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@CDCgov releases mortality rates at the end of every year. Importantly, the #suicide rate in the US last year was 47,173—up from 44,965 suicide deaths in 2016 and 44,193 in 2015. (THREAD) #SPSM
@CDCgov To some extent, this comes as no surprise: the suicide rate has been rising steadily for the past 2+ decades. We knew that. What *is* surprising is the jump in the number of suicide deaths in 2017; according to government records, this is the sharpest increase in 50 years. #SPSM
Something has to be done. The #suicide prevention field has proven itself useless (thus far). Despite our best efforts, the rates continue to rise. We have to change EVERYTHING. #SPSM
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This week @10DowningStreet announced the appointment of the UK’s first Minister for Suicide Prevention – a monumental move for CALM, everyone in this movement, and, importantly, everyone in the UK. Here's why, and how we got here. THREAD 👇
Around 6,000 lives are lost to #suicide in the UK every year. 76% of those are male, which makes suicide the biggest killer of men under 45.
Suicide has a huge emotional impact – on families, communities and on society as a whole. Government figures estimate the cost of each suicide at £1.67 million, but we know the real cost is the devastation each and every suicide leaves behind.
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It's #WorldMentalHealthDay.

DYK: Half of all #mentalhealth conditions start by 1️⃣4️⃣ years of age, but most cases are undetected and untreated.
WE ALL have a role to play in supporting adolescents 👧🏾🧒🏼👦🏿👩🏽 with their mental health bit.ly/2CzHeve #LetsTalk
Some adolescents are at greater risk of #mentalhealth conditions due to their living conditions, stigma, discrimination or exclusion, or lack of access to quality support and services bit.ly/2IgMdAY #WorldMentalHealthDay
Emotional disorders commonly emerge during adolescence.
In addition to depression or anxiety, adolescents with emotional disorders can also experience excessive irritability, frustration, or anger bit.ly/2IgMdAY #WorldMentalHealthDay
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A lot of brouhaha in the #gunviolence world about this well-reported article showing that @CDCgov data on the number of NON-FATAL gun injuries is not accurate. fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-c…

I want to highlight a few things about this article.
1. First, kudos to the writers for highlighting an issue that all of us #gunviolence researchers bemoan: that there are NO GOOD SOURCES OF DATA on non-fatal gun injuries. As the article reports, even the CDC admits that its data on #gunviolence injuries are unreliable.
2. Please note that this issue is not unique to #gunviolence non-fatal injuries. It’s also observed for other types of injuries (like drownings).

It’s because of the way that the CDC is forced to collect non-fatal-injury data.
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With the shocking @ABSStats #suicide rate stats circulating, thought I’d share my story for 1st time. I attempted suicide in March, no one thought I’d survive but I did, luckily with no remaining physical consequences. I’d been doing a PhD & supervisor found out I had bipolar 1/6
(which was well managed, not interfering in any way) & started to see all stress (normal to a PhD) as the bipolar & decided I couldn’t do it (I’d received a scholarship for being the best commencing 1st yr PhD student in entire uni). Cue bullying & discrimination. 2/6
Uni helpful at first, advisor even indicated supervisor was sabotaging my work. That person was promoted & new one didn’t care. Supervisor got NHMRC grant & media attention & suddenly I was at fault. This bought back the depression & it wasn’t worth staying. I couldn’t get 3/6
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#WorldSuicidePreventionDay thread. 👇
1) Lost 7 male pals over 10 yrs to #Suicide & the devastation does not ease.
I don't do 'feels', but perhaps you'll gleam something useful from my rambling account of what it leaves behind.
I'm not subtle, for that I cannot apologise.
2) Long term friendships disappear, as you begin to find remaining pals are nothing but a reminder.
When all your socialising & reminiscing is related to the dead, it becomes less inviting.
When the things you have in common are death-related, your relationship changes.
3) The family of the dead are never the same.
Mothers devastated. Sisters broken. Children damaged.
That constant feeling you have let them down, knowing you HAVE let them down, because you were helpless, useless, & ultimately irrelevant when it mattered. It bites bad.
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#BREAKING : At least 20 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a #Shiite #mosque in the province of #Paktia, #Afghanistan.
Reports of two gunmen entered a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers, one starting firing & the other blew himself up in Gardez City of #Paktia Province.
Casualities feared. #Afghanistan
#Pakta Attack update: 60 wounded people shifted to hospital after #suicide attack in a mosque in #Gardiz city of #Paktia province, provincial Helath Department head confirmed @Sayed_Anwer
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#EllieSouter didn't "die"--she committed suicide. Shocking thay her tragic loss is framed as a natural passing.

She chose her 18th birthday to exit this life. Her memory deserves more than #suicide hotline numbers tacked on at the end. Soutter was a star & role model. Do better.
We need to discuss #suicide
more, not less. Pretending that Ellie Soutter just died instead of having a plan to kill herself on her birthday is bad journalism. Her ex talked about her ongoing depression. Teens are under special stresses, especially those in the spotlight. 2/
Teens are also susceptible to copycat suicide--romanticizing the suicide of an 18 yr old star is dangerous. The suffering people endure prior to killing themselves and the suffering their loved ones endure after their passing is extreme and demands and deserves discussion.
3/
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1/Bettman was consistent in answering the many questions in his deposition: Because there is no medical or scientific certainty, he said, there is no reason to warn @NHL players about the risks of #CTE Nor is there reason, even after the premature deaths...washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-n…
2/in recent years of several #NHL “enforcers” such as Bob Probert , Wade Belak, Rick Rypien, Derek Boogaard & Steve Montador to look for a link between fighting in hockey & brain injuries. “I think the sample has been too small,” Bettman said... #tbi washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-n…
3/when asked about the players who died “I would respectfully suggest that, as tragic and as unfortunate as it is, there isn’t even enough circumstantial evidence to draw any conclusions.” Asked whether he had ever spoken to family members of these players washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-n…
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LOST FOUNDATIONS
by Bertrand L. Comparet

"Most church goers will say they believe the #Bible, but the question is what #Bible?
"If pinned down to specific answers, they will discount the #OldTestament about 90%. They are skeptical of its history & they give no credence to its #miracles. They know only utter confusion as to its #prophecies and they reject its laws as being repudiated by the #NewTestament.
"For their beauty of language, they will accept the #Psalms, those which are not controversial. Any verse is accepted which could not offend even the most #wicked, but they reject all the others which sternly call the #Christian to the duties he wants to evade.
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Hi, tweeps, gimana harimu? Semoga dalam kondisi baik-baik aja yah. Sekarang kita akan mulai nih kultwit mengenai stigma bunuh dirinya #suicide #stigma #EndStigma @IntoTheLightID .
Stigma secara umum didefinisikan sebagai evaluasi negatif dari pemikiran, perasaan dan perilaku kita terhadap aneka ragam objek yang bisa berupa benda, institusi, ataupun kelompok tertentu. Stigma bunuh diri dapat diartikan sebagai evaluasi negatif terkait perilaku bunuh diri.
Perlu ditekankan terlebih dahulu bahwa stigma bunuh diri ini berbeda dengan stigma gangguan jiwa, meskipun keduanya seringkali muncul bersamaan pada satu individu.
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@CharlieAngusNDP Wow are you guys ever colonized. The Trump family is working to take down the human trafficking rings that are connected to the scoops and #mmiwg. You get your news from our oppressors. #QAnon #GreatAwakening
@CharlieAngusNDP @Jordan_Sather_ is a major voice of the #8thGeneration. He has provided extensive coverage of the ongoing battle to restore truth to the people. #QAnon #GreatAwakening
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#QPosts #QAnon

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Hussein [WH [call] [tarmac] BC/LL] #RR#
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Operative insertion(s).
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Dark to LIGHT.
Shall we play a game?
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You have a choice.
Do what is right.
FBI agents willing to testify +24
Next DOJ - offer open [2].
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GOOD vs. EVIL.
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How can I explain #mystory to people who think #depression is sadness and #PTSD is something only war veterans get? Normal people rely on their moods being stable, their thoughts being their own, their long-term plans coming along in satisfying stages./1
Now pretend you get kidnapped, randomly, every few weeks. You’re dumped back into your life and have to somehow pick up where you left off. It takes time. Sometimes you’re just getting oriented when it happens again./2
Sometimes you go a long time without getting kidnapped, and your life is going really well, getting a lot done, and you think you’ll never get kidnapped again. Then one day, you do. For two weeks. /3
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After the #suicide of Anthony Bourdain, so many of you have said that you are available to listen to those who are contemplating suicide.

If that's you, and your DM's are open, please comment in this thread so people can reach out. You can help.

#FridayFeeling
#MyStory
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Hello. I'm someone living with depression and there have been times where I've just wanted to end it all, to disappear, to make it stop. Here's what I want you to do instead of posting #suicide hotline numbers:
Lobby for better healthcare conditions in America. Call your representatives and ask them to support affordable and easy access to mental healthcare treatment. Stop thinking emotional people are 'weak.' Help suicide prevention volunteers get paid for helping people stay alive.
The healthcare crisis in America impacts people with mental health issues. Medicine, therapists and wellness programs are expensive without healthcare. We can't afford treatment. We don't have access to the needs and conditions that can truly help prevent suicide.
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You didn't know #AnthonyBourdain. You know nothing about his life, torments, demons, nothing. You didn't know #KateSpade either. Watch the torrents of albeit genuine but odd shows of public grief to two complete strangers but nothing for the 20 vets who commit suicide daily.
You want to mourn #suicide? Mourn this. In 2013, the US Department of Veterans Affairs released a study that covered suicides from 1999 to 2010: roughly 22 veterans were dying by suicide per day, or one every 65 minutes. Some suggest that this rate may be undercounting suicides.
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1. Noby Ngombane opened the front door to his assasin with his 5 year old daughter, Zandile next to him. 13 years later, urged by her mother, Nokwanda to check on her, I found her hanging in her room on 9/05/2018. She was 1st year student @ AFDA, in CT. #ZandileNgombane #Suicide
2. The young woman hanging in that little room was, silent. On Friday 4/05/2018, we hung out together. In my B&B room, had deep conversation about her dreams & her family. Our discussion on semiotics of film & feminism was passionate & incredibly stimulating. #ZandileNgombane
3. I gave her my Mac and asked her to google a number of authors. She was 18. She’d read a lot for her age. Her eyes widened, as she discovered names and theories that were new to her. Shortly before 10pm, I put her in an Uber & she left. #ZandileNgombane
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I want everyone to look at this chart.

#GUNVIOLENCE by root cause.

Light blue is #SUICIDE.

Bright yellow is targeted homicide includes both domestic violence and crimes where shooter knows victim .

Does this surprise you? Doctors must educate/dispel falsehoods. #enough
Sources

In 2014, homicides involving strangers represented 11 percent of the nationwide total included in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program

ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u…

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
Raw data: Pie chart based on gun related deaths. 2010 to 2012, more than 32,000 people (n = 32,529) died/year in the U.S. from a firearm-related injury. 62 % were suicides (n = 20,012), 35% were homicides (n = 11,256), and 2% were unintentional firearm deaths (n = 582).
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I condemn in the strongest words possible the stigmatization of the mentally ill in the wake of mass shootings. Included below is a well sourced discussion thread that I had with Dr. Megan Ranney, leader of @AFFIRM, for #gunviolence prevention.
usnews.com/opinion/policy…
The media and legislators must stop pointing blame at the mentally ill with a broad brush in the wake of shootings. It is so stigmatizing. Doesn't appropriately target the small subset of VIOLENT individuals and worsens the ability of people with mental illness to get care.
The ACP cautions against broadly including those with mental illness in a category of dangerous individuals, but recommends every effort be made to reduce the risk of suicide and violence, through prevention and treatment, by the subset of Violent patients
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Fell into a 90s/00s #suicide anthem music loop this afternoon and it reminded me of how depressed I have been in the past and how depressed I am now, again, and how much we still don't discuss #depression in this society.
#DepressionIsReal
1/
I wrote this a couple years ago.
It's a good piece on writers & suicide, with an emphasis on #LGBT suicides because we kill ourselves more (thanks #homophobia/#transphobia)than str8 people.

Society still romanticizes #depression instead of treating it.
2/
lambdaliterary.org/features/08/13…
Theme song for cutters everywhere.
Raise you hand if you thought you were the only one with razor blades in your pocket for...years.

#TheFray - How to Save a Life
3/
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Over the past 2 days, hundreds of doctors have shared heartbreaking accounts of how #gunviolence is a #publichealth issue. These are the stories of #docs4gunsense ... May their words make a difference.

@choo_ek @physicianwomen @darakass @gitapensa
The result of a bullet ricocheting inside the skull and destroying the brain on CT scan. The worst trauma I have seen. GUNS ARE A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE – Gen Geller MD, NY #docs4gunsense @drgenngeller
The damage a bullet does to a 1 year old brain as it ricochets back and for. The guilt the family feels. The sadness we all feel.
Melissa Miller MD, Missouri
Peds EM #docs4gunsense
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Hmmm. “Surprising #VA Data About Opioid Discontinuation, #Overdose and #Suicide: Clinical Implications” Abstract is sobering. This may challenge some policy initiatives regarding #opioids. Can’t wait to see the presentation! vendome.swoogo.com/2018-rx-summit…
“Due to these concerns, the Veterans Affairs (VA) conducted analyses of national data:
1. In fiscal year 2013, patients prescribed less than 90 morphine equivalent daily dose accounted for 95.8% of the sample & 85.7% of overdose/suicide-related deaths
2. In two sets of fiscal years — 2010-2011 and 2013-2014 — opioid discontinuation was NOT associated with overdose mortality but was associated with INCREASED suicide mortality.
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Suicide & Depression are rapidly increasing in numbers, it's reality now... A Thread. #Suicide #Depression and #Friendship #Thread
So I went to go visit my friend, and as per usual found gran in the T.V. room alone, laughed and spoke abit about strange topics like death.
I remember I'm here to see my friend (I wanted his opinion of a guy macking me) so I end the convo with gran & ask where he is ☺
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