suicide http://waer.org en Suicides for NY's Middle Aged Jump 42 % in a Decade, Ignoring Mental Health to Blame http://waer.org/post/suicides-nys-middle-aged-jump-42-decade-ignoring-mental-health-blame <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>One of the most prevalent health issues is literally killing people in New York at a rate that’s jumped in the last decade.&nbsp; May is mental health awareness month…and experts say many either ignore or avoid getting diagnosed.&nbsp; David Hullett is medical director for <a href="http://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/businesses/optum.aspx">Optum</a>, part of United Health Group to improve care and services.&nbsp; He says disorders might hospitalize someone…but others are on the more mild side of the spectrum.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 17:37:38 +0000 Chris Bolt 18118 at http://waer.org Suicides for NY's Middle Aged Jump 42 % in a Decade, Ignoring Mental Health to Blame CNY College Students and Military Among Those Urged to Consider Depression Screening http://waer.org/post/cny-college-students-and-military-among-those-urged-consider-depression-screening <p>Central New Yorkers are not immune to the estimated 19 million adults that live with depression.&nbsp; Thursday is <a href="http://mentalhealthscreening.org/">National Depression Screening </a>day.&nbsp; Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:15:45 +0000 Chris Bolt & Jennie May 9054 at http://waer.org CNY College Students and Military Among Those Urged to Consider Depression Screening Shedding Light on Suicide http://waer.org/post/shedding-light-suicide <P>Suicide often lives in the shadows, even though it’s affected many Central New Yorkers.&nbsp; But the issue is getting more attention today during International Suicide Awareness Week.&nbsp; Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:40:40 +0000 Chris Bolt & Jennie May 7718 at http://waer.org Shedding Light on Suicide