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As a clinician who has completed psychiatric assessments in the Emergency Department and now teaches suicide prevention, I believe knowing the warning signs of suicide can be helpful for parents in addressing the needs of their child. These warning signs › Continue Reading

Studies suggest that the majority of people who die by suicide give warning signs beforehand, but the signs are not always obvious.  We all – as parents, friends, family and community members – need to be looking for the warning › Continue Reading

When John Pestian, PhD, created an app called SAM, he was focused on one thing: alleviating suffering through technology. SAM is now being tested to determine whether the speech and language of teenagers is similar to the speech and language › Continue Reading

An increasingly stressful environment and unfiltered access to information could be dramatically boosting the number of teens and children hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or actions. A recent study found that children’s hospital admissions of patients 5 to 17 years old for › Continue Reading

John Pestian, a clinical scientist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, is using computer technology to help identify people who are suicidal.  His research involves gleaning information from suicide notes for clues in language that can help reveal when someone › Continue Reading

… a lot more than most of us realize. According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year, 4,600 young lives end too soon as a result of suicide. In a nationwide survey of youth in 9th to 12th grade, 16% › Continue Reading

Using advanced computer technology, researchers at Cincinnati Children’s are analyzing the language used in hundreds of suicide notes in an effort that may one day help prevent suicides. John Pestian, PhD, director of computational medicine, and his team are merging › Continue Reading

Students and staff returned to La Salle High School today following the attempted suicide of a boy in a classroom full of students. As they continue to cope with the tragedy, one expert from Cincinnati Children’s says he believes the › Continue Reading

Incidents like the one at La Salle High School leave many asking about possible warning signs leading up to such a tragedy – particularly as it relates to social media. Dr. Jennie Noll, director of research in Behavioral Medicine and › Continue Reading

Contrary to popular belief, major holidays are actually associated with a lower number of suicides. But, days in the beginning of the week and in the start of spring were linked to more suicide attempts. Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s and › Continue Reading