Worker Layoffs Associated With Increased Suicide Attempts Among Certain Teen Groups.

HealthDay (8/15, Preidt) reports that according to a study published online Aug. 14 in the American Journal of Public Health, “when large numbers of...

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Robin Williams’ Widow Reveals He Was In Early Stages Of Parkinson’s

Major television networks, newspapers, wire sources and Internet media outlets continue coverage of comedian and actor Robin Williams’ suicide, focusing on the revelation by...

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Evidence Suggests Suicide May Be Contagious

The New York Times (8/14, Sanger-Katz, Subscription Publication) reports in “The Upshot” that “there’s a strong body of evidence that suicide is…contagious,” and that...

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Comedian’s Suicide Leads To Social Media Outpouring Of Support

NBC Nightly News (8/13, story 6, 2:25, Holt) reported in the aftermath of the suicide of comedian and actor Robin Williams on “an outpouring...

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Difficulty Sleeping May Contribute To Suicide Risk In Older Adults

The Washington Post (8/14, Kunkle) reports that a study published online Aug. 13 in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that “difficulty sleeping may contribute to a...

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First US Mental Health Screening Kiosk Opens In Retail Setting.

Medscape (8/13, Brauser) reports that the “Behavioral Health Kiosk is the United States’ first mental health screen of its kind,” allowing “members of the...

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Comedian’s Suicide Underscores Importance Of Treating Depression

Major television network newscasts, newspapers, and Internet media sources continue coverage of the suicide of comedian and actor Robin Williams, nearly all mentioning the...

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Psychiatrist: Death Of Robin Williams May Put Human Face On Suicide

USA Today (8/11, Weintraub, Kelly, Today) reports that “suicide claims more than 38,000 American lives each year – more than the number killed by...

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FDA Warning About Antidepressants, Teens’ Suicide Risk Produces Unintended Consequences

The Minneapolis Star Tribune (8/10, Olson) reports on University of Minnesota public-health professor Ezra Golberstein’s research showing that the public response to the FDA’s...

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