Suicide Warning Tool: Is path warm?

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Suicide Warning Tool: Is path warm? People sometimes contemplate suicide because of overwhelming things in their life, depression, loss, or for many other reasons. But being aware of some signs and symptoms can help to prevent suicide. Often, preventing a loved one from suicide can depend on the ability of individuals in their life to recognize distress and risky behaviors. Recently, the American Association of Suicidology developed a simple tool that is available for everyone to use to remember the warning signs...

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Facebook Adds Suicide Prevention Tools

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Facebook Adds Suicide Prevention Tools Facebook has recently introduced new tools designed to prevent suicide in Japan, where it is a leading cause of death. The new tools, previously released in the United States on June 14, include a V-shaped symbol on the upper right-hand corner of the screen that can be pressed to flag and report that a user is concerned about a post being suicidal. This is great news in suicide prevention as people across the world can now flag a message as one that could raise concern about...

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More White, Middle-aged People are Dying Due to Suicide and Drugs

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More White, Middle-aged People are Dying Due to Suicide and Drugs Princeton University recently conducted a study where the outcome indicated that the overall rate of death of white middle-aged adults has risen sharply over the past 15 years, largely because of drug and alcohol overdoses, suicide, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis of the liver. In fact, the study noted that the rise is similar to the deaths in the U.S. due to AIDs. In fact, no other industrialized nation has seen such a deterioration in a...

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New Teen Drug: Triple C

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New Teen Drug: Triple C Many teens no longer turn to the shady school dealer for their highs these days. In fact, most just reach inside the medicine cabinet. Across the country, kids are taking dangerous handfuls of cold medicines known to them as “triple C.” Cold, cough and congestion medications that are based on dextromethorphan, such as Coricidin are the new drug of choice for teens. The dangerous part is that they can find them at any grocery store or even in your home medicine cabinet – without...

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment Dual Diagnosis Treatment is much more common that it once was. Years ago, addiction and mental health disorders were treated separately. In fact, many believed that one had to overcome addiction first in order to work on mental health disorders. Research shows that working on both addictive disorders (alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling addiction, sex addiction or another behavioral addiction) and mental health disorders (depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, a...

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Robin Williams’ Addiction and Depression

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Robin Williams’ addiction and depression Many know that Robin Williams struggled with addiction to alcohol and cocaine during his lifetime. He admitted to being a cocaine addict in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s when his fame grew tremendously.  However, he quit cocaine cold turkey when comedian John Belushi overdosed to death in 1982 on a combination of cocaine and heroine. After this immediate stop, he was sober for 20 years. Williams’ struggle with alcohol was public knowledge.  He had struggled...

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