Monthly Archives: January 2011

www.sprc.org

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC promotes the implementation of the … Continue reading

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www.afsp.org

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. AFSP … Continue reading

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Chaplains try a new path to deal with PTSD , Associated Press, January 30, 2011

A Colorado theology school is teaching Air Force chaplains to consider the religious beliefs of servicemen and women to better help them cope with Post-traumatic stress. The goal is to build trust so a chaplain can encourage service members to … Continue reading

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AFSP/SPRC add two programs from Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) to Section III of the Best Practices Registry (BPR)

Two programs produced by SAVE have been added to Section III of the BPR under the category Awareness/Outreach Materials. Suicide: Coping with the Loss of a Friend or Loved One is a 21-page booklet that includes advice for survivors from … Continue reading

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Screening for Mental Health sponsors webinar: C.A.R.E. Connect, Accept, Respond, Empower: How to Support LGBTQ Youth, Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Guest speaker Meg Ten Eyck, Education Manager at The Trevor Project, will discuss specific risk factors for suicide among LGBTQ youth, screening for safety with LGBTQ youth, steps to make schools safer for all students, and how to promote resiliency … Continue reading

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Obama outlines enhanced support for military families to prevent suicides, Bloomberg Businessweek, Jan. 24, 2011

Suicide prevention and improved treatment for psychological problems will be included in a new government plan to enhance support for military families, President Barack Obama has announced. The plan involves coordination of efforts among 16 federal agencies to achieve improvements … Continue reading

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In the U.S. Army, a little mental health screening goes a long way, study finds, The Chicago Tribune , Jan. 24, 2011

According to new research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, screening soldiers for mental health issues before deploying them to Iraq can help reduce psychiatric or behavioral problems, as well as suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The study looked at … Continue reading

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One in 16 U.S. surgeons consider suicide: Survey, Reuters, Jan. 18, 2011

About six percent of surgeons have had thoughts of suicide within the past year, according to a new study published in Archives of Surgery. Surgeons who reported that they felt burned out or had recently made a major medical error … Continue reading

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Grappling with the emotional toll of caring for a spouse in failing health , Los Angeles Times , Jan. 18, 2011

This story in the Los Angeles Times looks at the issue of suicide among older adults from the perspective of senior citizens in Orange County. The older adults interviewed for the story discuss the difficulties of caring for spouses who … Continue reading

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Chicago: Experts to boost mental health efforts, The Chicago Tribune, Jan. 18, 2011

llinois School district 220 has hired a psychiatrist and a psychologist, both of whom specialize in depression, to evaluate mental health services and other initiatives at Barrington High School. The partnership was formed in response to several suicides among students … Continue reading

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Bishop Young & Nathan

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Bishop Young Reflection: Nathan

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Nathan: Reflection

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www.nami.org

From its inception in 1979, the National Alliance on Mental Illness has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. The website provides: resources that help support families experiencing mental health crises, education related … Continue reading

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Longitudinal relationships of religious worship attendance and spirituality with major depression, anxiety disorders, and suicidal ideation and attempts: Findings from the Baltimore epidemiologic catchment area study.

Rasic D, Robinson JA, Bolton J, Bienvenu OJ, Sareen J. J. Psychiatr. Res. 2011; The authors present findings on the longitudinal relationships of religious worship attendance and seeking spiritual comfort with subsequent major depression, anxiety disorders and suicidal ideation/attempts using … Continue reading

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Spirituality, religion and suicidal behavior in a nationally representative sample

Journal of Affective Disorders, Volume 114, Issues 1-3, April 2009, Pages 32-40Daniel T. Rasic, Shay-Lee Belik, Brenda Elias, Laurence Y. Katz, Murray Enns, Jitender Sareen and Swampy Cree Suicide Prevention Team Identifying oneself as spiritual was associated with decreased odds … Continue reading

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A prospective study of religion/next termspirituality and depressive symptoms among adolescent psychiatric patients

Journal of Affective Disorders, Volume 120, Issues 1-3, January 2010, Pages 149-157R.E. Dew, S.S. Daniel, D.B. Goldston, W.V. McCall, M. Kuchibhatla, C. Schleifer, M.F. Triplett, H.G. Koenig Of thirteen religious/spiritual characteristics assessed, nine showed strong cross-sectional relationships to BDI-II score. … Continue reading

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Attitudes Toward Suicide in the Adolescent Population

Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, Volume 31, Issue 1, 2010, Pages 22-29Urška Arnautovska, Onja T. Grad Only few studies have so far confirmed the clear connection of attitudes toward suicide with prevalence of suicidal behavior, and … Continue reading

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www.nimh.nih.gov

The mission of the National Institute of Mental Health is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. The website provides extensive resources related to suicide … Continue reading

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www.yellowribbon.org

The Light for Life Foundation International / Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program® is dedicated to preventing youth suicide and attempts by empowering individuals and communities through leadership, awareness and education; and by identifying and collaborating with support networks to reduce … Continue reading

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www.save.org

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) aims to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide. SAVE’s education programs are designed to : increase knowledge about depression, other brain … Continue reading

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PubMed: Journal articles about suicide

The National Institute of Mental Health website provides a Pub Med search for research published in peer-reviewed journals on the topic of suicide. Visit www.nimh.nih.gov to access the research listing.

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NIMH Director’s Blog

Thomas R. Insel, MD, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health provides information related to the Institute’s goals related to mental health. Information on salient research and education activities of the NIMH are presented in a blog format on … Continue reading

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NIMH Science News about Suicide Prevention

The National Institute of Mental Health website provides an online listing of articles related to suicide prevention. Science News articles for the past ten years are chronicled on the website. Visit the website at www.nimh.nih.gov to access the listing.

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Spike in Suicides for Army Guard and Reserves, Jan 19, 2011 — Associated Press

Suicides among active duty soldiers dropped last year for the first time since 2004, the Army said Wednesday, but the improvement was overshadowed by a sharp increase in suicides among National Guard and Reserve troops. After working much of the … Continue reading

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