suicideprevention

What is Suicide prevention?


Suicide is the eleventh most common cause of death in the United States. People may consider suicide when they are hopeless and can't see any other solution to their problems. Often it's related to serious depression, alcohol or substance abuse, or a major stressful event. People who have the highest risk of suicide are white men, though women and teens report more suicide attempts. If someone talks about suicide, you should take it seriously. Urge them to get help from their doctor or the emergency room, or call 911.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - With Help Comes Hope

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255): Suicide hotline, 24/7 free and confidential, nationwide network of crisis centers.

SAVE | Suicide prevention information, suicide, depression awareness

Aims to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, and features information, news, and resources.

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NIMH · Suicide Prevention

A brief overview of the statistics on depression and suicide in older adults, with information on depression treatments and suicide prevention ...

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Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

Information on government suicide prevention efforts, news, events and links to important prevention publications.

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CDC - Injury - Violence Prevention - Suicide Prevention - Home

Aug 31, 2010 ... National Strategy for Suicide PreventionThe strategy lays out a framework for action to prevent suicide and guides the development of an ...

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WHO | Suicide prevention (SUPRE)

It is clear that suicide prevention requires intervention also from outside the health sector and calls for an innovative, comprehensive multi-sectoral ...

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Suicide Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ...

Sep 30, 2010 ... Online versions of the National Strategy that proposes public health methods to address suicide. Summary and full report are available, ...

Suicide prevention - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Suicide prevention is an umbrella term for the collective efforts of local citizen organizations, mental health practitioners and related professionals to ...

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Clozaril

Clozaril is given to help people with severe schizophrenia who have failed to respond to standard treatments. It is also used to help reduce the risk of suicidal behavior in people with schizophrenia. Clozaril is not a cure, but it can help some people return to more normal lives.

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Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Research, Education, Training

To understand and prevent suicide as a means of promoting human well-being.

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Suicide
Suicide is the act of ending your life intentionally. The suicide rate in the UK has been falling since 1991, and in 2007 the rate was the lowest on record. There are more than 5,000 suicides in the UK each year.

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Prevention
Many factors affect your health. Some you cannot control, such as your genetic makeup or your age. But you can make changes to your lifestyle. By taking steps toward healthy living, you can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and other serious diseases. For example, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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Suicidal Thoughts
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call 1-800-SUICIDE. Suicidal thoughts are troubling, especially when accompanied by depression, other mental illnesses, alcohol or drug abuse, or plans for suicide. This situation demands immediate evaluation. These thoughts can indicate serious illness.

Strattera
Suicidal Ideation in Children and Adolescents - STRATTERA(atomoxetine) increased the risk of suicidal ideation in short-term studies in children or adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD). Anyone considering the use of STRATTERA in a child or adolescent must balance this risk with the clinical need. Patients who are started on therapy should be monitored closely for suicidality(suicidal thinking and behavior), clinical worsening, or unusual changes in behavior. Families...

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Digibind
Suicidal ingestion often involves more than one drug, thus, toxicity from other drugs should not be overlooked.

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Suicide and suicidal thoughts
Suicide is the act of taking your own life. Suicide and suicidal thoughts and behavior are tragic reactions to distressing life situations and all the more tragic because suicide can be prevented. Suicide often occurs as an impulsive act in the midst of a crisis, sometimes fueled by intoxication. But simply talking to someone about what you're going through may give you new perspective that shows you that suicide isn't a solution.

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Suicide and suicidal behavior
Suicide is the act of deliberately taking one's own life. Suicidal behavior is any deliberate action with potentially life-threatening consequences, such as taking a drug overdose or deliberately crashing a car.

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Prevention of Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis (or porous bone) is a disease in which bones become weak and are more likely to break (or fracture). Without prevention or treatment, osteoporosis can progress without pain or symptoms until a fracture occurs. Fractures commonly occur in the hip, spine, and wrist. Osteoporosis is the underlying cause of more than 1.5 million fractures annually (300,000 hip fractures, approximately 700,000 vertebral fractures, 250,000 wrist fractures, and more than 300,000 fractures in other areas). The estimated national cost (hospitals and nursing homes) for osteoporosis and related injuries is $14 billion each year in the United States. Osteoporosis is not just an old womans disease. Although it is more common in white or Asian women older than 50 years, osteoporosis can occur in almost any person at any age. In fact, more than 2 million American men have osteoporosis, and in women, bone loss can begin as early as age 25 years. Building strong bones and reaching peak bone density (maximum strength and solidness) can be the best defense against developing osteoporosis. After reaching the peak, which usually occurs by the age of 30, a healthy lifestyle can help keep bones strong.

Folic acid and birth defect prevention
Question: Does folic acid use help prevent birth defects Answer: There is good evidence that you can reduce the risk of certain birth defects (spina bifida , anencephaly, and some heart defects) by taking a daily dose of 400 micrograms folic acid before conception through the first trimester of pregnancy. Therefore, if you would like to become pregnant in the near future, you should take a multivitamin with this amount of folic acid. Women who have had a baby with a neural tube defect will need a higher dose of folic acid. If you have had a baby with a neural tube defect, you should take 400 micrograms of folic acid every day, even when you are not planning to become pregnant. If you plan to become pregnant, you should talk to your doctor and increase your folic acid intake to 4 milligrams each day during the month before you become pregnant until at least the 12th week of pregnancy.

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Major depression with psychotic features
Suicide or other self-harm is the most serious complication. You may need to stay in the hospital if you have thoughts of suicide. The safety of others must also be considered.

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Major depression
Suicide (up to 15% of people with major depressive disorder die by suicide) Increased risk of alcohol- and drug-related problems Increased risk of tobacco dependence Increased risk of problems with physical health and premature death due to medical illness

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