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Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

We Tell Suicidal People to ‘Get Help.’ But What Happens When They Do? | The Mighty

The Mighty answers the question, "What really happens to people who get help when they're suicidal?"

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

More Firefighters Committed Suicide In 2017 Than Died In Line Of Duty

In a survey of > 4,000 first responders, 37% had contemplated suicide and almost 7% had attempted it. That's more than 10x the general population. Another study concluded that for firefighters specifically, at least 103 had taken their own lives in 201

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Molecule deficiency may help diagnose severe depression

New research shows that reduced blood levels of a specific molecule may predict the severity of major depressive disorder and change diagnostic practices.

News | News

Veteran commits suicide hours after being turned away at VA facility – Rest In Peace

A former Marine and Army National Guardsmen killed himself after being denied admittance to a VA facility in Iowa City, despite telling doctors that he was having "serious mental issues." Brandon Ketchum, 33, killed himself only a few hours after being tu

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Global Warming Linked to Higher Suicide Rates across North America - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

To Anderson Cooper: Suicide Attempt Survivors Can’t Always Answer Why

Anderson Cooper said he stills struggles to understand why after his brother's suicide 30 years ago. The answer doesn't always provide relief.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed

There are no easy answers for helping someone struggling with depression, especially if you’ve already tried and tried. Here are some tips from experts.

Psychology | Personality

If You Think a Friend Might Be Suicidal, Ask

Don’t let your anxiety or worries about triggering someone hold you back.

Health & Fitness | Health

What Can We Do To Stop Suicide?

NOTE: If you are depressed or suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Health & Fitness | Health

New pressures for perfection contribute to rise in teen suicide – Orange County Register

Impossible expectations of perfection caused by Internet, pressure for digital ‘likes,’ causes new, alarming trend in teen suicide.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Is a Teen Depressed, or Just Moody?

With reports of an increase in teenage depression, experts say parents should watch for major changes in their own children.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

This 11-year-old survived cancer. Bullying drove her to suicide, her family says

The Ohio middle school student had been subjected to incessant tormenting that day, according to reports, and told her friend she was going to kill herself when she got home. She shot herself with a handgun she got from her home. About 1 in 5 students rep

News | Human Interest Stories

Study ranks suicide rates for dozens of professions. Is your job there?

Researchers found the highest rates in manual laborers who work in isolation and face unsteady employment, but the rate varied enormously between professions.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Robin Williams' Daughter Pens Heartbreaking Goodbye to Her Father

Robin Williams' daughter Zelda issued a heartbreaking goodbye to her father tonight with in a long, poignant statement posted on her Tumblr account.