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This was 2 months after high school graduation. My classmate was missing for 7 months. The devastation & grief were immense after the unexpected loss. We were naïve teenagers facing overwhelming sadness. Eventually her death was ruled a #suicide. #ph260720
In 2016, while living with my best friend, I briefly had a #suicidal roommate. The aftermath of my classmate’s death inspired me to study suicide, but I was not prepared to be the caretaker to a loved one in her time of crisis. #ph260720
About me: I choose #suicidology because I have seen the effects of suicide on families & communities. I am a sociological suicidologist turned #publichealth researcher. Learning from #livedexperiences and using #qualitativemethods in #suicideresearch is important to me. #ph260720
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It’s #worldmentalhealthday and despite progress made around acknowledging mental health needs, suicide is still the 10th leading cause of death in the US and the 2nd leading cause of death among high-school aged youth #SuicidePrevention #ph260720
According to the @CDC_DASH Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 4 out of 5 suicide variables measured have seen an increase from 2009-2019 #SuicidePrevention #ph260720 Image
Suicide variables already increased pre-pandemic. Do you think emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts among young people went up or down during 2020 & 2021? #SuicidePrevention #ph260720
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So amazing to hear from #GOAT @Simone_Biles #AAP2021 as amazing role model for setting boundaries and simply being human 💕…
Paraphrased: As humans we don’t want to be a burden, we want to figure things out on our own, but at the end of the day people want to help you! #AAP2021 #MentalHealthMatters #SuicidePrevention
If you see something, speak up because you might be helping others too. It might be daunting, but we just need someone to believe what we say, someone to protect us 😢 #AAP2021
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I promised to tell you abt research on a new treatment which ↓suicides by 60%.
It's from Brazil & Indonesia, 2 countries ~ similar to India in development indicators. India has ~250k suicides /yr so ↓ 60% could save 150,000 lives.
Brazil first ..1/n
The Brazil study covers 50% of the population with information on 114 million ppl followed up for 12 yrs. Impressive, isn't it?
About half, 69 million received the new treatment & rest were controls. Those receiving the treatment had 61% lower suicide rate than controls ....2/n
and the effect was higher in women & young people.
Another study from Indonesia covered 10% of the population and found the same treatment reduced suicides by 18%.
I am not aware of any other Rx with such large effects on suicide prevention at population level..3/n
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1. Holy Shit! #talesofakitchenwitch is trending after bullying an autistic woman into hospital!!! The husband is seeking legal advice as the FB account refuses to remove the defamatory and unfair post. Pics in comments. #SuicidePrevention
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We just received another donation! You know, Shareef Snuggs @iam4M4A and I were just talking about the need to build our communities through #MutualAid, (and while a travel fund is not the same as medical emergency or desperation), we ARE,(1/2)
We are working together w/ @KennyBallentine, to create a truly grassroots, transformative, movement building documentary!

Deep thanks to @WholeWashington, @M4M4ALL @50linesonly @DesnoyersScott @DrJoeQJarvis @DrDooleyMD @ProudSocialist @J_ManPrime21 @wendellpotter and many more!
Lisa and Fran have always understood the vision of the @RedBeretsM4A, ever since we first all found each other online. We understood that we needed to create a social fabric of solidarity towards achieving healthcare justice in this county, and even more broadly, to extend (1/2)
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Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay 

#Suicide is a global public health issue.
All ages, sexes and regions of the world are affected.

There is a lot we can do to prevent suicide
Do you know someone who may be considering #suicide?
Reach out. Offer help.
Let them know you care.


1 in 100 deaths is by #suicide.

Every year, more people die as a result of suicide than HIV, malaria or breast cancer - or war and homicide.


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Have anyone actually read the @Ofcom full statement or skip to the headlines?
@ITV @GMB were ruled out, not Piers.
Piers calling Meghan a liar wasn't the reason for the @Ofcom investigation. Piers has been open about his dislike of Meghan Markle since 2017, had expressed it many times via twitter, press articles & @GMB. So saying Piers got "cancelled" for calling her a liar is deceptive...
...deceptive and dismissing of the 53000 complaints about the broadcast of Piers claiming Meghan had lied about her mental health and suicide ideation, dismissed them so adamantly without providing any proof other than his biaised views. @ITV supporting #MentalHealthAwareness...
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✝️#JCPE JUDE Faith & Fight Book!
The Full Epistle of Jude, Warrior Prayer & Guidance
Against Unbelievers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
#USA #AfghanistanVeterans 🇺🇸✨🇺🇸 #Veterans
🙏Pls see 📌
Those who have ears hear, God is our only shield thru this chaos. Image
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Just got home. At the gas station saw a soldier in uniform, asked how he's doing, standard answer, fine, his eyes told me otherwise. Asked if we could have a quick chat. I brought up PTSD. He said yeah, I know, but I'm concerned about the consequences. Said he had a wife...
Two kids and another on the way. Getting ready to deploy again. I said, better to get help now rather than let it get worse and those lil kiddies lose their dad. He got teary eyed, said I was right. Gave him my number, took his, told him I do Buddy Checks so expect texts...
He laughed and said ok. That's all it takes. If you see someone in uniform, or wearing a Veteran hat or shirt, start a conversation, don't be afraid to bring up PTSD, many Vets just want to know someone cares. Buddy checks save lives #SuicidePrevention #Veterans #BuddyCheck #ImOK
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Happy Saturday, beloved family! I hope your weekend has been off to an excellent start! 🌅☀️❤️
Our focus text for today, comes to us from Romans chapter 8, which focuses on life in the Spirit.

