Monday, February 6, 2023

Tag: suicide interventions

A “Hot-Potato” Topic and a “Rational” Book

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Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws is an excellent book that explores the criminalization and decriminalization of suicide. It analyzes laws by which “mental health” professionals and organizations are held accountable or “liable.” It exposes horrific contradictions in how laws are applied, particularly problematizing the assumption that people who kill themselves are suffering from a “mental illness.” There is much in this book that makes me want to stand up and cheer.

“Reducing Future Suicide Attempts by Forging Connection”

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A new study published Tuesday in PLOS Medicine may offer evidence for an intervention for people who have already been hospitalized for a suicide attempt.  The...

“MIT Students Turn Their Brainpower Toward Suicide Prevention”

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After seven suicides in two years, students have come together to develop community building interventions including a texting hotline, artificial light boxes, and conversation...