How to Help a Loved One Having Suicidal Thoughts

An adult can’t be forced into treatment, but experts say there are many ways to be there for someone contemplating self-harm.

#depression-mental, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

How a New York County Used the State’s ‘Red Flag’ Law to Seize 160 Guns

Suffolk County on Long Island aggressively uses the law to take guns from people in crisis in an effort to prevent shootings and suicides. Its experience could inform a national debate.

#gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #suffolk-county-ny, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states-politics-and-government

When Psychiatrists Decided Who Could Get an Abortion

It was once an “open secret” that this was the safest pathway.

#abortion, #depression-mental, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #women-and-girls

Doctors Gave Her Antipsychotics. She Decided to Live With Her Voices.

A new movement wants to shift mainstream thinking away from medication and toward greater acceptance.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #hallucinations, #hearing-voices-network, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-institute-of-mental-health, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #schizophrenia, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Naomi Judd Died of a Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound, Her Daughter Says

Ms. Judd’s youngest daughter, the actress Ashley Judd, said in a television interview on Thursday that her mother was suffering from mental illness when she died last month.

#country-music, #firearms, #judd-ashley, #judd-naomi, #judd-wynonna, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Hundreds of Suicidal Teens Sleep in Emergency Rooms. Every Night.

With inpatient psychiatric services in short supply, adolescents are spending days, even weeks, in hospital emergency departments awaiting the help they desperately need.

#anxiety-and-stress, #aurora-colo, #boston-childrens-hospital, #children-and-childhood, #colorado, #depression-mental, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens

Depression, self-harm and suicide are rising among American adolescents. For M, a 13-year-old in Minnesota, the despair was almost too much to take.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minneapolis-minn, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Many Teens Report Emotional and Physical Abuse by Parents During Lockdown

New data on teen mental health during the pandemic suggests that for many, home life was full of stressors like job loss, hunger and even violence.

#anxiety-and-stress, #boston-medical-center, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #domestic-violence, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantines, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare, #youth

Family’s Balcony Death in Switzerland Appears to Be Suicide

The investigation suggests that the victims jumped from the seventh-floor balcony “one after the other,” the police said.

#deaths-fatalities, #france, #montreux-switzerland, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #switzerland

Cancer Patients Are at High Risk of Depression and Suicide, Studies Find

Two new studies of millions of people around the world suggest that doctors should be thinking more about cancer patients’ mental health, experts said.

#cancer, #chemotherapy, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

The First (and Last) Time She Didn’t Come Home

My sister and I searched for clues in our mother’s desk — and in her life — for why she left us and this world.

#depression-mental, #families-and-family-life, #flowers-and-plants, #love-emotion, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

A Poised Supreme Court Nominee, and ‘Nasty Politicians’

Readers were impressed by Judge Jackson’s performance in the face of G.O.P. senators’ attacks. Also: Troops’ mental health; Trump and Ukraine; supporting teachers.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blackburn-marsha, #cotton-tom, #cruz-ted, #education-k-12, #graham-lindsey, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #manafort-paul-j, #mental-health-and-disorders, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #supreme-court-us, #teachers-and-school-employees, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zelensky-volodymyr

A General Fights to Illuminate Mental Health Issues in the Military

The military has struggled to meet the mental health needs of troops, lawmakers and service members say.

#content-type-personal-profile, #defense-department, #depression-mental, #litynski-ernest, #litynskiernest, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #reserves-military, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans

As a Crisis Hotline Grows, So Do Fears It Won’t Be Ready

Envisioned as the 911 for mental health, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will soon be 988, with more services for more callers. But it’s already straining to meet demand.

#emergency-telephone-numbers, #law-and-legislation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-suicide-prevention-lifeline, #nonprofit-organizations, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Police Officer’s Suicide After Jan. 6 Riot Is Ruled a Line-of-Duty Death

“If he did not go to work that day, he would be here,” said the widow of Officer Jeffrey Smith of the Metropolitan Police.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #metropolitan-police-department-dc, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Mother of Children Killed by Their Father Said She Lived in Fear

The woman obtained a restraining order in 2021 after telling a California court, “He has not killed me because he would not know where to go with the children.”

#assaults, #california, #david-mora, #domestic-violence, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sacramento-calif, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-pennsylvania, #women-and-girls

Losing My Eyesight Helped Me See More Clearly

The people around me came into sharper focus, by which I mean their fears, struggles and triumphs.

#blindness, #eyes-and-eyesight, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

In Luge and Skeleton the Goal Is to Go Fast. Just Not Too Fast.

Technology and safety are colliding in sliding sports, where sleds made for speed are finding tracks built to slow them down.

