Psychosocial health in adolescent unmarried motherhood in rural Uganda: Implications for community-based collaborative mental health education, and empowerment strategies in the prevention of depression and suicide

Teenage pregnancy rates in Uganda are among the highest in sub-Saharan Africa. Child marriage is often the result of unmarried teenage pregnancy and is recognised by Uganda’s government as a form of sexual violence and an outcome of inequality. However, unmarried motherhood incurs stigma and shame within traditionally living rural communities. Using co-produced Open Space […]

Enhancing community suicide risk assessment and protective intervention action plans through a bystander intervention model-informed video: A randomized controlled trial

Aim: The effects of a bystander intervention model (BIM)-informed intervention (video) for the general community on participant risk of suicide assessment ability (ROSAA) and protective intervention ability (PIA) were compared with an active control (non-BIM-informed video). Method: Video interventions with 628 participants (Mage = 47.99, SDage = 17.34, range = 18–85 years) were conducted online. ROSAA and PIA were assessed immediately […]

Suicide prevention programs through community intervention

Broad general community campaigns were developed to reduce suicide rates. The aim of the current paper was to review such studies in the literature. The MEDLINE search using a combination of the keywords ‘suicide’, ‘education’/‘psychoeducation’ and ‘community’ updated through January 10th 2010, returned 424 references and relevant for the current review were 48 with 14 […]

Prevalence and characteristics of self-harm in adolescents: Meta-analyses of community-based studies 1990-2015

Objective To provide meta-analytic estimates of self-harm from all community-based studies of adolescents from 1990 through 2015, estimates of suicidal risk, and characteristics including age profile, frequency, types, seeking help, and reasons. Method Databases, bibliographies, and the internet were searched for cross-sectional and cohort studies of 12- to 18-year-olds. Meta-analytic estimates of the prevalence and characteristics of self-harm, risk of suicidal behaviors, and rates […]

Multi-site programming offered to promote resilience in military veterans: A process evaluation of the Just Roll With It bootcamps

Background and Purpose: Military and veteran suicide rates exceed those found in the general population. Veterans often reject patient identities, creating barriers to care for mental health within the clinical sector and a mandate for prevention programs. The purpose of this study was to offer a post-intervention process evaluation of one peer-led resilience program offered […]

An Australian Indigenous community-led suicide intervention skills training program: Community consultation findings.

Background Little is known of the appropriateness of existing gatekeeper suicide prevention programs for Indigenous communities. Despite the high rates of Indigenous suicide in Australia, especially among Indigenous youth, it is unclear how effective existing suicide prevention programs are in providing appropriate management of Indigenous people at risk of suicide. Methods In-depth, semi-structured interviews and […]

Make Suicide Prevention Everyone’s Business. Suicide & Self Harm Prevention: Effective Practice Guidelines

This guideline from Northern Ireland has 5 chapters: 1) essential facts & information on suicide, self-harm, & prevention; 2) models of good practice; 3) look after yourself & others – a directory of useful contacts for the Northern area; 4) current training programs; & 5) useful references & publications. The information in the guideline is […]

Status of Suicide in Tennessee 2010

This report summarizes the multifaceted & multimedia efforts of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network to educate the general public & to save lives. Special mention is made of the statewide Suicide Prevention & Awareness Event project launched in 2009. JA Contact us for a copy of this article, or view online at http://tspn.org/status-of-suicide-2010-2

Position Statement. Crisis Response and the Role of the Emergency Services and First Responders to Suicide and Suicide Attempts

This position statement reviews current pathways to care for people who consider or attempt suicide. It addresses the most common & likely situations, providing 9 recommendations to increase the capacity of individuals & services to provide appropriate care. The discussion includes the following topics: community & family response & gatekeeper training; crisis services; general practitioners […]

Giving People Help and Hope: Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan

This report outlines the strategic plan for the prevention of suicide in Santa Clara County, California. It opens with a review of the impact of suicide in Santa Clara County, what the Suicide Prevention Advisory Committee did, & what the Committee learned. The next part of the report summarizes local needs & is followed by […]

Shiawassee County Suicide Prevention Plan 2008

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Wiregrass Suicide Prevention Services Plan 2010

The goal of the Wiregrass Suicide Prevention Services Plan is to reduce the incidence of suicide & non-lethal suicidal behaviour in the Wiregrass, Alabama area. The goals & objectives associated with each of the 3 stated purposes – raise awareness, provide intervention, use research methodology – are outlined.

