Individuals who text crisis text line: Key characteristics and opportunities for suicide prevention

Objective
Text-based crisis services are increasingly prominent, with inclusion in the national 988 crisis number launching in 2022. Yet little is known about who uses them. This study seeks to understand the population served by Crisis Text Line (CTL), the largest crisis text service in the United States.
Methods
Secondary data analysis[…]

Descriptive epidemiology on the trends and sociodemographic risk factors of disease burden in years of life lost to suicide in South Korea from 2000 to 2018.

Objectives In 2018, South Korea’s suicide mortality rate
was 26.59 deaths per 100 000 people; this figure is 2.2
times higher than that of the year 2000, during which
12.22 deaths per 100 000 people were ascribed to suicide.
This study aims to observe the trend of disease burden in
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Identifying the social demographic correlates of suicide bereavement

We investigated the demographic correlates associated with suicide bereavement among a representative sample of U.S. adults from the 2016 General Social Survey. A secondary aim of this study was to use this representative data platform to cross-check official data findings of U.S. completed suicides. Questions on suicide bereavement were administered to 1,432 GSS 2016 respondents[…]

Identifying the social demographic correlates of suicide bereavement

We investigated the demographic correlates associated with suicide bereavement among a representative sample of U.S. adults from the 2016 General Social Survey. A secondary aim of this study was to use this representative data platform to cross-check official data findings of U.S. completed suicides. Questions on suicide bereavement were administered to 1,432 GSS 2016 respondents[…]

Impact of oil recession on community mental health service utilization in an oil sands mining region in Canada.

Objectives:
This retrospective clinical audit compared changes in community mental health service utilization before and during an economic recession in an oil sands region in Canada which was characterized by a doubling of unemployment rates and poor economic outlook.
Methods:
Sociodemographic descriptors, psychiatric antecedents, clinical characteristics and follow-up care were compared before[…]

A survey of characteristics of self-immolation in the Northern Iran.

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Factors associated with temporal and spatial patterns in suicide rates across U.S. states, 1976-2000.

Using pooled cross-sectional time-series data for the 50 U.S. states over a 25-year period, this article examines how well four conceptual groups of social correlates, demographic, economic, social, and cultural factors, are associated with the 1976Ð2000 patterns in overall suicide rates and suicide by firearms and other means. Unlike past research that typically considers only[…]

Beverage-specific mortality relationships in the United States population data.

Nearly all countries regulate distilled spirits differently from beer and iwine. However, the scientific basis for this differential treatment has not been clearly established. This review covers beverage-specific relationships with alcohol-related mortality causes at the population level in the United States and includes a new analysis of motor-vehicle-accident mortality.

Forging an agenda for suicide prevention in the United States.

Suicide prevention must be transformed by integrating injury prevention and mental health perspectives to develop a mosaic of common risk public health interventions that address the diversity of populations and individuals whose mortality and morbidity contribute to the burdens of suicide and attempted suicide. Emphasizing distal preventive interventions, strategies must focus on people and places,[…]

Cohort variations and changes in age-specific suicide rates over time: explaining variations in youth suicide.

Dramatic changes in the age distribution of suicide in the U.S. are associated with variations in the demographic characteristics of birth cohorts. Using an age-period-cohort-characteristic model, we show that cohort characteristics theoretically linked to integration and regulation have substantively strong and statistically significant relationships with changes in age-specific suicide rates from 1930 to 1995. Members[…]