Suicidal ideation, attempt and associated factors among people with cancer attending cancer center, eastern Ethiopia

Background: Suicide is one of the most common public health problems and the second leading cause of death among individuals 15–29 years of age. Suicidal ideation and attempt are one of the common psychiatric emergence in patients with cancer that needs early detection and management before patients end their lives. Therefore, the aim of the study was […]

The trends of suicidality over the past 10 years (1999-2022) in the Ethiopian general population and the way forward in tackling it

Suicide is defined as a death caused by willful acts of taking one’s own life. It might be a way for people to get away from suffering or anguish. Globally, an estimated a million people individuals lose their life due to suicide annually. Before the age of 50 years old more than half (58%) of […]

Suicidal ideation and attempts among high school students of war-affected area at Woldia town, Northeast, Ethiopia, 2022

Background: Suicidal ideation and attempts usually occur during adolescence time, and living in war- affected area make the problem more predominate and severe. To the best of our knowledge, there were no studies done among high school students who live in war affected areas in Ethiopia. Objective: We assessed the prevalence and factors associated with suicide ideation […]

Suicidal ideation and attempt and associated factors among patients with substance use disorder: Institution-based cross-sectional study

Background: No published research in Ethiopia has examined the prevalence of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts and associated factors among patients with substance use disorder. Aims: The main aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of suicidal ideation, suicide attempt and associated factors among patients with substance use disorders. Method: An institution-based cross-sectional […]

Prevalence and associated factors of suicidal ideation among Almeda Textile Factory workers in Adwa, Tigray, Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study

Background. Suicidal ideation among textile factory workers is a major public health concern worldwide and is associated with a higher risk of completed suicide. However, there are limited studies that determined the prevalence and the potential determinants of suicidal ideation in Africa, including Ethiopia. Therefore, this study is aimed at exploring the prevalence of suicidal […]

Stigma and determinant factors among patients with mental disorders: Institution-based cross-sectional study

Objectives: To assess prevalence and its associated factors of perceived stigma among patients with mental disorders who had appointment for treatment at Debre Markos, Finote Selam, and Felege Hiwot Hospitals, Ethiopia, 2019. Methods: At selected hospitals in the Amhara Region, an institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted from 1 February to 1 March 2019. Participants were […]

Suicide rates and risk factors for suicide among Israeli immigrants from Ethiopia (1985-2017)

Background Suicide rates among Ethiopian immigrants to Israel (EI) are relatively high. This study sought to identify suicide-risk factors in this population in order to suggest some potentially preventive measures to mental health policymakers who are struggling to prevent suicide among EI. Method Nationwide age-adjusted suicide rates were calculated for EI, Former Soviet Union immigrants […]

Suicide and suicide attempts in people with severe mental disorders in Butajira, Ethiopia: 10 year follow-up of a population-based cohort.

People with severe mental disorders (SMD) are at higher risk of suicide. However, research into suicide attempts and completed suicide in people with SMD in low- and middle-income countries is mostly limited to patients attending psychiatric facilities where selection bias is likely to be high. In this sample of people with SMD from a rural […]

Psychosocial Problems Among Students in Preparatory School, in Dessie Town, North East Ethiopia

This study assessed differential vulnerabilities of preparatory school adolescents to psychosocial problems with reference to their living arrangements & parental attachment. A comparative cross-section study was conducted in 2004 with a sample of 557 students using a pre-tested & structured questionnaire. Four focus groups were also held. 6% of students reported having attempted suicide in […]

Health and Social Problems Encountered by Treated and Untreated Obstetric Fistula Patients in Rural Ethiopia

A cross-sectional study was conducted in seven regions of rural Ethiopia. The health, social, & psychological problems encountered by women with treated & untreated obstetric fistula were assessed. 52 women were interviewed. Of the 48 women with feelings of depression, 28 had suicide ideation. Treatment of the fistula did not completely resolve the issues faced […]

Suicide Attempts in Ethiopian Adolescents in Addis Abeba High Schools

A representative sample of all high school students in Addis Abeba in the 1989/90 academic year was surveyed to estimate life-time prevalence & risk factors of suicide attempts. 14.3% of the adolescents reported having attempted suicide; 17.5% usually felt hopeless. Suicide attempts were strongly & linearly associated with hopelessness, grade, & heavy alcohol intake. No […]

Suicide and Attempted Suicide in a General Hospital in Western Ethiopia

Suicidal behaviour in western Ethiopia was studied from 1966 to 1972 by collecting data from hospital journals & postmortem records. The suicide rate was found to be at least 3-11 per 100,000 inhabitants per year, which is higher than is usually reported from Africa. As many women as men commit suicide, & the incidence is […]