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“Schizophrenia Tied to Much Higher Risk of Suicide Attempts”

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This February 18, 2016 HealthDay article found on the Philly.com website talks about research on 101 Canadians who had been diagnosed with Schizophrenia in which it was found that there was an increased risk of suicide attempts within the group than seen elsewhere.

“The Medical Minute: The Causes and Signs of Depression in Children”

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This May 9, 2015 Gant Daily article talks about symptoms of depression and anxiety in kids and ways to respond to them and when to get professional help.

“Suicide Prevention Display To Travel To Penn State”

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This April 17, 2015 Community Content article on the Onward State website talks about a traveling exhibit to raise awareness of suicide prevention and decrease stigma about mental health issues on college campuses.

“Blocking the Paths to Suicide”

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This March 9, 2015 article found on the New York Times website talks about simple yet effective ways proven to prevent or reduce the risk of suicide.

“For Young People In Rural Areas, Suicide Poses A Growing Threat”

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This March 9, 2015 NPR Shots article talks about the how 51% of suicides in rural area involve guns.  The article doesn’t suggest taking guns away, but suggests that people who own them take time to secure their guns in a safe way that will limit access to them by people who could be at risk.  It was felt that safely securing firearms and limiting access to them could reduce suicide rates in rural areas by between 30% and 50% of the current rural suicide rate.

“Parental Suicide Attempt May Increase Suicidal Behavior in Offspring”

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This January 1, 2015 Business2Business article talks about a recent study that indicates a connection between the suicide of a parent and the suicide of a child.

“State prison system making changes to deal with mentally ill”

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This December 7, 2014 article found on the Philly.com website talks about changes that are being made in Pennsylvania with regards to how mentally ill inmates are treated in the prison system

English: Concertina razor wire at a prison

English: Concertina razor wire at a prison (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Take mental health seriously”

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This November 28, 2014 article found on the Philly.com website talks about ways that improper use of words like “suicide” can be harmful when it comes to opening up conversations about what suicide really is and it’s impact on people considering it or family and friends of those who have committed suicide.

“Suicide Prevention a Mission in Erie County”

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This October 22, 2014 GoErie.com article talks about a recent conference held in Erie County, PA on suicide prevention.  The segment includes video and text-based items within it, and at the end offers some resources for folks in Erie County, PA who may be seeking help either for them-self or for a friend or family member who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.

“We Are All Connected: Reflection on Robin Williams’ Suicide”

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This September 30, 2014 post by Pat Deegan put into words so much of what I wasn’t finding words for with regards to the death of Robin Williams.  Pat’s post offers hope, compassion and understanding, without focusing on so much of what we initially saw in the media in the aftermath of Robin’s death.  For those who don’t know, Pat Deegan is a Psychologist, and is also a Consumer in that she has a diagnosis of Schizophrenia.  Due to her somewhat unique position, she is able to speak to both professionals and other people with mental illnesses, and has created the Common Ground software to help people with mental illnesses communicate easier with their psychiatrists.  The post is well worth reading, and like I said it isn’t your typical Robin Williams article.

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