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Startling Facts About Suicide and Mental Illness

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call  The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately. The newest report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) shows the scope of mental health problems in the United States and some startling facts about suicide.  50 percent of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24. At least 8.4 million people in the U.S. provide care to an adult with a mental or emotional ...
Tags: Psychology, Suicide, Mental Health, Depression, United States, National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Why Finding Your Purpose Is Important When Battling Depression

When your mood is at the lowest of low, it’s hard to even think that someone loves you or cares about you. You feel like you’re unnoticed by everyone. It’s hard to even think that anyone wants to have you around, and you may even feel like you’re a burden to everyone. In reality, you do have value and a meaning in life. Everyone is imperfect and everyone makes mistakes. But we all need to understand that imperfections don’t put a value on our worth. You have awesome abilities and talents that...
Tags: Psychology, Suicide, Depression, Self-esteem, International Association for Suicide Prevention, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Greater Purpose, Existential Questions

I Really Need Help

I”ve always thought of violence but it has gotten way worse. It started with me just having thoughts of killing people and ocasionally having daydreams. After a few weeks i began to enjoy these dreams and i dremt about them alot. I began having weak urges to do the things i thought of and i enjoyed watching horror films like “Saw”. I liked seeing the blood and pain. I then had stronger urges and loved it when my dog or cat brought back prey. When my cat brought back a mouse i enjoyed beating it ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Suicide, Therapy, Teen Issues, Abuse, Trauma, United States, Animal Cruelty, Violence, Animal Torture, Animal Abuse, Violent Fantasies, Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI

I’m a Happy and Healthy Person, But My Partner Has BPD

So my girlfreind has BPD and self harm issues, she tried to commit suicide as well, and is very impulsive and rebellious, its hard for me because I dont want to be like her mom but i cant let her do things that are self destructive, i really care about her alot and really love being with her and she dosent pressure me ounce i say no, but i worry about her and how im going to spend my life with her, i was never unhappy before and she makes me happy but its also just so much stress and a lot on my...
Tags: Suicide, Relationships, Bipolar, Therapy, Borderline, Teen Issues, Self Harm, Dating, Borderline Personality, Bpd, Self Injury, Suicidality

Preventing Maternal Suicide in a Land Healing From War

Maternal mental health disorders and maternal suicide affect women worldwide. But they affect women in poverty more than any other women. Meet a woman whose tireless dedication is saving the lives of mothers — and their babies. Read the full article: Preventing Maternal Suicide in a Land Healing From War
Tags: Suicide, Religion, Sri Lanka, Postpartum Depression, What We Do, Child Survival, Edwin Estioko

Am I Hopeless?

I’ve been living with BPD my whole life, but only in the last year have I been actively searching for help. I’ve done some research about recovery from BPD, and it seems the recovery rate is abysmally low. (2-5%) I find myself being jealous, emotional, and untrusting almost constantly. My mind is a warzone, and I hate myself. I’ve ruined so many relationships…even my marriage. I attempted suicide about a year ago. I feel like people who love me really don’t. So, is that it? Should I just accept ...
Tags: General, Suicide, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Borderline, Borderline Personality Disorder, Personality, Abuse, Trauma, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Hopelessness, DBT

Passenger falls to his death from 10th-story deck of gay Atlantis cruise

A passenger died after leaping from the 10th-story deck of the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas during a gay Atlantis Cruise. The incident happened yesterday at around 7:40 p.m. while the ship was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The victim was a 46-year-old man from Naples, Florida. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud tweeted that surveillance video taken by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a “clean jump” by the victim, who plummeted over 175 feet from the deck and into the dark waters below. It...
Tags: Death, Suicide, Cbs News, Life, Lifestyle, Royal Caribbean, San Juan, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Coast Guard, U S Coast Guard, SAN JUAN Puerto Rico, Naples Florida, David Begnaud, Eric Patton, Gay cruise

My Family Hates Me But I Don’t Seem to Care

Hi, I’m a 17 year old female from the U.S. I was diagnosed with psychosis and had a suicide attempt at 15, since then I’ve gone completely numb. I already know I’m depressed, I just don’t care about fixing it and stopped taking medication. My life seems to be improving, grades, social life, etc. I just can’t feel anything. I’l say something horrible that makes my family or friends upset but I’m never sorry, if they cry I think they’re weak and annoying. I know I should be feeling at least a bit ...
Tags: General, Suicide, Depression, Therapy, Medication related questions, Teen Issues, Social Withdrawal, Anhedonia, Psych Central That

