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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Eating Disorders Can Be Deadly

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Eating disorders are the most deadly class of mental illness a person can live with. Not only can the effects of an eating disorder like anorexia or binge eating disorder take a life-threatening toll on a person’s body, but those who live with these disorders also face a high risk for suicide. September is Suicide […]

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Schizophrenia Drastically Increases Suicide Risk

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New research from the University of Toronto shows schizophrenia may significantly increase the risk of attempting suicide, especially in women, people with a history of substance abuse, and those who were abused as children. According to the results, the lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts among individuals with schizophrenia was 39.2 percent, compared to just 2.8 […]

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Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders Greatly Increase The Risk of Suicide Attempts in Bipolar Disorder Patients

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A new report finds that patients with bipolar disorder combined with a substance abuse disorder are twice as likely to attempt suicide as those without a substance abuse disorder. The findings from the systematic review, “underline the importance of prevention, early detection, and aggressive treatment of [alcohol and substance abuse disorders] in individuals with [bipolar […]

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Depressive Behaviors Linked To Suicide Risk in Bipolar Disorder Patients

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The results of a large Swedish study suggest that previous suicide attempts, recent affective episodes, and recent psychiatric inpatient care are the best indicators that a patient with bipolar disorder may attempt suicide. This could potentially improve opportunities for intervention before suicide attempts occur, and implies that clinicians should “pay attention to the risk of […]

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Cyberbullying Increases Suicide Risk

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When I was a kid, being bullied was a very different experience than it is today.  The efforts of bullies were limited to the tools of that time which included talking negatively about you, writing notes, and physical intimidation.  Today bullies have the internet doing their dirty work for them 24/7.  Cyberbullying ups the stakes […]

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