Refreshing the National Strategy and Action Plan to Prevent Suicide in Scotland: Report of the National Suicide Prevention Working Group

This document outlines the history of the national suicide prevention strategy in Scotland. A new set of objectives to inform the work for the remaining 2-2.5 years of the strategy is set out & includes: identifying & intervening to reduce suicidal behaviour in high-risk groups; developing & implementing a coordinated approach to reduce suicidal behaviour; […]

Hamilton Suicide Prevention Strategy First Edition

The purpose of this strategy is to guide the development of an integrated, coordinated, comprehensive suicide prevention approach in the Hamilton community. The objectives are: to increase community commitment to participate in the strategy; to increase awareness in every part of the community that suicide is a significant health problem & that it is preventable […]

Current approaches to aboriginal youth suicide prevention

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Evidence-Based Practice in Suicidology: a Source Book

This edited book on evidence-based practice in suicidology is organized into 4 parts, beginning with the framework. The next section includes 9 chapters on evidence-based strategies for suicide prevention. Part 3 examines evidence-based approaches for specific disorders & behaviours. The final section is comprised of 2 chapters, including a commentary on perspectives in suicide research […]

Addressing Suicide Potential and Prevention in Rural and Frontier Areas: Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Providers. Summary Report

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A 5 Year Strategy for Suicide Reduction and Prevention (Final Version)

This document outlines a 5-year strategy for the reduction & prevention of suicide within the North East region of England. Strategic priorities have been split into key processes & key priorities. Key processes include data collection, knowledge transfer, commissioning, governance arrangements, training needs for suicide prevention, managing of suicide clusters, & the the management of […]

The Hidden Toll: Suicide in Australia

This document from the Australian Senate reports on their inquiry into suicide in Australia. Chapters include an introduction with the terms of reference, the costs of suicide, suicide reporting & statistics, suicide prevention roles & training, public awareness campaigns, targeted programs & universal interventions, suicide research, & the national suicide prevention strategy. Appendices include a […]

The European Alliance Against Depression: a Multilevel Approach to the Prevention of Suicidal Behavior

This article describes the creation of the European Alliance Against Depression in 2004 & the cornerstone of the alliance, which is a shared multi-level approach that includes interventions on 4 levels: education of primary care physicians; a professional public relations campaign, training of community facilitators, & interventions with affected persons & high-risk groups. Several countries […]

Characteristics and Effects of Suicide Prevention Programs: Comparison Between Workplace and Other Settings

The study reviewed the literature on suicide prevention programs in the workplace, schools, community, medical facilities, jail, & the army by conducting a search of all articles published between 1967-November 2007. From a total of 256 articles, contents of suicide prevention programs & were determined. In 34 studies, the effect of programs was evaluated. Findings […]

Mental Health First Aid Guidelines for Helping a Suicidal Person: a Delphi Consensus Study in India

File copy includes an appendix with the items included in the Delphi survey & another appendix with first aid guidelines for India.

Evidence for Beneficial Effects of Antidepressants on Suicidality in Depressive Patients: a Systematic Review

This paper gives a comprehensive overview of the positive effects of antidepressants on suicidality. In the first section, principal methodological issues related to suicidology in general as well as to clinical & epidemiological studies that investigate the influence of antidepressants on suicidality are discussed. In the second section, the results of controlled clinical studies on […]