Suicide News

Foreclosures Drive Up Suicide Rates

May 18th, 2014
Foreclosures Drive Up Suicide RatesThe recent foreclosure crisis in the United States contributed significantly to a jump in suicides, according to a new study. Published in the American Journal of Public Health, the study found ...

Psychosis Risk from Early Childhood Bereavement

May 8th, 2014
Psychosis Risk from Early Childhood BereavementThe stress of bereavement in early childhood may increase the risk of a future psychotic disorder, a recent study indicates. "Suicide of a close family member brings the highest risk," said ...

Parents’ Alcohol Abuse or Divorce Hikes Risk of Suicide Tries in Offspring

May 7th, 2014
Parents' Alcohol Abuse or Divorce Hikes Risk of Suicide Tries in OffspringPeople who grew up with a parent who abused alcohol may be 85 percent more likely to attempt suicide than people whose parents ...

Substance Use at School Tied to Risk of Depression, Suicide Attempts

May 5th, 2014
Substance Use at School Tied to Risk of Depression, Suicide AttemptsWhen teens are caught drinking or using marijuana at school, it is a sign they need help, according to new research. That’s because using at school ...

Distorted Thought Patterns Linked to Suicide Attempts

April 29th, 2014
Distorted Thought Patterns Linked to Suicide Attempts A new study recommends that providers should focus on identifying suicidal individuals with distorted, catastrophic thoughts about the future. "Such thoughts are characteristic of those who attempt suicide," said clinical ...

Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide Risk

April 17th, 2014
Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide RiskEmerging research suggests that teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as a concussion are at "significantly greater odds" of attempting suicide, being bullied, ...

Relationship Problems Can Damage Teen Girls’ Mental Health

April 16th, 2014
Relationship Problems Can Damage Teen Girls’ Mental HealthA new study surprised researchers, finding that for adolescent girls, romantic relationship problems can have serious, negative implications for their mental health. "I found that girls' risk of severe ...

Survey Finds More People Willing to Disclose Mental Health Problems

March 9th, 2014
Survey Finds More People Willing to Disclose Mental Health ProblemsA new survey has found that people are more willing to disclose having a mental health problem and receiving treatment. The survey, led by Orygen Youth Health ...

Is Sleep Quality Tied to Amount of Gray Matter?

March 4th, 2014
Is Sleep Quality Tied to Amount of Gray Matter?Gulf War veterans may help researchers develop new strategies for poor sleep quality and associated psychosocial trauma. Investigators found an association between poor sleep quality and reduced ...

Kids of Older Dads Show Higher Risk of Mental, Academic Problems

March 4th, 2014
Kids of Older Dads Show Higher Risk of Mental, Academic Problems Researchers from Indiana University (IU) and Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have discovered advancing paternal age at childbearing can lead to psychiatric and academic ...