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 | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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 | Nov. 1, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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 | Oct. 25, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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‘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 | Sept. 11, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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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 | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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 | Aug. 21, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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

How to recognize mental illness in children

Parents, teachers, and other adults can learn to recognize the warning signs of serious mental illness and suicidal thoughts in children.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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This score indicates risk of death, suicide, memory loss

The multimorbidity score can show how overlapping chronic health conditions affect both mental and physical well being.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | June 25, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Emotional violence in childhood linked to thoughts of suicide

"Emotional violence may actually be more powerful than physical and sexual abuse in its impact on adolescent suicide behaviors..."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | June 21, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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‘Deaths of despair’ lifespan theory may overlook resilience

Has economic stagnation induced less-educated Americans to turn to drugs, alcohol, and suicide? New research complicates this "deaths of despair" theory.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan | June 19, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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