The hidden epidemic of firearm suicide in the United States: challenges and opportunities - Kaplan MS, Mueller-Williams AC.

According to the Institute of Medicine (2013) (National Academy of Medicine, as of 2015), firearm suicides significantly outnumber firearm homicides for most age groups, accounting for approximately two-thirds of all firearm injury fatalities in the Un...
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This is not new news, but it's strong confirmation of earlier observations that have been somewhat controversial, and also bad news that the trend is continuing.That trend is declining life expectancy in the U.S. I'm not linking to the full report in JAMA because it's incredibly wonky and behind a paywall anyway, but rather to the associated editorial, which tells you what you need to know.Before we get into the substance of this, let me explain the concept of life expectancy. I'll try to put this simply, but some people find it confusing. It's really a fictitious, though useful, construct. It isn't really a prediction of ...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
I tried to kill my father for years. To be fair, I was following his wishes. He’d made it clear that when he no longer recognized me, when he could no longer talk, when the nurses started treating him like a toddler, he didn’t want to live any longer. My father was 58 years old when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He took the diagnosis with the self-deprecating humor he’d spent a lifetime cultivating, constantly cracking jokes about how he would one day turn into a zombie, a walking corpse. We had a good 10 years with him after the diagnosis. Eventually, his jokes came true. Seven years ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Alzheimer's Disease Source Type: news
Authors: Shoib S, Kim YK Abstract Suicide is a serious public health problem in many countries and has always been a source of apprehension and quest to human mankind, which can be resolved with due diligence. Suicide is a hidden and silent epidemic, with many causative factors. Studying and researching on various causative factors have always been the subject of significance for the researchers. Psychiatric illnesses happen to be the primary reasons for the majority of suicide mortality cases. Not only this, there has been a consistent increase in the no. of cases of mental disorders as well as attempted and compl...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
But ERs say they lack the resources to screen patients for suicidal thoughts.
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More millennials in the U.S. are suffering from chronic health problems, potentially restraining the lifetime economic potential of a generation of young adults. A spike in conditions like depression, hypertension and high cholesterol among younger people could increase health-care costs and lower incomes in coming years, according to a report Wednesday from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, a federation of 36 independent companies that together provide coverage for 1 in 3 Americans. Between 2014 and 2017, rates of depression among millennials surged by 31%, while hyperactivity rose 29% and hypertension increased 16%...
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Regional and national newspapers in the United States are falling short of meeting guidelines for reporting on suicide deaths, suggests areport inJAMA Network Open. An analysis of coverage following the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain in June 2018 in print newspapers with a minimum circulation of 200,000 shows that the publications adhered to only about half of the national recommendations for reporting on suicide, such as avoiding details of lethal means or use of a sensational headline.“News media coverage of suicide is associated with an increased risk of subsequent suicides, with the strongest associati...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Anthony Bourdain Arielle H. Sheftall JAMA Network Open Kate Spade media newspaper Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide Source Type: research
Nationwide, the opioid epidemic continues to have a significant and widespread adverse impact on morbidity and mortality. The number of individuals dying by suicide and unintentional overdose has continued to increase over the past decade, with opioids bei...
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Source: Health and Social Work - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Health Soc Work Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 October 2019Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Sanchit Maruti, Isabelle Desjardins, Courtney L. Bagge, Robert R. AlthoffAbstractNationwide, the opioid epidemic continues to have a significant and widespread adverse impact on morbidity and mortality. The number of individuals dying by suicide and unintentional overdose has continued to increase over the past decade, with opioids being involved in a significant proportion of each category of mortality in 2017. Currently, most strategies for decreasing opioid-overdose deaths do not include systematic screening for suicide risk, nor do ...
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
 In the first full episode of Not Crazy, we learn a little more about the new co-host, Jackie, and her history with chronic illness and depression. Gabe rants about person-first language and how nitpicking verbiage is distracting from more pressing matters in the lives of those living with mental illness.  Overall, we decide that “crazy” is not a dirty word and there are other, more time-sensitive, things we should be focusing on that can benefit the mental health community.  SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW About The Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Not Crazy Podcast Self-Help Stigma Source Type: blogs
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