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september 2021

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH

In this issue, we highlight KPWHRI’s research to help prevent suicides by identifying and supporting people who may be at risk.


Julie-Richards-Mental-Health-firearms-discussion_1col.jpgMost mental health patients answer firearm question

Most patients will answer a question about their access to firearms, a Kaiser Permanente study shows. And this critical information could support suicide prevention efforts.


Julie-Richards-family-trip-Joshua-tree_1col.jpg4 questions for a suicide-prevention researcher

Julie Richards, PhD, MPH, just published the first paper from a Kaiser Permanente program on firearm injury prevention.

 


Teen-suicide-prevention_1col.jpgAddressing the crisis of youth suicide in America

Rob Penfold, PhD, writes about suicide trends in children and adolescents and what researchers are doing about them.

 


VIDEO: NOW MATTERS NOW

Now-Matters-Now-logo_1col.jpgTools and support for people thinking about suicide

Now Matters Now helps people cope with suicidal thoughts by sharing the lived experiences and strategies of people who have been there.
 


OTHER RESEARCH NEWS

COVID-119-Variant-story_1col.jpgModerna vaccine produces durable antibody response against variants

Findings in Science magazine called "encouraging" for use of vaccine against Delta and other emerging variants.
 


ACT-PM2.5_story-map_1col.jpgAir pollution linked to higher risk of dementia

With data from the ACT Study, researchers associated increased levels of fine particle pollution with a greater risk of dementia.
 


Practice-facilitators-in-rural-health-clinics_1col.jpgRural health equity through practice facilitators

KPWHRI collaborator Dr. L.J. Fagnan shares an effective way to support rural practices, illustrating why “place matters.”
 


 

 

 


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