Amid growing concerns about the pandemic’s impact on Americans’ mental health and the rollout of a new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline this summer, advocates say local call centers across country remain underfunded and understaffed for an expected increase in call volume. Despite efforts to improve theRead More →

SARATOGA COUNTY, NY – The Saratoga County Suicide Prevention Coalition is partnering with Newtown Road Church to provide suicide prevention training to the community. More than half of Americans have been affected by suicide in some way, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Suicide is the second leadingRead More →

Newswise—March ten2022 – Mobile apps could provide “an uninterrupted crisis response tool” for people with suicidal thoughts and behaviors – although further research is needed to establish their effectiveness – concludes a review in the March/April issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published in the Lippincott PortfolioRead More →

NAPERVILLE – Signs with information about the Suicide Prevention Hotline will soon be posted in select areas of Naperville parks/trails. A joint task force of Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, Naperville Park District, City of Naperville, and the Preserved Forest Districts of DuPage and Will Counties launched “Operation Disrupt” as aRead More →

Panelists presented 2 studies comparing evidence-based strategies to improve patient outcomes. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) hosted a virtual panel on youth and young adult suicide prevention, led by U.S. Representatives Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) and Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland). PCORI, an independent nonprofit organization sanctioned by Congress in 2010, hostedRead More →

Legislation is underway to ban so-called ‘conversion therapy’ in the UK. A study by Fr. Paul Sullins, Ph.D., a senior research associate at the Ruth Institute, shows that sexual orientation change exertion therapy (SOCE) does no harm, unlike what is widely affirmed. SOCE is consistently misnamed “conversion therapy” by itsRead More →

Goal: Lyme borreliosis is a tick-borne infectious disease that may confer an increased risk of mental disorders, but previous studies have been hampered by methodological limitations, including small sample sizes. The authors used a nationwide retrospective cohort study design to examine rates of mental disorders after Lyme borreliosis. Methods :Read More →

The pandemic has primarily focused on the virus itself and potential treatments and vaccines. However, an undeniable residual effect has been the isolation and mental toll that coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has taken on many, which has raised concerns about whether there was an increase in suicide-related behaviors. in older childrenRead More →