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“Demons stole my daughter”

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This May 3, 2015 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the life and death of a person with mental health issues and not only the struggle faced by the parent, but the outpouring of responses from strangers in the aftermath.

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“Robin Williams’s death: a reminder that suicide and depression are not selfish”

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This August 12, 2014 article on TheGuardian by “Brain Flapping Dean Burnett” talks about suicide the responses people have to it and explains that selfish is one word that shouldn’t be used to describe it.

“Jury Still Out on Whether Doctors Should Screen for Suicide Risk”

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This May 19, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about the ongoing debate over whether primary care physicians should be screening patients for suicide risk.

From the low 300s!

From the low 300s! (Photo credit: lsc21)

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“When suicide affects our 18- to 24-year olds”

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This March 11, 2014 article in the Healthy Kids segment of the Philly.com website talks about the effect of suicide on college age folks and what parents can do to help their child if their child is affected by the suicide of a peer.¬† The impact can be felt even if the student doesn’t personally know the student who committed suicide.

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Ronie Dalton, the mother of suicide victim, Spc. Jamie Dalton, lays out mementos of her lost son to remember him by at her Columbus home Feb. 25. Dalton’s suicide shocked those close to him, causing them to search for reasons for his death. Soldier’s suicide leaves unanswered questions U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine- Suicide Prevention U.S. Army Suicide Prevention Tool Kit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Students take aim at youth depression and suicide with ‘I’ve got your back’ message”

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This January 29, 2014 article on the Central Pennsylvania Patriot News website talks about Aevidum a group formed by and for students in response to a teen suicide.  They recently held a basketball tournament to raise awareness about suicide, mental illness and other issues faced by teens.

 

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Map of the 67 counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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“Surprising New Findings about Suicide”

English: United States Army Suicide Prevention...

English: United States Army Suicide Prevention Poster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This June 17, 2013 article on the Decoded Science website talks about recent research into suicidal behavior  and looked more at why it happens and what seem to be commonalities among those who committed suicide.

 

 

 

“No Benefit From Screening All Patients for Suicide Risk: Report”

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English: Image for mental health stubs, uses two psych images – psychiatry (medicine) and psychology (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This April 23, 2013 article raises concerns about whether or not screening every patient for suicide really offers any solid benefit.

 

 

 

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