#beijing-china, #bobsledding, #concussions, #headaches, #jovanovic-pavle, #luge-racing, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2022, #skeleton-sport, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #traumatic-brain-injury

Lawmakers Press Amazon on Sales of Chemical Used in Suicides

Even as grieving families tried to warn Amazon and other e-commerce sites of the danger, there were more purchases and more deaths.

#amazon-com-inc, #deaths-fatalities, #e-commerce, #ebay-inc, #etsy-inc, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #house-committee-on-energy-and-commerce, #poisoning-and-poisons, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

16 Men Died in N.Y.C. Jails Last Year. Who Were They?

The stories of those who died in custody offer an intimate, firsthand look at the crisis gripping the New York City jail system.

#correction-board-nyc, #new-york-city, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

A #MeToo Moment Shakes Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox

An acclaimed religious children’s author was accused of abusing women and children. Then he killed himself, sending shock waves through the conservative community.

#metoo-movement, #audio-negative-sad, #audio-neutral-informative, #bnei-brak-israel, #books-and-literature, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #israel, #orthodox-judaism, #rabbis, #sex-crimes, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #walder-chaim, #women-and-girls

San Jose Moves to Require Gun Owners to Have Insurance and Pay Annual Fees

A proposed ordinance, believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S., calls for an annual “harm reduction fee” of about $25 to pay for programs to stem gun violence.

#constitution-us, #firearms, #gun-control, #insurance, #liccardo-sam, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #san-jose-calif, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #suits-and-litigation-civil

The Mental Health Toll of Trump-Era Politics

When politics becomes “a pervasive and largely unavoidable source of chronic stress.”

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Survey of Americans Who Attempted Suicide Finds Many Aren’t Getting Care

The number of people who try suicide has risen steadily in the U.S. But despite gains in health coverage, nearly half are not getting mental health treatment.

#health-insurance-and-managed-care, #jama-psychiatry-journal, #mental-health-and-disorders, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states

National Guard Soldiers at Texas Border Describe Hapless Mission

Gov. Greg Abbott deployed thousands of Texas National Guard members to the Texas-Mexico border. But soldiers complain of difficulties and a seemingly rudderless mission.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #border-patrol-us, #illegal-immigration, #mexico, #national-guard, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #texas, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

How to Help Someone With Grief After a Sudden Death

Here’s how to offer support to someone grieving after an unexpected death.

#content-type-service, #deaths-fatalities, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #psychology-and-psychologists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Mental Health on College Campuses Amid Covid

Student suicides, a shortage of counselors and stories of resilience. Also: Just one Republican; guardianship abuse; spouses’ love-hate relationships.

#anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #marriages, #mental-health-and-disorders, #republican-party, #spears-britney, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Pandemic Has Been Bad For Youth Mental Health. Omicron Scares Me.

I was already worried about my patients. I fear Omicron will make everything even worse.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Former Boston College Student Gets Suspended Sentence in Boyfriend’s Suicide

Inyoung You pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the suicide of her college boyfriend, whom she had sent tens of thousands of abusive text messages.

#boston-mass, #boston-college, #carter-michelle-2014-conrad-roy-suicide, #decisions-and-verdicts, #robert-ullmann, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #urtula-alexander-d-2019, #you-inyoung

Colleges Fear Mental Health Crisis Amid Covid Surge

After almost two years of remote schooling, restricted gatherings and constant testing, many students are isolated and depressed. Omicron may make things worse.

#anxiety-and-stress, #capilouto-eli, #claremont-mckenna-college, #colleges-and-universities, #cornell-university, #dartmouth-college, #depaul-university, #depression-mental, #generation-z, #harvard-university, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #northwestern-university, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #university-of-kentucky, #youth

Lawmakers Urge Tech Companies to ‘Mitigate Harm’ of Suicide Website

A House committee is seeking briefings from search engines and web-hosting companies whose services might have been leveraged by the site, which has been linked to numerous deaths.

#blumenthal-richard, #cloudflare-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #google-inc, #house-committee-on-energy-and-commerce, #microsoft-corp, #search-engines, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘Kids Are Dying. How Are These Sites Still Allowed?’

Inside the Times investigation into a web page that facilitates suicide, and why it has proved so difficult to shut down.

#audio-negative-sad, #audio-negative-tragedy, #deaths-fatalities, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

The Woman on the Bridge

Police and prosecutors spent five years chasing a domestic violence case. Would it be enough?

#assaults, #decisions-and-verdicts, #domestic-violence, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #maine, #police, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

The Military’s Broken Culture Around Sexual Violence and Suicide

The Pentagon isn’t doing what is necessary to protect and care for service members facing trauma. 

