Items Tagged ‘suicide’

Alarming Rise in Suicide Rates

October 11, 2018

Alarming Rise in Suicide Rates

By uclahealth uclahealth

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released alarming statistics — the rates of suicide have risen significantly in 40 out of 50 states. California, for example, saw an increase greater than 14 percent from 1999 to 2016. What is contributing to the rise in suicide rates? “We know there is no single […]

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Tags: Joan Asarnow PhD, rise in suicide rates, suicide, suicide prevention, suicide prevention hotline, UCLA Youth Stress and Mood Program


Disgusted by your appearance? The problem may reside in your brain, not your looks

August 21, 2017

Disgusted by your appearance? The problem may reside in your brain, not your looks

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

You hate your nose even though your friends tell you that it looks normal, even attractive. You check mirrors and feel shame for being vain. You may even suspect the problem is psychological, but you think that your best solution is to fix your nose rather than address your mental health. This is how body […]

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Tags: body dysmorphic disorder, body image, mental health, psychiatry, suicide


Teen suicide: Why "13 Reasons Why" is wrong

June 19, 2017

Teen suicide: Why “13 Reasons Why” is wrong

By Mark Wheeler Mark Wheeler

Say what you want about the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” – you’ll have plenty of company regardless – but if you’re the parent of a teenager, the show should provide a pop culture wake-up call about teen suicide. In 2014, suicide was the second-leading cause of death for people ages 10-24, second only by accidents. […]

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Tags: 13 Reasons Why, adolescent psychiatry, Joan Asarnow, mental health, suicide, suicide expert, teen, teen suicide