Teen suicide attempts have increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic

Emergency department visits for suspected teen suicide attempts increased significantly last year compared to 2019, highlighting the impact of the pandemic on mental health , according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). United. Suicide attempts began to rise among teens ages 12 to 17 , especially girls. Social distancing Between … Read more

Researchers Reveal New Survivor Suicide Prevention Tools

In suicide research, the lessons of survivors are seldom heard – people who, despite the urge to die, find ways to cope and reasons to live . A new study takes this approach, conducting open-ended interviews with 17 people in the Ithaca area. Each interviewee described a similar journey: fighting the temptation to end their … Read more

In Spain, one person commits suicide every two and a half hours: there are ten times more suicides than homicides

This Friday is the World Day Against Suicide Prevention , a silent pandemic that barely has news coverage (especially if we compare it with homicides). In Spain 3,671 people took their own lives in 2019 , according to the latest definitive data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE). There are ten people a day. … Read more

Teens commit suicide more than before and artificial intelligence can help us identify those who plan to do it

Identifying teens experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors could now be easier than ever thanks to the development of a new algorithm based on machine learning . The precision of the new algorithm is greater than that of previously developed predictive approaches. Orion Weller of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and his colleagues present these … Read more

New danger of social networks: Teens use them to post about their self-harm on Instagram

New research from the University of Georgia suggests another online danger is growing: self-harm Instagram posts . The researchers found that posts with hashtags related to self-harm increased from 58,000 to 68,000 in early 2018 to more than 110,000 in December. Self-harm or self-harm is defined as deliberately hurting your own body. Some prime examples … Read more