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988, the new National Suicide Hotline number | Mental Health Matters

Groundbreaking Developments in Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Service Provision.

In fiscal year (FY) 2001, SAMHSA awarded a competitive, discretionary grant to establish a network of crisis centers that would respond to crisis calls from their local communities, to ensure those crisis center counselors were trained, and that all crisis centers in the network met standards for accreditation.

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Suicide and Marijuana use | Follow the data, Op-ed

Op-Ed: Are Marijuana Use and Suicide Linked?

— A review of the data show there's cause for alarm

Correlation does not mean causation, but that is why we do research -- to follow correlations in an effort to determine causation. Data linking marijuana use to people with suicidal ideation, attempts, and completed suicides are steadily increasing.

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Mental Health | Suicide rates significantly higher among people w-ADHD

ADHD and Suicide, attention is needed for both men and women

Mental Health | In sharing this podcast transcript, Esme Fuller-Thomson, PhD, of the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, discusses her recent research which showed significantly higher rates of suicide attempt and ideation among people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), particularly women, and her other work illustrating the mental health problems that co-occur with ADHD.
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Mental Health | Suicide

Mental Health | Bullying and Suicide, what do they all hv in common?

Adolescents who were bullied within the past month were approximately 3 times more likely to report having attempted suicide,

....compared with peers who did not experiencing bullying, according to a study of 12- to 15-year-olds across 48 countries published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

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