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Death by suicide isn’t always related to depression. Relationship, job and legal problems can give rise to feelings of hopelessness. Six screening questions may help. PHotograhee.eu

6 questions you can ask a loved one to help screen for suicide risk

Death by suicide has increased at an alarming rate in recent decades. With September being Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, an expert offers screening questions that even laypeople can use.
There is stigma surrounding emotional disorders, which prevents people from seeking help. And most people often don’t know that they or their friends or family have depressive symptoms. www.shutterstock.com

How we can help detect depression in our teens

Counsellors in schools and general practitioners and nurses should be equipped with tools to detect symptoms of mental health problems.
A group of basketball players talking and appearing to have fun. A recent study showed that college athletes benefited from special counseling designed for them. bernard/Shutterstock.com

Could the future edge in college sports be mental wellness?

Student athletes may sometimes be put on a pedestal, but they experience problems just like any student. They sometimes may be harder to reach, however. A novel program suggests a winning approach.

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