Community characteristics play an important role in perpetuating teen suicide clusters and thwarting prevention efforts, according to a new study by sociologists who examined clusters in a single town. The study illustrates how the homogeneous culture and high degree of social connectedness of a community can increase suicide risk, particularly among teenagers.
September 10, 2016 | Categories: Mental health, Technology | Tags: anxiety, behavioral science, health, lifestyle, peer reviewed, psychology, social media, stress, suicide, suicide prevention | Leave a comment
The great racial divide, despite all the evidence showing that racism, hate and frankly plain stupidity is alive and well, there are people who cannot accept it. This probably will not change anything for those people, but for the first time a new study shows that while suicide rates in children younger than 12 have remained steady for the past 20 years, there are significantly higher suicide rates among black children.
May 19, 2015 | Categories: Ethics, News | Tags: behavior science, depression, health, mathematics, Mental Health Stuff, peer reviewed, political issues, science, social science, statistics, suicide, suicide prevention | Leave a comment