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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

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

Mother Finds Suicide Tips For Children In YouTube And YouTube Kids Videos

Last summer, YouTube Kids took down a video containing instructions on how to commit suicide. Months later, another video with the same harmful content resurfaces on YouTube.

Internet February 26, 2019

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

Lady Gaga Opens Up About Her Struggles With Mental Health

Pop star Lady Gaga was a guest at a Bel Air, California fundraiser over the weekend. She shared her mental health struggles with the audience while she presented a special award to her mother.

Celebrities June 12, 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

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

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

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

Death Of The Founder Of A Mental Health Community Ruled As Suicide; Learn The Warning Signs Of Suicide

The death of Project Semicolon's founder has been ruled as a suicide. Learn how to spot the warning signs of someone at risk of committing suicide and how to help a struggling loved one.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 2, 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

Crisis, Suicide Prevention Hotlines See Surge In Calls In First 24 Hours After Trump Wins

Hotlines in charge of suicide prevention recorded abnormal spikes in phone calls and text messages following Donald Trump's presidential victory. Among the groups who were most active in this concern, LGBT people were the most worried.

Public Health November 12, 2016

Instagram May Help Save Lives With Suicide Prevention Tool

Instagram is rolling out its own suicide prevention tool in the hope of saving lives. With the new tool, users can choose to talk to a friend, or contact a helpline to receive aid.

Apps/Software October 23, 2016

Instagram Rolls Out New Self-Harm Prevention Tool That Allows Users To Help Friends In Need

Instagram began rolling out a new tool that allows users to report friends who may be in need of help, which could help save lives.

Apps/Software October 18, 2016

Teen Health Checks Should Include Screenings For Suicide Risks: Pediatricians

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

Anesthetic Ketamine May Reduce Suicidal Thoughts In Depressed People

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

Only 1 In 2 Suicidal Patients Asked If They Have Access To Lethal Weapons: Study

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

'I've Taken An Overdose': Sinead O'Connor Found Safe After Facebook Suicide-Note Scare

The Thanksgiving weekend was not so kind to Irish singer Sinead O'Connor who posted distraught messages on her Facebook page, including a note claiming she overdosed. Irish police who were quickly alerted found O'Connor who is now receiving medical treatment

Internet Culture November 30, 2015

Support For Pilots With Mental Health Problems More Helpful In Reducing Suicide Risks Than Two In Cockpit Requirement: Experts

Requiring two persons to stay in the cockpit at all times does not necessarily reduce suicide risks among pilots. Experts said pilots with mental health problems may be helped better if more psychological support is given to them.

Life October 28, 2015

Suicide Attempts Among New Mexico Teens Drop By 35 Percent: Here's Why

Suicide rates among New Mexico youth have dropped. Authorities believe that state suicide prevention programs and peer support groups are major contributions to this success.

Life September 17, 2015

Facebook Updates Suicide Prevention Tool: How Does It Work?

There’s a tendency for people to be over-dramatic on Facebook, but every now and then, one of those emotional posts lead to a suicide.

Internet February 26, 2015

Nick Clegg Supports New Strategy to Reduce Suicide Rates

If Detroit can do it, the United Kingdom should be able to do the same. Nick Clegg is a firm believer that suicide is preventable, needing just the right approach to accomplish.

Life January 19, 2015

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