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Depression and Suicide

Why Depression Untreated, is Really Bad for Your Health

 Depression is a common mental illness that can easily be treated   by uprunforlife | Aug 1, 2017 Often times the person suffering from major depressive disorder is in denial that they have a problem and feel that they are just sad. Unlike a bout of sadness, major depressive disorder affects every aspect of your […]

The Way we Communicate with Young People by Text, Saves Lives!

Amazingly, helping those in need by a crisis text line Texting has become So important in helping the young! We now understand the importance of Texting! We support it totally! by Nancy Lublin   How data from a crisis text line is saving lives When a young woman texted DoSomething.org with a heartbreaking cry for […]

Women, Men and the Way We Write About Depression

Daphne Merkin is the author of the forthcoming book This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression A woman is standing in her kitchen, making a pot of coffee, spooning out the pungent overpriced ground beans from their snappy little aluminum bag into a paper filter, trying to remember what number tablespoon she was on—four? […]

Accepting the Reality of Mental Illness

  Outpatient involuntary treatment needs to be considered. Published on December 17, 2012 by Dr. Nassir Ghaemi in Mood Swings A mentally ill young male kills innocents. He had struggled with – fill in the blank mental illness (autism, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia) – and did not receive treatment, or did not agree to treatment, […]

Suicide Behavior to Be Included as a DSM-5 Diagnosis

Suicide Behavior to Be Included as a DSM-5 Diagnosis Paul King, MD Parkwood Behavioral Health System, Olive Branch, Mississippi The DSM-5 Mood Disorders Work Group is looking into including suicide behavioral disorder (SBD) in the forthcoming DSM-5.1 The goal of including this diagnosis is to increase awareness of the need to improve clinicians’ ability to […]

Predictors of Psychiatric Inpatient Suicide: A National Prospective Register-Based Study

Predictors of Psychiatric Inpatient Suicide: A National Prospective Register-Based Study Objective: To study the incidence and risk factors of psychiatric inpatient suicide within a national cohort representing all psychiatric hospital admissions. Method: This national prospective register-based study followed all psychiatric hospital admissions in Denmark from the date of patient admission until patient discharge or inpatient […]

Preventing Suicide on College Campuses

By Rebecca A. Clay College can be a stressful time, and the numbers bear that out. The American College Health Association’s 2006 National College Health Assessment found that 94 percent of the college and university students surveyed reported that they felt overwhelmed by everything they had to do. Forty-four percent confessed that they had felt […]

More Lithium in Drinking Water Equals Lower Suicide Rates

May 12, 2011 — Geographical areas with higher natural lithium concentrations in the drinking water have lower mortality rates from suicide, according to new research published in the May issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry. The finding, similar to that from 3 different countries on different continents, adds to the evidence that lithium in […]

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