Psychology & Psychiatry

China's suicide rate 'among highest in world'

A person tries to kill themselves in China every two minutes, the government and state media said Thursday, giving the country one of the highest suicide rates in the world.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Large Studies Link Asthma and Air Pollution to Suicide Risk

(PhysOrg.com) -- Suicide rates increase not only as a result of mental illness, but also when there are difficulties with breathing, according to two large Asian population studies that detected the effects of air pollution ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

A war inside: Saving veterans from suicide

(Medical Xpress) -- An estimated 18 American military veterans take their own lives every day -- thousands each year -- and those numbers are steadily increasing. Even after weathering the stresses of military life and the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The jobs that carry the highest suicide risk

(HealthDay)—The rate of suicide among U.S. workers has jumped 34 percent since 2000, and certain occupations seem to be riskier than others, government health researchers report.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researcher uses machine learning to improve suicide prediction

A groundbreaking project led by a Florida State University researcher makes an exponential advance in suicide prediction, potentially giving clinicians the ability to predict who will attempt suicide up to two years in advance ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

One in five suicides is associated with unemployment

Every year, around 45,000 people take their own lives because they are out of work or someone close to them is affected by unemployment, as a study by the University of Zurich now reveals. It includes data of 63 countries ...

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