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Effects of Sexual Assault

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Survivors of sexual assault may experience severe feelings of anxiety, stress or fear, known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as a direct result of the assault. Substance Abuse Victims of rape or sexual assault may turn to alcohol or other substances in an attempt to relieve their emotional suffering. Self-Harm / Self-Injury Deliberate self-harm, or ... Read More »

Tales of childhood bullying reveal the ugly side of figure skating

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SOCHI, Russia – For the brief snapshot in time that is the Winter Olympics, figure skaters are among the most-watched athletes on the planet. They are the focus of the attention, and sometimes adulation, of a global audience. But for many male figure skaters, there is a price to be paid for pursuing their profession. And it cannot be measured ... Read More »

Suicide Attempts among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults

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The prevalence of suicide attempts among respondents to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), conducted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and National Center for Transgender Equality, is 41 percent, which Vastly exceeds the 4.6 percent of the overall U.S. population who report a lifetime suicide attempt, and is also higher than the 10-20 percent of lesbian, gay ... Read More »

The front line of suicide prevention is primary care

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RIGHT now, most doctors are not prepared to deal with patients who may be at risk of suicide, even though they are treating patients for depression on a regular basis. Almost 1,000 Washington residents die by suicide each year, representing a rate 14 percent higher than the national average of 12.1 deaths per 100,000 people. Middle-aged men, Native Americans and ... Read More »

How To Prevent Suicide

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This is a season of joy for most of us. For others, it is a dark time – a time for suicide. Suicide is the third largest killer of young people, and #2 among those aged 25-34. More than twice as many Americans kill themselves – as are murdered. In 2006, there were 45,300 highway deaths and only 33,300 suicides. ... Read More »