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“Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression”

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This August 21, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about research showing for some types of depression, a combination of medication and talk therapy are showing to be the best practice, but it isn’t effective in all degrees of depression.  someone with chronic depression isn’t likely to benefit where someone with a non-chronic diagnosis might benefit.


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“New bunks to help prevent suicide in prison”


English: A view of one of the anti-suicide cel...

English: A view of one of the anti-suicide cells in maximum security of the Old Montana Prison (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This August 21, 2014 Lancaster Online article talks about how the Lancaster County Prison is attempting to decrease the number of inmate suicides by replacing the bunks in cells.  The old bunks had holes that created a place inmates could secure an item to the bunk for the purpose of hanging themselves.  The new bunks are snug to the wall and don’t have these holes which would make it nearly impossible for a prisoner to hang themselves using their bunk.  The new bunks will be installed in several phases.

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