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Preventing Suicide Through Social Media

Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have hundreds of millions of users worldwide who post daily. Researchers say that these posts can help prevent suicide if friends and family members learn to spot the signs.

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Borderline Personality Disorder and Suicide: What it Looks Like and How to Help

The rate of suicide for those with Borderline Personality Disorder is higher than that of any other psychiatric disorder. If you care for someone who has BPD, it is important to recognize the signs that they may be suicidal.

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Study Examines Intentional Self-Injury in Women with Borderline Personality Disorder

People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) frequently engage in self-harmful behaviors, such as cutting and burning. A recent study by researchers at the University of Washington and Alliant International University aimed to find out what triggers these self-harmful behaviors, as well as suicide attempts.

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What to Do if Someone You Know Is Suicidal

Despite the appearance of a happy and functional life, people with BPD often struggle with suicidal thoughts and ideations. If depression sets in along with BPD, those thoughts can turn into even more serious attempts. So how do you help someone with Borderline Personality Disorder who is having thoughts of suicide before they act on them?

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Warning Signs of Suicide: When to Get Help

A large percentage of people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) make attempts on their own life. About 70 percent of people with BPD will attempt suicide, and between 8 and 10 percent of people with BPD commit suicide. But, if you know the warning signs, suicide is preventable.

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What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental illness that is characterized by extreme emotional and psychological distress. People who are diagnosed with BPD have difficulty controlling their moods and emotions, and often have ongoing problems with interpersonal relationships, self-image and behavior.

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