Promoting the community’s ability to detect and respond to suicide risk through an online bystander intervention model-informed tool: A randomized controlled trial

Background: The public health sector has advocated for more innovative, technology-based, suicide prevention education for the community, to improve their ability to detect and respond to suicide risk. Emerging evidence suggests addressing the bystander effect through the Bystander Intervention Model (BIM) in education material may have potential for suicide prevention. Aims: The current study aimed to assess whether[…]

Support for community mental health teams post-suicide

Suicide is a relatively common event in those seeking psychiatric care. However, its impact is nonetheless traumatic and devastating for those involved in the care of the patient. Community mental health teams (CMHTs) address every aspect of a patient’s life, which creates a unique relationship between the team and the patient. Patient suicide can have[…]

Effectiveness of community facilitator training in improving knowledge, attitudes, and confidence in relation to depression and suicidal behavior: Results of the OSPI-Europe intervention in four European countries.

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Safety of patients under the care of crisis resolution home treatment services in England: A retrospective analysis of suicide trends from 2003-2011.

Community care provided by crisis resolution home treatment teams is used increasingly as an alternative to admission to psychiatric wards. No systematic analysis has been done of the safety of these teams in terms of rates of suicide. We aimed to compare the rate and number of suicides among patients under the care of crisis[…]

Suicide Prevention Priorities 2011

In this proposal, the Irish Association of Suicidology has set key priorities in relation to suicide & deliberate self-harm prevention, including: providing training to agencies working with people who are unemployed &/or experiencing financial hardship; guidelines for assessment & aftercare of deliberate self-harm presentations to emergency departments; expanding the Suicide Support & Information System; accreditation[…]

Perceptions Regarding Male Suicide and Preventative Services in Co. Kilkenny

This research set out to identify gaps in services & existing policies in addressing suicide among young rural men in County Kilkenny, Ireland. Data were obtained from interviews with service providers & focus group discussions with 15 young men. Results indicated none of the service providers had a specific focus on the problem of suicide[…]

Suicide in Later Life

In this letter to the editor, the authors discuss the importance of communication with social care services when assessing elderly patients. They are more likely than specialist mental health teams to know the older person well through their provision of services related to disability or long-term conditions. General practitioners also have much to contribute because[…]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice: Applications Across Disorders and Settings

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Reconciling Clinical Experience With Evidence-Based Knowledge in Suicide Prevention Policy and Practice

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Alberta Takes Action on Community Helpers Collaborative Evaluation Project: Literature Review and Summary Report of Existing Evaluation Tools and Processes. Final

This report has 4 sections. The first provides the context for the literature review, describes Community Helpers, gives an outline of the report, & the literature review methodology. The second section is on the incidence of youth mental illness, youth suicide in Canada & Alberta, suicidal behaviour, risk & protective factors, & mental illness, stigma,[…]