Stangler: How to help spot signs of suicide

By Don Stangler, UnitedHealthcare chief medical officer September is National Suicide Prevention Month, which offers a good time to raise awareness to help reduce the stigma around mental health issues. This could be an important step to lowering suicide rates over the coming years. Suicide is on the rise nationally. According to the most recent … Read more

Campus resources and ways to help

Ohio State offers a wide variety of suicide prevention resources. Credit: Katherine Simon | Lantern Reporter No one is alone, and Ohio State provides many resources as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is underway for the prevention and treatment of suicidal thoughts.  Laura Lewis, assistant director of Ohio State’s Suicide Prevention Program, said Suicide Prevention Awareness … Read more

Health Care Personnel Exposures to Subsequently Laboratory-Confirmed Monkeypox Patients — Colorado, 2022

Kristen E. Marshall, PhD1,2,*; Marlee Barton, MPH1,*; Janell Nichols1; Marie A. de Perio, MD3; David T. Kuhar, MD3; Emily Spence-Davizon, MPH1; Meghan Barnes, MSPH1; Rachel K. Herlihy, MD1; Christopher A. Czaja, MD, DrPH1; Colorado Healthcare Personnel Monitoring Team (View author affiliations) View suggested citation Summary What is already known about this topic? Although risk for … Read more

Here’s Which Coatings You Really Need on a New Pair of Glasses

Photo: Ground Picture (Shutterstock) Buying eyeglasses can feel weirdly similar to buying a new car: Prices are often hidden from you, they cost more than they have any right to—and there are a whole bunch of mysterious upgrades pushed at you. Coatings. I’m talking about coatings: the anti-scratch, anti-glare stuff you can add to your … Read more

Monday Mind Talks: Expert offers insight into warning signs of suicide and its prevention

Suicide prevention is one of the most arduous challenges any mental health professional faces in today’s world. Suicide is an act of taking one’s life voluntarily and intentionally. The number of suicide rates in India have increased remarkably in recent years. The need for its prevention has increased now more than ever. The unwanted pressures, … Read more

Anger and anxiety stalk EU’s monkeypox vaccine lottery – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Europe has a case of collective public health amnesia. The COVID-19 pandemic witnessed vaccine nationalism, contradictory official guidance and marginalized groups forced to advocate for themselves; while the early days of the HIV crisis were marred by virulent homophobia, stigmatization, and unequal access to treatments.  Now, with 16,500 … Read more