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India’s defense forces, including the army, navy & air force, reported 787 deaths by #suicide between 2014 and 2021, the government told #Parliament on March 22, 2021. Thread on govt data and reasons for the suicides:
3 in 4 suicides were in the #IndianArmy. The Defence Institute of Psychological Research says domestic and personal problems, marital discord, stress and financial problems were the major causes of these #suicides Image
In a decade to 2019, there were 1,123 deaths by #suicide in the armed forces, government told #Parliament on September 16, 2020 Image
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"It is now well-established that most pediatric #antidepressant trials were #industry-sponsored & had serious methodological limitations; many trials remained unpublished due to unfavorable results, "

#Children: the sacrificial lambs of capitalism.…
"& those published were mostly ghost-written, selectively reported efficacy outcomes & misrepresented the true rate of treatment-emergent #suicidal events"

Those that claim to care about your health allow #pharmacological & #psychological experimentation on #children & #youth.
"in most countries #antidepressant use has considerably increased in #children & #adolescent over the last 10–15 years (11–13), despite #suicidality warnings, the serious limitations of the evidence-base, & ongoing controversies surrounding risks [] [and] #placebo response."
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1. My journey in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka began in 2006. I arrived school with my stove, Ghana-must-go bag filled with foodstuff, my Echolac box and what have you. As I left home all the neighbours cheered me on!

"Chibuuuu go well o" some said.
#Thread #depression
2. I started attending lectures, running from NSLT to Jimbaz to Carver building and then to GS Building. It was fun. I was beginning to make new friends, by this time Akintola/Akpabio hall was still male hostel so I often passed the night there, or sometimes at Mbanefo hall.
3. It was a whole new world.

Then, one thing led to another and I lost that admission. I tried everything but to no avail. It finally dawned on me I was going to write jamb again when I saw my friends writing the first semester exams and I couldn't. I cried!
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I’m not a fan of risk assessments.

But I am a fan of being able to talk frankly about #suicide followed by empathetic, rights-based support.

This thread does some good myth busting on that. And yes self-injury is different.

Here’s a few bits I’d add from lived experience...
2/ If we say we’re thinking about suicide, don’t panic.

It may or may not be a crisis. It may feel odd to you—but some of us have thought about suicide for decades, regularly.

I consider myself largely healed but I still have regular suicide thoughts.

(Don’t panic, I’m OK)
3/ It’s helpful to understand the different nuances of how we are thinking about suicide...

Are thoughts abstract or occasional... or a lot, or increasing? For how long?
Is it a thought (‘I could’) or a desire (‘I want’) or an urge (‘I need to’) or a plan (‘I’m ready’).
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Many therapists don’t know what they don’t know about #suicide risk assessment.

A thread.

Some MH prof’ls got upset w/me this week for saying in the NYT that some therapists don’t ask about suicidal ideation, even w/depressed clients.

The psychologist who started the pile-on said he asks abt thoughts of “harming yourself.”

That’s NOT asking suicidal thoughts.

Sure, you might consider harming oneself to be suicide, & suicide to be harming oneself. That’s bc suicide is so taboo that we’ve created euphemisms for it.

But not all self-harm is suicide, & not all suicidal people see suicide as self-harm.

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#DetransAwarenessDay is trending.
It's easy for our fears impermanence and making the "wrong" decisions for our bodyminds to surge to the surface.
Deep breaths. Check in with your body's wisdom. I believe you in all of your truths. #TransIsBeautiful #NonbinaryPride #Agender
If you're a trans or nonbinary (++) survivor of sexual or intimate partner violence whose heart feels as heavy as mine does today, I encourage you to check out the resources at @FORGEforward (, including the survivor blog:
If you're looking for #trans and #nonbinary affirming mental health/mental illness/Madness support that doesn't rely on calling the cops, I'd strongly recommend you check out and support @fireweedHJ and @projectlets! #NeurodiverseSquad
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India, Farmers Protest, Monsanto, Bill Gates

Monsanto and the Poisonous Cartel of GMOs in India

The accurate word for Bill Gates' faux philanthropy would be “fail anthropy." As country after country bans the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)…
"Monsanto is trying to subvert India's patent laws: Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers Right Act, Essential Commodities Act and Competition Act."
"In another theatre, Monsanto and Bayer are merging. They were one as MoBay (MonsantoBayer), part of the poison cartel of I.G. Farben. The controlling stakes of both corporations lie with the same private equity firms."
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cw: suicide, reactionary bs

One thing that really pissies me off are those facist reactionary "#ProLife" bigots.

