Suicide

Lawmakers Focus On Oregon's Suicide Problem

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Ten days before her 10th birthday, Sara Scofield was sitting in the kitchen of her Eugene home, waiting for breakfast, when her mother’s scream pierced through the house.

“Get help,” her mother cried, running into the kitchen.  

Briefly: Kaiser Lands $1.4 Million For Opioid Study

Researchers will look at the role of opioids in suicides to help tools for clinicians in hopes of preventing more people from taking their lives.

Kaiser Permanente's research center in Portland has landed a $1.4 million grant to study the role of opioids in suicide.

Mental Health Laws Designed to Brace Patients Leaving the Hospital

Three laws brought by a group of citizens who lost loved ones to suicide are aimed at nudging hospitals to provide better communication to family members when patients leave the hospital, and requires hospitals to link them with case management and outpatient services.

Jerry Gabay has spread the tragic story of his daughter’s suicide with legislators for several years, but now with the help of Rep.

Suicide Strikes Physicians at Alarming Rate

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Dr. Pamela Wible, who admits she was suicidal herself, has written a book to help other physicians enjoy practicing medicine once again

November 15, 2012 -- Doctors have a far higher suicide completion rate than the general public. In fact, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention estimates that on average the United States loses as many as 400 physicians to suicide each year, that’s at least one a day and the equivalent of two to three entire medical school classes.

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