Posts Tagged ‘suicide’


          Every 100 minutes a teenager will commit suicide.  It is the second leading cause of death among people between the ages of 14 and 25 in the United States.  Other shocking statistics taken from a recent survey of college and high school students by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) include the fact that 27% of high school students had thought seriously about killing themselves during the past year, and 8% had actually tried to kill themselves.  Further, 10% of U.S. college students admitted serious thoughts about suicide and 7% actually had a suicide plan.  Statistics also show Read more…

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            Ten years ago I practiced as a registered nurse in the field of in-patient and outpatient mental health.  The settings were both adult psychiatric units that dealt with a host of issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and phobia disorders, post-traumatic stress, schizophrenia, ADD, eating disorder, delirium, suicide attempts, etc.  It was truly a field of its own.  Mental health nursing can Read more…

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