And I'll explain in detail, WHY they are bigoted.

So strap in and hold tight...
Regardless if those advocate for the [very facist] idea of de-facto criminalizing #suicide or #abortions, "#ProLife" advocates aka. bigots are not willing to provide even a halfass alternative substitute as a figleaf to pseudo-legitimize their ideas.
I mean, regardless whether or not one person should be allowed to have a say into the health, life and well-beijng of another person is something agrees with [I think #ProChoice is the only non - reactionary-facist answer!]...
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#BellLetsTalk day is a good excuse to share some of my favourite #MentalHealth stories from the @globeandmail
(I will start with a recent video and add to this thread throughout the day)

Maintaining our mental health in the midst of a pandemic…
We're all to blame for staying mum on mental illness, by @picardonhealth… via @GlobeDebate #MentalHealth #stigma #BellLetsTalk
Want safer schools? Fund #MentalHealth care and #suicide prevention programs, not metal detectors, by @picardonhealth… (2006) via @GlobeDebate #GunControl #BellLetsTalk
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@KirenRijiju @narendramodi @smritiirani @SmritiIraniOffc The day the Ministry for women and child concentrates on getting rid of #WomenNChildTrafficking I will say this work is being accomplished. As of now #SushantMurder has exposed #Bollywood people in the crime, politicians cannot befriend them and speak about #BetiBachao! 1/1
@KirenRijiju @narendramodi @smritiirani @SmritiIraniOffc 1/2 this is the second term of #NamoGov, public is aware of who are the people involved in these crimes. Sushants probe points to politicians and bollywood people in #Trafficking and standing with those who do it!
@KirenRijiju @narendramodi @smritiirani @SmritiIraniOffc 1/3 until statistics of how much is being done to rescue young girls and women are not shown to us, we will not believe this dept. Everyday children go missing there is a mafia working with #Bollywood to kidnap children and women
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🚨 Today, while our country is in the midst of turmoil, I received notice that the White House is proposing to cut firearm injury prevention research funding.

This is RIDICULOUS (but, predictable)…
It reflects the continued, tired trope that a #publichealth approach to firearm injury is inherently opposed to gun ownership.

It ignores the fact that firearm injury IS a health problem.…
It ignores that the only way forward, is by coming together and creating real data - real evidence - that can motivate real, sustained change.

(This is how we've decreased car crash & HIV deaths, & the basis of much #COVID19 work.)…
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What is notable is #NSWHealth #PublicHealth at #CoffsHarbour also have serious issues.But in Vic,lack of care & management 💰in #mental PH certainly an issue with deadly results. Particularly with Latrobe Health Services/regional. #Auspol #BryceFarrell…
1/#CoffsHarbour #publichealth has similar methodology to hide error as #Regional #PublicHealth in Victoria.About time for change @VictorianCHO given the dysfunction exposed by Covid. @JennyMikakos Too many people have their lives cut short or decimated by public health systems./2
2/ The death above not unexpected considering following list over regional health services from 2009/2016.
1.Lead mental health supervisor of #Gippsland, ✍️summary for trainee LHS psychologist(4 GP)Serious level of errors & legal defamation in doc.(author didn’t meet patient./2
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There is SO MUCH new science & high-quality journalism getting published about #COVID19 right now.

Here's a thread on some of the pieces that caught my eye this week, and why they matter:
1) How to get people vaccinated: A thoughtful viewpoint from @abuttenheim @kevin_volpp & Loewenstein: "the potential for these vaccines to help halt the pandemic will be limited without comparable attention paid to traversing the behavioral “last mile”"…
2) #COVID19 is top 3 causes of death for all Americans.

(For those younger than 45, injuries - like #gunviolence, #suicide, & #opioid overdose - remain more common. More to come later in this thread.)…
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Considering what's happening in the world today, it causes me to look back on moments in history when the antichrist was publicly, visibly & obviously flaunting his demonic end time agenda as is happening now.

Think of when Yeshua headed toward Yerusalayim.
The demonic's attempt to bring about the destruction of salvation & hope for mankind was on full display. satan thought he had bested Yahweh (again ... silly fool) and that men could no longer be redeemed. But as an ex-employee who's no longer privy to the workings of El-ohim, he
he ended up looking as dumb as these lying, cheating demonrat children of his are about to look come January.

Look at what ushered in The Dark Ages. Again the antichrist spirit attempted to take everything foundational out of the way #Christians worship and relate to The Three.
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2,887 #vets died of #overdose or #suicide after they were taken off #opioids meds by the VA to adhere to guidelines. @StefanKertesz & colleagues found stopping meds increases the risk of death up to 6.8x (study in linked tweet). @headsUPmigraine thanks him for his work.
2,887 #vets died of #OD/suicide after their rx #opioid was stopped in FY2013, only 90 fewer deaths than on 9/11.
Stopping treatment was associated with increased risk of fatal OD/#suicide regardless of the length of treatment (Oliva et al BMJ 2020). 1/3
#Vets whose #opioid med was stopped were 1.67 to 6.77 times more likely to die than those who continued to be treated. Deaths were highest in 1st 3 months after treatment was stopped. 2/3

Oliva, Bowe, Manhapra, Kertesz et al. BMJ 2020.…
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@ravensspirit68 @funchefchick @NitaGhei @StefanKertesz @AllysonVarley @PainPtFightBack @LelenaPeacock @tal7291 @urbanfatbiker I'm working on a big annotated bibliography of #cpp/rx #opioid research that I'll put online for activists to use. Here are studies I've got on #CPP-associated #suicide. Send me titles & authors for papers I'm missing & I'll add them. I'll link them below.
Tang et al 2006 review: Risk of death by #suicide at least doubled in #ChronicPain patients. Ideation is 3 times more common; lifetime prevalence of about 20%. 8 risks for suicidality in chronic pain were identified, half are physical.…
Tang et al: 8 risks for #suicide in #ChronicPain patients: 4 are physical, including type, intensity & duration of pain & sleep-onset insomnia co-occuring with #pain; 4 are psychological. CP is a neurological suicide risk AND a psychological risk.
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.@headsUPmigraine spoke w/ a rural #PCP hounded out of the profession by relentless pressure to stop rxing #opioids. She was the only PCP in +100 miles willing to accept patients on opioid therapy. Most were over 70. 2018 #AMA statement shows many share her frustration. >thread
In 2018, #AMA passed a resolution against “misapplication” of the CDC Guideline by “pharmacists, health insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, legislatures, & governmental & private regulatory bodies in ways that prevent or limit patients’ medical access to #opioid analgesia.” 2/
#AMA: "physicians should not be subject to professional discipline, loss of board certification, loss of clinical privileges, criminal prosecution, civil liability, or other penalties or practice limitations solely for prescribing #opioids" above CDC's recommended dose. 3/
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Thread on Women #ACHIEVERS and #TRAITORS
Prosperity in #Kashmir can be achieved by #concerted efforts of personalities like #NadiaBeg #ArifaJan and #SabbahHaji who have stood by the people of valley and have been working tirelessly and not like…
..#Inshajan,#Asiyaandrabi and #SofiFehmeeda who have #tarnished the image of #femininity by their nefarious actions which have led to #bloodshed and #mayhem in valley.
#Insha Jan facilitated the #Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists who carried out the #ghastly #suicide attack in #Pulwama last year.
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Risk of OD to prescribed #opioids is 0.13% (Kaiser, Jnl of Pain 2019), while risk of death by OD increases more than 300% with dose variability of ≥30% (JAMA 2019).

