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New legislation in #NewYork and #Virginia may change the way our society views mental illness. If you have lost a loved on to #suicide, an experienced #lawyer can help you seek answers and justice.


http://www.thesuicidelawyer.com/mental-health-education.html
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Skip Simpson has co-authored an article in #Law and #Psychiatry advocating for the use of a suicide-specific diagnosis to enhance clinical care and mitigate #legal liability for clinicians. #suicideprevention is possible!

https://www.skipsimpson.com/wp-content/uploads/skip-simpson-law-and-psychiatry-article.pdf
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Risk management is one of the core issues surrounding the tragic death of a psychiatric patient. The death of Brian Dunivan resulted from breaking the hospital window with a blood pressure cart; this could have been prevented. Skip Simpson weighed in on the issue, stating that shatterproof windows could have stopped this suicide.


https://www.skipsimpson.com/suicide-spurs-questions-about-what-hospitals-should-do
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It should not feel uncomfortable and strange to talk about mental health issues in a first-world country where we should have access to quality mental health care, but here we are as a nation, tongues tied. We are constantly awestruck when a celebrity name crosses our newsfeed followed by a comment stream of virtual mourners. #Texas #Lawyer #Suicide #MentalHealth
http://www.thesuicidelawyer.com/celebrity-suicides.html
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Pride is a joyous time of the year when the LGBTQIA+ community can celebrate itself in all its diversity. However, #Pride brings a sense of melancholy as well. Too many young people die by suicide because of a society that won't accept them for the bright individuals they are. This June, we celebrate a range of identities and remember the struggles and sacrifices of the LGBTQIA+ community.

http://www.thesuicidelawyer.com/suicide-bullying-lgbtq-youth-new-law-help-protect.html
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We offer the loved ones of Kate Spade our deepest condolences for their loss. As noted by @AASuicidology , it is important that we check on our loved ones and practice empathy. If you are in crisis, call 1-800-273-TALK for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
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Studies dating as far back as the 1800s show that suicides peak in the spring, and are actually lowest during the wintertime. This has puzzled scientists for decades. Most people will experience springtime highs and wintertime lows, but when the angle is taken from one of mental illness, everything is in hyperfocus.

http://www.thesuicidelawyer.com/springtime-suicide.html
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Psychiatric hospital stays are not an easy experience to deal with. Ensuring a patient's safety inside and outside hospital walls should be a top priority, because, sadly, suicides following short-term hospital stays are all too common.


http://www.thesuicidelawyer.com/too-little-too-late.html
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Most often, the #weapons are left unlocked, within reach, or loaded. If a child with very little knowledge of what it means to hold a #gun can fire and harm themselves, what damage could be in easy reach for a child at risk for self-harm? Depression and other mental health conditions affect thousands of children and adolescents. #ThursdayThoughts
http://www.thesuicidelawyer.com/firearm-storage-in-homes-with-children-at-risk-for-self-harm.html
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Most often, the weapons are left unlocked, within reach, or loaded. If a child with very little knowledge of what it means to hold a gun can fire and harm themselves, what damage could be in easy reach for a child at risk for self-harm? Depression and other mental health conditions affect thousands of children and adolescents.
http://www.thesuicidelawyer.com/firearm-storage-in-homes-with-children-at-risk-for-self-harm.html
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