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US Life Expectancy Drops As Drug Overdose And Suicide Rates Rise
The life expectancy of Americans continues to drop, while drug overdose and suicide rates soar.
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Reminder: Suicides Don't Actually Increase Around The Holidays
It's time to put this dangerous myth to rest.
Educating for Democracy: the "Inner Emigration"
Educating for Democracy: the "Inner Emigration" During the period in Germany and Austria when the Nazis were running the
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There's Been A Startling Rise In Suicide Rates In The U.S.
A new government report reveals we're nowhere close to addressing our suicide problem.
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Drug Overdose Deaths Rising As U.S. Life Expectancy Stalls
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
A child born last year can expect to make it to age 78.
Government Made Our Middle Class: Part II
Yet, opposition to any government programs has hurt this segment of society the most, as they tend to be situated in the poorest red states that need and depend on government transfer payments -- such as social security, Medicare, Obamacare and food stamps.
The Urban-Rural Divide In Suicide Rates Is Big, And It's Growing
LARAMIE, WYO. — After her family moved from suburban New Hampshire to the wind-whipped plains of southeastern Wyoming, Monica
Suicide Among Elementary-Aged Black Children Is On The Rise
The study examined statistics for children between the ages of 5 and 11 from 1993 to 2012, and found that while the overall
The 'If Only' of Suicide
Professor Emerita, University of Southern California Marshall ...
As we take in the tragedy of Robin Williams' passing, we should also reject the shambles that is mental health care for most Americans. If there is an "if only" that makes sense, it is a societal one.
Suicide Rates Hit Record High At Golden Gate Bridge
A tragic record is being reported out of San Francisco. The amount of people who have jumped to their death from the Golden Gate Bridge is at it’s highest since it opened 77 years ago.
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Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Lead To Fewer Suicides
"The negative relationship between legalization and suicides among young men is consistent with the hypothesis that marijuana
Rising Suicide Rates Spur Global Push On Prevention
Amanda L. Chan
Suicide: What Contributes to It and What We Can Do About It
Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics
Why do I push back against the tendency to blame the economy? Because it's too easy an explanation, and it prevents us from
The Sad Socrates Effect at Harvard
Harvard University student, 'Crimson' editorial writer
What converts our pressure-induced stress into chronic depression and suicidal thoughts? High intelligence may be the culprit.
The Real Mental Health Issue in Gun Violence
President of Mental Health Association of NYC
Let us use this opportunity to save lives by doing something about the most common way in which guns cause death in America. Reducing access to lethal means can be the difference between a loved one's darkest hour and their final hour.
Yes, We Can Reduce Incidence of Suicide
David Sack, M.D.
Individuals who are truly suicidal are oftentimes past the point of wanting (or being able) to ask for help. Therefore, it is up to others to recognize the various warning signs and intervene.
While the Army Stands Down, Suicide Rates Are Still Up
Founder, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
With the stakes this high, service members, veterans and their families deserve transparency and accountability.
10 Sure Signs America Is in Decline
David Macaray is a playwright and author ("How to Win Friends ...
Washington survived Valley Forge, Kennedy survived PT-109, Reagan survived a gun shot. And our commander-in-chief passes out from eating a pretzel. Who can deny that our best days are behind us?
A Hope that Don Cornelius' Apparent Suicide Opens Door on Taboo Topic
Freelance journalist based in Oslo, Norway.
In the wake of Don Cornelius' death, many suicide prevention advocates were hoping that his apparent suicide would give people an avenue for talking about something we don't like to discuss.
New York's Suicide Rate Lowest In The Country
New Yorkers may be be the least likely of Americans to commit suicide, but that doesn't mean they're the happiest. Researchers
Nearly 15% Of Latina Teens Attempt Suicide, Says Study
An alarmingly high number of Latina teens in New York have tried to commit suicide, and city officials want to know why. "It's
Band-Aids on Bullying Can't Stop Suicide
SOS Method founder, humanitarian activist, and socially consci...
Today kids get more pressure from their peers -- than anyone else -- to be cool, to fit in and to do whatever is necessary to prove that you do.
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