How spirituality can benefit medicine
Bringing spirituality into medicine can benefit both patients and doctors, according to experts.
How social media’s toxic content sends teens into ‘a dangerous spiral’
Eating disorders expert Bryn Austin discusses the recent revelation that Facebook has long known that its Instagram app is harming teens’ mental health.
More women are becoming gun owners
During 2020, amid the pandemic, civil unrest over social justice issues, and a contested election, more people bought guns—and most were women, according to recent news reports.
PTSD with depression may significantly increase risk of early death in women
For immediate release: December 4, 2020 Boston, MA – Women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression have an almost fourfold greater risk of early death from cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, type 2 diabetes, accidents, suicide, and other…
Gun suicide deaths disproportionately high in west and south
Deaths from gun suicide in 11 congressional districts across Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee are roughly double the national average.
Voluntary gun storage may help prevent suicide deaths
Around the U.S., public health practitioners are partnering with gun owners to prevent firearm suicides by encouraging voluntary storage—removal of guns from the home—during times of crisis.
Preventing suicide by limiting access to guns
Roughly half of those who die by suicide in the U.S. use a firearm. That’s why reducing access to lethal means is key to reducing suicides, according to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Catherine Barber.
Engaging with gun rights advocates on suicide prevention
Morissa Sobelson Henn, DrPH ’19, works with gun rights advocates on suicide prevention in Utah.
Regularly attending religious services associated with lower risk of deaths of despair
For immediate release: May 6, 2020 Boston, MA – People who attended religious services at least once a week were significantly less likely to die from “deaths of despair,” including deaths related to suicide, drug overdose, and alcohol poisoning,…
Counseling parents on safe storage of guns and medications may help prevent youth suicide
Reducing a suicidal person’s access to the most lethal methods, particularly firearms, can play an important role in preventing deaths.