Japanese Suicides Reach Record Low

The annual number of suicides in Japan has fallen below 20,000 for the first time since records began to be kept in 1978. In addition to having the lowest number of suicides – a mere 19,959 – in terms of absolute numbers, 2019 also saw the tenth successive drop in relative terms; the death rate […]
Tags: Death, Japan, Suicide, Statistics, Anime, Mental Illness

What You Need to Know About Suicidal Behavior

The number one thing I’ve learned in my more than 20 years of experience in the mental health space is that there is always more to be learned. Suicidal behavior and prevention are complex. Just as there is not one single thing leading to suicidal behaviors, there is also not one single thing that will prevent them from occurring. In order to provide exceptional care and support to individuals with lived experience, friends, family members and co-workers, we must continue to learn about mental h...
Tags: Psychology, Japan, General, Suicide, Disorders, Depression, Canada, Publishers, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, MHA, Mental Health America, Hopeless, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Suicidal Behavior, American Association of Suicidology Offers

The key to lower suicide rates? Higher minimum wages

A new study found that a dollar increase in minimum wage correlated to nearly a six percent reduction in suicide rates among adults aged 18 to 64 with a high school degree or less education.Increasing the minimum wage was found to be most effective in the reduction of suicides when unemployment levels were the highest. According to the researchers' predictions, raising the minimum wage by just one dollar during the 2008 economic collapse could have prevented over 13,000 suicides. None Over the ...
Tags: Health, Work, Suicide, America, Economics, Depression, United States, Capitalism, Innovation, Inequality, Emory University, Center for Disease Control, National Vital Statistics System

I’ve Had Many Past Experiences with Disorders But Am Unsure of What’s Wrong with Me

I’m very sure that I have some kind of disorder. I have been diagnosed with ADHD when I was 12 but that’s about it. However I always knew there was more. When I was 10-11 I remember pretending to be a character I made up. I was quite unpopular and was being kind of bullied by a few other girls. After a while I starting seriously planning on killing them and once planned on summoning demons or something to send out to brutally murder them. It felt like someone else controlled my thoughts, making ...
Tags: Bullying, Suicide, Depression, Therapy, Anger Management, Teen Issues, Trauma, Adhd, Violence, Cyberbullying, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Childhood Stress, Maladaptive Coping

Teen Obsessed With Social Media Kills Herself After Not Getting Enough Likes & Followers

A British teenager with an unhealthy addiction to social media took her own life after she was unable to gain a sizable following or get enough likes on her posts. According to news reports, 19-year-old Chloe Davison was taking selfies and was active on social media just moments before she was found dead in her bedroom after hanging herself. Davison’s 20-year-old sister Jade, who recently got engaged and gave birth to her first child, said Davison struggled with social anxiety and believes socia...
Tags: Facebook, UK, News, Instagram, Teens, Suicide, Social Media, Snapchat, Jazz, Jade, Chloe, Davison, Coombs, Human Interest, Sad News, Chloe Davison

A Surprisingly Common Cause Of Suicide (M)

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Tags: Psychology, Suicide, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only

Want to List Everything I Think Is Wrong with Me

So this is my first time ever doing this, I never really told anyone about my issues or what I’m going through, I thought this might be a good little step for me so first I’ll tell you what I think is wrong with me. So I’m 19 years old and a female I have had for a while thought something might be wrong with me, I was scared of telling someone about it cause I don’t want them to think I wanted attention, so the problem is is that I have had really bad thoughts of wanting to kill and hurt animals...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Suicide, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Teen Issues, Abuse, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Physical Abuse, Violence, Child Abuse, Anger

Gay adult film performer Macanao Torres dead at 35

Macanao Torres, a Spanish gay adult performer who worked with numerous studios over the years, died by suicide at his home in Murcia, Spain on December 29. He was 35 years old. The Spanish-language site Shangay reports that Torres, whose real name was Pedro Oliver, jumped off the roof of his apartment building. Shangay adds that Torres left the industry in 2016 after a decade of appearing in films. When he retired, he also announced he’d been diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma and that doct...
Tags: Suicide, Life, Lifestyle, Rip, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Torres, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Murcia Spain, Trevor Lifeline, Macanao Torres, Shangay, Pedro Oliver

