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“Foreclosures Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in Study”

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This May 20, 2014 Health Day article that was found on the Philly.com website talks about ongoing research that at this time is showing a possible link between foreclosures and an increased risk of suicide.  While researches feel more research is needed to be sure of this, the early indicators seem to point to a link between the two things and plans are to continue researching this to get a better picture of what is going on with this.

 

 

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“Mentally Ill More Often Victims Of Violence Than Perpetrators: Study”

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This February 27, 2014 Health Day article on the Philly.com website talks about acts of violence among the mentally ill and demonstrates that those with mental illnesses are more likely to be the victim of violence then they are to be the one committing the violent act.  The article also indicates that the small percentage of violent acts committed by mentally ill people  is more likely to occur in the home as opposed to happening in public places.  The study recommends finding ways to curb all violence as opposed to focusing solely on access to mental health treatment.

 

 

 

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“Higher HIV Infection Rates Seen in Mental Health Patients: Study”

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This February 13, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about recent studies that show that people with serious mental illnesses may be more likely to have HIV then people in other populations.  The CDC recommends routine testing of everyone who is in any type of inpatient setting including physical and mental health settings.

 

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