Suicide on the PRMS Blog

Exacerbated by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the risk of suicide continues to increase as a result of mental health stressors like economic pressures and isolation. This September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in the United States, and in an effort to support and spread awareness of this mental health crisis, we’ll be sharing information on organizations that a ...

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Exacerbated by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the risk of suicide continues to increase as a result of mental health stressors like economic pressures and isolation. This September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in the United States, and in an effort to support and spread awareness of this mental health crisis, we’ll be sharing information on organizations that a ...

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On behalf of everyone at PRMS, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and a new year full of good health and much happiness. We appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you. In recognition of your dedication and to say "thank you," we will once again make donations to charities that focus on mental health. This year we will continue to support NAMI, Give an Hour, Ameri ...

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In light of the staggering statistic that each day 22 military veterans commit suicide, the nonprofit organization Honor Courage Commitment launched the #22PushUpChallenge, a project aimed at raising awareness to the importance of mental health issues among veterans. This year, in recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and with the help of our friends at CapSpecialt ...

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As the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Suicide Prevention Awareness Month marches on in September, we would like to shine the spotlight on a very important and heartbreaking issue – suicide among those who have served our country. Military service members and veterans face many stressors reintegrating into the world they left behind. They may struggle with money, f ...

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Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans and a very real professional liability risk for psychiatrists working with patients. September is National Suicide Prevention Month, which makes the tragic and important topic of suicide all the more timely. PRMS is committed to helping clinicians deal with this very sad and real patient safety risk by offering risk man ...

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As an “Army brat,” holidays showing appreciation for our military – active, former, and deceased – are of particular significance to me. This Memorial Day weekend is more than the official start to summer – it’s a time to honor all who bravely fought or are fighting for our freedom. This certainly includes those whose lives have been lost, whether by the hands of others, or b ...

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Having defended cases brought against our insured psychiatrists since the 1986, we know that patient suicide/attempted suicide is one of the top two allegations brought against psychiatrists in medical malpractice cases, the other being medication-related issues. We also know that assessing for suicide risk is critical to understanding the patient’s condition and developing ...

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Categories: PRMS Blog, Suicide

This week’s MMWR from the CDC addresses suicide trends among persons aged 10-24 years from 1994-2012. The study’s findings include: • Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10-24 year olds in the US • There were 5,178 suicides in this age group in 2012 • The three most common methods are firearm, suffocation (including hanging), and poisoning (including drug over ...

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Most weeks there are a few interesting news items that spark an idea for the weekly posting – but this week there’s a superabundance of material in a supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health’s July edition. The supplement focuses on the manifold aspects of bullying on the health of the bullied, the bullying and those who witness it. Societal attitudes towards bullying ha ...

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