Tuesday, 9 September 2014

At the point when Depression Prompts Thoughts of Suicide

The late demise of performer Robin Williams is provoking numerous individuals to investigate misery and suicide. Suicide rates among center age Americans – once the most outlandish age gathering to confer suicide – is climbing forcefully. Truth be told, the rate of suicide among individuals age 35-64 rose 28 percent somewhere around 1999 and 2010.

There are numerous hypotheses: Baby Boomers confronting retirement may be under budgetary anxiety. Individuals may battle to administer to both maturing folks and their youngsters. Alternately they may be influenced by the developing utilization of solid ache medication for age-related conditions, for example, joint inflammation.

Meg Durbin, M.d., an Internal Medicine specialist and pediatrician at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, offers these experiences into sorrow, and tips on the most proficient method to help somebody at danger for suicide.

What puts somebody at danger for suicide?

Individuals who have a diagnosed mental issue, for example, sorrow or bipolar ailment are at higher danger of suicide. Substance ill-use is likewise nearly attached to self-destructive musings, as is a family history of endeavored or finished suicide. Suicide danger is likewise higher when somebody has a genuine therapeutic history, delayed torment and real life misfortunes. The danger of suicide additionally expands in individuals who have a nearby relationship with someone else's suicide, and have admittance to the devices needed to take their lives in a minute of hopelessness.

What are defensive elements against the danger of suicide?

Actually for somebody inclined to misery, the danger of following up on self-destructive contemplations could be lessened by getting powerful mind from mental wellbeing experts. That can incorporate suitable pharmaceuticals, painstakingly checked. Having solid binds to family and companions, group and social foundations can lighten a discouraged individual and reduce his or her feeling of segregation. Critical thinking abilities can additionally help, and an advisor can help somebody manufacture extra aptitudes for adapting in extreme times.

What are cautioning indications of suicide to be alarm to?

Individuals frequently stand up boisterous about their aims, announcing their feeling of uselessness, or of feeling trapped. An alternate cautioning sign is social disengagement – maintaining a strategic distance from normal exercises and withdrawing from loved ones. Incomprehensibly, self-destructive danger might be most elevated in individuals with despondency who awhile ago have appeared withdrawn and backed off, yet now abruptly are more actuated, perhaps putting their undertakings in place or doling out things.

By what method can family or a companion help lessen the danger of suicide?

Consider it important. On the off chance that a friend or family member notice self-destructive musings, accept it. Don't hold up to act. Make inquiries. Tell the individual of your worry. Inquire as to whether he or she has a real get ready for suicide – immediate addressing won't push somebody to suicide in the event that they weren't thinking of it as. Inquire as to whether they are seeing an expert and/or taking drug, and distinguish the expert they are seeing or who is endorsing their solution.

Don't attempt to contend somebody out of their contemplations. Express your affection and backing. Promise them that they are not alone.

Earnestly urge them to see their specialist or therapist, or discover an advisor – promptly. On the off chance that you can, help them plan that arrangement – and go with them to that errand on the off chance that they will give you a chance to.

On the off chance that the risk appears impending, act. Don't allow the individual to sit unbothered. Evacuate any protest that could be utilized – guns, drugs, sharp questions. Take the individual to a stroll in center at the psychiatric clinic or a healing facility crisis room. In the event that these choices are not accessible, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Catch up on treatment. A self-destructive individual needs proceeded with backing from loved ones to stay in treatment and track advance. Help the individual distinguish who will serve as the essential help and help energize taking endorsed drug, looking for reactions, and reaching the individual's specialist and/or recommending proficient if things appear to be deteriorating or the individual opposes taking

Tuesday, 26 February 2013


Stephanie (21 May 1864 – 23 August 1945) was a Belgian princess by birth, and then made Crown Princess of Austria through her marriage to the heir-apparent of the Habsburg dynasty, Archduke Rudolf. She was famously widowed in 1889 when Rudolf and his mistress, Mary Vetsera, were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide pact at the Imperial hunting lodge at Mayerling in the Vienna Woods.

Her grandfather Leopold I of Belgium was the country's first king. Her aunt, Charlotte of Belgium, the future ill-fated Empress of Mexico, was married to Maximilian, the brother of her future father-in law, the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph.

Thursday, 26 July 2012


Stephanie or Stefanie is a female name that comes from the Greek name Στέφανος (Stephanos) meaning "crown". The male form is Stephen. Forms of Stephanie in other languages include the Italian, Czech, German, Polish, and Russian "Stefania" , the Portuguese Estefânia, and the Spanish Estefanía. The form Stéphanie is from the French language, but Stephanie is now widely used both in English- and Spanish-speaking cultures. Stephanie - (Greek) "Crowned one" Also, Stephania, Etienette, Stefa, Stefania, Stefanie, Stefanina, Steffie, Stepania, Stepanie, Stephana, Stevena, Teena, and Tiennette.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Dr. Stephanie

Dr. Stephanie Norman is a new welcome member to Global Research and Rescue.  Stephanie received her veterinary degree from Texas A&M University in 1991 and has been involved in the marine mammal field for the last 15 years.

Dr. Norman has a varied and extensive background in research and animal health care including work on both land and sea.  As a veterinarian, her work has involved laboratory and field efforts in areas such as:  necropsies, collection and  preparation of tissue samples for diagnostic testing, completed serologica and viral testing of samples as well as preparation of tissues for histopathological examination,  behavioral and contaminant research studies of California sea lion rookeries, providing health care to wild birds both terrestrial and marine species, participated in field research projects such as capture and health screening of free-ranging odontocetes, ship and aerial-based marine mammal surveys, as well as a veterinary consultant for marine mammal display facilities and rehabilitation centers. She has also participated in research of the causes of mortality in marine mammals, and has assisted with public education of tourists and residents regarding conservation of marine mammals and wildlife.  Stephanie is past Head Veterinarian at the Humane Society for Seattle/King County, Seattle, Washington.  More recently, she has provided veterinary medical consultations to various marine mammal research projects being conducted by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association) and NMML (National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Seattle, Washington).

Currently Dr. Norman is a second year master’s student in epidemiology at the University of Washington.  In addition, she contracts with various marine mammal stranding response groups in the Pacific Northwest and with agencies involved in marine mammal research.