Talk: Can we predict and #prevent #suicide?

Students are rolling back into town, and many of them will already be stressed out. Some will try suicide; some will succeed. As the CDC reported this summer, suicide rates are rising. Can suicide be prevented? A top researcher asking that question will be in town Thursday. It's a bit of a hoof and in … Continue reading Talk: Can we predict and #prevent #suicide?

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Rocking the health news at The Boston Globe and STAT.

An incomplete list, but worth noting.  Suicide rates up --How to get help Treating drug addiction with drugs --Five myths about addiction meds Community hospitals struggle to compete with better-paid rivals For smaller companies, a presence at BIO conference is a big deal STAT: The Gates Foundation rolls outs details of its new biotech, one … Continue reading Rocking the health news at The Boston Globe and STAT.

How to predict suicide risk: A Harvard researcher proposes a test

  The New York Times Magazine profiles the work of Harvard psychologist Matthew K. Nock, the director of Harvard University’s Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Research. Word association begins to describe, but probably oversimplifies, his approach. The story calls 39-year-old Nock, as "one of the most original and influential suicide researchers in the world." The inscrutability of … Continue reading How to predict suicide risk: A Harvard researcher proposes a test

Study: Increase in older women attempting suicide via drug overdose

Massachusetts and several other New England state participate in a federal project called the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), “a public health surveillance system that monitors drug-related hospital emergency department (ED) visits and drug-related deaths to track the impact of drug use, misuse, and abuse in the U.S.” The HHS project just released number that found the … Continue reading Study: Increase in older women attempting suicide via drug overdose