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Genetic discovery may lead to suicide prevention

There is a definite stigma surrounding young adult suicide. Talking about suicide with a young adult can be complicated, as it is hard to put judgment aside. Victims are often blamed after a failed suicide attempt. They are questioned about why they didn’t reach out for help or how they could possibly attempt suicide. Many times, young adults are not able to offer explanations. It can be difficult for a young adult to verbalize their emotions or intentions attached to their suicide attempt. They may not fully understand their risky decision, leaving parents little insight as to how things turned so dark. While families search for concrete emotional explanations and try to prevent any future risk of suicide, they may be able to seek biological assistance in the future.  Continue reading Genetic discovery may lead to suicide prevention

“Suicide: Responding and Creating Hope”

Yellowbrick is a patron at the upcoming community mental health conference, Suicide: Responding and Creating Hope hosted by Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education. The thirteenth annual community conference will be held on Sunday June 1st, 2014 from 10:00am – 3:30pm at Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, 1224 Dempster St. in Evanston, IL. Continue reading “Suicide: Responding and Creating Hope”