In spite of decades of advancements in health care, diet and safety, white Americans are now living shorter lives, a trend that has surprised experts. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports out of Maysville, Kentucky, an area struggling with an increase…
By Emily Wishingrad
Is social media reporting the future of mental health treatment?…
By Melody Schreiber, STAT
Suicide is a growing problem among the indigenous Sami of Sweden. Many work as reindeer herders, and feel acute anxiety about the effects of climate change.
In our news wrap Friday, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear its first case on transgender rights, which involves a transgender teen in Virginia who was barred from using the boys' bathroom at a high school. Also, the secretary…
By Saskia de Melker, Melanie Saltzman
Suicide is now the nation's tenth-leading cause of death, and the second-leading cause of death for Americans aged 15-34 years old. Top suicide researchers are developing new technological tools to help predict who is most at risk and save lives.
By Corinne Segal
Psychiatric beds have been a disappearing resource for suicidal patients in recent years.
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
Young people with diabetes were four times more likely to be hospitalized for mental health or substance use treatment in 2014 than were young adults without the disease, according to a recent study.
Gender dysphoria is a difficult situation for a teenager to manage; nearly half of all transgender teens around the country report having suicidal thoughts. Some schools are taking steps to address the issue, such as Atherton High School in Louisville,…
By PBS NewsHour
The national suicide rate has hit its highest point since 1986, according to statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control. Among middle-aged Americans, the gender gap narrowed between men and women who took their own lives. For 10 to…
By Laura Santhanam
After more than a decade of decline, the suicide rate in the United States climbed 24 percent to 13 out of 100,000 people between 1999 and 2014 with men far outpacing women, according to new data from the National Center…
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