Examination of medical student and physician attitudes towards suicide reveals need for required training

The attitudes of healthcare providers towards suicidal patients are known to influence their motivation to treat patients during a suicidal crisis. Patients who attempted suicide are more likely to have recently visited a primary care provider who is not necessarily sufficiently trained in managing a suicidal patient rather than a mental health provider who is […]

Examination of medical student and physician attitudes towards suicide reveals need for required training

The attitudes of healthcare providers towards suicidal patients are known to influence their motivation to treat patients during a suicidal crisis. Patients who attempted suicide are more likely to have recently visited a primary care provider who is not necessarily sufficiently trained in managing a suicidal patient rather than a mental health provider who is […]

Effect on knowledge, attitude, and practices of nurses following a brief education program on suicide prevention in a neuropsychiatric institute

Background: Suicide is a public health concern. Early identification of the warning signs and appropriate management and referral by the first contacts are of immense importance. Aim and Objectives: This study aimed to assess the change in knowledge, attitude, and awareness about suicide and its prevention following an educational program on the topic of suicide […]

Effectiveness of suicide prevention program (SPP) on knowledge, attitude and gatekeeper behaviour among teachers of selected Pre University colleges of Udupi district: A study protocol for randomized controlled trial

Objective: The study objective is to determine the effectiveness of the suicide prevention program (SPP) on knowledge, attitude, and gatekeeper behaviour among teachers of Pre University colleges. Method: This is a randomized controlled study, divided into two phases with assessments at baseline, one month, three months, and six months. A descriptive cross-sectional survey will be […]

Pharmacists’ experiences, perceptions, and attitudes towards suicide and suicide prevention: A scoping review

It is important to understand pharmacists’ experiences, stigmas, trainings, and attitudes to suicide, as they can affect the way pharmacists interact with at-risk individuals and influence outcomes. The aim of this scoping review is to explore pharmacists’ willingness, experiences, and attitudes towards suicide prevention, as well as to examine the impact of suicide prevention training […]

Exploring emergency department workers’ attitudes towards individuals with suicide attempts: A cross sectional study

Introductıon: This study aims to determine the attitudes of emergency service workers toward patients attempting suicide (PAS) and the factors influencing these attitudes. Methods: A total of 122 voluntary emergency service workers employed in a city hospital participated in the research. Data were collected using the “Attitude scale towards attemnpted suicide cases for evaluating emergency […]

Effectiveness of the gatekeeper-based suicide prevention training package in improving the attitude and enhancing the knowledge about suicide prevention in Iran Army commanders

Introduction: Suicide risk among Indigenous populations is a multifaceted phenomenon, influenced by biological, psychological, and social factors at the individual level, as well as cultural, political, and economic issues at the family and community level. The global prevalence of depression among medical students was recently estimated to be 28.0 % according to a meta-analysis of 77 […]

The impact of a suicide prevention awareness campaign on stigma, taboo and attitudes towards professional help-seeking

Background: In 2017, the European Alliance against Depression (EAAD) was introduced in The Netherlands through the creation of six Suicide Prevention Action Networks (SUPRANET Community). The intervention was launched with a national suicide prevention awareness campaign. This campaign aims to encourage the general public to talk about suicide. This study aimed to gain insight into the effectiveness […]

Employee attitudes toward suicide prevention and Counseling on Access to Lethal Means: Initial findings from an academic medical center implementing the Zero Suicide framework

Introduction: Zero Suicide is a strategic framework designed to transform a healthcare system’s suicide prevention activities. In 2020, University of Utah Health launched a Zero Suicide program and Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) training for its employees. In 2022, the healthcare system surveyed its workforce’s attitudes toward suicide prevention and CALM. We sought to […]

Suicide misconceptions and attitudes toward suicide prevention measures in Taiwan: A national survey study

Background: Debunking suicide misconceptions is an important suicide prevention measure. Few studies on suicide misconceptions and their correlates have been conducted in East Asia, where suicide is known to be more permissible. Aims: We investigated the prevalence and associated characteristics of suicide misconceptions in Taiwan. Whether holding suicide misconceptions was associated with reduced support for governmental suicide prevention […]

Evaluating suicide attitudes and suicide literacy in adolescents

Background: Two of the most common modifiable barriers to help-seeking for mental health problems during adolescence are stigma and poor mental health literacy. However, relatively little is known about stigma as it relates to suicide, and knowledge about suicidality in this age group. Aims: To assess levels of suicide literacy and suicide attitudes in an adolescent sample, […]

Evidence-based vs informal suicide training: Nurse confidence and comfort with suicidal patient care

