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
More than a quarter of medical students suffer from depression and one in 10 have suicidal thoughts. What are the reasons behind these suicidal risks and depressive symptoms?
Healthy Living/Wellness December 7, 2016
The suicide rates among middle school children have surpassed the number of deaths from car crashes. While the leading causes of pre-teen deaths are still accidents of all kinds, the statistics are dramatic.
Public Health November 4, 2016
People who were hospitalized with infection have increased risk for suicide death, new research suggests. The risk is higher in those with HIV, AIDS or hepatitis.
Public Health August 11, 2016
Manual laborers such as farmers and lumberjacks topped the list of highest suicide rates by job in the United States, a new federal study has revealed. Researchers say the findings may help industries develop better suicide prevention programs.
Public Health July 1, 2016
Leading pediatrician group in the United States urges doctors to include suicide risks screenings during routine health checks among teenagers. The recommendation follows the recent information that suicide is now the second-leading cause of adolescent deaths.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 28, 2016
Facebook recently announced its suicide prevention tools across the globe. These will be helpful to users of the social networking site who fear that one of their friends may be suicidal.
Apps/Software June 16, 2016
An organization known as 22Kill has started the 22 Push-Up Challenge, which has taken social media by storm. What is the story behind the challenge, and how can you participate?
Viral June 9, 2016
Ketamine could hold the key to fighting suicidal attempts and depression in people. The drug is capable of triggering out-of-body experiences and hallucinations, which earned it the moniker 'club drug.'
Medicine May 12, 2016
NFL players are prone to head injury and CTE, which places them at increased risk for depression and self harm. A CDC study, however, finds that suicide is less common among ex-NFL players compared with the general population.
Neuroscience May 12, 2016
The anesthetic ketamine was shown to cut risk for self-harm in individuals with long-standing depression. Use of the drug was also associated with mild side effects that lasted only between one and two hours.
Medicine May 11, 2016
The CDC reports suicide rates are up across most demographics in the United States. What is driving this increase in self-inflicted fatalities?
Public Health April 23, 2016
Suicide rates in the United States have increased by 24 percent since 1999, signifying the highest surge in 30 years, a new report has revealed. Experts say prevention techniques are effective, but funding is scarce.
April 22, 2016
Research showed that simultaneous use of cocaine and alcohol can increase risk of commiting suicide. It also revealed that women are most likely to be involved in suicide attempts but not in substance abuse.
Life April 13, 2016
Only one in two patients undergo lethal means assessment in the emergency departments. This means many doctors fail to help suicidal patients receive the right treatment and intervention.
Life March 22, 2016