Engagement with personalized feedback for emotional distress among college students at elevated suicide risk

Depression and suicidal ideation have substantially increased among college students, yet many students with clinically significant symptoms do not perceive their distress as warranting mental health services. Personalized feedback (PF) interventions deliver objective data, often electronically, comparing an individual’s reported symptoms or behaviors to a group norm. Several studies have shown promise for PF interventions in the[…]

Psychological distress as a risk factor for all‑cause, chronic disease‑ and suicide‑specifc mortality: A prospective analysis using data from the National Health Interview Survey

Purpose: The risk psychological distress (PD) confers on mortality due to specific chronic diseases compared to suicide is unclear. Using the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), we investigated the association between PD levels and risk of all-cause and chronic disease-specific mortality and compared the contribution of chronic disease-related mortality to that of suicide. Methods: Data from 195,[…]

Psychological distress as a risk factor for all-cause, chronic disease- and suicide-specific mortality: A prospective analysis using data from the National Health Interview Survey

Purpose The risk psychological distress (PD) confers on mortality due to specifc chronic diseases compared to suicide is unclear. Using the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), we investigated the association between PD levels and risk of all-cause and chronic disease-specifc mortality and compared the contribution of chronic disease-related mortality to that of suicide.
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Do styles of emotion dysregulation differentiate adolescents engaging in non-suicidal self-injury from those attempting suicide?

Emotion dysregulation is implicated in both suicide attempts (SA) and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). However, little is known about how emotion dysregulation may differ between adolescents who have made an SA from those engaged in NSSI. We sought to address this gap by comparing emotion dysregulation profiles across three homogenous groups of adolescents (1) SA-only (2)[…]

Psychological distress of suicide attempters predicts one-year suicidal deaths during 2007-2016: A population-based study

Background/Purpose
Of the risk factors for suicide, prior attempt is regarded as one of the strongest for subsequent attempts or completed suicide. This large-scale cohort study aims to examine whether the distress level of individual mental symptoms and general psychopathology measured at the index attempt can predict subsequent suicide death within one year.
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The role of religion in suicidal behavior, attitudes and psychological distress among university students: A multinational study

The purpose of this study was to determine the associations between religion, suicidal behavior, attitudes and psychological distress in 5572 students from 12 countries by means of a self-report questionnaire. Our results showed that an affiliation with Islam was associated with reduced risk for suicide ideation, however affiliating with Orthodox Christianity and no religion was[…]

The prevalence of distress, depression, anxiety, and substance use issues among Indigenous post-secondary students in Canada

This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of mental illness and substance use among Indigenous students attending Canadian post-secondary institutions. We obtained data from the National College Health Assessment - American College Health Association Spring 2013 survey, which includes 34,039 participants in 32 post-secondary institutions across Canada. We calculated prevalence estimates with 95% confidence intervals (CI). We[…]

How distress tolerance mediates the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder and the Interpersonal Theory of suicide constructs in a U.S. military sample

Objectives
Despite the general suicide rate within the military being comparable to the general population when comparing peers, there are certain branches of the military that have elevated risk. Specifically, the U.S. National Guard has suicide rates that are constantly higher than other military branches and civilian peers. The National Guard are a unique[…]

Distress, suicidality, and affective disorders at the time of social networks

We reviewed how scholars recently addressed the complex relationship that binds distress, affective disorders, and suicidal behaviors on the one hand and social networking on the other. We considered the latest machine learning performances in detecting affective-related outcomes from social media data, and reviewed understandings of how, why, and with what consequences distressed individuals use[…]

“I tend to forget bad things”: Immigrant and refugee young men’s narratives of distress

Distress among young immigrant and refugee men has drawn increasing research attention in recent years. Nuanced understandings of distress are needed to inform mental health and public health programming. The purpose of this research was to examine distress from the perspectives of young immigrant and refugee men living in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Thirty-three[…]