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Suicide Prevention

H. Steven Moffic
June 12, 2018
Improvements in depression or anxiety without an apparent, sound reason can signal internal struggle is still ongoing.
Ron Manderscheid
June 12, 2018
The deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, combined with alarming new statistics on suicide rates in the U.S., show it is time to reassess our suicide prevention strategies.
Patrick Gauthier
September 21, 2017
If we could take the best parts of successful civil commitment—immediate treatment, coordinated care and discharge planning—perhaps this may be another way to prevent future drug…
H. Steven Moffic
January 10, 2017
This early part of the year is when the suicide rate spikes, and when depression commonly increases. Indeed, divorce lawyers have deemed the Monday after Christmas as "Divorce Day."
H. Steven Moffic
December 09, 2016
As it turns out, risk seems to be reduced from Christmas Day to New Year's Day, but there are always ways to reduce the rate of suicide for the highest risk patients.
September 16, 2016
In 2015, 8.3% of U.S. adults between the ages of 18 and 25 had serious thoughts of suicide, a significantly higher percentage than any other age group, according to a study released by the Substance…
Julie Miller
August 30, 2016
Hillary Clinton released a mental health policy proposal Monday that includes a few noteworthy investments, such as the expansion of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic program.
H. Steven Moffic
July 11, 2016
This would be a good time to check the state of our own mental healthcare unions: our clinics, hospitals and office practices. This time of year also dovetails with the annual turnover in our…
May 10, 2016
The Crisis Intervention Center brings statewide telephonic crisis intervention, care management and mobile response team activation/coordination to Louisiana with Crisis Response Network.
Julie Miller
April 22, 2016
After several years of consistent decline in suicide rates, the 1999 to 2014 timeframe shows an increase of 24%, according to new CDC data.
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