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Experts: Listening is important as community copes

While some people kill family members for revenge against someone else for a perceived slight or injury, “I would caution people not to rush to judgement in this matter,” said Cashen, adding, “I encourage everyone in our community to not … Continue reading

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Myth vs. Fact: Sorting out mental illness, violence relationship

It is true that a higher percentage of those with serious mental illness are likely to engage in violent behavior than those in the general population. This fact speaks more to the reality that we have unsatisfactory resources to treat … Continue reading

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More on Not Being Fed When You Can’t Feed Yourself

More on Not Being Fed When You Can’t Feed Yourself I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, but there is an entire literature about the topic of not feeding at the end of life.  It even has its own acronym, VSED (voluntarily … Continue reading

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How I learned to live after trying to end my life

How I learned to live after trying to end my life I am a mother, a wife, a college graduate, an executive, a marathon runner and a member of the church choir. And I am mentally ill. I attempted suicide … Continue reading

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How a small California town curbed a teen suicide epidemic—by talking about it

How a small California town curbed a teen suicide epidemic—by talking about it Ethan Elzea, 15, believes talking about suicide will help him and others cope with the dark thoughts that often trouble teenagers, including his friends and classmates in … Continue reading

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Tennessee. An estimated 900 men, women and children commit suicide each year in our state — more people than are lost to homicide, AIDS or drunken driving. Suicide … Continue reading

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America has to tackle its suicide problem

America has to tackle its suicide problem Many Americans were stunned when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study last monthshowing that suicide now kills more Americans than car accidents. But as a primary care doctor, I am … Continue reading

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