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Don't Fall on the Sword Before Your Time
There are only so many ways to reduce your risk of coming to an untimely end. But there is an easy way to avoid the number one cause of non-illness death: don't commit suicide.
We Can Still Do More for Veterans
As the suicide rate in the military climbs, the Veterans Administration is looking for ways to improve suicide prevention for veterans. An expert from the Mayo Clinic points out more ways to improve prevention of military suicides.
How a Bully is Made
If prevention relies on knowledge, how do you prevent bullying? You figure out what child is most likely to become one.
NFL Players’ Brain Disease Risk Triple
The NFL season kicked off September 5. The same day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a special report about NFL players' deaths from brain diseases.
The Stresses of Coming Home for Vets
They say you can never go home again. But thousands of veterans do, and it's not easy. But that can be a good thing.
Suicide Prevention Better Than Treatment
Prevention is best when it comes to suicide attempts, but what treatment is best afterwards? Extra contact on top of regular treatment may not be the answer.
Depression From a Parasite?
A common parasite may be linked with increasing chances of suicide attempts. Toxoplasma gondii is usually harmless to most healthy people, but research shows that it can inflame brain tissue and damage brain cells.
"Top Gun" Director Tony Scott Dies
Tony Scott, the man who brought movies like "Top Gun," "Enemy of the State" and "Man on Fire" to the big screen, died Sunday in an apparent suicide at age 68.
Watch for Teen Suicide Signs
While adolescence tends to be a tough time for most people, the experience can become overwhelming when multiple pressures or problems are occurring at once.
Girls With ADHD
Girls with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to have impulse control issues. Impulsive behavior can get out of hand pretty quickly.