Suicide death rate after disasters: A meta-analysis study

Disasters have undesirable effects on health among individuals such as psychosocial disorders which may lead lead to suicide in some cases. Thus, the present study aimed to measure the rate of suicide death after disasters all over the world.
In the present meta-analysis study, all of the articles published in[…]

Suicide rates in evacuation areas after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster: A 5-year follow-up study in Fukushima Prefecture

Background: Associations between nuclear disasters and suicide have been examined to a limited extent. Aim: To clarify the suicide rates in evacuation areas after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, which occurred in March 2011. Method: This descriptive study used monthly data from vital statistics between March 2009 and December 2015. Suicide rates in areas to which evacuation orders[…]

Consequences of toxic disasters for rescue, recovery, and clean-up workers require integrated mental and physical health monitoring.