California Universal Background Checks and Gun Ban: No Positive Effect

Chart from California DOJ report, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-( A study of the effects of California's institution of Universal Background Checks, along with a state ban of firearms ownership for people who had committed a violent misdemeanor, has been published in The Annals of Epidemiology, volume 30, February, 2020. The study covered a decade before the laws were passed to a decade after the laws was passed. It found the laws had no effect on firearms homic...
Tags: Guns, California, Suicide, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Homicide, Doj, Cbc, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing, Universal Background Checks, Prohibited Persons, Journal of Epidemiology

Police ID man who apparently jumped to his death at LAX

A 27-year-old man who apparently committed suicide at Los Angeles International Airport was identified Wednesday, Jan. 1, by the coroner’s office. The apparent suicide occurred about 8:15 p.m. Sunday in the Tom Bradley Terminal, according to Airport Police Sgt. Rob Pedregon and Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The man was identified as Alexander Rivera. “It appears the man (Alexander Rivera) was on an upper level when he jumped,” Pedregon said. “He landed on the customs level...
Tags: News, Suicide, Sport, Soccer, Lax, Rivera, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles Fire Department, Margaret Stewart, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Rob Pedregon, Pedregon, Crime + Public Safety, Tom Bradley Terminal, Alexander Rivera

Police ID 27-year-old man who apparently jumped to his death at LAX

A 27-year-old man who apparently committed suicide at Los Angeles International Airport was identified Wednesday, Jan. 1, by the coroner’s office. The apparent suicide occurred about 8:15 p.m. Sunday in the Tom Bradley Terminal, according to Airport Police Sgt. Rob Pedregon and Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The man was identified as Alexander Rivera. “It appears the man (Alexander Rivera) was on an upper level when he jumped,” Pedregon said. “He landed on the customs level...
Tags: News, Suicide, Sport, Soccer, Lax, Rivera, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles Fire Department, Margaret Stewart, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Rob Pedregon, Pedregon, Crime + Public Safety, Tom Bradley Terminal, Alexander Rivera

Podcast: Do Suicide Questionnaires Save Lives?

Should we be talking so plainly about suicidal ideation? What are the benefits of assessing our thought patterns over a period of time? Join us as we discuss the Columbia-Suicide Severity Scale screening tool. We tackle this sensitive topic after Jackie was surprised by a suicide assessment at a physician’s office. Rare trigger warning this week for a tough subject, as we explore talking openly about suicidal ideation. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, Cdc, Suicide, Happiness, Depression, Bipolar, Fda, Darth Vader, Jackie, Leia, Grief And Loss, Gabe Howard, Don, University of Pittsburgh, Gabe

Police: Man apparently jumps to his death in LAX terminal

A 27-year-old man apparently jumped to his death Sunday night at Los Angeles International Airport, said Los Angeles Airport police. The apparent suicide occurred about 8:15 p.m. in the Tom Bradley Terminal, according to Airport police Sgt. Rob Pedregon and Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. “It appears the man was on an upper level when he jumped,” Pedregon said. “He landed on the Customs level, which is one level below. He was dead at the scene.” The man’s name will be w...
Tags: News, Suicide, Sport, Soccer, Customs, Lax, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles Fire Department, Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Los Angeles Airport, Margaret Stewart, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Rob Pedregon, Pedregon, Crime + Public Safety

Voices with Homicidal and Suicidal Suggestions

I’ve been wondering what else is wrong with me four years ago I was diagnosed with schizoeffective disorder but I’ve always felt something else is wrong with me. For as long as I can remember I’ve heard voices and had impulses that either tell me to kill or commit suicide. My first attempt at my own life was at age five followed by over 8 other attempts from then to age 20. On the other side of the spectrum when I meet new people my mind starts coming up with ways to kill them or it will fantasi...
Tags: Suicide, Anxiety, Therapy, Medication related questions, Psychosis, Violence, Schizoaffective Disorder

China Man Kills Two Students in Suicide Jump by Landing on Them

Two unsuspecting high school students were mistakenly killed after a melancholic man tried to commit suicide by jumping off a high-rise, the impact of his fall unfortunately killing both students. Taking place in China’s Chongqing, the 31-year-old Li tried to commit suicide by plunging off a high-rise, his depressing deed taking not only his own […]
Tags: Death, Suicide, China, Accidents, International, Anime, Chongqing, Li

"Today I saw a thing and it said a lot of men…a lot of white men were committing suicide, and I almost thought, ‘Yeah, great,’ Then I thought about it little more and I thought maybe I shouldn't say that out in public."

