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Overdose, Suicide Among Leading Reasons for Deaths of New Moms

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Overdose, suicide among leading reasons for deaths of new moms

Overdoses and suicides were among the most common reasons for mothers dying within a year of giving birth in California, according to a new study from Michigan State…

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Battling Combat Veterans’ True Enemy: the Specter of Suicide

Friday, April 26, 2019
Image of military camo gear

It’s a startling statistic: At least 20 veterans take their own lives every day. There’s a suicide epidemic among veterans, and mental health professionals aren’t equipped to handle…

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Strong Committed Relationships can Buffer Military Suicides

Monday, December 17, 2018
Adrian Blow

Can being in a strong committed relationship reduce the risk of suicide? Researchers at Michigan State University believe so, especially among members of the National Guard. Suicide rates…

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Does Religion Protect Against Suicide?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Nigh Hsieh, assistant professor of Sociology, poses near Berkey Hall on Thursday June 15, 2017.

Religious participation is linked to lower suicide rates in many parts of the world, including the United States and Russia, but does not protect against the risk of…

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Study Aims to Reduce Suicide after Prison

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
woman in jail cell

A Michigan State University public health researcher is embarking on a first-of-a-kind study that will look to reduce suicides among recently released jail detainees. Jennifer Johnson, with the…

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