The rate of suicide among young people has been rising alarmingly in recent years. Adolescent and young adult males made up the majority of the deaths caused by suicide in 2017.
Public Health June 19, 2019
A new report revealed that there has been a disturbing increase in the number of young girls trying to kill themselves by poison. The data emphasized how much of an urgent matter teen suicide prevention is.
Public Health May 2, 2019
The controversial show '13 Reasons Why' is getting a third season on Netflix. However, new research pointed out that its first season release led to a significant increase in youth suicide in the following month.
Public Health April 30, 2019
The number of emergency room visits due to suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among children rose to 1.2 million in 2015. More than half of those visits are children from ages 5 to 11.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 9, 2019
Health and medical apps on smartphones were designed for non-emergency purposes. However, these apps are becoming suicide prevention crisis hotlines for distressed patients expressing suicidal thoughts.
Public Health March 27, 2019
The percentage of teens and young adults with mental health issues increased sharply in the past decade. What may be the cause of the increase?
Healthy Living/Wellness March 14, 2019
A pediatrician in Florida found a clip inserted into videos posted on YouTube Kids that encourage children to harm themselves. The clip shows YouTuber Filthy Frank, who has more than 6 million subscribers on his channel.
Internet February 26, 2019
A study that looked at data of more than 30 years showed that veterinarians dying because of suicide continue to rise. Moreover, it showed that animal doctors were far more likely to kill themselves compared to the general population.
Public Health December 21, 2018
Jessica Starr suffered from rare complications of Lasik surgery before she died last week. The 35-year-old underwent a new procedure called Lasik smile, which involves making two small cuts to remove lenticule in the eye.
Public Health December 16, 2018
How much have gun deaths increased in recent years? Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal a record number of gun deaths in the past 40 years.
Public Health December 16, 2018
Four thousand mental health workers are anticipated to participate in a five-day strike organized by the National Union of Healthcare Workers. What are they demanding from Kaiser Permanente?
Public Health December 8, 2018
Americans born in 2017 are expected to reach 78.6 years, which is 1.2 months lesser in life expectancy for the third consecutive year. Last year's number of drug overdose deaths also increased from 2016.
Public Health November 29, 2018
Hotter temperature is correlated to increased incidents of suicide in the United States and Mexico. Researchers also found that hot weather is linked to increased use of depressive language on social media.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 24, 2018
A father from the UK suspected that his son’s suicide was triggered after frequently playing ‘Doki Doki Literature Club.’ Indeed, the game’s plot revolved around dark characters who are committing suicides.
Public Health June 30, 2018
CDC's National Youth Risk Behavior Survey revealed that fewer teens do sex and drugs but many have persistent feelings of hopeless and sadness. What are the signs of teen depression?
Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2018
A study found that more than one-third of adults are unknowingly opening themselves to the risk of depression and suicide by taking some common prescription drugs. The study also noted the increased practice of polypharmacy among adults.
Medicine June 13, 2018
Health experts raised awareness about ‘suicide contagion’ following the deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade. They encouraged everyone to check on their loved ones and for the media to be considerate when reporting about suicides.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 11, 2018
The suicide rate in the United States keeps climbing, it's up by 25 percent since 1999. Mental health experts identified two reasons that have contributed to the increase, namely suicide contagion and the public mental health crisis.
Public Health June 10, 2018
Deaths due to suicide are on the rise in the United States. The U.S. CDC indicated that firearm is the most common method of suicide, followed by hanging and poisoning.
Public Health June 9, 2018
On June 8, chef and television host Anthony Bourdain died at the age of 61. Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson commented on Bourdain's personality and his influence in society.
Celebrities June 8, 2018
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate in America has increased within the past two decades. The organization found that the rate for suicides has risen by 25 percent from 1999-2016.
Public Health June 7, 2018
A newly released study found that the suicide rate among black children is twice as high as that of their white counterparts. Majority of the children were under the age of 13.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 22, 2018
Researchers found that children’s hospital and emergency room visits for suicidal tendencies have increased more than twice since 2008. They also found that schools may have played a role in the increased rate of hospitalization.
Public Health May 16, 2018
Stress due to long-term diseases such as cancer, as well as socio-economic factors including poor work-life balance and debt, rank as major triggers of chronic stress. Suicidal thoughts and self-harm were prevalent in almost one-third of the surveyed population.
