Soldiers in army units with history of suicide attempts more likely to try to kill themselves, finds study

Soldiers in army units with history of suicide attempts more likely to try to kill themselves, finds study

Fleeting irrelevant thoughts often assail one when going through a bad phase. But some people actively involve themselves in making suicidal plans or design ways that can help them end their lives. The statistics provided by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), reveal that roughly 43,000 people take their own lives each year. The AFSP figures also report that an estimated 1.1 million Americans attempt suicide every year. Read more

Collaborative care: Rays of hope for older adults with mild depression

Collaborative care: Rays of hope for older adults with mild depression

Nearly 14 percent older people meet the criteria for depression, the second leading cause of disability across the globe. While clinical depression is a mood disorder that can affect a person’s day-to-day activities, subthreshold depression is a condition in which an individual has depressive symptoms but does not meet the criteria for depressive disorder. Though not as serious as a depressive disorder, subthreshold depression can have serious consequences to one’s quality of life. Read more