Mother of mentally ill man who died after police-involved shooting says Sask. health system failed her son

Steven Rigby was committed to Saskatoon's Dube Centre after talking about suicide by cop. Two days after he was released, he died after an altercation with police.
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Conclusions: Aging Veterans are a large subset of Americans whose mental health needs are complex and deserve attention.Clinical Implications: Clinicians should ask about history of military service (i.e., Veteran status) and utilize available resources when providing care for older Veterans. PMID: 31971092 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research
Major Depression — the clinical type — is not a normal part of aging. Though it can appear at any age, older adults are at an increased risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) distinguishes this condition from having “the blues” and likens it to other medical illnesses that are treatable, like diabetes or hypertension. Overwhelming sadness and anxiety can last for weeks at a time or much longer, with a wide range of other discouraging symptoms. Yet, there are things that can help.  Statistics tell us that later in life, at least one chronic disease will affect 80 percent of u...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Aging Depression depression risk Elderly seniors Source Type: blogs
INTRODUCTION: Child suicidal behavior is related to specific childhood variations, constituting risk factors, including predisposing factors, internal factors, and environmental factors. OBJECTIVE: To characterize suicidal behavior among children a...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
While planned complex suicides utilize more than one method, on occasion a planned suicide merely involves augmentation of the lethality of the chosen single method. A study was undertaken of augmented suicidal drownings from Forensic Science SA, Adelaide,...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news
Despite a vast literature linking in-home firearm access to youth suicides, few studies have examined whether and how gaining access to household firearms shapes adolescents' development of suicidal ideation. Language: en...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
This study examines the relationship between average weekly working hou...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news
Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), used in the treatment of hypertension, may modulate neurotransmission in the central nervous system. One previous very small case-control study had suggested that ARBs increase the odds of suicide. In a recent, large, ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
INTRODUCTION: Suicidal ideation and suicidal behaviours are common yet complex mental health presentations that can pose significant challenges for health professionals. The inability to accurately predict the individuals who may move from experiencing sui...
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Publication date: Available online 22 January 2020Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Tae-Young Pak, Youngjoo ChoungAbstractPsychosocial stress and the related biochemical response have been hypothesized as a potential mechanism underlying the link between relative deprivation and mortality. While suicide is known as the likely manifestation of severe mental illness, less is known about the effect that relative deprivation has on suicide risk. Using the 2012 to 2018 waves of the Korean Welfare Panel Study, we examined the association between relative deprivation in income and suicide risk among South Koreans age...
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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