Public Health May 14, 2018
Australia’s oldest working scientist and renowned ecologist and botanist David Goodall had secured an appointment for an assisted suicide in Switzerland almost a month after he celebrated his 104th birthday.
Feature | Health May 2, 2018
Netflix has unveiled the release date and trailer for the second season of '13 Reasons Why.' The return of the controversial drama, which allegedly glorified teen suicide, will pick up a few months from the end of Season 1.
Movies/TV Shows May 1, 2018
Amanda and Sara Eldritch, the twins who became famous after undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery for their OCD, were found dead with gunshot wounds. Authorities believe it was a suicide pact.
Public Health April 5, 2018
YouTube cut ties with vlogger Logan Paul over the controversial suicide video from Japan's Aokigahara Forest. The video platform removed Paul from Google Preferred and put other plans with the vlogger on hold.
Internet January 12, 2018
YouTube has finally revealed its stance on the controversial Logan Paul incident. The video-sharing website stated it took the proper steps but is also looking into finding alternative consequences.
Internet January 11, 2018
Controversial YouTube video blogger Logan Paul has been in hot water following a graphic video released from his trip to Japan. While he is currently not popular among the media, he gained more than 80,000 followers on YouTube.
Internet January 8, 2018
Logan Paul recently posted an apology on Twitter for video taken in Japan's 'Suicide Forest.' His actions were apparently inappropriate but he claims it was not intentional.
Internet January 2, 2018
Depressed patients who take low doses of ketamine are more likely to have decreased suicidal thoughts, according to a new study. But ketamine is still far from being a miracle drug.
Medicine December 16, 2017
Sarco capsule, a euthanasia machine that can be created using a 3D printer and can be assembled anywhere, can end life painlessly. What happens to users who change their mind?
Feature | Health December 5, 2017
Facebook rolled out an artificial intelligence-powered suicide prevention program globally. The tool can detect Facebook posts and Facebook Live videos that express suicidal thoughts, but the social network still needs the help of its users to make the community safe.
Apps/Software November 28, 2017
Suicidal people were found to exhibit distinct brain activity patterns. Brain scans hold potential in preventing suicide, which claimed more than 41,000 lives in the United States in 2013.
Neuroscience October 31, 2017
Since recording began in 1975, suicide rates among teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 have increased. Among female teenagers in the age group, the suicide rates saw a peak back in 2015.
Public Health August 4, 2017
Facebook doesn’t want inappropriate videos on its site, so it’s hiring 3,000 more people to get rid of them quickly. Facebook also wants to work with law enforcement to respond to those who might be in need of help.
Internet May 4, 2017
Heart failure patients who are unemployed have higher risk for death and rehospitalization compared with their employed counterparts. How can this finding benefit people with the heart condition?
Public Health May 2, 2017
As more people watch Netflix’s hit teen drama ’13 Reasons Why,’ schools and mental health experts express strong warning against it. Can the TV show really trigger teen suicide?
Movies/TV Shows May 1, 2017
An investigation is now underway after a social media prank that resulted in the suicide and death of an 11-year-old boy. Tysen Benz’s death leaves a dark mark on social media companies' suicide prevention efforts.
Internet April 9, 2017
The World Health Day 2017 has put depression as the focal area. The event is putting the spotlight on millions of people driven by extreme anxiety, disability, and suicidal thoughts. Depression, as a mood disorder, has many causative factors.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 8, 2017
A 'sea of despair' is behind the gloomy outlook among white working-class Americans, a new study said. This is characterized by the uptick of physical pain as job prospects continue to decline over time.
Public Health March 23, 2017
Facebook has announced that it's doubling down on its suicide prevention efforts, now with the help of artificial intelligence. At the same time, the company is also integrating suicide prevention tools into Facebook Live.
Internet March 1, 2017
Many airline pilots suffer from depressive symptoms and more than 4 percent have suicidal thoughts. What other occupations in the United States have high suicide rates?
Neuroscience December 16, 2016
An anonymous online survey revealed that hundreds of airline pilots likely suffer from depressive symptoms and some have suicidal thoughts. Last year, a Germanwings copilot suffering from depression deliberately crashed the plane.
Neuroscience December 15, 2016