Posts Tagged: suicide prevention

Suicide prevention

When I was a resident in psychiatry at the University of Louisville, I ran across a study that was looking at suicide in the community and the impact mental health interventions may or may not have on the rates of suicide. The study evaluated 100 suicides in Jefferson County taken from the coroner’s office. The…
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Mental health and agriculture

When the leaves start to drift away from the trees and turn the vivid shades of reds, oranges and browns, we all know it’s a signal that fall is near. For some, fall is the season of pumpkin spice lattes, hayrides and a wardrobe full of plaid outfits. For the farmers and ranchers, it’s the…
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Suicide risks and warning signs

The second leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 34 in the United States is suicide. It’s a topic that a lot of people don’t like to talk about, but it’s something we need to face head-on. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which is a great opportunity to discuss the risk…
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Understanding suicide prevention

Suicide is a “permanent solution to a temporary problem.” That is something a wise psychiatrist told me one time and it rings true. Suicide is currently the eighth leading cause of death in the United States. Men complete suicide four times more often than women. However, women tend to attempt suicide more often than men….
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Depression is an illness. Have you been screened?

Depression is recognized as the most common type of mood disorder today. It is estimated that 17 percent of the U.S. population (between 5-12 percent of men and 10-20 percent of women) will suffer from a major depressive episode at least once in their lifetime. Over time, untreated depression can lead to significant impairment, other…
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