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Newswise: NIMH funds youth violence prevention research at DePaul University

Article ID: 720817

NIMH funds youth violence prevention research at DePaul University

DePaul University

Psychology researchers at DePaul University have received a $6.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to reduce African American youth violence. The project will reach ninth graders in Chicago Public Schools and teach them coping skills to deal with stress, enhance resilience, and prevent interpersonal violence and suicide.

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16-Oct-2019 4:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 720722

To Reduce Gun Violence, Lift Roadblocks to Firearm Data

University of Washington

While gun violence in America kills more than 35,000 people a year and as calls for policies to stem the crisis grow, University of Washington researchers point out in a new analysis that barriers to data stand in the way of advancing solutions.

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14-Oct-2019 2:30 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Focus on Mental Health as Cause of Mass Violence May Be Increasing Stigma

Article ID: 720338

Focus on Mental Health as Cause of Mass Violence May Be Increasing Stigma

Indiana University

Over the last two decades, more Americans see people with mental health problems as dangerous and are willing to use legal means to force treatment, according to a new paper by IU Distinguished Professor of Sociology Bernice Pescosolido.

Released:
7-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    7-Oct-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 719998

Study: More behavioral health care linked to small drop in gun-related suicides

Ohio State University

An increase in behavioral health providers is associated with a slight decrease in gun-related suicides, but the difference is small and points to a need to tackle gun violence in other ways, according to the authors of a new study.

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2-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Research on Firearm Injuries to U.S. Children Gets 30 Times Less Funding Per Death Than Other Causes
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    7-Oct-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720189

Research on Firearm Injuries to U.S. Children Gets 30 Times Less Funding Per Death Than Other Causes

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Firearm injuries kill 2,500 American children each year. But the nation spends far less on studying what led to these injuries, and what might prevent and treat them, than it spends on other causes of death in children. In fact, on a per-death basis, funding for pediatric firearm research is 30 times lower than it would have to be to keep pace with research on other child health threats.

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4-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Study: U.S. Firearm Death Rate Rose Sharply in Recent Years Across Most States & Demographic Groups
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    7-Oct-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720304

Study: U.S. Firearm Death Rate Rose Sharply in Recent Years Across Most States & Demographic Groups

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The rate at which Americans died from firearm injuries increased sharply starting in 2015, a new study shows. The change occurred to varying degrees across different states, types of firearm death such as homicide and suicide, and demographics. In all, the US saw a 14% rise in the rate of firearm deaths from 2015 through 2017, compared with the rate seen in the years 1999 through 2014.

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7-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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    7-Oct-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720309

Violence linked to social isolation, hypervigilance and chronic health problems, new studies show

University of Chicago Medical Center

Exposure to violence can negatively impact a person’s physical and psychosocial health, according to two new studies published in the policy journal Health Affairs.

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7-Oct-2019 1:30 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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