A few simple questions could help doctors stem the suicide epidemic

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%...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg Healthcare onetime Source Type: news
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
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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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
CONCLUSIONS The MINDBODYSTRONG Program has excellent potential as an evidence-based intervention for improving the mental health, healthy lifestyle beliefs and behaviors, and job satisfaction, in NLRNs.
Source: JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration - Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This research identifies a cost-effective, replicable, and expandable ML-based methodology to estimate the true rates of suicide which may be partially masked during the opioid epidemic. PMID: 31536175 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Suicide Life Threat Behav Source Type: research
Worldwide, rates of depression increased by 15 percent between 2005 and 2015, according to the World Health Organization. Almost everyone has been touched by depression, if not their own then that of a friend or family member. As depression becomes our new normal, the question of how to diagnose, prevent, and treat it becomes ever more urgent, said a panel of experts at a Z ócalo/UCLA event titled “Is Depression a 21st-Century Epidemic?”Before a full audience at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C., the event began with a question from moderator Amy Ellis Nutt, former science writer for the Washington...
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