Traumatic brain injury-related deaths from firearm suicide: United States, 2008-2017

Objectives. To document the increasing influence of firearm suicide on the incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related death in the United States.Methods. We used national vital statistics data from 2008 to 2017 to identify TBI-related deaths, overall and by cause, among US residents. National counts stratified by year, sex, and age group (to facilitate age adjustment) were […]

Risk of attempted suicide among adolescents and young adults with traumatic brain injury: A nationwide longitudinal study

BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and suicidal behavior lead to serious morbidity and premature mortality. TBI in adulthood is associated with a higher incidence of suicide, but the risk in adolescents and young adults is not clear. METHODS: Longitudinal follow-up data were extracted from a National Health Insurance Research Database. Adolescents and young adults (12-29 […]

Risk factors for new-onset depression after first-time traumatic brain injury

Background Major depression after traumatic brain injury (TBI) has devastating consequences as it increases the risk of suicide, impairs overall quality of life, and affects interpersonal, occupational, and social functioning. Although the literature has reported factors associated with depression after TBI, very few studies have examined the prevalence and correlates focused on the development of new-onset depression […]

Association between traumatic brain injury and risk of suicide

Importance  Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have serious long-term consequences, including psychiatric disorders. However, few studies have assessed the association between TBI and risk of suicide. Objective  To examine the association between TBI and subsequent suicide. Design, Setting, and Participants  Retrospective cohort study using nationwide registers covering 7 418 391 individuals (≥10 years) living in Denmark (1980-2014) with 164 265 624 person-years’ […]

Suicide and traumatic brain injury: A review by clinical researchers from the National Institute for Disability and Independent Living Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) and Veterans Health Administration traumatic brain injury model systems.

Research among a wide range of cohorts (e.g. civilian, military) has increasingly highlighted traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a risk factor for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, including death by suicide. With this recognition, subsequent changes in clinical practice, such as TBI screenings among individuals seeking mental health services, as well as suicide risk assessment among […]

Risk of suicide after a concussion.


Suicidal ideation among Florida National Guard members: Combat deployment and non-deployment risk and protective factors.

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Boy on ice: The life and death of Derek Boogaard.

New York Times reporter BranchÕs chronicle of Derek BoogaardÕs winning but ultimately tragic life as hockeyÕs greatest enforcer is as tense and exciting as a hockey gameÉ Branch captures the sorrow and anguish of a young athleteÕs career collapsing due to the combination of drugs and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)øa kind of dementia that causes […]

Repetitive traumatic brain injury, psychological symptoms, and suicide risk in a clinical sample of deployed military personnel.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is believed to be one factor contributing to rising suicide rates among military personnel and veterans. This study investigated the association of cumulative TBIs with suicide risk in a clinical sample of deployed military personnel referred for a TBI evaluation. Suicide risk is higher among military personnel with more lifetime TBIs, […]

Rates and predictors of suicidal ideation during the first year after traumatic brain injury.

Rates of suicidal ideation (SI) among individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) exceed those found among the general population. Increased knowledge of risk factors for SI may assist health care providers in identifying patients who may be vulnerable to SI after TBI. Contact us for a copy of this article, or view […]

Reexperiencing symptoms and the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior among deployed service members evaluated for traumatic brain injury.


Incidence of moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injuries after reduction in alcohol prices.

Objective Alcohol may be involved in 40-50% of traumatic brain injuries ( TBI). In Finland, the cutting of alcohol taxes by one third in 2004 resulted in a marked increase in per capita alcohol consumption. We investigated the consequences of increased alcohol consumption on the incidence of moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury among a defined population. […]

Attempted Suicide by Cop: a Case Study of Traumatic Brain Injury and the Insanity Defense


A Preliminary Investigaton of Suicidality in Psychiatrically Hospitalized Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury


Acquired Brain Injury and Suicide: Cause for Alarm


Suicide Prevention Among Veterans


Invisible Wounds of War: Summary and Recommendations for Addressing Psychological and Cognitive Injuries


Invisible Wounds of War: Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery

Please see SIEC #2008-0303 for a summary of this report that includes key findings, conclusions, & recommendations.

Suicide Prevention Training Outside the Mental Health Service System: Evaluation of a State-Wide Program in Australia for Rehabilitation and Disability Staff in the Field of Traumatic Brain Injury


Preventing Suicide After Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for General Practice


Suicide Influences and Factors: Physical Illness (IN: Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, vol.2: L-Z, ed. by R Kastenbaum)


Completed Suicide After Traumatic Brain Injury