Net provides tips for kicking off a healthy school year, creative prompts to help you deal with anxiety, news about a possible link between children’s language and mental health, and more. Happy reading! Tips For A Successful 2019 School Year: Many schools went back in session this week; some were already in full swing! Jim Holsomback presents a handy guide on tips for a great start, sample conversation starters to help you engage with your kid and stay in the loop, and several mental health resources for parents and children. These College Students Are Far More Prone to Serio...
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OBJECTIVE: "13 Reasons Why," a Netflix series, included a controversial depiction of suicide that has raised fears about possible contagion. Studies of youth suicide in the United States found an increase on the order of 10% following release of the show, ...
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Conclusions: The result of this study will help researchers to develop, plan and increase the qualitative and quantitative levels of their research on drowning. Similar to developed countries, developing research can help improve the culture and general education to prevent drowning in developing countries. 
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Global burden of disease 2010 ranked major depressive disorder as a leading worldwide contributor to years of life lived with disability.1 Between 1990 and 2010 depression's contribution to global disability increased substantially due to population growth and notably to aging. Late-life depression (LLD) is now a major public health concern with nearly 5 million sufferers in America alone. LLD also heightens the risk for medical comorbidities, cognitive decline, poor quality of life, caregiver burden, premature mortality and suicides.
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Invited Perspective Source Type: research
People with restless legs syndrome have nearly three times the risk of suicide or self-harm, even if they didn't have underlying conditions like depression, diabetes and insomnia, according to a new study.
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A fall from a height is the one of common causes of thoracolumbar fractures. In most cases, falls from a height are accidental. However, some are the intentional fall for suicidal attempt. Although there may be the different clinical features between suicidal attempters and accidental fallers, there have been few literature reviews comparing them.
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Restless leg syndrome strikes one in 10 Americans, leaving many with insomnia. Penn State University researchers found a three-fold higher risk of suicide and self-harm among sufferers.
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