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A Tale of Two Conferences

“It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity…” So begins Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities,” and in the case of behavioral health conferences, the cities were Orlando for the electrifying National Council and Atlanta for the soulful American Association of Suicidology. 1,857 more words

Serious Mental Illness

American Association of Suicidology Conference 2015

That’s where I am right now!

During the whole process of completing my undergraduate thesis (which I swear I’ll write about soon), I realized that I’m weirdly passionate about suicide research. 278 more words

Depression

hopeless yet hopeful

Today is the first day of the American Association of Suicidology’s annual conference. I have been getting tweet updates all day from my fellow Twitter buddies. 630 more words

Depression

Suicide by Cop (2014)

Suicide by Cop (2014) (PDF)
Source: American Association of Suicidology

Facts:

  • Often occurs because the individual has the intent to die, but doesn’t want to kill him/herself.
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Mental Health And Substance Abuse

AAS Childhood Sexual Abuse and Suicide 2014

AAS Childhood Sexual Abuse and Suicide 2014 (PDF)
Source: American Association of Suicidology

Among those sexually abused as children, odds of suicide attempts were 2-4 times higher among women and 4-11 times higher in men compared to those not abused and controlling for other adversities.

Children And Families

Fact Sheet: Depression and Suicide Risk (2014)

Fact Sheet: Depression and Suicide Risk (2014)
Source: American Association of Suicidology

Relationship Between Depression & Suicide:

1. Depression is the psychiatric diagnosis most commonly associated with suicide.

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Mental Health And Substance Abuse