Teenage mental health, in particular suicide, is a difficult discussion for anyone to have, but at Blue Mountains Grammar School in Australia, they’re addressing the issue head on.
More than anything else, mental health treatment is a move against self-destruction. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults, the leading cause of death for men under 35, and the leading cause of death for girls between the ages of 15 and 19 worldwide. Here you will find some of the latest research on factors that influence suicide rates and suicidal behavior, as well as deeply personal accounts of those who have grappled with this human tragedy.
A bill aimed at expanding protections for minorities and the mentally ill took one step closer to being made law after gaining a sponsor in the Texas Senate Friday. House Bill 2702, aka the Sandra Bland bill, had already been filed by Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston. Read more.
A few of the missives addressed are: suicide barriers on bridges are ineffective; suicide is a selfish act; if a person talks about suicide, he or she won’t actually attempt it; and several more.
With a growing rate of self-harm among depressed teenagers and no signs of the suicide rate going down, we have arguably reached a tipping point in services where we need to improve availability of therapies using existing mental health staff.
While psychologists and other counselors have done invaluable work to reduce this risk, new research finds a different group of professionals has had an enormous positive impact: state legislators.
The former Royal Engineer, who had slit his throat, was locked in a police cell because there were no mental health beds for him anywhere in the county.
It is no longer news that the negative impact of the current economic recession is hitting hard as unconfirmed reports show growing cases of suicide among Nigerians.
An Alabama inmate found dead in his cell apparently killed himself just weeks after testifying in a trial accusing the state of denying proper mental health care to prisoners, officials said Tuesday. Read more…
Raul Vela can’t change what happened to his daughter, so he’s trying to persuade state lawmakers to increase restrictions on social media, making it harder for cyberbullies to stay anonymous.
The review was triggered by the suicide of three firefighters earlier this year and involved interviews with 65 of 2,200 employees and further information from 220 staff.
Few know that, in addition to nearly dying at birth and growing up with no material luxury, Ferriss survived a period of suicidal depression that nearly claimed his life.
A new study shows a sharp decline in suicides at Veterans Affairs inpatient mental health units from 2000 to 2015, thanks to the Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist.
Although it’s considered one of the nation’s best psychiatric facilities, The Menninger Clinic’s safety record has been protected by Texas laws that shield the public from learning about lapses at hospitals, a Chronicle investigation has found.
Florida State University researcher Joseph Franklin made a startling discovery during an exhaustive examination of hundreds of suicide prediction studies conducted over the past 50 years: Science is still not very good at predicting who will kill themselves.
Rocked by suicides, Palo Alto high schools want to make mental health care as normal as eating breakfast
When students returned to their two public high schools in Palo Alto, California in August, they found something new on campus: wellness centers.
The secrets within the hospital walls bonding us together are the same web, that when one of us succumbs to the beast of depression, is torn apart forever.
The mother of a 16-year-old transgender boy who killed himself at a Maine juvenile detention facility is calling for more mental health resources for young people behind bars.
There are many factors contributing to Indigenous suicide, occurring in a wide variety of contexts.
Compared with people still on active duty in the military, veterans out of the service for up to three months were 2.5 times more likely to commit suicide, a U.S. study found. .
As newly obtained figures from the NHS show a dramatic increase in the number of young people being hospitalised following self-harm, a timely study in Archives of Suicide Research has reviewed what we know so far about how people who self-harm manage to stop.