In the US, suicide is a leading cause of death, ranking third among youths aged 15 to 24. Rates of suicide attempts and death are highest among US Pacific Island indigenous youths. Emergency departments play a key role in suicide prevention, especially in this and other minority populations.
Genius and madness: does one phenomenon cause the other—or do both share a common underlying factor or mechanism? How are geniuses able to accomplish “creative fits”? The author explores both questions.
This video features a particulary poignant section of a Q&A between National Council for Behavioral Health President and CEO Linda Rosenberg and NatCon 2014 Keynote Speaker Hillary Rodham Clinton, on suicide.
PTSD is a psychiatric illness resulting from a physical or psychological trauma that is sometimes related to warfare, but of course occurs in the case of civilian trauma as well. However, wars have been a propitious time for studying PTSD.
J. John Mann, MD discusses behaviorial indicators and screening instruments for suicide risk. He is speaking at this year's PsychCongress in a presentation titled "Can Science Help the Clinician in Suicide Prevention?"