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Teens are increasingly depressed, anxious, and suicidal. How can we help?

There are good research-backed solutions to prevent suicide among young people. Here are some numbers we need to reckon with: the number of suicide deaths in people ages 15 to 24, over 36 years in the United States. As you can see in this chart, after a steep drop in the late 1990s, the number […]

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Shatter the Silence: Dealing with Depression

It’s not just sadness, and it’s more than feeling bummed out. Depression is a serious health problem for millions of Americans. On average, approximately 16 million new cases of depression are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Less than two-thirds of people diagnosed however, ever receive care. It’s a common but serious medical condition that […]

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention Educational Material 

Original source: http://www.education.pa.gov/K-12/Safe%20Schools/Pages/Act-71.aspx#1526 On June 26, 2014, Act 71 was signed into law in Pennsylvania. This law, which added section 1526 of the School Code, 24 PS § 15-1526, specifically requires school entities to: (1) adopt a youth suicide awareness and prevention policy; and (2) provide ongoing professional development in youth suicide awareness and prevention for […]

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Opioid OD or suicide?

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=9ddb63e3-d73c-44bd-84a8-12604ce6b3fb#.Wx_F4VyplBw The suicide rate in the U.S. rose by 32 percent between 2000 and 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But that increase may be just the tip of the iceberg. A new study suggests that many intentional drug overdose deaths are being ruled accidental or at least “undetermined.” This may […]

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Depression and seniors

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=01daac35-d57b-4f95-a57f-a10a9655f793#.Wx_BaVyplBw Although depression is common among older adults, it isn’t a normal part of aging. Treatment helps most people reclaim a better quality of life. Here’s a message for seniors who are feeling blue: Depression is not a normal part of growing older, and it’s not something to keep quiet about or deal with […]

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Bullying: Not just child’s play

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=4a637380-0daa-4115-bf2a-64dd39207c9c#.Wd-LORNSxBw Farkus from A Christmas Story, Nelson Muntz on The Simpsons, the stepsisters in Cinderella—it would be nice if all bullies were make-believe like these. Unfortunately, they’re not. Real-life bullies can be found on playgrounds, in school hallways, in gym class and, increasingly, online. They look for someone to pick on—to punch, harass, frighten and intimidate. Often […]

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