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Study Reveals Surprising Link Between Pot Legalization And Suicide Rates

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

A team of economists' newly published report in the American Journal of Public Health suggests states that have legalized medical marijuana may see a ...

Rising Suicide Rates Spur Global Push On Prevention

Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Michael Dhar, Contributing writer Published: 09/10/2013 09:47 AM EDT on LiveScience The stigma surrounding issues of mental health and suicid...

Suicide: What Contributes to It and What We Can Do About It

Tia Powell | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Tia Powell

The CDC recently released new and disturbing data about an increase in suicide by Americans between the ages of 35 and 64; the new rate is 17.6 per 10...

The Sad Socrates Effect at Harvard

Wyatt Troia | Posted 04.30.2013 | College
Wyatt Troia

What converts our pressure-induced stress into chronic depression and suicidal thoughts? High intelligence may be the culprit.

The Real Mental Health Issue in Gun Violence

Kimberly Williams | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Williams

Let us use this opportunity to save lives by doing something about the most common way in which guns cause death in America. Reducing access to lethal means can be the difference between a loved one's darkest hour and their final hour.

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.

While the Army Stands Down, Suicide Rates Are Still Up

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

With the stakes this high, service members, veterans and their families deserve transparency and accountability.

10 Sure Signs America Is in Decline

David Macaray | Posted 08.27.2012 | Comedy
David Macaray

Washington survived Valley Forge, Kennedy survived PT-109, Reagan survived a gun shot. And our commander-in-chief passes out from eating a pretzel. Who can deny that our best days are behind us?

A Hope that Don Cornelius' Apparent Suicide Opens Door on Taboo Topic

Melanie Coffee | Posted 04.08.2012 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

In the wake of Don Cornelius' death, many suicide prevention advocates were hoping that his apparent suicide would give people an avenue for talking about something we don't like to discuss.

New York Has The Lowest Suicide Rate, Yet Is Still 'Unhappy'

Posted 06.25.2011 | New York

New Yorkers may be be the least likely of Americans to commit suicide, but that doesn't mean they're the happiest. Researchers from Hamilton Colle...

The Surprising Link Between 'Happy' States And Suicide Rates

AP | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 06.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Does misery really love company? An intriguing new study suggests that may be the case....

Nearly 15% Of Latina Teens Have Attempted Suicide, Says Study

nydailynews.com | By Kathleen Lucadamo | Posted 08.04.2011 | New York

An alarmingly high number of Latina teens in New York have tried to commit suicide, and city officials want to know why. "It's a startling problem,...

Band-Aids on Bullying Can't Stop Suicide

Marlise Karlin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marlise Karlin

Today kids get more pressure from their peers -- than anyone else -- to be cool, to fit in and to do whatever is necessary to prove that you do.

High Suicide Rate on Indian Reservation Near Epidemic Proportions

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tim Giago

With suicide rates soaring among young Native Americans, the Sweetgrass Project is feeling its way through small successes and foibles as it works to reduce suicides on a South Dakota reservation.

Suicide Rate Of Veterans Increases Among Ages 18-29

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The suicide rate among 18- to 29-year-old men who've left the military has gone up significantly, the government said Monday. The ...

Finland Mall Shooting: 4 Dead After Rampage At Suburban Mall, Police Say

AP | MARIUS TURULA and JARI TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ESPOO, Finland — A lone gunman dressed in black killed five people, including four in a crowded shopping mall, before returning home and taking ...