Articles with Additional Information

Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years — United States, 2008–2009

  • Information on suicide attempts and plans, as well as the percentages of people 18 or above in graph form (Missouri is in the highest percentile)

  • Missouri is in the highest quartile in the nation for suicidal thoughts, at 4.5%
  • Suicidal plans occur in .9% of Missourians, and suicidal attempts occur in .3% of the population

Mental Illness and Violent Behavior in School: A Primer for College Administrators

  • Names risk factors for violence

  • In the classroom, when both teachers and students have low achievement expectations, students are at a greater risk of acting out in violence. In the family, factors such as marital conflict, abuse, neglect, and lack of discipline have been correlated with violent behavior in youngsters

A Troubling Message

"Students say things that are considered threatening all the time," he said. "What makes it concerning is when it takes a degree of specificity....”