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 […]