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   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine anxiety childrens-health depression parents stigma suicide

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   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging brains death medical-tests suicide

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   

Tags: health-and-medicine abuse emotions haiti kenya suicide tanzania teenagers

‘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   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture education lifespan opioids race resilience suicide united-states

Little kids who talk about suicide know what death means

When very young children talk about wanting to commit suicide, conventional wisdom suggests they don't know what it means to die. A new study shows they do.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL | March 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health death depression suicide

Fewer suicidal teens die young after caring ‘circle’

New research documents a strong association between the "YST" approach to suicidal teens and a reduced overall risk of early death.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Feb. 15, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine addiction death social-lives suicide teenagers young-adults

Cannabis may increase depression risk among teens

Adolescent cannabis use could harmfully alter mental health, report researchers.

Julie Robert-McGill | Feb. 13, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine depression marijuana suicide teenagers

Reports of Demi Lovato overdose failed to highlight drug hotline

After Anthony Bourdain's death, reports highlighted the national suicide hotline, but few mentioned a drug hotline following Demi Lovato's overdose.

Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins | Jan. 15, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine drugs overdose suicide

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