Tag: Suicide

Teen Suicides At All-Time High Since Turn Of The Millennium

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

Teen Suicide: Increasing Number Of Girls 10 To 15 Years Old Trying To Kill Themselves By Poisoning

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

Youth Suicide Rates Increased By Nearly 29 Percent After Debut Of Netflix Drama '13 Reasons Why'

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

Number Of Children With Suicide Attempts Doubled In The Past 10 Years

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

Patients Use Digital Health Apps As Suicide Crisis Hotlines

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

More Young Adults, Teens Experience Mental Health Problems In Past Decade

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

Who Is Filthy Frank? YouTuber Seen In YouTube Kids Videos Giving Suicide Tips To Children

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

Veterinarians Face Higher Risk Of Suicide, Study Says

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

Fox Station Meteorologist Who Took Her Own Life Suffered From Lasik Surgery Complications

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

Gun Deaths In The United States At Record High

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

4,000 Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Workers To Go On Strike In California

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

US Life Expectancy Drops Due To Rise In Drug Overdose Deaths

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

Climate Change And Mental Health: Rising Temperatures Increase Suicide Rates

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

Dark Suicide Theme In Anime Game ‘Doki Doki Literature Club’ Linked To Mental Health Risks Among Kids

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

More High School Students Are Depressed, Attempting Suicide: How To Recognize Signs Of Teen Depression

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

Birth Control Pills, Other Common Prescription Drugs May Cause Depression And Suicide

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

Experts Warn About Suicide Contagion Possibly Triggered By High-Profile Celebrity Suicides

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

US Suicide Rate Keeps Climbing: Here Are 2 Major Reasons Why

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

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade Die Of Suicide: How To Spot Suicidal Tendencies And What To Do About It

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

Neil deGrasse Tyson Pays Tribute To Anthony Bourdain, Who Is Dead At 61

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

Suicides Rates In America Have Increased By 25 Percent Since 1999

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

New Study Shows Suicide Rate Has Doubled Among Young Black Children In The US

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

More Children Ending Up In Hospitals For Suicidal Tendencies

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

Overwhelming Stress In Britain Makes A Third Of Population Feel Suicidal

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

Scientist Regrets Reaching Age 104 And Now Heads To Switzerland For Assisted Suicide

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 Unveils '13 Reasons Why' Season 2 Release Date And Trailer

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

Twins With Debilitating OCD Shot Dead In Presumed Suicide Pact

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 Removes Logan Paul From Google Preferred Over Vlogger's Controversial Japan Suicide Video

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 Finally Speaks Out About Controversial Logan Paul Video

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

YouTube Vlogger Logan Paul Gains 80,000 Followers After Controversial Suicide Video

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

YouTuber Logan Paul Issues Apology For Posting Video Of Dead Body Found In Japan's 'Suicide Forest'

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

Ketamine Rapidly Reduces Suicidal Thoughts In Depressed People, Says Study

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

Doctor Created 3D-Printed Euthanasia Machine That Can End Life Painlessly

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 Rolls Out Artificial Intelligence Program For Suicide Prevention: Here's How It Will Work

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

Brain Scans May Help Identify People With Suicidal Thoughts

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

Suicide Rate Among US Teen Girls Hit 40-Year High: CDC

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 Wants To Save You From Violent Posts, Hires 3,000 More People To Fight Against Them

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

Unemployed Heart Failure Patients Face 50 Percent Higher Risk For Death

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

Glorifying Teen Suicide? Experts, Schools Rail Against Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’

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

11-Year-Old Hangs Himself As A Result Of A Social Media Prank, A Dark Mark On Potential Dangers Of Social Media

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

On World Health Day: 5 Important Facts You Need To Know About Depression

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

'Sea Of Despair' Identified Among White Working-Class Americans

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 Bolsters Suicide Prevention Efforts With New Tools Powered By Artificial Intelligence

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

Airline Pilots Report Having Suicidal Thoughts: Other Occupations With High Suicide Rates

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

Hundreds Of Airline Pilots Depressed And Some Have Suicidal Thoughts

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

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