Closure Is Overrated

By |2018-05-30T15:01:04-04:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: Closure, Grief|Tags: , , , |

Sometimes you never get closure. There are some events where you just don't get "closure." I hear about "closure" a lot—and let me tell you, closure is overrated. Closure—the idea that you can come to terms with something, be at peace with it for good—just doesn't happen sometimes. Especially when the loss is so profound, so devastating, that it [...]

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CTE Linked to Another Athlete’s Suicide

By |2016-11-20T07:53:40-05:00October 15th, 2016|Categories: Brain, CTE, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , |

Yet another case of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) linked to an athlete's suicide. CTE leaves a buildup of tau proteins in the brain, and can cause depression, mood swings, flattened affect, and memory loss. It is caused by head trauma, especially repeated head trauma. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Diagnosed in Action Sports Star Dave Mirra

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ADHD Women: Higher Rate of Self-Harm & Suicide Attempts

By |2016-11-20T07:53:41-05:00September 21st, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A recent study by Hinshaw et al. published by the the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (2012) shows that women who were diagnosed with ADHD as young adults, in are more likely to attempt suicide or report injuring themselves than comparable young women in a control group. In the first of the studies, 228 girls [...]

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Mental Health (Awareness) Month Resources

By |2016-10-05T06:45:48-04:00May 13th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Autism, Depression/Anxiety, Eating Disorders|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

May is Mental Health Month. (Or Mental Health Awareness Month, depending on the website.) :) Here are some resources you might find helpful: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): NAMI StigmaBusters is "a network of dedicated advocates across the country and around the world who seek to fight inaccurate and hurtful representations of mental illness". [...]

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Resources for families and friends of suicide victims

By |2016-10-05T06:46:14-04:00March 16th, 2008|Categories: Depression/Anxiety|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sadly, tonight I had to research information on support groups for a family whose loved one committed suicide. I thought I'd also post the support group contact info here. Here's a website that also has a forum for family members and friends: Both support group links on the right don't seem to be working, But [...]

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Rate of middle-age suicide is the highest in 25 years

By |2016-10-05T06:46:15-04:00December 14th, 2007|Categories: Depression/Anxiety|Tags: , , , |

The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) found that between 1994 and 2004, the suicide rate for people 45-54 years old rose by 20 percent. The researcher interviewed for the article had a good point - we focus suicide prevention problems on the young and elderly, and overlook people of middle age.

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