Introduction Emergency nurses are on the front line of patient care for suicidal persons, yet many nurses report feeling unprepared to effectively manage suicidal patients owing to a lack of suicide-specific training. The purpose of this study was to examine the suicide-specific training experiences of emergency nurses and evaluate how training relates to burnout, confidence, and comfort […]

Examining the relationship between attitudes toward suicide and suicide attempt history: A study of United States firefighters

Background: Relatively little is known regarding the relationship between attitudes toward suicide, suicide attempt (SA) history, and future suicidal behaviors. Aims: Utilizing a sample of firefighters, this study compared attitudes toward suicide between individuals with/without a career SA history and evaluated whether certain attitudes toward suicide are associated with a greater self-reported likelihood of making a future SA. Method: US […]

A study to assess the knowledge and attitude of college students on suicide at selected colleges, Punjab

Aim: A study to assess the knowledge and attitude of college students on suicide at selected colleges, Punjab. Materials and methods: The sample consists of one hundred young people who were attending the college of Punjab at the time that the data was collected and who was between the ages of 18 and 35. A method […]

Effects of a training workshop on suicide prevention among emergency room nurses

Background: Suicide attempts are frequently encountered by emergency department nurses. Such encounters can potentially provide a foundation for secondary suicide prevention. Aims: The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the effect of a 7-hr training program for emergency room nursing personnel in Japan. Method: In all, 52 nurses completed the questionnaires before the workshop and 1 month after […]

Exploring prospective predictors of completed suicides: Evidence from the general social survey

Background: This study was based on over 30,000 respondents who completed General Social Surveys between 1978 and 2002. Aims: We approached these respondents prospectively, comparing and contrasting the responses of those who subsequently died by suicide (N = 141) with those who died from all other causes (N = 9,115). Method: We employed chi-square and logistic regression analyses […]

Rising youth suicide and the changing cultural context in South Korea

Background: South Korean society faces a serious challenge in the increasing rates of youth suicidal behavior. There is a need both to gain a better understanding of the causes of this behavior and to develop strategies for responding to this critical public health issue. Aims: This article analyzes how psychological, sociopsychological, and subcultural factors influence […]

Factors associated with attitudes toward suicide: Among Japanese pharmacists participating in the Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacy Specialist Seminar

Background: Pharmacists could play a significant role in providing care for suicidal individuals. Previous studies reported that gatekeeper attitudes toward suicide could affect caregiving behaviors toward people at risk for suicide. Nevertheless, only few studies have examined the attitudes of pharmacists toward suicide. Aims: This study explores the factors associated with the attitudes of pharmacists toward suicide. […]

The relationship between portrayals of nonsuicidal self-injury, attitudes, knowledge, and behavior

Background: The high prevalence of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) among young people has prompted research into why this may be a chosen coping strategy. One possibility is that the behavior is modeled from media depictions. Aims: The study examined the relationship between viewing films featuring NSSI and an individuals’ knowledge, attitudes toward, and engagement in NSSI. Method: 317 individuals […]

Suicidal behavior and attitudes among medical students in the United Arab Emirates

Background: Few studies have investigated suicidal behavior and attitudes of medical students. We are not aware of any previous reports emerging from the Arab world. Aims: To investigate suicidal behavior and attitudes among medical students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Method: The prevalence of suicidal ideation and attempts as well as attitudes toward suicide and reactions to […]

The Stigma of Suicide Scale: Psychometric properties and correlates of the stigma of suicide

Background: There are presently no validated scales to adequately measure the stigma of suicide in the community. The Stigma of Suicide Scale (SOSS) is a new scale containing 58 descriptors of a “typical” person who completes suicide. Aims: To validate the SOSS as a tool for assessing stigma toward suicide, to examine the scale’s factor structure, and […]

Internet comments elicited by media portrayal of a familicide-suicide case

Background: Events of extraordinary violence attract media attention. Recently, much media reporting has moved to the Internet, giving readers the possibility to comment online. Aims: To analyze the content of public cognitions and the emotional tonality of attitudes expressed in spontaneous Internet comments on a familicide-suicide case reported in the Estonian media. Methods: A content analysis is based on the […]

The attitudes of preclinical and clinical Turkish medical students toward suicide attempters

Background: Interest in studies of stigma toward patients with mental disorders is growing. Research on the attitudes of medical students toward suicide attempters does not exist; although as medical personnel, they will encounter suicide attempters in emergency rooms. Aims: We aimed to investigate the attitudes of preclinical and clinical medical students toward suicide attempters and to compare […]