#depression-mental, #goodwin-carri-leigh-1989-2009, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #sex-crimes, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans

Pushed by Players, the N.F.L. Works to Embrace Mental Health

N.F.L. teams have standardized support for mental wellness as their players fight social stigmas and the league’s “just play through it” ethos.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #depression-mental, #football, #men-and-boys, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-football-league, #psychology-and-psychologists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

What New Documents Reveal About Jeffrey Epstein’s Final Days

Newly released records show the disgraced financier living a mundane existence in jail before his suicide, while also spinning deceptions until the very end.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #content-type-personal-profile, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #human-trafficking, #maxwell-ghislaine, #metropolitan-correctional-center-manhattan-ny, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sex-crimes, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Why Are More Black Children Dying by Suicide?

Mental health experts assumed that people of all races had the same risk factors for self-harm. Emerging evidence suggests that is not the case.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #depression-mental, #discrimination, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

South Korean Military Struggles to Root Out Sexual Assaults

The death of a woman in South Korea’s air force has rekindled outrage over the country’s armed forces, long criticized for abusing and discriminating​ against women.

#courts-martial, #defense-and-military-forces, #discrimination, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #south-korea, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #women-and-girls

Book Review: ‘One Friday in April,’ by Donald Antrim

In his new memoir, “One Friday in April,” Donald Antrim tells his own story and argues that a suicide attempt is “a disease process, not an act or a choice.”

#antrim-donald, #books-and-literature, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Man Who Faked Suicide to Avoid Covid-19 Fraud Charges Is Sentenced

Prosecutors said David A. Staveley, who cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet and left suicide notes with friends and relatives, was sentenced to 56 months in prison.

#andover-mass, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #david-andrew-butziger, #david-staveley, #frauds-and-swindling, #justice-department, #paycheck-protection-program, #small-business, #stimulus-economic, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

After a Choreographer’s Suicide, Ballet Confronts Tough Questions

Liam Scarlett killed himself after he was accused of misconduct. Now the dance world is grappling with the aftermath.

#dancing, #royal-ballet, #scarlett-liam, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

The ‘Murdaugh Murders’ in South Carolina: What to Know

The unsolved killings of a lawyer’s wife and son have brought new scrutiny to three other deaths in recent years.

#charleston-sc, #colleton-county-sc, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #embezzlement, #falls, #frauds-and-swindling, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hit-and-run-drivers, #insurance, #islandton-sc, #legal-profession, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #murdaugh-alex-1968, #murdaugh-paul-d-2021, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #smith-curtis-edward-1960, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

ECT Can Be a Good Treatment Option for Serious Depression

Electroconvulsive therapy can effectively treat depression, and is as safe as antidepressant drugs along with psychotherapy, a new analysis found.

#brain, #depression-mental, #electroshock-therapy, #memory, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #seizures-medical, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Experts Warn of Rising Suicide Rates of Black Girls

Researchers have uncovered worrisome trends among Black youth.

#black-people, #depression-mental, #psychology-and-psychologists, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #women-and-girls, #youth

‘The Battery’s Dead’: Burnout Looks Different in Autistic Adults

Though little studied, exhaustion among people with autism has become its own pandemic.

#anxiety-and-stress, #autism, #insomnia, #sleep, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #were-not-broken-changing-the-autism-conversation-book

Former Alabama Officer Is Sentenced to 25 Years for Murdering Suicidal Man

Huntsville city officials had spent $125,000 in public money to defend William Darby, saying he had been justified in using deadly force when he fatally shot Jeffrey Parker, 49, in 2018.

#darby-william-huntsville-ala-police-officer, #justice-department, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #parker-jeffrey-d-2018, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Shashi Tharoor Is Cleared in India in Death of Sunanda Pushkar

Shashi Tharoor had been accused of driving Sunanda Pushkar to suicide in a case that the main opposition party had long criticized as politically motivated.

#bharatiya-janata-party, #decisions-and-verdicts, #india, #indian-national-congress, #politics-and-government, #pushkar-sunanda, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #tharoor-shashi

Fourth Suicide at the Vessel Leads to Calls for Higher Barriers

A teenager killed himself Thursday afternoon at the tourist attraction, located in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards.

#hudson-yards-manhattan-ny, #national-suicide-prevention-lifeline, #new-york-city, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #vessel-the-manhattan-ny

The Unknowability of Other People’s Pain

While my father was alive, it was impossible for me to imagine his agony.

#bowels, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pain, #stomach, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

A Mental Health Crisis Flares Among Young Children

The number of children under 13 who need urgent mental health care has been on the rise.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #depression-mental, #emergency-medical-treatment, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts