Communicating distress: Suicide threats/gestures among clinical and community youth

Although self-injurious thoughts and behaviors are a global health concern, little is known about suicidal threat/gesture(s) where a person leads others to believe they want to end their lives when they have no intention to do so. This study assessed the lifetime prevalence of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors among both community adolescents (nā€‰=ā€‰1117) and in […]

The problematic label of suicide gesture: Alternatives for clinical research and practice.


Service use Among Mexico City Adolescents With Suicidality

The lifetime & 12-month prevalence & associations of mental health treatment among Mexican adolescents with suicide-related outcomes are reported. A representative multistage probability household survey of 3005 adolescents in Mexico City was done in 2005. Discrete-time survival analyses were used. The prevalence of lifetime service use among respondents with suicide-related outcomes was 35% for those […]

Suicidal Behavior(IN: Caring for the Mind, ed. by A Frances)


Intentional Self-Harm

This pamphlet provides definitions of suicidal behaviour & direct self-harm. It then discusses methods used for suicide attempts, suicide gestures, & intentional self-harm. Risk factors for these behaviours are listed. The pamphlet concludes with a discussion of interventions that have been evaluated for effectivness.

Risk Factors for the Incidence and Persistence of Suicide-Related Outcomes: a 10-Year Follow-Up Study Using the National Comorbidity Surveys

The authors report prospective associations of baseline risk factors with the first onset & persistence of suicide-related outcomes (ideation, plans, gestures, & attempts) over a 10-year interval among respondents who participated in both the 1990-02 National Comorbidity Survey & the 2000-02 follow-up. A total of 5001 respondents were re-interviewed. New onsets included 6.2% suicide ideation, […]

Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Suicide Attempts Versus Suicide Gestures: Analysis of the National Comorbidity Survey


Rebuilding the Tower of Babel: a Revised Nomenclature for the Study of Suicide and Suicidal Behaviors. Part 2: Suicide-Related Ideations, Communications, and Behaviors


Trends in Suicide Ideation, Plans, Gestures, and Attempts in the United States, 1990-1992 to 2001-2003


Evaluation of Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Children and Adolescents Taking Paroxetine

Outcome Evaluation of a Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention in an American Indian Tribal Nation

The efficacy of 15 years of a public health-oriented suicidal behaviour prevention program among youths living on an American Indian reservation was evaluated. Both descriptive & linear regression analyses indicated that a substantial drop occurred in suicidal gestures & attempts. Suicide deaths neither declined significantly nor increased, although the total number of self-destructive acts declined […]

Renegotiating the ‘Contract for Safety’ in the ER


Characterization of the Suicide in Bogota During the Year 2000 and Exploration of Associated Factors

The theme of this Conference was “Injuries, Suicide & Violence: Building Knowledge, Policies & Practices to Promote a Safer World”

Review of Children Hospitalised for Ingestion and Poisoning at a Tertiary Centre

Why Girls are Driven to Suicide

This article briefly reports on research conducted into the backgrounds of adolescent girls who attempted suicide. The role of rejection & feelings of failure is discussed, and the motives reported by survivors of an attempt are explored.

Suicide in Children and Adolescents (IN: Acting out: Theoretical and Clinical Aspects, ed. by S Weissman and L Abt)

The author offers a comparative approach to an understanding of suicide in children & adolescents. He explores the incidence of suicide in this age groups, the forms in which suicidal intent is expressed among children & adolescents, & the conflicts & disturbances within the family setting that so often are related to the development of […]

Sexual Assault in School, Mental Health and Suicidal Behaviours in Adolescent Women in Canada

Adolescent women in grades 7 through 12 in a stratified random sample of Alberta high schools completed measures of emotional problems & suicidal behavior in the past 6 months, & of frequency & type of sexual assault experienced in school. It was found that 23% had experienced at least 1 event of assault; 4% had […]

The Clinical Phenomenology of Multiple Personality Disorder: Review of 100 Recent Cases

The clinical syndrome of multiple personality disorder is an unusual dissociative condition that has been poorly characterized. In an attempt to better delineate its clinical phenomenology, 100 cases were collected on a 386-item questionnaire completed by clinicians involved in the treatment of patients with multiple personality disorder. This study documents the existence of a clinical […]

The Present Status of Meprobamate Ingestion: a Five-Year Review of Cases With Serum Choncentrations and Clinical Findings

Fifty-seven cases of meprobamate ingestion from 1974 to 1979 were reviewed. Concentrations, clinical findings, and epidemiologic data were studied to determine the status of the abuse of this compound. The average patient was determined to be a 37-year-old woman who ingested meprobamate and at least one other drug in a suicide attempt or gesture. She […]

Boarding Schools: Effects on the Mental Health of Eskimo Adolescents

The authors examined the effects of four representative boarding schools on 132 Alaskan Eskimo adolescents during their freshman & sophomore years. Forty-nine percent of the freshmen developed school-related social & emotional disturbances; 25% of these problems were judged serious. High levels of emotional disturbance were also found during the students’ sophomore year. The findings and […]

Suicide Risk Assessment and Management: Focus on Personality Disorders

This paper reviews recent research into the assessment & clinical management of suicide risk in patients with personality diagnoses. Results indicate that DSM diagnoses classified as B personality diagnoses carry the most serious suicide risk. Factors increasing suicide risk in these patients include the presence of co-morbid mood or addiction disorders, severity of childhood sexual […]

Suicide Among Psychiatric Inpatients of Older Ages

Four inpatient groups were identified based on age (< 40 yr. or > 54 yr.) and current suicidal behavior (suicidal, nonsuicidal but depressed) and compared on these variables. Older suicidal inpatients were different formt he other groups of inpatients on very few variables. Older suicide patients were given a diagnosis of depression, made more suicidal […]

Preventing Suicide