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Crisis and suicide prevention services struggle with demand after celebrity suicides

May 2, 2019

The United States may lack the resources needed to meet increases in demand for suicide prevention services that…
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Teenagers from poor countries have suicidal thoughts more frequently than those from the developed world

March 16, 2019

There is no greater tragedy that the death of a young person. However, teenagers are often suffering from…
Opioid-Related Suicides and Overdose Deaths Have More Than Doubled Since 2000

January 14, 2019

Suicides and drug overdoses kill American adults at twice the rate today as they did just nearly two…
Warming climate will likely boost suicide rates worldwide

July 24, 2018

As global temperatures rise because of climate change, suicide rates are likely to rise as well, according to…
Researchers think cell phones might help prevent suicides

November 15, 2017

New studies by the UO Center for Digital Mental Health hope to not only harvest personal data gleaned…
Suicide in 21st century – appropriate response online can save lives

January 1, 2016

A lot of our lives nowadays are online. Sadly, some people decide to end their lives and tell…
One in three teenage boys experiencing sexual assault tries to take his own life, study finds

April 3, 2015

A psychologist studying the symbiotic role that sexual assault and obesity play in attempted suicide among teens has…
Men and suicide: Know the warning signs

March 17, 2015

Men who feel suicidal often display distinctive warning signs, offering those closest to them significant opportunities to intervene,…
Forefront and Facebook launch suicide prevention effort

February 26, 2015

Facebook users share countless details about their personal lives, from where they’re going on vacation to what they’re…
Study: 20% of suicide cases are related to unemployment

February 13, 2015

Study conducted by University of Zurich reveals that one in five suicides is associated with unemployment. Approximately 45,000…
New Study Finds Psychedelic Drugs to Reduce Psychological Distress and Rates of Suicide

January 27, 2015

Past research indicates that the so-called “classic psychedelics”, such as LSD, psilocybin mushrooms and mescaline, may be protective…
Do potential suiciders prefer Film Noir movies?

July 18, 2014

Previous research shows that self-murder of motion-picture characters can cause the so called copycat suicides. A team of…
New evidence of suicide epidemic among India’s ‘marginalised’ farmers

April 18, 2014

 Latest statistical research finds strong causal links between areas with the most suicides and areas where impoverished farmers…
Social ties can lead to teenage suicide

April 3, 2014

Emile Durkheim, one of the founding fathers of the modern statistical sociology, claimed that dissolution of social ties…
New project investigates the internet’s impact on suicide

February 19, 2014

 Researchers at the University of Bristol are joining forces with Samaritans to carry out groundbreaking research into the…
Women commits suicide over obscene Facebook posts

January 28, 2014

A housewife in Kochi, Kerala has committed suicide over a Facebook abuse case. Women named Vijitha, 25, a…
Suicidality test being brought to market

December 23, 2013

The new test, based on research carried out at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, should help doctors…
Researchers identify biomarkers for possible blood test to predict suicide risk

August 21, 2013

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have found a series of RNA biomarkers in blood that may help…
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