Suicide

The number of people living with depression increased by more than 18% between 2005 and 2015, according to a new WHO report. Depression is also the largest cause of disability worldwide. More than 80% of this disease burden is among people living in low- and middle-income countries.

The release of these estimates, along with corresponding data on anxiety disorders, comes just six weeks before the World Health Day, which this year will focus on depression. World Health Day will be the highlight of a one-year campaign “Depression: let’s talk”, the goal of which is that more people with depression, in all countries, seek and get help. Continue reading

theglobeandmail.com

LES PERREAUX AND RENATA D’ALIESIO

The mental-health system for treating military personnel and veterans will undergo a sweeping overhaul to better care for them from boot camp through their retirement years, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has revealed.

Top-ranking officials in Defence and Veterans Affairs are looking at “creating a new structure that’s going to not just look after the veteran at the end but start with keeping our soldiers healthy when they’re in the military,” Mr. Sajjan said in an interview with The Globe and Mail. Continue reading

www.postcrescent.com

For those caring for youth with social, emotional and behavioral challenges, it’s easy to feel alone. The Children Come First Conference Nov. 16-17 in the Wisconsin Dells is an opportunity for caregivers to connect with each other and learn from experts on children’s mental health.

As USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin’s Kids in Crisis series has shown, Wisconsin has high rates of youth dealing with mental health challenges that are often unaddressed. According to a 2015 survey, more than half of adolescents who had major depressive episodes did not receive treatment for depression. The youth suicide rate is among the highest in the nation. Continue reading

dailymail.co.uk

By LAUREN INGRAM FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

Stefani Caminiti is like many young women her age: she’s studying, working, and planning her wedding to her fiance.

She also has, like more than four million Australians, been diagnosed with a mental illness or behavioural problem.

The 28-year-old from Perth has lived with depression and anxiety for most of her life, but was only officially diagnosed 10 years ago. Continue reading

By Anita Levesque

On September 12, 2016, I went to listen to former NHLer Clint Malarchuk speak for the World Suicide Prevention Day.  He touched on his medication and drinking, how he mixed the two and how it affected his mental illness, himself, his family and his suicidal thoughts.

I do know, from personal experience from loved ones, how important it is NOT to mix alcohol and or drugs and certain medications when you live with a mental illness. Continue reading

Disability Visibility Project Twitter Chat

Assisted Suicide, Bioethics, and Disabled Lives

Guest Host: Ing Wong-Ward, Co-Collaborator, Project Value

Monday, September 12, 2016

4 pm Eastern (U.S.)

The Disability Visibility Project is proud to partner with the Co-Collaborators of Project Value in a discussion about assisted suicide, ableism, bioethics, and disabled lives. Ing Wong-Ward, a Co-Collaborator of Project Value, will be the guest host in addition to other Co-Collaborators participating during the Twitter chat. Continue reading

http://www.cbc.ca/ – Sep 08, 2016 – The Canadian Press

‘Do we teach young people from a very young age to talk about suicide, to talk about mental health?’

A new study suggests that one in five Canadian teens has seriously considered attempting suicide in the previous year.

The survey by Kids Help Phone found that 22 per cent of more than 1,300 respondents thought about taking their own life. Almost half of them had also formulated a plan. Continue reading

http://suicideprevention.ca

In support of World Suicide Prevention Day former NHL goalie, and mental health advocate, Clint Malarchuk will be making stops in three Canadian cities to share the story of his journey to recovery and help break down the stigma around suicide. His goal is to make the mental health conversation an open, common one, “we’re very early in that whole process,” he says. Malarchuk’s joint speaker series with CASP will be stopping in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta on September 8, and Hamilton, Ontario on September 12. Continue reading

thejournal.ie

REVIEWS OF THE DEATHS of 13 young people known to the child and family agency Tusla have highlighted the importance of early intervention with children in Ireland experiencing difficulties in their lives.

Of the 13 young people who died, four died of natural causes, eight took their own lives and one died of a drug overdose. None of the reviews by the National Review Panel found a direct link between the deaths of the young people and the actions or inactions of services provided by Tusla. Continue reading