Health Problems

What treatments work best to prevent suicide?

If you or someone you love is thinking about suicide, a new review points to effective treatments that can reduce suicide risk. Some involve therapy—cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)—while others involve medication, such as ketamine (by infusion) or lithium. “People should be aware that there are treatments, such as CBT or […]

Health Problems

New study reveals ‘silence’ around suicide in young people

Mental health professionals treating children and young people with suicidal feelings should refer to ‘suicide’ explicitly to ensure they feel listened to, according to new research. Research led by the University of Stirling identified “a silence around suicidality” within conversations between mental health practitioners and children and young people – and within academic research reporting. […]

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Mental Health Conditions, Suicide Up After Major Trauma

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 — Survivors of major trauma have an elevated risk for mental health conditions or death by suicide in the five years after injury, according to a study published in the Nov. 12 issue of CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Christopher C.D. Evans, M.D., from Queen’s University in Kingston, […]