Tag Archives: suicide

Abortion Does Not Increase Women’s Risk for Suicide

Although abortion is a legal medical procedure in the United States, the belief that abortion is associated with adverse psychological outcomes has been the basis for legislation and policies which restrict access to abortion.  At the present time 34 states currently require that women seeking an abortion receive counseling regarding the negative emotional consequences she… Read More »

How the technology puzzle can help address youth suicide

Perhaps it’s because we live in an age of competing epidemics and crises—opioids, impeachment, homelessness, insulin—that youth suicide trends don’t warrant a front-page headline every week. The numbing, knee-bending statistics say they should. Per the CDC, suicide rates among young people 10 to 24 years old rose 56 percent between 2007 and 2017. Suicide is… Read More »

Maine Legalizes Assisted Suicide

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Maine has become the eighth state to legalize medically assisted suicide. “It is my hope that this law, while respecting the right to personal liberty, will be used sparingly,” Gov. Janet Mills, told the Associated Press. Under the law, doctors can prescribe a lethal dose of a drug… Read More »