Exploring The Link Between Chronic Pain And Suicide
It’s conceivable, then, that roughly half of these suicides are driven by pain. Not proven fact, but plausible hypothesis. This would suggest that perhaps be 20,000 Americans a year with chronic pain kill themselves, which would be more than the government’s tally of 16,235 deaths from prescription opioids every year.
Differing Views On Antidepressants During Pregnancy
Research studies evaluating the risks and benefits of taking antidepressants during pregnancy are mixed. There are documented harms, like an elevated risk of pre-term birth. But there are also the documented harms of untreated depression. In other words, it’s a deeply personal health decision that requires judgement based on a body of data that offers no easy answers.
Third Teen Suicide In Newton: What Can You Say?
Tonight at the Newton South High School Auditorium, school officials and mental health experts will try to offer some guidance on how to talk to children about suicide and how best to support kids and families reeling from the news of a third teen suicide in this community since the start of the school year.