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Suicide Risk

Weight-Loss Surgery Linked To Increased Suicide Risk

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - - Patients may be more likely to harm themselves or attempt suicide after weight-loss surgery, a Canadian study suggests. Research...

Alana Horowitz Satlin

The Biggest Mental Health Care Problem You Don't Know About | Alana Horowitz Satlin | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living

By all accounts, Linnea Lomax entered college a strong, athletic, ambitious young woman -- which is why it was so shocking to her parents as they watc...

Robin Williams' Death Shines Light On Higher Suicide Rates Among Boomer Men

Religion News Service | Kathleen O'Brien | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty

Robin Williams’ suicide may not have been that surprising: Baby Boomer men are 60 percent more likely to take their own life than their fathers’ g...

Sleep Problems Linked With Increased Risk Of Suicide In Older Adults

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 08.18.2014 | Fifty

It's a popular misconception that older adults need less sleep. Actually, our need for shuteye doesn't diminish with age at all. If anything, the qual...

Yes, We Can Reduce Incidence of Suicide

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

Individuals who are truly suicidal are oftentimes past the point of wanting (or being able) to ask for help. Therefore, it is up to others to recognize the various warning signs and intervene.

Elder Suicide: A Public Health Challenge

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 03.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Reducing suicide among older adults is an important public health imperative that will become even more important over the next two decades as the population of older adults booms.