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Life-Saving Ways to Prevent Suicide Prove Less Costly, More Effective than Standard Care

Life-Saving Ways to Prevent Suicide Prove Less Costly, More Effective than Standard Care | Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention | Scoop.it
Three life-saving suicide prevention strategies have proven to be more effective and less expensive than usual care given to at-risk patients in hospital
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The postcard intervention in this article is nearly no-cost - low-hanging fruit for ERs who want to help prevent further attempts. I also appreciated the attention drawn to increased screening. A lot of ERs have shown that a Zero Suicide approach at intake can help prevent suicides, even among people who aren't presenting for suicidality. What could this mean for young people in ERs?
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Teen bullying and suicide - YouTube

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Some of the discussion about the topic is trite. They seem to blame the devices rather than the people behind the devices. Turned me on to the Netflix documentary, Audrie and Daisy though. 
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School exclusion ‘linked to long-term mental health problems’ – study

School exclusion ‘linked to long-term mental health problems’ – study | Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention | Scoop.it
Research shows that exclusions can amplify pupils’ psychological distress and encourage behaviour it intends to punish
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Those touched by suicide reach out to students - Chillicothe Gazette

Those touched by suicide reach out to students - Chillicothe Gazette | Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention | Scoop.it
Those touched by suicide reach out to students Chillicothe Gazette Kim Dement, associate executive director of Youth and Family Services for Integrated Services of Appalachian Ohio, quizzes Unioto sophomores about the facts and fictions of suicide...
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Iowa Senate pushes bill on suicide prevention - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Iowa Senate pushes bill on suicide prevention - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier | Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention | Scoop.it
Iowa Senate pushes bill on suicide prevention
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
2013-03-16T14:45:00Z Iowa Senate pushes bill on suicide preventionThe Associated Press The Associated Press. 1 hour ago • Associated Press.
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We need more laws like this and the resources to build the capacity to fulfill them.

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What was Staten Island teen thinking?

What was Staten Island teen thinking? | Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention | Scoop.it
Islanders imagine what was going through Felicia Garcia's mind before she took her own life...
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NIMH · Many Teens Considering Suicide Do Not Receive Specialized Mental Health Care

NIMH · Many Teens Considering Suicide Do Not Receive Specialized Mental Health Care | Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention | Scoop.it
Many teens who are thinking about or who have attempted suicide often do not see a mental health professional.
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Suicide Now Kills More Americans Than Car Crashes: Study - US News and World Report

Suicide Now Kills More Americans Than Car Crashes: Study - US News and World Report | Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention | Scoop.it
Prevention efforts lowered traffic fatalities, more attention needed for suicide, experts say...
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Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools|SAMHSA

Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools|SAMHSA | Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention | Scoop.it
Assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health.
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Useful publication to assist schools to develop strategies to prevent suicide. 

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A vaccination for depression - Chicago Tribune

A vaccination for depression - Chicago Tribune | Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention | Scoop.it

A behavioral vaccination for depressionChicago TribuneOver the last decade, Dr. Benjamin Van Voorhees has been trying to find the best way to teach coping strategies to adolescents who are at risk of suffering from severe depression.

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Suicide Prevention Legislation Passes Ohio House | Lake Currents

Legislation was passed in the Ohio House of Representatives to increase awareness of suicide and prevention strategies in schools by requiring training for teachers and improved suicide prevention policies.

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ONTD_Political - 7-year-old's suicide shocks Detroit community

ONTD_Political - 7-year-old's suicide shocks Detroit community | Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention | Scoop.it
Trigger warning for suicide, bullying Peering through the keyhole of a locked door in her family's home near Detroit's New Center, a 14-year-old girl saw the unthinkable: her 7-year-old brother hanging from a bunk bed with a ...
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To Write Love on Her Arms.

To Write Love on Her Arms. | Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention | Scoop.it

To Write Love on Her Arm.'s Flickr photostream... Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world.

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Increased Risk for Suicidal Thoughts Among Transgender Students

Increased Risk for Suicidal Thoughts Among Transgender Students | Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention | Scoop.it
Emerging evidence suggests school-based mental health services are urgently needed to protect against suicidal thoughts among transgender students. A new
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A new study shows that 35% of transgender youth experience suicidal thoughts, vs 19% of non-transgender youth. It was a California study with a significant sample size.
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Teacher Sent Letters To All Her Students After A Parent Told Her This During A Conference

Teacher Sent Letters To All Her Students After A Parent Told Her This During A Conference | Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention | Scoop.it
When a teacher found out the reason why one of her students was going to be taking an extended absence from school, she decided to share her feelings with everyone.
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Mindfulness at School Lowers Depressive Symptoms in Teens ...

Mindfulness at School Lowers Depressive Symptoms in Teens ... | Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention | Scoop.it
Adolescents who participated in a mindfulness program at school reported reduced symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress up to six months later. Furthermore,
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Cyberbullying Only Rarely the Sole Factor Identified in Teen Suicides

Most teen suicide victims are bullied both online and in school, and many suicide victims also suffer from depression.For the abstract, "Cyberbullying and Suicide: A Retrospective Analysis of 41 Cases," researchers searched ...
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Aust Digital Futures's curator insight, December 8, 2013 8:43 PM

Although frequently linked with teen suicide in media reports, research shows that teen suicide victims are usually bullied both online and offline and invariably suffer depression. 

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Facebook Page Offers Help, Hope To Suicidal Teens

Facebook Page Offers Help, Hope To Suicidal Teens | Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention | Scoop.it
Every year, 8 million people consider or attempt suicide, and 16 percent of those people are high school students. Many times, their parents have no idea about the pain their kids are suffering inside.
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Home | StopBullying.gov

Home | StopBullying.gov | Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention | Scoop.it
Bullying can happen anywhere and to anyone. Get the information that you need to help stop bullying at school, online, and in the community. For more information, visit StopBullying.gov.
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Early Signs of a Struggling Teen | Modern Sage

Dr. Jantz characterizes young adult and teen depression and ways parents can be alert and help. ... More than 2 million teens attempt suicide each year. “I suspect new data will put suicide as the second and possibly even the ... He does a nice job of talking about normal teen angst vs. signs that your teen may be headed for something more serious.

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Download an app to cure depression | VentureBeat

Download an app to cure depression | VentureBeat | Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention | Scoop.it
It may be time to sack your shrink. The results of the world's first clinical study on the use of smartphone apps to treat depression have just been published and show that 73.
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Aust Digital Futures's curator insight, December 8, 2013 8:41 PM

Researchers have explored the potential of an app called Viary to cure depression. The app is aimed at coaches and therapists and others involved in personal development to help them track progress between appointments and and clients like it because they can gather data that makes their own development concrete. 

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YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

This is the FICTIONAL story of Hailey Bennett as told by the lead actress, Jessica Barba, who was recently suspended from school for 1 week for creating this video. This video is FICTIONAL.

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Options for Youth Who Have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Depression

These young people should be able to receive a treatment that will lower the suicide rate dramatically, without any stigma attached to it by the media. With proper diagnosis and treatment a depressed teen, or adult, can be ...

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