Risk Factors for Suicide
Suicide is highly complex and cannot be attributed to a single cause. A combination of health, environmental and historical factors contribute to the risk, but are not necessarily direct causes. Read to learn about some of the more common risk factors for suicide.
Warning Signs of Suicide and Ways to Get Help
Studies suggest that the majority of people who die by suicide give warning signs beforehand, but they're not always obvious. Learn what these signs look like in teens and how to get them the help that they need.
Teenage suicide is extremely difficult to predict. That’s why some experts are turning to machines for help.
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
As rates of suicidal youth increase, doctors look at influence of school, internet
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
Computer Technology Helps Identify People Who Are Suicidal
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
Many of Our Nation’s Teenagers are Hurting…
… 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
Analyzing the Language of Suicide Notes to Help Save Lives
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,
La Salle School Community Has Much Work Ahead to Recover, Experts Say
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
Warning Signs of Troubled Teens on Social Media
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.