UMMS, State, Focus On Mental Health Aspect Of COVID-19 PandemicWith COVID-19 cases surging and a difficult winter expected, state and local officials as well as health care professionals are taking steps to raise awareness about getting help during a time of rising mental health concerns, particularly during the holiday season when the problem can become more acute.
COVID-19 School Closings Linked To Increase In Depression And Suicide, Study FindsPrimary school students in China experienced more depressive symptoms and made more suicide attempts after schools closed for the pandemic, a new study found.
1 In 4 Young People Are Reporting Suicidal Thoughts. Here's How To HelpNew psychological data taken during the pandemic shows the nation's mental health is languishing, according to data reported this week as part of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Opioid Drug Overdose Deaths Are Down In US, Study Finds, But COVID-19 Could Change ThatMore than 151,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, alcohol and suicide combined in 2018, slightly lower than the overall numbers in 2017, and leveling off for the first time in two decades, according to a new study.
Increasing The Minimum Wage By $1 Could Reduce US Suicide Rates, Study FindsAn increase in the minimum wage could help prevent thousands of suicides every year among workers with a high school degree or less, especially during times when unemployment rates are higher.
Jeffrey Epstein's Guards Could Face Charges This Week, Source SaysThe charges are likely to include falsifying prison records.
One Person Dies Every 40 Seconds From Suicide, WHO SaysThe number of people worldwide who die from suicide is declining but one person still kills themselves every 40 seconds, according to new figures from the World Health Organization, which said countries needed to do more to stop these preventable deaths.
Howard County To Air Suicide Prevention PSA In All Movie Theaters Next MonthA suicide prevention PSA will air in all Howard County movie theaters August 9 to September 5.
The US Suicide Rate Is Up 33% Since 1999, Research SaysThe suicide rate in the United States continues to climb, with a rate in 2017 that was 33% higher than in 1999, new research finds.
US Suicide Rate Is Up 33 Percent Since 1999, Research SaysThe suicide rate in the United States continues to climb, with a rate in 2017 that was 33% higher than in 1999, new research finds.
Suicide Rates Among America's Young People Continues To Rise, Study ShowsSuicide rates among young people have continued to soar in recent years -- so much so that the rate among 15- to 24-year-olds climbed in 2017 to its highest point since 2000, new research has found.