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Did ‘Repetitive Head Trauma’ Cause NFL Linebacker Jovan Belcher's Suicide? [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 01/02/2014 - 13:37

Jovan Belcher's mother has filed a wrongful-death suit alleging that the Kansas City Chiefs did not provide adequate medical care to her son, who experienced "repetitive head trama" during his NFL career.

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New ‘Suicidality’ Test Predicts Antidepressant-Induced Suicide Risk In Patients

By | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 17:29

Scientists will be able to identify a person's suicide risk with a new genetic test.

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Military Deployment Linked To Depression In Teens

By | Sat, 11/30/2013 - 15:31

Teenagers who have a family member deployed in military combat are more likely to experience depression and suicidal thoughts.

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Sen. Creigh Deeds Vows To Improve Mental Health Services After Son’s Suicide

By | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 11:34

Sen. Creigh Deed's son, Austin, was denied admittance into a psychiatric facility the day before fatally shooting himself in the head.

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Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix Linked To Over 500 Suicides

By | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 17:50

The anti-smoking drug Chantix has been implicated in 544 suicides and 1,869 attempted suicides, according to a review of FDA documents.

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Chatrooms Can Help People Deal With Social Isolation, But Also Encourage Self-Harm

By | Thu, 10/31/2013 - 12:26

Chatroom use among vulnerable young people could be causing more harm than good.

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Donald Glover's Instagram Posts Can Help You Recognize Depression And Suicide Warning Signs

By | Sat, 10/19/2013 - 15:23

Although actor-rapper Donald Glover insists he's not depressed, his social media posts are consistent with someone struggling with depression. Learn the warning signs.

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Parents Say Smoking Pot Drove 20-Year-Old To Suicide

By | Thu, 10/17/2013 - 18:25

The parents of 20-year-old Matthew Leahy believe that his recent suicide at a mental health facility may have been triggered by the effects of smoking pot.

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Migraine Sufferers Under 30 Six Times More Likely To Be Depressed

By | Thu, 10/17/2013 - 18:00

Migraines are chronic headaches that can lead other illnesses as sufferers have difficulty dealing with the pain. A new study finds that one of these illnesses is depression.

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Ex-NFL Chargers Safety Commits Suicide

By | Thu, 09/26/2013 - 18:13

Former San Diego Chargers safety, Paul Oliver, committed suicide this week with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home.

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Freshman College Students In China Asked To Sign 'Suicide Waivers'

By | Thu, 09/19/2013 - 12:47

A college in China is not letting incoming freshmen start classes until they sign "suicide waivers."

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12-Year-Old Jumps To Her Death After 2 Years Of Cyberbullying

By | Wed, 09/18/2013 - 10:28

Rebecca Ann Sedwick jumped from an abandoned cement factory following almost two years of cyberbullying that her mother reported to the school.

Suicides Rose Worldwide Amid Great Depression

Great Recession Of 2008 Caused Surge In Suicide Rate Among Men

By | Tue, 09/17/2013 - 14:01

Researchers say suicide rates rose significantly around the world in countries affected by the economic malaise beginning in 2008.

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The Stigma Of Suicide Could Hinder Prevention

By | Tue, 09/10/2013 - 16:39

During Suicide Prevention Week, stigma remains a concern. Overcoming the shame associated with seeking help may be the most difficult hurdle for many who contemplate self-harm.

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Greece Economic Crisis Increases Suicide Rates, And Other Lessons Learned During World Suicide Prevention Day

By | Tue, 09/10/2013 - 14:56

With suicides on the rise in debt-stricken Greece, Medical Daily reviews keys to stopping these tragedies in light of World Suicide Prevention Day.

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