Risk of suicide and self‑harm in university students entering different university programs: A national register‑based cohort study in Sweden

Purpose: It is not known whether the elevated suicide risk in certain occupations, such as health care professionals, is partly attributable to a selection of individuals with prior vulnerability. We aimed to determine the risk of suicide and self-harm already in students entering different university programs. Methods: We used national registers to identify 621,218 Swedish residents aged […]

A strategic framework for a suicide-safer university

In 2017 the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University came together to work on the Suicide-Safer Communities project. This project to make both universities suicide safer has since been an institutional priority for both organisations. Suicide prevention is complex and no one approach will have all the answers and solutions that we would […]

Effectiveness of suicide prevention gatekeeper-training for university administrative staff in Japan

Aims Suicide is a leading cause of death among Japanese college and university students. Gatekeeper-training programs have been shown to improve detection and referral of individuals who are at risk of suicide by training non-mental-health professional persons. However, no studies have investigated the effectiveness of such programs in university settings in Japan. The aim of […]

Systematic review and narrative synthesis of suicide prevention in high-schools and universities: A research agenda for evidence-based practice

Background Youth suicide prevention in high-schools and universities is a public health priority. Our aim was to propose a research agenda to advance evidence-based suicide prevention in high-schools and universities by synthesizing and critically reviewing the research focus and methodologies used in existing intervention studies. Methods Fourteen databases were systematically searched to identify studies which […]

Aligning universities’ recruitment of Indigenous academics with the tools used to evaluate scholarly performance and grant tenure and promotion

The aim of this article is to challenge the discrepancy between Indigenous candidate requirements in academic job postings and their recognition in the tenure-track stream. For the purposes of this article, I conducted a scan of 15 academic positions for Indigenous scholars advertised in Canada between September 2018 and July 2019. In these advertisements, 100% […]

Postvention: A guide for response to suicide on college campuses.


Editorial: Scientific rigor as the guiding heuristic for SLTB’s editorial stance.