Navigation Links
Suicides in National Parks Preventable, CDC Says
Date:12/2/2010

THURSDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Suicides in U.S. national parks are a serious but preventable health issue, researchers say.

In a recent seven-year span, 84 national parks reported 194 suicides and 92 attempted suicides, an average of 41 events a year, according to the research. Firearms and falls, such as jumping from a cliff or bridge, were the most frequently used methods.

The findings appear in the Dec. 3 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Most of the completed suicides -- 83 percent -- involved males, the research showed.

Even though the number of suicides in national parks is small compared to the overall suicide toll in the country, each case represents a tragic and preventable death that deeply affects families and friends, the authors pointed out.

The researchers, who studied suicide-related events from January 2003 to December 2009, recommended two main approaches to help prevent suicides in national parks. First, parks officials need to collaborate with community suicide prevention programs to increase access to resources, guidance and training. Parks also need to construct barriers or restrict access to sites that may be used for suicide attempts.

Of the parks surveyed, Blue Ridge Parkway and the Grand Canyon National Park reported the most suicide-related events, 21 each.

In 2007, there were 34,598 suicides in the United States, according to the study. About three-quarters of U.S. suicides occur in the home.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Mental Health has more about suicide.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preve
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. NationalCreditReport.com Reminds Consumers of Ways to Improve Credit Report and Score in 2010
2. The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Joins the Commission on Cancer
3. National Wildlife Federation Says Outdoor Time for Kids Can Help First Lady Achieve Her “Let's Move” Goal
4. Howard Dean to Speak at the 2010 DTC National Conference
5. International Diabetes Federation awards $2 million to 9 global diabetes research projects
6. Jion Beijing Great Wall International Travel Agency Immediate Exposure to China Expo 2010
7. U.S. National Guard Connects Nationwide with Desktop Alert's Command and Control Mass Notification Systems and Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)
8. H1N1 international symposium to be hosted by Emory-UGA Influenza Center
9. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Names Celtics Captain Paul Pierce National Athlete Spokesperson in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity
10. Researchers Who Discovered First Genes for Stuttering will Present Findings to the National Stuttering Association
11. Protecting patients: Study shows that Johns Hopkins flu vaccination rates twice national average
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Suicides in National Parks Preventable, CDC Says 
(Date:9/15/2014)... -- U.S. heart experts recommend doctors use a 14-point ... people for underlying heart disease that could result in ... the American College of Cardiology said in a joint ... history along with a physical examination can help identify ... risks for sudden cardiac death. The statement, ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... 2014 “Canada Gynecological Devices Market ... the Canada Gynecological Devices market. The report provides ... units) and average prices (in US dollars) within ... Sterilization Devices (Transcervical Sterilization Devices (Micro-inserts) and Mechanical ... Endometrial Ablation Devices (Thermal Balloon, Hydrothermal Ablation ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. ... twice as often as they,re actually needed for children ... More than 11 million antibiotic prescriptions written each ... to researchers from University of Washington and Seattle Children,s ... eradicate children,s viral illnesses, researchers said, but supports the ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... 15, 2014 As Colorado's historic ... its first full year, there are a variety ... in the evolution of its marketing and branding. ... taken by Denver's Kindman, one of the state's ... , Kindman has pioneered the first-ever branded and ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... Physicians and clinicians from around ... at the Lowes Coronado Bay Resort for the ... . This CME accredited medical conference ... healthcare professionals—about the nutritional science that overwhelmingly supports ... its proven ability to prevent, suspend and, often, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes 2Health News:Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes 3Health News:Canada Gynecological Devices Market Outlook to 2020 in New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 2Health News:Canada Gynecological Devices Market Outlook to 2020 in New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 3Health News:Canada Gynecological Devices Market Outlook to 2020 in New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 4Health News:Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds 2Health News:Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds 3Health News:Colorado Company Unveils Innovative Line of Pre-packaged Cannabis Products 2Health News:Colorado Company Unveils Innovative Line of Pre-packaged Cannabis Products 3Health News:San Diego Plays Host This Week to International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference Featuring Drs. Ornish, Esselstyn, Campbell and Other Leading Experts 2Health News:San Diego Plays Host This Week to International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference Featuring Drs. Ornish, Esselstyn, Campbell and Other Leading Experts 3
