Differences between patterns of suicide in East Asia and the West: The importance of sociocultural factors

BJECTIVE: To compare suicide rates and characteristics in East Asian and Western countries. METHOD: Data from five East Asian jurisdictions and five English-speaking Western countries were obtained from national offices responsible for collection of statistics. Data were graphed to demonstrate differences between East Asian and Western age patterns of suicide. Relevant literature was reviewed, including […]

Sleep-related problems and suicide behavior and ideation among black and white trauma-exposed psychiatric inpatients

Objective Sleep-related problems (SRPs) are associated with increased risk for suicide-related behavior and death. Given that Black adults report greater SRPs as compared to White adults, the purpose of the current study was to examine sleep problems, suicide-related psychiatric admission, and suicide ideation, in Black and White trauma-exposed adults. Method Suicide-related behavior (i.e., intent, plan, and/or […]

Comparison of rates of firearm and nonfirearm homicide and suicide in black and white non-Hispanic men, by U.S. State.

BACKGROUND: The extent to which differences in homicide and suicide rates in black versus white men vary by U.S. state is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To compare the rates of firearm and nonfirearm homicide and suicide in black and white non-Hispanic men by U.S. state and to examine whether these deaths are associated with state prevalence of […]

Nonsuicidal self-injury in Asian versus Caucasian university students: Who, how, and why?


Rates of homicide-followed-by-suicide among white, African American, and Hispanic men.

Highlights NVDRS is the only data differentiating HFBS from other suicides. African American and Hispanic men were more likely to die in HFBS event than Whites. Prevention efforts should recognize the importance of racial and ethnic differences. HFBS events need to be identified, monitored, and better understood to be prevented.

Rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st century.

Midlife increases in suicides and drug poisonings have been previously noted. However, that these upward trends were persistent and large enough to drive up all-cause midlife mortality has, to our knowledge, been overlooked. If the white mortality rate for ages 45−54 had held at their 1998 value, 96,000 deaths would have been avoided from 1999Ð2013, […]