Epidemiological behavior of suicide attempt in Colombian adolescents years 2016-2019: An ecological study

Objective: Characterize the behavior of attempted suicide in adolescents in Colombia, and its associated epidemiological factors from 2016 to 2019. Method: Quantitative, observational, descriptive, and ecological study. The sample was extracted from the database of the Integrated Social Protection Information System, by identifying cases of attempted suicide for ages in the range from 12 to […]

Suicide risk during the lockdown due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Colombia

The study aimed to estimate the high suicide risk during the COVID-19 lockdown in the Colombian population. A total of 700 adults aged between 18 and 76years (M¼37.1, SD¼12.7; 68.0% women) completed an online questionnaire. Findings showed that 7.6% of participants reported a high suicide risk. High suicide risk was associated with high perceived stress […]

Suicide risk during the lockdown due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Colombia.

The study aimed to estimate the high suicide risk during the COVID-19 lockdown in the Colombian population. A total of 700 adults aged between 18 and 76 years (M = 37.1, SD = 12.7; 68.0% women) completed an online questionnaire. Findings showed that 7.6% of participants reported a high suicide risk. High suicide risk was associated with high perceived stress related […]

Prevalence of Suicide Risk Factors and Suicide-Related Outcomes in the National Mental Health Study, Colombia

A community survey of 4,426 adults was undertaken as part of the World Mental Health Survey Initiative reporting the prevalence & risk factors for suicide-related outcomes in Colombia. Lifetime prevalence estimates for suicide ideation, plans, attempts, & risk factors for suicide-related outcomes were assessed. Retrospective reports of age-of-onset & mental disorders were used to study […]

Identification of Suicide Risk Factors in Medell’n, Colombia: a Case-Control Study of Psychological Autopsy in a Developing Country

This study sought to determine the risk factors for suicide in Medell’n, Colombia. A case-control study was conducted among 108 individuals who died by suicide & 108 individuals who died in accidents, matched for age & gender. Both cases & controls were examined by means of psychological autopsy. Conditional logistic regression analysis identified adverse life […]

Characteristics of People Committing Suicide in Medellin, Colombia

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Death in Colombia (IN: Death and Bereavement Around the World, vol.2: The Americas, ed. by J D Morgan and P Laungani)

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Characterization of the Suicide in Bogota During the Year 2000 and Exploration of Associated Factors

The theme of this Conference was “Injuries, Suicide & Violence: Building Knowledge, Policies & Practices to Promote a Safer World”

The Reality of Suicides in Santiago of Cali

The theme of this Conference was “Injuries, Suicide & Violence: Building Knowlege, Policies & Practices to Promote a Safer World”

Epidemiology of Suicide, Colombia, South-America, 2000

The theme of this Conference was “Injuries, Suicide & Violence: Building Knowledge, Policies & Practices to Promote a Safer World”

A 4-year Experience in Suicide and Drug Abuse Prevention with High School Students

A Study of Suicide-Related Behaviors Among Colombian Youth: Reflections on Prevention and Implications for Health Education

This study examined risk behaviors related to depression & suicide among adolescent students enrolled in public schools in Bogota, Colombia. Data were collected from 1692 respondents who completed a modified version of the CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Measures of central tendency, chi-square, & analysis of variance tests were used to analyze the data. Findings […]

Suicide by Means of Drugs and Poisons

This short article describes a study of patients who were admitted to a Colombian hospital after attempted suicide by drugs or poisons. Statistics on age, sex, marital status, time of the attempt, mental disorders, type of drug or poison used, & socioeconomic & educational level are provided. (VM)

Suicide Among the Pre-Hispanic Maya

This brief article describes suicide among the pre-Hispanic Maya. The most common means of suicide was hanging, which was related to the worship of Ixtab, the goddess of the gallows. (VM)

Psychological Characteristics of Frustrated Suicides