Services for people who are suicidal or self-harming are facing unprecedented demand in England, a BBC Radio 5 live investigation has found. Out of 39 mental health trusts that provided figures for their crisis teams, 27 had seen their workload increase by 70%.
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.
People with mental health issues need more than just suicide hotlines when a celebrity takes their own life
While there are many support groups, and options in terms of mental health services, people who are going through such a difficult time, experiencing such horrendous thoughts, need support from more than just people who are paid to be there.
Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins is announcing funding for 20 full-time mental health workers for Pikangikum First Nation — a remote community struggling with a suicide crisis and pressing mental health needs from about 380 people seeking counselling.
The most pervasive—and often damaging—misconception is that wealthy or successful people don’t (or shouldn’t) struggle with depression and anxiety. Like cancer, depression is a disease that can affect anyone, regardless of status or wealth.
On average, the Williamson County Mobile Outreach Team gets about 40 calls every week. Seventy percent of those involve a person who is contemplating or has attempted suicide.
As in the U.S., suicide rates in Texas have been on the rise, up by 23% since 2000. In addition to the personal and social tragedy of suicide, there are financial consequences, which were estimated at $4.264 million in lifetime medical and work-loss costs in Texas in 2014.
Blue Whale is widely reported to have started in Russia in 2013, though the first suicide apparently did not happen until two years later. Philipp Budeikin, a Russian national who as of May was 21, has taken credit for creating the “game.” Police arrested him last November, and he has pleaded guilty to inciting the suicides Read more
I’ve known men to be confined in solitary less than one year and commit suicide. It’s not only the harassment, the terrible living conditions, cold food or the toxic water (see Comrade Malik’s “Texas Prisoners at Eastham Unit Challenge Contaminated Water and Deadly Heat in US Federal Courts”); it’s the other torture tactics implemented here.
According to 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, 40 percent of transgender adults reported having made a suicide attempt, nearly nine times the rate in the U.S. population (4.6 percent). Seven percent of trans respondents had attempted suicide in the last year, compared to 0.7 percent in the general population.
Thomas was one of 119 inmates to have committed suicide inside prisons across England and Wales in the year 2016. The figure is the highest since records began in 1978 and is equivalent to one suicide every three days, according to Britain’s Ministry of Justice.
Anson Au says to prevent suicides, Hong Kong must make more effort to understand the causes of mental pain, recognise the shared humanity from which they arise, and extend a helping hand.
Having a better understanding of the signs of suicidal thought is important as it could help prevent suicide. Previous research has shown a link between suicidal thoughts and poor sleep, but the Stanford researchers went beyond this research by closely examining which aspects of disrupted sleep predicted suicidal thought.
A federal judge today declared the mental health care system in Alabama prisons to be “horrendously inadequate” – an unconstitutional failure that has resulted in a “skyrocketing suicide rate” among prisoners.
Some Americans, including members of Congress, have a distorted view of what the Medicaid program is and who it serves.
The United Nations marks World Refugee Day on Tuesday. Many war refugees are languishing in camps, and aid groups say that as hope of resettlement dims, mental illness is on the rise.
An analysis from the University of Texas System and UT Health Northeast shows that suicide rates among white Texas residents has been trending up since 2000. UT reports suicide rates for white people were more than triple the rates for black and Hispanic people in 2015.
kind clinic – Discrimination, stigma and violence have a tremendous impact on a transgender person’s physical and mental health. Maltreatment has also contributed to exceedingly high rates of mental illness and suicide among the transgender population.
suicide texting trial – The verdict concluded an emotionally draining weeklong trial in southeastern Massachusetts involving two troubled teenagers who had built a virtual relationship largely on texting from 2012 to 2014.
The relentless pressures of prison life on inmates’ mental health — gang violence, solitary confinement and arbitrary discipline, among them — have long been subjects for psychological and academic research. But the cumulative impact on corrections officers, including an apparent high rate of suicide, has rarely been studied in depth.
I am living proof that the fight for women in Texas prison is perpetual. The injustices and corruption we are subjected to at Lane Murray Unit are only a third of the problem.
Last November the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand called for a new suicide prevention policy, specifically tailored to address suicide risk in rural men of working age following 2013 data that showed that suicide rates in rural men, aged 15-64, were higher than suicide rates in urban men, and higher than the national male Read more
Many people who die by suicide do not have a prior mental health diagnosis, which means that patients at an increased risk for self-harm are somehow being missed by the mainstream healthcare system. In an attempt to gain some insight into the disturbing rise in suicide rates and possible novel interventions, researchers examined whether there Read more
Nation’s Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Awards $1Million Research Grant to Houston Physician
This critical study focuses on identifying risk, and factors that reduce suicide risk. Assessment tools related to decision making and brain activity will be used with the goal of identifying factors that can improve a clinician’s ability to assess immediate suicide risk.
A 15-year-old student jumped off a bridge in Corning, NY today. I just made the mistake of reading comments on a news article covering the tragedy. They were both infuriating and completely off-base.
Funding cuts to mental health services have made thresholds for treatment so high that young people are risking their lives in desperate bids to get help, Tes can reveal. Stretched children and adolescent mental health services are driving growing numbers of pupils to make what look like suicide attempts just so they can have their Read more
One of Nagpur’s oldest mental hospitals was started in 1884 but was then functioning under a pejorative name of ‘lunatic asylum’. The hospital slowly transformed with time as an out-patient’s department was introduced in 1959 and was subsequently renamed Nagpur Regional Mental Hospital.
‘Teachers are attacked, criticised and micro-managed ─ it is no wonder that their mental health suffers’
Female primary school teachers are 42 per cent more likely to commit suicide than the average woman. People like me go into teaching to make a difference and help our youngest and most vulnerable members of society to grow and develop. Instead, we are attacked by the government, criticised by parents and micro-managed every minute Read more
It is unusual to find a doctor who has not lost a colleague – or several – to suicide. The deaths often come out of the blue, and leave families shattered, patients devastated, and colleagues and communities shaken.