Don’t spread this holiday suicide myth

The holiday season has the lowest rates of suicide, despite a lot of reporting each year that perpetuates the myth that rates increase.

Michael Rozansky-Penn • futurity
Dec. 8, 2020 ~11 min

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Pandemic gun buyers face higher suicide risk

About 70% of those who bought a firearm during the COVID-19 pandemic reported having suicidal thoughts throughout their lives, research finds.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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Gun show suicide prevention chats get owners to lock guns up

Talking with people at gun shows about suicide prevention and the risks of unsecured firearms can nudge them to lock up their weapons, a new study shows.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~9 min

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Social sameness can raise or lower suicide risk

The relationship between social sameness and individual suicide risk is complex, new research indicates.

April Toler-Indiana • futurity
Oct. 6, 2020 ~5 min

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Police violence takes a toll on mental health

New research connects police violence and worse mental health. Researchers argue that it's a public health problem in need of attention.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 5, 2020 ~5 min

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Surge in gun sales ups suicide concerns

During COVID-19 and social unrest, gun purchases have soared. An expert explains why that raises concerns about suicide, and what can help lessen the risk.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 11, 2020 ~5 min

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To cut military suicide risk, push safe gun storage?

"We cannot simply wait to know a service member is at high risk for suicide before we encourage safe storage or temporary storage away from home."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~4 min

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Women who own handguns at 35X risk of suicide

In addition, men who own a handgun are 8 times more likely to die of suicide by gun, according to the new study that followed new gun owners for years.

Beth Duff-Brown-Stanford • futurity
June 7, 2020 ~7 min

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Women who own handguns at 35X risk of suicide

In addition, men who own a handgun are 8 times more likely to die of suicide by gun, according to the new study that followed new gun owners for years.

Beth Duff-Brown-Stanford • futurity
June 7, 2020 ~7 min

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Did insomnia cause April’s spike in suicidal thoughts?

"Without sufficient good quality sleep, suicidal thoughts start to have a louder voice." Surveys indicate mental health risk during April.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~8 min

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