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Trying to stem the tide of rising teen suicide rates

Trying to stem the tide of rising teen suicide rates

June 12, 2019

Researchers and clinicians, among them experts at the University of Rochester and the Medical Center, have been working hand in hand to address the increase of children and adolescents experiencing a suicide crisis.

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Suicide risk in abused teen girls linked to mother-daughter conflict

Suicide risk in abused teen girls linked to mother-daughter conflict

October 18, 2018

Among adolescents who suffered abuse or neglect as children, not all entertain suicidal thoughts. So what can we learn about those who do? A Mt. Hope Family Center study shows a strong correlation between poor mother-daughter relationships and increased suicide risk in teenage girls.

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Short and sweet: research told briefly and to the point takes the prize

Short and sweet: research told briefly and to the point takes the prize

October 12, 2018

Competitions are helping early career scientists hone their ability to communicate their research in short, compelling, and easily understood presentations.

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National Suicide Prevention Week raises awareness of campus mental health resources

National Suicide Prevention Week raises awareness of campus mental health resources

September 11, 2017

One-third of college students have seriously considered suicide. The University offers support for students or friends of students facing depression or suicidal thoughts.

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Recognizing suicide risk in older adults

Recognizing suicide risk in older adults

April 23, 2016

Yeates Conwell, co-director of Rochester’s Center for Study and Prevention of Suicide talks about the “four D’s” that contribute to suicide risk in older adults. / Washington Post

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‘Silence Hurts Us All’

‘Silence Hurts Us All’

September 22, 2015

As part of National Suicide Prevention Month, the University chapter of Active Minds planted 1,100 pinwheels– representing the number of college students lost to suicide each year– in Wilson Quad in an effort to raise awareness about the incidence and impact of suicide, connect students to needed mental health resources, and inspire action for suicide prevention.

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Send Silence Packing

Send Silence Packing

April 21, 2015

Students affiliated with Active Minds, a national organization dedicated to mental health awareness, planted 1,100 pinwheels– representing the number of college students lost to suicide each year– in Wilson Quad. “Send Silence Packing”, as the traveling exhibition is called, is a program designed to raise awareness about the incidence and impact of suicide, connect students to needed mental health resources, and inspire action for suicide prevention.

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Student group aims to change conversation around mental health

Student group aims to change conversation around mental health

November 12, 2014

Stigma and taboo can keep individuals suffering from mental illness from getting help. The University’s chapter of Active Minds hosts a variety of events to encourage a dialogue about mental health and to combat misconceptions about common mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

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