A New Hotline Number For US Suicide Prevention

A New Hotline Number For US Suicide Prevention

The telephone exchanges 911, 999, 112 and 000 are well known emergency call numbers in the US Canada, Mexico and the Philippines; the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong; the EU; and Australia respectively. Soon there may be a specialized three-digit number for people in the US who are contemplating suicide: 988

Living With a Psychiatric Disability in an Able-Minded World

Living With a Psychiatric Disability in an Able-Minded World

Hannah Hilgeman is a contributor to the online health community The Mighty. She writes about her physical disability: postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), her mental health disability: borderline personality disorder (BPD), and life at the intersection of these two chronic conditions.

Using Tech To Avoid Tragedy

Using Tech To Avoid Tragedy

Studies have shown that nearly half of people who die by suicide visited their primary health care provider in the month before their death. Routine screening for depression can uncover suicidal thoughts, but clearly that’s not effective enough…

Does BPD = PTSD?

Does BPD = PTSD?

Two authors propose that Borderline Personality Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder may, in fact, be one and the same thing. They argue this might also permit the controversial term Borderline Personality to be dropped from the diagnosis.