In verse 1, we have THE blessed assurance from God, that there is indeed NO CONDEMNATION FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST JESUS.
To be “in Christ Jesus” means that He dwells within us, & us within Him. We are ONE.
So, by sending His own son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins, God made sure that there is NO CONDEMNATION for us.
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Blessed Friyay morning to you all, beloved children of God! 🌅☀️❤️
Our focus today will be within 1st John , chapter 3. This chapter deals EXCLUSIVELY with our identities as children of God. We are encouraged to strive to be a people of ethical integrity & to live a life that is reflective of our spiritual identity.
In verse 20, we are reminded of the truth that God is actually GREATER THAN OUR HEART. People of God, this is a quite profound assertion! 🤯🤯🤯
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I SO respect & appreciate @ZJAyres sharing this today. There is ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY nothing wrong with taking medication to improve your #mentalhealth . I used to be vehemently opposed to taking psychotropic medication…
because of stigma & my Christian upbringing. NOW, based on my own lived experiences & through seeking out EXTENSIVE knowledge in the #mentalhealth space, I have a VERY different view of #mentalhealth & medications than most followers of Christ do.
Here’s the thing. Often times, people NEED medication to bring back the levels of their brain chemicals to where it needs to be. And that’s totally OK. Everyone’s condition is a little bit different.
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In the early hours of today, I asked for help and this is my experience:

NHS 111 Dr said I needed a Dr at home or an ambulance - he decided upon a doctor visit.

But 2nd Dr phoned, ordering an ambulance that arrives quickly.

Paramedic phones the 1st Dr and discusses how I am.
1st Dr speaks to me and says I need to be in a safe place and not alone. I explain my worry I won't be able to get home again to a remote area. Virtually no public transport that I cannot use anyway even if it were better. I have severe PTSD.

Assures me, I will be given a taxi.
Are you sure? I really won't be able to cope if that doesn't happen. Are you sure I need to go? Dr: "Yes"

During the journey, I'm panicking about being able to get home, am constantly reassured by paramedic all will be ok. They will impress upon staff that I must have a taxi.
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It’s become common to see an academic dropping off Twitter to escape abuse.

It starts with a tweet or media appearance commenting on evidence from their field of study. Someone takes exception to their message, outrage spreads. Their timeline becomes a torrent of hostility.
This is hardly unique to researchers. Twitter is a bear pit.

Public engagement is part of the academic job. Funders expect it. A #publichealth crisis demands it. Yet we have calls for Covid scientists to #resign. One expert’s bio says simply: I block.
How did it come to this?
I should mention my own brush with the Twitter pile-on, though it was comparatively minor. In November my research group released the first pandemic suicide figs for England. Against expectations, we found no rise. The findings were later published here:…
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"Tomorrow, we expect the government of #Guinea to announce the end of its #Ebola outbreak. I would like to offer my congratulations to 🇬🇳 and the #healthworkers who helped to contain the outbreak at very high personal risk"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "Thank you also to our partners who provided financial and technical support.

As you know, #Guinea was one of three countries that was affected by the devastating West African #Ebola outbreak in 2014 and 2015"-@DrTedros
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I spend a lot of days feeling suicidal. Today was one of them. This isn't a cry for help--it's just fact. I'm in therapy for severe #PTSD related to trauma and for #depression. Millons of other folks feel like I do daily. Some lose their fight & die. Don't die.
#Depression means some days you can barely function. #PTSD means some days everything is painful & you are so traumatized you can barely function. I just want folks to know how hard it is. When famous people like Candace Owens joke about #suicide, they could kill someone.
I wrote this a couple months ago about the breadth of suicidality in the US. I hope you will read and share it--help someone else. Or you. Let's keep folks alive if we can. Thank you. 💜🌿
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#THREAD #Covidhelp #Mentalhealth #Helplines
If someone needs a listen in, my DM is open.
सामाजिक विपत्ति में मानसिक स्वास्थ्य पर सीधा असर पड़ता है।
कोई बात करना चाहे मेरा डीएम उपलब्ध है।
इसके अतिरिक्त
और KIRAN 1800 599 0019
We at @HSF_India have a helpline
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#mentalhealth Helpline by @palliumindia in 8 Indian Languages
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May I please get 2 followers to copy and re-post this tweet?

I'm trying to demonstrate that someone is always listening.


Just two. Any two. Copy, not retweet!
I normally don't do these, but I think folks need to understand something: The suicide prevention chat service has saved my life at least twice. When I was working security there were some VERY low nights and I'd be painting in one window with the chatline up in another.
And I needed the chat line. like, I couldn't bring myself to call. The phone was a stressor. That's how bad things got in that security gig. But they can and do help.
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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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A thread on #suicideprevention and #mentalhealth based on an event that happened on this date in 2005.… 1/8
Kevin Berthia lived in the SF Bay Area. His family had medical and financial difficulties. Berthia was depressed and went to the Golden Gate Bridge. "Before March 11, 2005, I never even went to the bridge. ... I didn't even know how to get there. I had to ask for directions." 2/8
Berthia stepped over the railing and turned around. He said that at the time, he "just felt like a failure. All I gotta do is lean back and everything is done. I'm free of all this pain." That's when @CHP_HQ Officer Kevin Briggs came on the scene and started talking to him. 3/8
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