Health professionals talk about the challenges of suicide prevention in two correctional centres in South Africa - Nieuwoudt P, Bantjes J.

Suicide is the leading cause of death among offenders in correctional facilities in many parts of the world. While epidemiological data have described the extent and scope of the problem, no research has documented the experiences and insights of health pr...
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Learning more information about the addiction treatment process can be difficult if you do not know where to start looking. One of the many places individuals may begin their search is with their primary care provider, which makes it important to know how to ask your doctor about addiction treatment. There are many reasons an individual may seek addiction treatment advice from their doctor, including: The doctor is prescribing medications that they believe they have become addicted to The individual is suffering from a condition that they believe their addiction is worsening or impacting The individual doesn’t have...
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Opioids are a group of very strong pain relievers used to relieve pain after a surgery or traumatic injury. They are much more effective than over-the-counter pain relievers, however, they are also highly addictive. People who suffer from mental health conditions are much more likely to become addicted to opioids, making it important to understand the link between opioids and mental health. The Connection Between Addiction to Opioids and Mental Health People with mood and anxiety disorders are twice as likely to use opioids as people without mental health disorders They are also more than three times as likely to misuse ...
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(Veterans Affairs Research Communications) A new study finds that non-drug therapies given to service members with chronic pain may reduce the risk of long-term adverse outcomes, such as alcohol and drug disorder and self-induced injuries, including suicide attempts.
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Feeling depressed for no reason? Here’s what you should know. Depression can become a huge problem in your life, but many people may not actually recognize the signs of depression or symptoms; instead, they’ll just assume that they’re sad. But if you’re waking up depressed, or feeling depressed for no reason every day, then you may not just be sad or going through a “phase.”  9 Subtle Signs Of Depression I Was Too Depressed To Notice Wondering “Why am I depressed?” all the time might make you feel like you’re going crazy or that you’ll never feel b...
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BACKGROUND: People with substance use disorder (SUD) are at significantly greater risk of suicide compared with the general population. In recent years the number of suicides resulting from drug poisoning in England and Wales has increased. We sought to id...
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Publication date: Available online 8 December 2019Source: The Lancet PsychiatryAuthor(s): Senthil Amudhan, Gopalkrishna Gururaj, Mathew Varghese, Vivek Benegal, Girish Nagaraja Rao, David Vincent Sheehan, Arun Mahadeo Kokane, Bir Singh Chavan, Pronob Kumar Dalal, Daya Ram, Kangkan Pathak, Raj Kumar Lenin Singh, Lokesh Kumar Singh, Pradeep Sharma, Pradeep Kumar Saha, Chellamuthu Ramasubramanian, Ritambhara Yeshwant Mehta, Theerthankara Meethal ShibukumarSummaryBackgroundIndia accounts for 18% of the global population and 26·6% of global suicide deaths. However, robust population-based, nationally representative data ...
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Scientists from 22 institutions, including UCLA, are recommending early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of severe chronic inflammation to reduce the risk of chronic disease and death worldwide.The group of international experts, which also includes scientists from the National Institutes of Health, Stanford University, Harvard Medical School, Columbia University Medical Center and University College London, point to inflammation-related diseases as the cause of 50 percent of all deaths worldwide.Inflammation is a naturally occurring response by the body ’s immune system that helps fight illness and infection. Whe...
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BACKGROUND: Among American Indians/Alaskan Natives (AI/ANs), suicides are disproportionately high among those younger than 40  years of age. This paper examines suicide and alcohol intoxication (post-mortem BAC ≥ 0.08 g/dl) by age among Whites and AI/...
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Drinking alcohol causes damage to your health in both the short term and long term, even for moderate drinkers. For individuals who suffer from addiction to alcohol and frequently drink in excess, these risks become higher. Knowing the risks of drinking alcohol is important to help avoid drinking to excess and reduce the likelihood of these risks. Short-Term Risks of Drinking Alcohol There are many short-term risks that occur when drinking alcohol. These risks can happen to anyone, including individuals suffering from alcohol use disorder, or individuals who are drinking for the very first time. Injuries When you drink al...
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November kicked off with a team of UNISON members winning a Nursing Times award for their transformative work on a secure psychiatric ward in Wales (see picture above). Then, disabled members’ conference came around and assistant general secretary Christina McAnea told delegates from across the UK that eliminating pay discrimination for workers with a disability was a key priority for the union. Members also called for mandatory disability pay gap reporting. After facing years of cuts and job losses, Northamptonshire council staff had a huge win when they were promised a 4% pay rise from April –...
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