Tag Archives: Suicide

Resources and Announcements for World Mental Health Day (WHO / Public Health England / NHS England / DHSC / Mind)

Summary There has been a flurry of new resources, announcements and initiatives in anticipation of World Mental Health Day, which falls on October 10th 2019. Every Mind Matters: a Mental Health Hub for the General Public Public Health England (PHE), … Continue reading

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Lithium: a Potential Approach to Dementia Risk Reduction? (BBC News / JAMA Psychiatry)

Summary Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered that long term exposure to higher levels of lithium in drinking water appears to be associated with a lower risk of developing dementia. The relationship is non-linear in nature, however, for … Continue reading

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Brain Injury Increases Risk of Premature Mortality (BBC News / JAMA Psychiatry)

Summary Research at the University of Oxford and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, based on Swedish medical records for over two million people between 1969 and 2009, indicates that brain injury can treble the risk of premature mortality. Statistically, only 0.2% of … Continue reading

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Suicide Risk in Dementia Patients (Nursing Standard)

Summary Attempted suicide is not unknown among people with dementia but there is a lack of evidence to guide professional practice. This article explores risk management strategies and the ethics of suicide / assisted suicide by taking one specific patient … Continue reading

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First Recorded UK Case of Assisted Suicide for Dementia (BBC News / JRCPE)

Summary The first case has been reported of a British person electing to end his own life at the Dignitas facility in Zürich (Switzerland) after being diagnosed as having the early stages of dementia. The 83-year-old was assessed to be mentally competent to make the decision. Reactions … Continue reading

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