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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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Grim headlines, hard data show suicides on rise among teens nationally

Grim headlines, hard data show suicides on rise among teens nationally

February 5, 2016

Dr. Eric Caine, director of the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention at the University of Rochester Medical Center, noted another potential factor in the rise of teen suicides nationally.

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Saving lives at 18 of the world’s suicide ‘hot spots’

Saving lives at 18 of the world’s suicide ‘hot spots’

September 23, 2015

However, interventions at suicide hot spots will not have a big impact on the overall suicide rate because they are only involved in a small percentage of suicides overall, [Dr. Eric] Caine said.

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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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For teens in crisis, the next text could be a lifesaver

For teens in crisis, the next text could be a lifesaver

September 4, 2015

“Young people have been reluctant to use crisis services,” observes Anthony Pisani, a suicide prevention researcher at the University of Rochester.

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Suicide risk tied to women’s social connectedness

Suicide risk tied to women’s social connectedness

July 30, 2015

Among more than 70,000 women followed for almost 20 years, those who were the most socially connected were about 75 percent less likely than the least-connected to die by suicide.

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