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Artificial intelligence can now predict suicide with remarkable accuracy

When someone commits suicide, their family and friends can be left with the heartbreaking and answerless question of what they could have done differently. Colin Walsh, data scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, hopes his work in predicting suicide risk will give people the opportunity …

Machine Learning

75 Songs About Suicide and Suicide Prevention

75 Songs About Suicide and Suicide Prevention<p>Updated on June 12, 2018<p>Life Does Get Better If You Can Hang On<p>I was 15 years old when a male friend …

Mental Health

Your Brain Won’t Let You See Every Dot in This Illusion at Once

Stare at the above image long enough and you’ll start to notice something peculiar: When your eyes focus on one of the gray intersections in the …

Mental illness and community based care

The shutdown deprived the state of a vital facility for a small population of severely ill men who could be dangerous to others and required …

Prince's death and the growing fear of the 'kill pill'

<b>(CNN) —</b> They might as well be playing Russian Roulette.<p>It doesn't matter if you're talking about a teenager chasing a higher high or a mega star trying to soothe chronic pain. The counterfeit pills they may be reaching for are more deadly than ever, experts say.<p>Why? One word: fentanyl.<p>"Synthetic …

Medicine

Scientists Now Say Alcohol Is a Direct Cause of Seven Forms of Cancer

Analysis of reviews from several international cancer research bodies has found alcohol to be a direct cause of oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and breast cancer.<p>We're all aware of the risks associated with certain day-to-day activities. Walking and attempting to compose …

Cancer

Having a conversation about suicide

Central Christian Church leaders were concerned about a trend they saw in the community and decided something needed to be done.<p>So, the church now …

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and can't move — here's why

I wake up but can't move, except for my eyes, which dart frantically underneath fluttering, heavy lids. I feel a heavy presence on top of my chest, squeezing the air from my lungs and throat. Then a shadowy, cloaked figure starts looming just within the corners of vision.<p>I'm not dreaming. And no …

Here's hoping The Flash wrote Kevin Smith a big fat check

Whatever they paid for last night's episode, it wasn't enough<p>Whatever amount of money CW paid Kevin Smith to direct last night's episode of <i>The Flash,</i> it wasn't enough. The man responsible for <i>Clerks</i> (and everything that's followed in its wake) single-handedly pulled the show out of a narrative …

Why Are Educators Learning How to Interrogate Their Students?

About a year and a half ago, Jessica Schneider was handed a flyer by one of her colleagues in the child-advocacy community. It advertised a training session, offered under the auspices of the Illinois Principals Association (I.P.A.), in how to interrogate students. Specifically, teachers and school …

The Best Movies About Mental Health

It’s becoming increasingly more common for Hollywood to highlight mental health conditions in films. Because mental illness affects millions of …

How to Interfere with Therapy When Your Loved One Has Anxiety or Depression

by Monica A. Frank, Ph.D.<p>Most of the time parents and spouses of individuals with depressive or anxiety disorders truly want to assist in the …