Topic: Suicide

Clinicians Need Reliable Predictors

April 2, 2015
Clinicians Need Reliable Predictors to Identify Who Will Attempt Suicide

Any loss of life is tragic, but this is especially true when a person's death is self-inflicted.

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Robin Williams' Death: It's Time to Unmask "Masked" Depression

Aug. 19, 2014
Robin Williams' Death: It's Time to Unmask "Masked" Depression

"The guy who laughs the loudest is likely the most depressed." That sentence, shared with me by a close friend, is ringing all too true after Robin Williams' tragic suicide. As news has spread, Williams' grief-stricken wife has asked people to focus on his life, not his death.

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Suicidal thoughts high among students

Aug. 25, 2008
Suicidal thoughts high among students

A comprehensive study of suicidal thinking among college students found more than half of the 26,000 surveyed had suicidal thoughts at some point. The Web-based survey in spring 2006 used separate samples of undergraduate and graduate students from 70 colleges and universities.

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Over Half of College Students Surveyed Had Suicidal Thoughts, Says Study

Aug. 21, 2008

More than half of 26,000 students surveyed across 70 colleges and universities reported having at least one episode of suicidal thinking at some point in their lives, according to a University of Texas at Austin study.

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