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Niven, Julie A. – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 2007
Depression occurs at a significant rate in the U.S. population. Untreated depressive symptoms are a primary risk factor for suicide. Studies show that a significant percentage of individuals who commit suicide had visited their health care providers in the months before their deaths. Alaska ranks number one in the nation for suicide. Routine…
Descriptors: Suicide, Risk, Clinics, Depression (Psychology)
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Samaraweera, Sudath; Sumathipala, Athula; Siribaddana, Sisira; Sivayogan, S.; Bhugra, Dinesh – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2008
Sri Lanka has the one of highest rates of suicide. Important factors associated with suicide were determined via the psychological autopsy approach (which had not been carried out previously in Sri Lanka). Over a 3-month period, in a catchment area, 31 suicides among Sinhalese were identified and 27 were investigated. Males were more likely to…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Alcohol Abuse, Suicide, Foreign Countries
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Bradvik, Louise; Frank, Arne; Hulenvik, Per; Medvedeo, Alvaro; Berglund, Mats – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2007
Nonfatal heroin overdoses and suicide attempts are both common among heroin addicts, but there is limited knowledge about the association between them. The sample in the present study consisted of 149 regular heroin users in Malmo, Sweden. Out of these 98 had taken an unintentional heroin overdose at some time and 51 had made at least one attempt…
Descriptors: Narcotics, Suicide, Foreign Countries, Drug Addiction
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Liu, Ruth X. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2006
This paper examines whether severity of depression reduces or intensifies the relationship between friends' suicide attempt and adolescent's own attempt to commit suicide, and whether there are gender differences in this interrelationship. Using logistic regression and data from a nationally representative sample of adolescents studied at 2 points…
Descriptors: Suicide, Depression (Psychology), Adolescents, Friendship
Early, Jeremy Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Cyber-bullying led a Rutgers University student to commit suicide, which led the Federal government and institutions of higher education to take a closer look at bullying and cyber-bullying on college campuses. Congress introduced the "Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act" (Tyler Clementi Act) that would require…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Telecommunications, College Students
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Science Teacher, 2005
Curcumin, the pungent yellow spice found in both turmeric and curry powders, blocks a key biological pathway needed for development of melanoma and other cancers, according to a study that appears in the journal Cancer. Researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center demonstrate how curcumin stops laboratory strains of…
Descriptors: Cancer, Cytology, Oncology, Preventive Medicine
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Bosshard, Georg; Ulrich, Esther; Ziegler, Stephen J.; Bar, Walter – Death Studies, 2008
Non-physician volunteers of Exit, the largest right-to-die organization in Switzerland, play an important role in assisted suicide. They conduct assessments and deliver lethal medications for a member to self-administer. This study analyses the content of 114 intake sheets (checklists) of Exit members whose requests for assisted suicide were…
Descriptors: Suicide, Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology), Civil Rights
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Marshall, Karol A. – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 1980
Suicide is a tragic and upsetting event which sometimes occurs when a person is in some form of therapy. This paper advocates a process after a patient commits suicide which allows for a thorough and orderly working through of the event by involved treatment personnel. (Author)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Death, Grief, Helping Relationship
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Wong, Paul W. C.; Yeung, April W. M.; Chan, Wincy S. C.; Yip, Paul S. F.; Tang, Arthur K. H. – Death Studies, 2009
Suicide notes have been regarded as one of the most informative data sources to understand the reasons why people commit suicide. However, there is a paucity of suicide note studies, leaving researchers with an assumption that this phenomenon remains static over time. This study examines this assumption by comparing the characteristics of…
Descriptors: Suicide, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Letters (Correspondence)
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Lee, Jeane B.; Bartlett, Mary L. – Death Studies, 2005
Despite its entrenchment as a standard of practice, no-suicide contracts fail to achieve their purpose as an effective part of treatment or as an effective method of inoculating counselors against potential lawsuits should a client commit suicide. Critical elements for managing suicidal clients and counselor liability without reliance on the…
Descriptors: Prevention, Referral, Suicide, Counseling Techniques
O'Neil, Robert M. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
A decade ago, the Supreme Court was almost ready to confer First Amendment protection on the "Internet" believing that it was sufficiently benign. Little did everyone anticipate how different that rosy view might seem today. Several troubling developments have occurred within the past months. Megan Meier, a 13-year-old in Missouri, was apparently…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication
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Yang, Bijou; Lester, David – Death Studies, 2007
These authors argue that estimates of the net economic cost of suicide should go beyond accounting for direct medical costs and indirect costs from loss of earnings by those who commit suicide. There are potential savings from (a) not having to treat the depressive and other psychiatric disorders of those who kill themselves; (b) avoidance of…
Descriptors: Suicide, Nursing Homes, Cost Effectiveness, Costs
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Manor, Iris; Vincent, Michel; Tyano, Sam – Adolescence San Diego, 2004
We shall try to demonstrate the difference between two wishes--the wish to die and the wish to commit suicide -- as they express themselves during adolescence. First, death is seen as irreversible, while the suicidal act, at least during adolescence, is seen as reversible. While thoughts of suicide may be a part of normal adolescence, and the…
Descriptors: Pathology, Suicide
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Giles-Sims, Jean; Lockhart, Charles – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2006
Elderly Americans commit suicide at higher rates than other age groups. We contend that macro- and micro-social variables contribute distinct aspects to explanations of this tragic loss: the former focus on circumstances that affect overall rates, the latter reveal why certain individuals succumb to suicide. Our analysis focuses on the…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Suicide, Older Adults, Public Policy
Reis, Carli H. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
College suicide research consistently shows that fewer than 20 percent of college students who commit suicide were clients at their university counseling centers. Counseling participation is a known protective factor from suicide. However, to date, few studies have examined the differences between college students at risk of suicide who…
Descriptors: College Students, At Risk Students, Suicide, Help Seeking
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