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

Tags: covid-19 suicide social-lives health-and-medicine guns

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

Tags: suicide health-and-medicine military guns weapons

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

Tags: death gender suicide featured health-and-medicine guns weapons

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

Tags: death gender suicide featured health-and-medicine guns weapons

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

Tags: covid-19 depression suicide sleep insomnia loneliness great-depression emotions featured health-and-medicine

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: suicide childrens-health health-and-medicine

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

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

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

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