Children as young as 9 can have suicidal thoughts

Suicidal thoughts can start as early as 9 or 10 years old, research finds. It's a finding that surprised the caregivers in the study.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
Feb. 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health suicide

Young people with diabetes are 3x more likely to attempt suicide

Teens and young adults with diabetes are three times more likely to attempt suicide and close to 1.5 times more likely to suffer from a mood disorder.

Fabienne Landry-McGill • futurity
Feb. 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine depression diabetes suicide teenagers young-adults

Kids and teens in prison need more support

Children and teens in the youth justice system have a higher prevalence of mental health disorders and suicidal behaviors than their peers, researchers say.

Holly Watkins-U. Melbourne • futurity
Jan. 21, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture prison suicide teenagers

Veterans with TBI have more than 2X higher risk of suicide

Veterans with a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury are more than twice as likely as those without a TBI to commit suicide.

Tessa Venell-Brandeis • futurity
Dec. 18, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: health-and-medicine brains suicide traumatic-injury veterans

7 ways grief affects veterans

Though there's been a lot of research on PTSD and the toll of war, little research has focused on grief among veterans. A new study identifies seven themes.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine • futurity
Nov. 7, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine depression emotions military post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd suicide veterans wars

2-minute screening flags suicide risk for kids in ER

A two-minute questionnaire given in pediatric emergency rooms nearly doubled the identification of children with an elevated suicide risk.

Barbara Benham-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Nov. 1, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health emergency-department suicide teenagers

Suicide attempts among black teens rose 73% from 1991-2017

The rise "is troubling because attempts are the most prominent risk factor associated with suicide death."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 25, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity suicide teenagers

‘Connected’ schools have lower rates of suicide attempts

High schools where students have strong bonds with their peers and feel connected to adult staff have lower rates of suicide attempts.

Scott Hesel - U. Rochester • futurity
Sept. 11, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine education relationships social-lives suicide teachers teenagers

Gun retailers could help prevent suicide

Many gun retailers in Washington state say they'd be willing to train employees to spot those at risk of suicide.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Aug. 22, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: health-and-medicine business guns suicide weapons

Huge mental health gap for gender minority college students

"There has never been a more important time for colleges and universities to take action to protect and support trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary students on campus."

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
Aug. 21, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety college-students depression gender higher-education lgbtq suicide transgender

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