Monthly Archives: September 2010

The “contagion” of social networks, Los Angeles Times, Sep. 13, 2010

Public health researchers are experimenting with new programs that tap into the power of social networks to promote healthy habits, including help-seeking for suicidal ideation. The basic approach is to identify influential members within a social network (classroom, neighborhood, online … Continue reading

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Massachusetts : Wellesley health officials unveil suicide prevention website , Boston.com , Sep. 10, 2010

The health department in Wellesley, Massachusetts has just launched a new website that offers depression and suicide prevention information tailored to different members of the community. Visitors to the site can access information and resources for teens, adults, the elderly, … Continue reading

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Drug-Related Suicide Attempts: Teens and Young Adults

Two recent reports from SAMHSA’s Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) examine emergency department (ED) visits for drug-related suicide attempts by youth age 12 to 17 and young adults age 18 to 24. In 2008, nearly one-tenth (8.8 percent) of drug-related … Continue reading

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Emergency Department Visits for Drug-related Suicide Attempts by Adolescents: 2008

The Drug Abuse Warning Network(DAWN) is a public health surveillance system that monitors drug-related emergency department (ED) visits in the United States. According to this recent report, during 2008, nearly one tenth (8.8 percent) of drug-related emergency department (ED) visits … Continue reading

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Emergency Department Visits for Drug-related Suicide Attempts by Young Adults Aged 18 to 24: 2008

The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is a public health surveillance system that monitors drug-related emergency department (ED) visits in the United States. According to this recent report, during 2008, 6.3 percent of drug-related emergency department (ED) visits made by … Continue reading

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National Council for Suicide Prevention’s “Take 5 to Save Lives” World Suicide Prevention Day Campaign

The National Council for Suicide Prevention is organizing the mental health and suicide prevention communities to spread the word about World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th and the Take 5 to Save Lives campaign. The campaign asks supporters to … Continue reading

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Secretaries Sebelius, Gates to Launch National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

According to a Media Advisory released by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on Friday, September 10, 2010, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Defense Secretary Robert Gates will honor World Suicide Prevention … Continue reading

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