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January 21, 2012 by  
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Know the Warning Signs

Most suicidal young people don’t really want to die; they just want their pain to end. About 80% of the time, people who kill themselves have given definite signals or talked about suicide. The key to prevention is to know these signs and what to do to help.

Watch for these signs. They may indicate someone is thinking about suicide. The more signs you see, the greater the risk.

* A previous suicide attempt

* Current talk of suicide or making a plan

* Strong wish to die or a preoccupation with death Read more

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December 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Mental Health

Mental Illness Stigma Hard to Shake,

Survey Finds Awareness campaigns have helped educate public, but discrimination continues, experts say

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14 HealthDay News — The level of Americans’ prejudice and discrimination toward people with serious mental illness or substance abuse problems didn’t change over 10 years, a new study has found.

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