A decade ago the federal government warned that antidepressants might raise the risk of suicide in youth and young adults. The new study conducted by researchers at Harvard replicates previous findings of Gibbons et al. (2007) and provides another powerful look at what happened following the FDA black box warnings.
U.S. high school students, grades 9-12, have shown a slight increase from 7.8 percent to 8.0 percent from 2011 to 2013 in those students who have attempted suicide one or more times, according to the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Morgan Stanley team developed a cost-effective way to scale the Interactive Screening Program, recommending that AFSP partner with employee-assistance programs to implement the screening tool into the EAP offerings to corporations instead of having the organization market the tool on their own.
Cara Anna has found that the best way to stay mentally healthy is to speak about her experiences as an attempt survivor and help others do the same.
AFSP's Vice President of Research, Jill Harkavy-Friedman, Ph.D., talks about ways to maintain emotional well-being and hope.