Chain of Care for Patients who Have Attempted Suicide: a Follow-Up Study from Baerum, Norway

This study tested the effectiveness of a community-based suicide prevention team in preventing repeated suicide attempts & suicides, as part of a chain-of-care model for all general hospital treated suicide attempters in Baerum, Norway. Data has been collected consecutively since 1984. Between January 1984-December 2007, 1616 subjects were registered as having attempted suicide; 197 made […]

Chain of Care for Patients With Intentional Self-Harm: an Effective Strategy to Reduce Suicide Rates?

Chain of care for patients with intentional self-harm was important in the Norwegian national action plan to prevent suicide. In this study there were 2 aims: to calculate the potential effects of chain of care on reducing suicide rates; & to assess whether suicide rates decreased more in areas where chain of care had been […]

Reducing Suicidal Ideation and Depression in Older Primary Care Patients: 24-Month Outcomes of the PROSPECT Study

The impact of a care management intervention on suicide ideation & depression in older primary care patients was evaluated. Study participants were 599 patients 60 years or older with major or minor depression selected from practices randomly assigned to provide either the intervention or usual care. The intervention consisted of 15 trained care managers who […]

Post-Discharge Care in Psychiatric Patients at High-Risk of Suicide

The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of Intensive Case Management on outcomes for suicidal psychiatric patients in the post-discharge period, compared to Treatment as Usual. The intensive case management consisted of 2 primary components: weekly face-to-face case management & active telephone contact. Participants were adult male psychiatric patients drawn from the […]

Does Availability of Mental Health Resources Prevent Recurrent Suicidal Behavior? An Ecological Analysis


The Case Management of Self-harm


Deliberate Self-harm and Associated Re-presentation Rates at the Emergency Department of Whangarei Hospital, New Zealand


Young People and Self-harm; Pathways in Care


Suicides in a State Correctional System, 1992-2002: a Review

Psychosocial Treatments of Suicidal Behaviors: a Practice-friendly Review

In the Matter of Tai Sung Park: a Case of Logistical Flaws Undermining Transition From Inpatient to Outpatient Care – Case #6

Patterns of Hospital Transfer for Self-poisoned Patients in Rural Sri Lanka: Implications for Estimating the Incidence of Self-poisoning in the Developing World

Psychiatric Hospitalization After Deliberate Self-poisoning

This longitudinal cohort study of 3,148 consecutive deliberate self-poisoning patients found 920 subjects were referred for psychiatric hospitalization, 576 on involuntary basis. A logistic regression analysis showed increased risk for: age 25 or older, unemployment, homelessness, previous self-harm, psychiatric inpatient treatment within 12 months, earlier psychiatric inpatient treatment, suicidal ideation or plan, mood or psychotic […]

Disposition of Emergency Department Visits for Drug-related Suicide Attempts by Adolescents: 2004

In 2004, there were over 15,000 emergency department visits by adolescents aged 12-17 whose suicide attempts involved drugs. Almost three quarters of these drug-related suicide attempts were serious enough to merit the patientÕs admission to the same hospital or transfer to another health care facility. Pain medications were involved in about half of the suicide […]

Book Review-The Suicidal Patient: Principles of Assessment, Treatment, and Case Management by J A Chiles and K D Strosahl


What is a Case Manager? The Perspective of Persons WIth Borderline Personality Disorder


Care Managers Help Depressed Elderly Ease Suicidal Thoughts

Treating Suicidal Patients in the Managed Care Environment (IN: Treatment of Suicidal Patients in Managed Care, ed. by J M Ellison)

For the full book, please see SIEC #2005-0874

Case Management of Suicidal Patients

Published in “The Suicidal Process: Challenges for Treatment and Prevention”

Suicidal Behaviour in Psychosis: Prevalence and Predictors From a Randomised Controlled Trial of Case Management

Therapeutic Uses of Security: Mapping Forensic Mental Health Services by Stratifying Risk


Safety Strategies to Prevent Suicide in Multiple Health Care Environments

A multidisciplinary task force conducted root cause analyses of 17 attempted & completed suicides & targeted inadequate patient assessment, poor communication, & knowledge deficits in the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. A protocol was designed to ensure appropriate assessment, monitoring, & treatment of patients at risk for alcohol withdrawal & suicide. A continuous suicide […]

Suicide in Prisons (IN: Management of the Mentally Disordered Offender in Prisons, by G N Conacher)

This paper discusses suicide prevention in prisons. Research on the prediction of suicide is examined & rates of suicide in Ontario penetentiares for 1981-91 are given. The mentally ill represent a considerable proportion of prison suicides, with schizophrenia & depression carrying an increased risk. Prisons in the region have an active system for identifying those […]