Dare to Impress the Right Person

We spend so much of the valuable time in our lives making incredible efforts to be what we think others want us to be, to do and look and act like we think we are supposed to, based on the criteria that the people around us have set for us. I am here today to tell you to stop it. Stop, right now. There is no one more important in this world for you than you. There is nothing that matters most for your happiness and peace of mind that you encourage yourself to do and be and act exactly ...

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Chester Bennington’s Son Shares Suicide Prevention Video

Chester Bennington’s son, Draven, has unveiled a powerful new video as part of this year’s National Suicide Prevention Week. Watch it by clicking here

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We Need to Stop Making People Apologize for their Mental Illness

As far as we've come in terms of destigmatizing mental illnesses, we still have a lot of work to do, especially when it comes to recognizing just how invisible mental health problems can be. While mental health problems can manifest themselves in a variety of ways, many of those who suffer can feel pressured to apologize to others for their illnesses — and they shouldn't have to. Article by KIMBERLY TRUONG, Click Here to Read Entire Post

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Learn how you can play a role in suicide prevention on September 20

Are you unsure how to support a Veteran or service member going through a difficult time? Helping someone does not require a grand gesture. Small acts – calling a friend or grabbing coffee – can make a big impact. On Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. EDT, join VA and AMVETS for a Facebook Live event featuring Joe Chenelly, executive director of AMVETS and Megan McCarthy, deputy director of suicide prevention for VA’s Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, for an honest discussion about the ...

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If your partner has a mental illness, take the time to learn about it

Even as someone who has been their partner for over four years, and has lived with mental illness for all of that time, I still find it hard to talk about mental illness with my significant other. Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/13/if-your-partner-has-a-mental-illness-take-the-time-to-learn-about-it-6924535/#ixzz4sZPWsOL5

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The Teen Suicide Epidemic, What We Can Do as Society and Parents

I was baffled, disturbed and most of all angry when I learned that, according to the CDC, the third leading cause of death in teenagers between the ages of 12 and 19 is suicide. ...

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Patient Safety at Risk as 52% of Adults Misuse Prescriptions, Opioids

More than half of adult patients misused one or more prescription drugs in 2016, according to a new Quest Diagnostics analysis, including legal and illegal opioids. The high rate of substance misuse – including the 22 percent of specimens that tested positive for non-prescribed or illicit drugs in addition to valid prescriptions – raises serious patient safety questions and likely contributes to the extraordinarily high rate of overdoses that killed more than 33,000 people in ...

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Regulatory First Drug Targeting Suicide in Bipolar Depression Receives FDA Fast Track Status

NeuroRx, a clinical stage biopharma company developing the first oral therapy for Acute Suicidal Ideation and Behavior (ASIB), has been granted Fast Track status by the US Food and Drug Administration for its sequential therapy of NRX-100 (ketamine HCl) followed by NRX-101 (D-cycloserine + lurasidone). The company will shortly begin enrolling patients in a pivotal trial of this sequential therapy targeting patients who are admitted to Emergency Departments with ASIB in bipolar ...

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Understanding Suicide

The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center (vtspc.org) promotes public and well-informed conversation about suicide prevention in Vermont. There is a pressing need to understand the prevalence of suicide as a public health problem and that there are effective approaches to preventing it. Vermont has a higher than national average suicide rate across all age groups. According to Dr. Tom Delaney of the UVM Larner College of Medicine, suicide death rates in Vermont have been about 30 percent higher ...

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