What kind of an animal is this? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2019 News Center Maine provides some facts:The Maine Democratic Party reacted to the video release with a statement, saying that [Richard Fochtmann, former State Senate candidate – and at the time - the Chairman of the Leeds Democratic Committee] was there as a private citizen and in no way represents the party....Fochtmann said he regrets the joke. “It really wasn't funny, and I'm sorry t...
Tags: Comedy, Law, Suicide, Maine, Donald J Trump, state Senate, Maine Democratic Party, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Racial Humor, Richard Fochtmann, Leeds Democratic Committee, Fochtmann

Holiday Blues

For some, the holidays are not cheerful.
Tags: Holidays, Law, Suicide, Depression, Small Law Firms, LawProfBlawg

Psychology Around the Net: December 21, 2019

Happy holidays! This week’s Psychology Around the Net dives into holiday anxiety and some helpful grounding techniques, the mental health of the Millennial generation , 3 lesser-known anxiety disorders , the link between pollution and depression , and more.     Why Christmas Fills Me With Anxiety : Do you get anxious around the holidays? If so, you’re not alone. Whether it’s trying to buy gifts on a fixed budget, having to interact with difficult relatives or dealing with more...
Tags: Psychology, General, Holidays, Suicide, Research, Disorders, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Pollution, Millennials, World Health Organization, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Holiday Stress, University College London, Mental Health And Wellness

In France, the "ex-boss of France Télécom" has been sent to prison for a year after his approach to restructuring the company was found to have led to 19 suicides and 12 attempted suicides.

BBC reports.It is the first time that a French court has recognised "institutional harassment"...[Didier] Lombard was trying to cut 22,000 jobs and retrain at least 10,000 workers. Some employees were transferred away from their families or left behind when offices were moved, or assigned demeaning jobs. "I'll get them out one way or another, through the window or through the door," Lombard was quoted as telling senior managers in 2007. He accepted that the restructuring had upset employees, but...
Tags: Law, France, Suicide, Careers, Bbc, Ann Althouse, France Telecom, Didier -RSB- Lombard

I Severely Hurt My Best Friend and it Ended the Friendship

My best friend is the only person aside from my family that I’ve loved, she was the person I’ve felt closest to in my entire life, we were extremely close, hung out a lot, talked about everything and loved each other for the 5 years I knew her. she knew I had severe depression. one night we were drunk and slept next to each other, we had been goofing around, cuddling the whole night, including her grabbing my butt and chest a few times, at some point during the night I had grabbed her breasts th...
Tags: General, Sexual Assault, Sex, Suicide, Friendship, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Abuse, Trauma, Canada, Homosexuality, Sexual Battery

Crisis Texting Services as a Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

As a Crisis Text Responder, I am part of an organization that provides crisis texting services to individuals needing mental health support. Services for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis were previously limited to in-person hospital emergency room visits, waiting for an appointment with a counselor, calling in on a crisis telephone line or not having any resources to help through a crisis. The problem that these resources pose is that not everyone has a way to get themselves to a...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, Suicide, Text Message, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Teletherapy, Crisis Hotline, Telepsychiatry, Crisis Texting Services, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

Do I Have an Eating Disorder?

Hi, my name is Kate and my eating habits are getting worse everyday. I feel so guilty when I eat and I feel so much hatred towards my body. I’ve been starving myself and if I eat, I would feel too guilty and purge it or burn it all off. I only allow myself to eat normally on weekends. I’m not sure if I would be diagnosed with an eating disorder since I feel like I’m not that ‘ill’. I hope you answer my question. Obviously, I cannot diagnose anyone via the internet. Only a professional who assess...
Tags: Suicide, Therapy, Eating Disorders, Eating Disorder, Trauma, United States, Kate, Anorexia Nervosa