Suicide News

Brief CBT Reduces Suicide Attempts among At-Risk Soldiers

February 16th, 2015
New research finds that short-term cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) dramatically reduces suicide attempts among at-risk military personnel. Investigators from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio led the two-year study on 152 active-duty soldiers who had either attempted suicide or had ...

Polluted Air Tied to Hike in Suicide Risk

February 14th, 2015
Breathing in polluted air is linked to an increased risk for suicide, particularly among middle-aged men, according to researchers at the University of Utah. The study is adding to the small, but growing body of research linking air pollution exposure to suicide. For ...

Positive Youth-Parent Bonds Can Reduce Teen Suicide Attempts

February 12th, 2015
A new study of the connection between adolescents and their parents discovers a caring relationship can be key to preventing suicide attempts. Sadly, suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-to-24-year-olds in the U.S., after accidental injuries and homicide. In the ...

Many Teens Have Easy Access to Guns, Despite Suicide Risk

February 1st, 2015
Teens with mental health problems who are also at risk for suicide have just as easy access to the guns in their homes as teens without a suicide risk, according to new research from the University of Washington. In fact, 41 percent ...

‘Honeycomb’ Brain Damage Afflicts Some Vets Who Survive Blasts

January 26th, 2015
Researchers have discovered honeycomb-shaped patterns of broken and swollen nerve fibers in the brains of some veterans who survived an improvised explosive device (IED), according to a new study at Johns Hopkins University. These hidden brain injuries may be the physical evidence behind ...

Probes of MDs Can Lead to Severe Depression, Anxiety

January 18th, 2015
Physicians who are being investigated because of complaints tend to suffer from high rates of severe depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, according to a new U.K. study published in the journal BMJ Open. The researchers suggest that by causing psychological ill health and encouraging ...

Mapping Brain Abnormalities Tied to Teen Suicide Risk

January 4th, 2015
Researchers at Yale University have identified certain abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex and other related brain regions in young people who have attempted suicide. The findings, recently presented at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology’s annual meeting, suggest that deficits in frontal systems may ...

Parent Suicide Attempts Linked to Increased Risk in Kids

December 31st, 2014
A new study has found that a suicide attempt by a parent increased the odds nearly fivefold that a child would attempt suicide. For the study, David A. Brent, M.D., of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and his colleagues followed the children ...

Study Links Suicide Risk with Insomnia, Alcohol Use

December 28th, 2014
A new study has found that alcohol use is “significantly associated” with suicide risk among women. Further analysis also revealed that insomnia symptoms explained a significant proportion of the relationship between alcohol and suicide risk among women. For men, there was no direct effect ...

Soldiers with Mental Illness at High Suicide Risk in Year After Hospital Stay

December 15th, 2014
U.S. Army soldiers who have been admitted to the hospital with a psychiatric disorder are at far greater risk for attempting suicide during the first 12 months after the hospital discharge, according to new research by the Army Study to Assess Risk ...