Posts Tagged: suicide

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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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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Bipolar Disorder – The Roller Coaster

There was once a man who led a life with many interesting pursuits. Over time, he began drinking heavily. This continued through his early 30s. One day his wife had enough and said the time for drinking was over. What came after was something she could never had expected. He wore a trench coat, held…
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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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