Suicide during pregnancy or within a year after pregnancy is a tragic event that has a profound impact on the children and families left behind. Maternal suicide, while rare, is a sentinel event that serves as a call to action for public health professionals and maternity care clinicians. Between 2002 and 2012, suicide accounted for 4.3% of all deaths among California women who were pregnant within the prior year.
In-depth reviews of Read More
“Controversy surrounds the inclusion of nutritional supplements in mental health treatments, with much research proving inconclusive. A major new review now explains which supplements have shown the most promise for specific mental health conditions.”
The largest review of the existing evidence to date included “the data from dozens and dozens of clinical trials conducted all over the world, in over 10,000 individuals treated for mental illness,” Joseph Firth, Ph.D., a senior research Read More
What We Know About Suicide in the U.S.
Someone dies from suicide every 12 minutes—and over the past two decades, suicide rates have increased in every state across the country. For the first time in recent generations, life expectancy is decreasing due to suicide. According to the latest research:There were 1.4 million attempts and more than 47,000 deaths from suicide. Suicide is at its Read More
Last Tuesday the San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously backed a proposal creating a new behavioral health program that will provide confidential mental health services to all first responders in the county, even if they are retired.
Although public safety departments in the county and several cities already offer mental health services to employees, advocates and some heads of the departments say the stigma surrounding mental health and concerns about confidentiality Read More