Children of religious parents have a reduced risk of suicidal behavior, study finds

first_imgShare on Facebook LinkedIn Email “Moreover, suicide is a primary cause of death among females 15 to 19 years of age. In an attempt to gain more insight into this problem and its potential solutions, we wanted to investigate whether a parent’s religiosity might be associated with a lower risk for suicidal ideation/attempts in their children.”The researchers examined data from 214 children (aged 6 to 18 years) from 112 nuclear families who are participating in an ongoing 3-generation study.They found that religiosity in children was negatively related to suicidal behavior in girls but not boys. Religiosity in parents, on the other hand, was negatively related to suicidal behavior among both their male and female offspring.“We found that a parent’s belief in the high importance of religion was associated with an approximately 80% decrease in risk in suicidal thoughts and behaviors in their children compared with parents who reported religion as unimportant,” Svob and Wickramaratne told PsyPost.“This finding was independent of a child’s own belief (or lack of belief) in the importance of religion and independent of other potent parental risk factors (e.g., parental depression, history or suicidal behavior, divorce). “Furthermore, that parents’ belief in religious importance was a stronger predictor than parents’ religious service attendance makes one wonder whether religious importance might be more strongly associated with teaching and beliefs about suicide within the home than is service attendance, or whether some other mechanism might be responsible,” the researchers said.“Taken together, the findings suggest that, among potential protective factors for suicidal behavior in children, parental religious beliefs should not be overlooked.”But the study, like all research, includes limitations.“Since the current sample of parents and children had regional limitations regarding religious denominations represented (the majority were Christian) and all participants were Caucasian, future research should be conducted on samples with diverse religious denominations and ethnicities for generalizability of results,” Svob and Wickramaratne explained.“As religiosity is often overlooked in clinical practice, we suggest in our paper that clinicians consider conducting a brief spiritual history with parents of children being brought in for psychiatric consultations, as well as assessing the children’s own religious beliefs and practices.”The study, “Association of Parent and Offspring Religiosity With Offspring Suicide Ideation and Attempts“, was authored by Connie Svob,Priya J. Wickramaratne, Linda Reich, Ruixin Zhao, MS Ardesheer Talati, Marc J. Gameroff, Rehan Saeed, and Myrna M.Weissman. Pinterestcenter_img Share on Twitter Children face a lower risk of suicidal behavior if their parents are religious, according to new research published in JAMA Psychiatry.The study found that parents’ belief in the importance of religion was associated with a lower risk for suicidal behavior by their children, regardless of a child’s own beliefs. “Approximately 12% of adolescents in the United States report having thoughts about attempting suicide,” said study authors Connie Svob and Priya Wickramaratne of Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Sharelast_img read more

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Chamber Breakfast Featuring U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Underway This Morning At UNM-Los Alamos

first_imgAttending the Chamber Business Breakfast this morning at UNM-LA from left, LAHS student Rachel Hamilton, N3B President/Program Manager Glen Morgan, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, N3B Director of Stakeholder Affairs Kristin Henderson and Executive Director Patrick Sullivan of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation. Courtesy photo U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján addresses the crowd gathered this morning at the Chamber Business Breakfast scheduled to run until 9 a.m. at UNM-Los Alamos. Courtesy photo Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján this morning at the Chamber Business Breakfast at UNM-LA. Courtesy photolast_img read more

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Launch of the new Rapidox 1100 Oxygen Gas Analyser

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Developments in RTA claims process and third-party litigation funding

first_imgThere were significant developments at both ends of the litigation spectrum last week. The three-week delay in launching the new road traffic claims process might not seem much, but it gives law firms some breathing space to get to grips with the reams of new rules (the simpler the system, the more detailed the rules need to be, says the Ministry of Justice) and the technology that underpins the system. However, it is still less than two months away, so there is no time at all for firms to waste. Meanwhile, third-party litigation funders – who by contrast are interested in big-ticket commercial disputes – came together to progress a voluntary code of conduct for their sector. The forum, hosted by the Civil Justice Council (CJC), highlighted clear reluctance among some funders to bother with any of this, but it seems a small price to pay to receive the blessing of Lord Justice Jackson and the courts for what they do. When the CJC first identified third-party funding as another way to back litigation, it had in mind group actions, where funding is badly needed, rather than business disputes, where in some cases the claimant company can afford to litigate but chooses to lay off the risk. The sector’s credibility as a method of achieving access to justice – which is how this work started – would be enhanced considerably if it were more prepared to take on group actions.last_img read more