... It,s long been known that obesity increases diabetes risk, but ... someone carries -- and how long it,s carried -- can ... the growing number of obese children and teens who will ... researchers from the University of Michigan Health System warn in ...
... 2011) More part-time employment for surgeons, particularly retiring older ... families, may considerably reduce the surgeon shortage in the United ... September issue of the Journal of the American College ... gaining popularity among Generation X (currently ages 30 through early ...
... HealthDay Reporter , SUNDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- ... of Pearl Harbor still packs a psychological punch for many ... serves as the moment when a stunned young country shed ... stage with the now-iconic can-do bravado of the "Greatest Generation." ...
... The Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) today announces ... featuring first-person accounts of responders who were thrust into ... when terrorists invaded their response districts and their ... responders throughout the world, think, train, respond and live ...
... FRIDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half of all ... the months following the 9/11 terrorist attacks still struggle with ... Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll found. The most common ... 24 percent of those still affected, and anxiety, by 13 ...
... , ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a ... to combat human HIV/AIDS and other diseases. The goal is ... virus. The findings -- called fascinating and landmark by one ... Nature Methods . Feline immunodeficiency ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Lifetime 'Dose' of Excess Weight Linked to Diabetes Risk 2Health News:Allowing part-time surgeons may help address workforce shortage 2Health News:9/11 Left Permanent Scars on the American Psyche 2Health News:9/11 Left Permanent Scars on the American Psyche 3Health News:9/11 Left Permanent Scars on the American Psyche 4Health News:9/11 Left Permanent Scars on the American Psyche 5Health News:9/11 Left Permanent Scars on the American Psyche 6Health News:Out of the darkness 2Health News:For Many Americans, 9/11 Worries Still Dominate 2Health News:For Many Americans, 9/11 Worries Still Dominate 3Health News:Mayo Clinic teams with glowing cats against AIDS, other diseases 2
(Date:9/15/2014)... Fla. , Sept. 15, 2014 myMatrixx ... Steven Stanos with an expanded role that ... Dr. Stanos, a nationally recognized physiatrist and ... topics related to rehabilitation and workers, compensation, is Board ... by the American Board of Pain Medicine and subspecialty ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: ... September 12, 2014, regular quarterly dividend payment of $0.15 per ... of September 5, 2014, the record date. ... portfolio of patents and royalty assets, consisting primarily of ... agreements with various biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. PDL pioneered ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... DUBLIN , Sept. 15, 2014 Research ... "The Worldwide Market for In Vitro Diagnostic Tests, 9th Edition" ... volume covers the entirety of the clinical testing market and ... Used by Top IVD Companies For Business Planning. ... volume based on the market events of 2013 and early ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:myMatrixx Announces Expanded Role for Medical Director Steven P. Stanos, Jr., DO 2PDL BioPharma Completes Regular Quarterly Dividend Payment 2The Worldwide Market for In Vitro Diagnostic Tests, 9th Edition 2The Worldwide Market for In Vitro Diagnostic Tests, 9th Edition 3
... Doubled Time to Progression and Overall Response Rate as ... in Patients with 2nd or 3rd Line Metastatic Colon ... KERX ) today announced data on the ... cancer, in combination with capecitabine as a treatment for ...
... increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence , ... found that taking tamoxifen with certain antidepressants more than ... taking both medications. The antidepressants inhibit an enzyme, CYP2D6, ... ) , , The study ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Reports Positive Data from a Randomized, Multi-Center, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Combination Study of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in the Treatment of Advanced Metastatic Colon Cancer 2Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Reports Positive Data from a Randomized, Multi-Center, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Combination Study of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in the Treatment of Advanced Metastatic Colon Cancer 3Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Reports Positive Data from a Randomized, Multi-Center, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Combination Study of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in the Treatment of Advanced Metastatic Colon Cancer 4Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Reports Positive Data from a Randomized, Multi-Center, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Combination Study of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in the Treatment of Advanced Metastatic Colon Cancer 5Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Reports Positive Data from a Randomized, Multi-Center, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Combination Study of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in the Treatment of Advanced Metastatic Colon Cancer 6New Research Shows Antidepressants May Thwart Breast Cancer Treatment 2New Research Shows Antidepressants May Thwart Breast Cancer Treatment 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: