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Postings from April 2016

Apr 25, 2016

Age-adjusted suicide rates for U.S. females, by race and Hispanic origin: 1999 and 2014 (CDC/NCHS)Efforts to reduce suicide rates in Washington State, including a new law on which Forefront collaborated on with the state NRA and others, could not come at a more important time. After a...

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Apr 15, 2016

A new research study suggests that something as simple as regular, personalized letters following a short term of therapy can help individuals at risk of repeating an attempt at suicide. Swiss researchers tested the Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program (ASSIP) with approximately 120 people who had been hospitalized after attempting suicide.

The patients were divided into a control group receiving standard treatment (in-patient and out-patient) and an ASSIP...

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