Jameela Jamil ‘Was Totally Suicidal’ After Critics Claimed She Was Faking Her Illnesses

Jameela Jamil is feeling much better now than she did a year ago. In February 2020, the Good Place star, 34, was dealing with "false accusations" that she had made up her health problems and that she has Munchausen syndrome, or factitious disorder, a mental illness that causes people to fake health scares for attention. The criticism drove Jamil to become […]

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US suicide rate fell last year after decade of steady rise

Coronavirus outbreak: How to help your mental health Psychotherapist Dr. Kathryn Smerling gives tips on handling mental health during coronavirus, including rewarding yourself and staying organized. NEW YORK – The U.S. suicide rate fell slightly last year, the first annual decline in more than a decade, according to new government data. It’s a small decrease and the data is preliminary, […]

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US suicide rate fell last year after decade of steady rise

The U.S. suicide rate fell slightly last year, the first annual decline in more than a decade, according to new government data. It’s a small decrease and the data is preliminary, but the decline is “really exciting,” said Dr. Christine Moutier, chief medical officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The fall may be partly due to years of […]

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Karen Pence on National Suicide Prevention Week: 'We want to reduce the stigma'

Second Lady Karen Pence on suicide prevention as Americans struggle with coronavirus pandemic Second lady of the United States, Karen Pence, joins Harris Faulkner on ‘Outnumbered Overtime.’ Second lady Karen Pence discussed National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week and the resources available to help those suffering from mental illness amid the coronavirus pandemic on “Outnumbered Overtime” on Thursday. "The thing we want people […]

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Study shows promising new web approach to prevent firearm suicide

Access to firearms and other lethal methods of suicide during periods of risk can make it more likely that a suicide attempt will end in death. Yet many patients with suicidal thoughts or behaviors receive no counseling about this from healthcare providers, and many have questions about options for firearm or medication storage. To address the issue, clinicians and researchers […]

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New research finds text messages can predict suicide attempts

Nearly 130 people in the United States commit suicide every day. New work at the University of Virginia suggests that language used in text messages may one day help clinicians predict an increased risk of a suicide attempt in real time. The lead author of the study, UVA Ph.D. graduate Jeff Glenn, said the study was created because it is […]

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Black kids and suicide: Why are rates so high, and so ignored?

Teen suicide rates among black youth are increasing. In 2016 and again in 2018, national data revealed that among children age 5-11, black children had the highest rate of death by suicide. For the years 2008 to 2012, 59 black youth died by suicide, up from 54 in the years 2003-2007. Also, the 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s […]

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Overall, 8.5 percent of suicide acts in U.S. are fatal

Overall, 8.5 percent of suicidal acts are fatal, with higher rates for males and older adults, according to a study published online Dec. 3 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Andrew Conner, from Quinnipiac University in North Haven, Connecticut, and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional study involving suicide deaths (309,377 records) and nonfatal suicide attempts requiring treatment in an emergency department […]

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Mother was driven to the brink of suicide by contraceptive implant

‘It felt like a knife was being twisted in my stomach’: Mother, 39, claims she was driven to the brink of suicide by contraceptive implant that left her in agony for seven years Alana Nesbitt, 39, from Belfast, was fitted with the Essure sterilisation device  Mrs Nesbitt’s seven year nightmare is now over, after she had a hysterectomy Her life […]

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Suicide rates climbing, especially in rural America

Suicide is becoming more common in America, an increase most pronounced in rural areas, new research has found. The study, which appears online today (Sept. 6, 2019) in the journal JAMA Network Open, also highlights a cluster of factors, including lack of insurance and the prevalence of gun shops, that are associated with high suicide rates. Researchers at The Ohio […]

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