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Jul 11, 2014 — People who have survived a suicide attempt often have trouble finding a place to talk about suicide risk or a way to help others. So they are going public with their experiences.
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Jun 23, 2014 — After a suicide, family members are often devastated. Depression rates are much higher than when a loved one dies naturally. But Sandy Bem's family says her approach to suicide helped them mourn.
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Jun 18, 2014 — After the Food and Drug Administration said that antidepressants could spur suicidal thinking in teens, doctors prescribed the drugs less often. The change may have led to more suicides.
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Jun 11, 2014 — Scientists can't prove a causal link, but the disturbing correlation in the data deserves a closer look, researchers say. Some countries seemed more resilient than others.
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May 19, 2014 — Suicide is a major cause of death, and there's no evidence that screening everybody will reduce the toll, a federal panel says. But doctors, family and friends can help, researchers say.
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Apr 28, 2014 — Antidepressants have been associated with a higher suicide risk in children and young adults, but this study found that there's even more danger when people start off taking higher doses.
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Feb 18, 2014 — Under the federal health law and 2006 regulations, insurers can't deny medical coverage for an individual's injuries because they resulted from a medical condition such as depression, even if it wasn't diagnosed before the injury.
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Dec 28, 2013 — Holidays may not live up to expectations, but they don't spark a spate of suicides, studies show. Instead, people are more likely to try to attempt suicide in the spring. Even then, an individual's suicide risk is influenced by genetics, environment and factors other than the calendar.
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Oct 30, 2013 — The Internet can offer support and encouragement to teens at risk. Public health authorities should enhance those resources while being on guard for negative information that can jeopardize the health of vulnerable young people.
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Jul 24, 2013 — Serious mental illness can take a toll — not only on the person experiencing the symptoms but on family members, too. The Bell family still struggles with the loss of Homer, their son and brother, who recently killed himself after living with schizophrenia for 30 years.
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