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    Enough said I suppose .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torturedarc View Post
    Enough said I suppose .
    Everything alright, fella?

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    Of life?

    Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide
    Risk factors may be thought of as leading to or being associated with
    suicide; that is, people "possessing" the risk factor are at greater potential for
    suicidal behavior. Protective factors, on the other hand, reduce the likelihood of
    suicide. They enhance resilience and may serve to counterbalance risk factors.
    Risk and protective factors may be biopsychosocial, environmental or
    sociocultural in nature. Although this division is somewhat arbitrary, it provides
    the opportunity to consider these factors from different perspectives.
    Understanding the interactive relationship between risk and protective
    factors in suicidal behavior and how this interaction can be modified are
    challenges to suicide prevention (Móscicki, 1997). Unfortunately, the scientific
    studies that demonstrate the suicide prevention effect of altering specific risk or
    protective factors remain limited in number.
    However, the impact of some risk factors can clearly be reduced by
    certain interventions such as providing lithium for manic depressive illness or
    strengthening social support in a community (Baldessarini, Tando, & Hennen,
    1999). Risk factors that cannot be changed (such as a previous suicide attempt)
    can alert others to the heightened risk of suicide during periods of the recurrence
    of a mental or substance abuse disorder or following a significant stressful life
    event (Oquendo et al., 1999). Protective factors are quite varied and include an
    individual's attitudinal and behavioral characteristics, as well as attributes of the
    environment and culture (Plutchik & Van Praag, 1994). Some of the most
    important risk and protective factors are outlined below.
    Protective Factors for Suicide
    • Effective clinical care for mental, physical and substance use disorders
    • Easy access to a variety of clinical interventions and support for
    • Restricted access to highly lethal means of suicide
    • Strong connections to family and community support
    • Support through ongoing medical and mental health care relationships
    • Skills in problem solving, conflict resolution and nonviolent handling of
    • Cultural and religious beliefs that discourage suicide and support self
    However, positive resistance to suicide is not permanent, so programs
    that support and maintain protection against suicide should be ongoing.
    Suicide Prevention Resource Center
    Education Development Center, Inc. �� 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458 �� 877-GET-SPRC (438-7772) �� Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
    Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide
    Risk Factors for Suicide
    Biopsychosocial Risk Factors
    • Mental disorders, particularly mood disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety
    disorders and certain personality disorders
    • Alcohol and other substance use disorders
    • Hopelessness
    • Impulsive and/or aggressive tendencies
    • History of trauma or abuse
    • Some major physical illnesses
    • Previous suicide attempt
    • Family history of suicide
    Environmental Risk Factors
    • Job or financial loss
    • Relational or social loss
    • Easy access to lethal means
    • Local clusters of suicide that have a contagious influence
    Socialcultural Risk Factors
    • Lack of social support and sense of isolation
    • Stigma associated with help-seeking behavior
    • Barriers to accessing health care, especially mental health and substance
    abuse treatment
    • Certain cultural and religious beliefs (for instance, the belief that suicide is
    a noble resolution of a personal dilemma)
    • Exposure to, including through the media, and influence of others who
    have died by suicide
    Information about risk and protective factors for attempted suicide is more
    limited than that on suicide. One problem in studying nonlethal suicidal behaviors
    is a lack of consensus about what actually constitutes suicidal behavior (O'Carroll
    et al., 1996). Should self-injurious behavior in which there is no intent to die be
    classified as suicidal behavior? If intent defines suicidal behavior, how is it
    possible to quantify a person's intent to die? The lack of agreement on such
    issues makes valid research difficult to conduct. As a result, it is not yet possible
    to say with certainty that risk and protective factors for suicide and non-lethal
    forms of self-injury are the same. Some authors argue that they are, whereas
    others accentuate differences (Duberstein et al., 2000; Linehan, 1986).
    Suicide Prevention Resource Center
    Education Development Center, Inc. �� 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458 �� 877-GET-SPRC (438-7772) �� Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
    Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide
    Baldessarini, R., Tondo, L., & Hennen, J. (1999). Effects of lithium treatment and
    its discontinuation on suicidal behavior in bipolar manic-depressive disorders.
    Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 60 (Suppl. 2), 77-84.
    Duberstein, P.R., Conwell, Y., Seidlitz, L., Denning, D.G., Cox, C., & Caine, E.D.
    (2000). Personality traits and suicidal behavior and ideation in depressed
    inpatients 50 years of age and older. Journal of Gerontology, 55B, 18-26.
    Linehan, M.M. (1986). Suicidal people: One population or two? Annals of the
    New York Academy of Sciences, 487, 16-33.
    Moscicki, E.K. (1997). Identification of suicide risk factors using epidemiologic
    studies. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 20, 499-517.
    O.Carroll, P.W., Berman, A.L., Maris, R.W., Moscicki, E.K., Tanney, B.L., &
    Silverman, M.M. (1996). Beyond the tower of Babel: A nomenclature for
    suicidology. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 26, 237-252.
    Oquendo, M.A., Malone, K.M., Ellis, S.P., Sackeim, H.A., & Mann, J.J. (1999).
    Inadequacy of antidepressant treatment for patients with major depression who
    are at risk for suicidal behavior. American Journal of Psychiatry, 156, 190-194.
    Plutchik, R., & Van Praag, H.M. (1994). Suicide risk: Amplifiers and attenuators.
    In M. Hillbrand & N.J. Pollone (Eds.), The psychobiology of aggression.
    Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.
    From the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for
    Action (2001).
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    Fair play mr doozer .;doc;
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    Very useful information

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torturedarc View Post
    Enough said I suppose .
    It's the place that's now called the O2 where alot of concerts and such like are held. Red Luas line goes all the where there from Tallaghtfornia, and back (which is handy)

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    It's that bulge in your pants that initially tells ladies that you are attracted to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banterboy View Post
    It's that bulge in your pants that initially tells ladies that you are attracted to them.
    or the stain that tells them your just to fond of them

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    When the economy was good, I'd recommend keeping a couple of thousand on hand in case one got under the weather, and needed to vacate the place; go to the airport, get a ticket anywhere, and GO. Sometimes you need to feel in charge, and what better way, but FREEDOM.

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