VHA study: discontinuation increases the risk of death by #OD or #suicide up to 6.8 times (BMJ 2020). / thread
0.13% = risk of OD to prescribed #opioids (Kaiser 2019). Dose reduction is "inconsistent" in lowering OD risk. Research found "no support for RSM [risk stratification & monitoring] as a means of decreasing overdose.”

Jnl of Pain 2019;20(1)…
0.1% to 0.23% = risk of OD to prescribed #opioids, per Canada's 2017 Guideline.

0.1% for <20 MED, 0.14% for 20–49, 0.18% for 50–99 MED, 0.23% for ≥100 MED.

Discontinuation carries a significantly higher risk of death.
#PCP #MedicalTwitter…
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Woah..that was freaky but familiar. Was lying down & decided to get up to take pain meds for #endometriosis and #fibroids and it felt as painful to get up as the day after surgery. In kitchen, sweating, lightheaded. Quickly squatted to avoid passing out holding onto fridge door
..which swung open..but I did not fall. Then once head feeling better, stood up long enough to take meds...then walked, wobbly and lightheaded to chair. I can't quite feel my palms but that will come back. This probably gets to be called 10/10 pain..but maybe really an 8/10
Great..and a migraine too..scotoma.. taking a migraine med and lying down. Man, when it rains it pours.

Mother Nature is such a misogynist.

SO glad I did not decide to rent a car and try to go Finger Lakes this weekend to see peak foliage.
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Good afternoon and good evening…thank you all for joining us for this portion of the 2020 @SOAPHQ virtual annual meeting

What's new in #OBAnes - A comprehensive review of the most relevant articles published in 2019

#MedThread #Tweetorial #Ostheimer #SOAPAM2020
#Halifax would have been amazing - @ruthi_landau and I worked incredibly hard with our amazing management team to bring you an innovative agenda and in many ways we reimagined the way @SOAPHQ delivers an annual meeting #MedThread #Tweetorial #OBAnes #Ostheimer
Most of us have never lived through something like #COVID19 - As we embrace the new normal, remind ourselves of strategies to address our own wellness as physician leaders on the frontline - let's continue to look out for one another! #MedThread #Tweetorial #OBAnes #Ostheimer
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2020 is a year no one will ever forget due to the #COVID19Pandemic and it’s more important than ever that we have people to talk to when we need too.

I myself suffer with my #MentalHealth due to a part of my life as a #teenager
I’m not ashamed of my #MentalHealth issues and what caused my #MentalHealth issues so I will share my story with you and I would like to ask that my #twitter followers to please #RT as far and wide to help me raise awareness of this issue. Thank you in advance.
My #MentalHealth story:

I was 17 and naive I had just come out as being #gay to my family and I started talking to a man on a app, we hit it off however that was just the start. We spoke for a while and he was saying everything I wanted to hear
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It's #WorldMentalHealthDay!

-Close to 1 billion people have a mental disorder
-Depression is a leading cause of illness & disability
-1 person dies every 40 seconds from suicide
-3 million people die every year due to harmful use of 🍻

#MoveForMentalHealth: Let's invest!
It's #WorldMentalHealthDay! DYK:

-Few people around the world have access to quality #mentalhealth care

-Stigma, discrimination & human rights abuses of people with mental health conditions remain widespread

We must #MoveForMentalHealth! Let's invest!
Poor #mentalhealth is the leading cause of disability in young people, and accounts for a large proportion of disease during adolescence.

#Suicide is the third leading cause of death in 15-19-year-olds.

Let's #MoveForMentalHealth! Let's invest!
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Does infectious vs non-infectious make a difference when the outcome is the same? Deaths from #C19, #cancer, #CHD, #suicide, #Diabetes, #Alzheimers ... are all deaths.
Do we care more about one rather than the other because we believe we have control over the infectious but not over the chronic disease?
I’m happy to tell you that this assumption is completely false.
In reality, we might have a bit of influence over the infectious ones... we can have proper hygiene but we have so much more influence over the chronic ones. Our fate is not written in our genes. 3/n
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