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Crowley makes waves

first_imgCrowley’s Houston based solutions project management team completed the delivery in three stages, working in both nearshore and offshore waters.The first phase saw the topsides skidded onto Crowley’s 455 series high-deck-strength barge Julie B at the Keiwit facility dock in Corpus Christi, where they were lifted and installed onto the hull of Jack/St. Malo. Once in place the tugs Ocean Wind and Ocean Wave pushed the production facility away from Corpus Christi and through the Texan port of Aransas into deeper waters.During the second phase, the Ocean Wind and Ocean Sun towed the facility to its final location, alongside the contracted tugboat Harvey War Horse II, while Crowley’s barges were also towed out to the project site in order to deliver the piles that serve as anchors for the platform.In the final stage of the project, the Ocean Wind, Ocean Wave, Ocean Sky, Ocean Sun and Harvey War Horse II worked together to hold the Jack/St. Malo in its final position, and remained on site in a star formation to provide support as the spar was connected to its moorings.Schedules to begin producing oil and natural gas later this year, the facility will have a capacity of 170,000 barrels of oil a day and will act as a hub for the 43 subsea wells, including pumps and other equipment on the sea floor.  www.crowley.comlast_img read more

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Slater & Gordon income boost

first_imgAustralia-listed Slater & Gordon’s recent UK acquisitions will add over £70m to annual revenues, the firm has disclosed, and further takeovers are on its agenda.Total UK revenue is expected to be A$230m (£125m) in 2014/15, comprising the expected full-year contribution of acquisitions completed in the 2013/14 financial year and 8% revenue growth from the underlying practices.At group level Slater expects total revenue of A$500m (£271m) for 2014/2015.Slater has made no secret of its ambitions to continue growing in the UK, after acquiring all or part of several firms, including Russell Jones & Walker, Pannone and Fentons, since 2012. The group now has 1,300 employees in the UK, up from 425 when it initially entered the UK market.Addressing the annual meeting in Melbourne, group managing director Andrew Grech said: ‘In terms of future acquisitions, there is still a strong pipeline of opportunities available in the UK and we continue to assess opportunities that fill geographical or specialist area gaps.’He added that the group expects the legislative environment in the UK to remain stable.last_img read more

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High speed inspection vehicle order

first_imgCHINA: China Railways Corp has approved series production of a fleet of diesel railcars designed to enable overhead electrification equipment on high speed lines to be inspected and repaired during short maintenance windows. The prototype 711CN railcar developed by German manufacturer GBM Gleisbaumechanik Brandenburg has been tested at speeds up to 176 km/h. The 711CN is based on the Class 711 which is in service with DB Netz. The 711CN is 24·64 m long, weighs 84 tonnes and houses a workshop and facilities for monitoring overhead wires by instrumented pantographs and video cameras. The roof has two mobile work platforms, one of which extends 18·5 m.CRC plans to acquire a total of 85 vehicles, with the first 26 to be produced with European partners and the rest locally. All will be fitted with two 588 kW diesel engines with Voith T 312 turbo transmissions.last_img read more

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POLICE INVESTIGATE SUSPICIOUS FIRES – WIGTOWN

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Police Scotland is investigating two suspicious fires in Wigtown over the past few days. Sometime between Thursday 20 and Monday 24 October 2016 a Wendy House, part of a fence and a tarpaulin were all damaged by a fire which appears to have been deliberately set in the garden of a house in Beddie Crescent in Wigtown. All the property was damaged although not destroyed as a result and the fire seems to have burnt out.In another incident a bug hut in the garden of a house in Church lane in Wigtown was totally destroyed, again as the result of a fire which appears to have been set deliberately. The fire was discovered at around 0300 hours on Tuesday 25 October 2016.Constable Andrew Osborne at Newton Stewart said “this appears to be a worrying trend and it is very lucky neither of these fires have spread to other properties. Again the act of setting a deliberate fire is a totally reckless act and could have catastrophic consequences. I would appeal to anyone who has any knowledge of who is behind these fires to call us at Newton Stewart on the 101 number.”last_img read more

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