Painful and provocative events: Determining which events are associated with increased odds of attempting suicide

Objective The present study sought to determine which painful and provocative events differentiated those with suicidal ideation from those who attempted suicide. Additionally, it presents a novel way of utilizing the Painful and Provocative Scale (PPES) by looking at items dichotomously as experienced or not experienced, instead of the frequency at which they are experienced. […]

Using mindfulness‑based cognitive therapy to prevent suicide among high suicide–risk patients who also misuse opioids: A preliminary probe of feasibility and effectiveness

Knowledge of how to effectively prevent suicide attempt (SA) in high suicide–risk patients who also misuse opioids is limited. In a subset of data from 36 participants with baseline opioid misuse in a randomized clinical trial testing adjunctive mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to prevent suicide among high suicide–risk veterans (n = 18 per treatment condition), MBCT-S reduced the […]

Homelessness and housing instability among LGBTQ youth

LGBTQ youth are overrepresented among young people experiencing homelessness and housing instability in the United States. This elevated risk of homelessness and housing instability has detrimental effects on LGBTQ youths’ mental health. This report uses data from the 2021 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health to examine the prevalence of homelessness and various manifestations […]

Risk factors for attempting suicide during the COVID-19 lockdown: Identification of the high-risk groups

Objectives In the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, we have witnessed a rise in the instances of mental health problems and the suicide-related mortality rates. This study aims to identify the suicide-related risk factors and stressors to determine the groups at a greater risk of attempting suicide during the COVID-19 lockdown. Methods […]

Genome-wide significant regions in 43 Utah high-risk families implicate multiple genes involved in risk for completed suicide

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Although environment has undeniable impact, evidence suggests that genetic factors play a significant role in completed suicide. We linked a resource of ~ 4500 DNA samples from completed suicides obtained from the Utah Medical Examiner to genealogical records and medical records data available on […]

Willingness of mentally ill individuals to sign up for a novel proposal to prevent firearm suicide.

The study goal was to determine whether a significant number of high suicide risk individuals would confidentially put their own names onto a list to prevent future gun purchases. An anonymous written survey was administered in an inpatient psychiatric unit and two outpatient psychiatric clinics at an academic medical center. Two hundred forty individuals were […]

Positive and negative expectations of hopelessness as longitudinal predictors of depression, suicidal ideation, and suicidal behavior in high-risk adolescents.

The relationship between hopelessness and depression in predicting suicide-related outcomes varies based on the anticipation of positive versus negative events. In this prospective study of adolescents at elevated risk for suicide, we used two Beck Hopelessness Scale subscales to assess the impact of positive and negative expectations in predicting depression, suicidal ideation, and suicidal behavior […]

Decision tree identified risk groups with high suicidal ideation in South Korea: A population-based study.

Objective The aim of this study was to identify risk groups with high suicidal ideation among South Korean adults. Design and Sample A descriptive cross-sectional design was adopted using secondary data from the 2011 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES). A total of 5,963 adults aged 19 years and older who participated in […]

The role of the high-risk approach in suicide prevention.

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Living with a black dog: His name is depression.

Living with a Black Dog is perhaps the most useful book ever created about depression. In simple text and strongly supportive illustrations, this slim volume examines, explains, and demystifies one of the most widespread and debilitating problems afflicting modern society(from review).

Using surveillance of mental health to increase understanding of youth involvement in high-risk behaviours: a value-added analysis.

This study examined the potential utility of adding items that assessed youthsÕ emotional and behavioral disorders to a commonly used surveillance survey. The goal was to evaluate whether the added items could enhance understanding of youthsÕ involvement in high-risk behaviors. A sample of 3,331 adolescents in Grades 8, 10, and 12 from four California school […]

Psychiatric morbidity, functioning and quality of life in young people at clinical high risk for psychosis.

Objective Recent studies suggest that psychotic-like experiences may also act as markers for non-psychotic psychiatric disorders, which may indicate that the focus of research in individuals at high risk (HR) for psychosis needs updating. In this study we thoroughly examined the clinical and functional characteristics of a consecutive cohort of young people at HR for […]

Understanding suicide risk: identification of high-risk groups during high-risk times.

Background The assessment of suicide risk is a complex task for mental health professionals. Certain demographic groups are associated with completed suicide including males, divorced adults, and Caucasians. However, demographic variables alone provide a crude assessment of suicide risk. Psychiatric diagnosis and recent life events might improve the identification of high-risk individuals. Method The current […]

Mental health, concurrent disorders, and health care utilization in homeless women.

PURPOSE: This study assessed lifetime and current prevalence rates of mental disorders and concurrent mental and substance use disorders in a sample of homeless women. Current suicide risk and recent health service utilization were also examined in order to understand the complex mental health issues of this population and to inform the development of new […]

Post-hospitalization course and predictive signs of suicidal behavior of suicidal patients admitted to a psychiatric hospital: a 2-year prospective follow-up study.

Background Suicidal patients admitted to a psychiatric hospital are considered to be at risk of suicidal behavior (SB) and suicide. The present study aimed to seek predictors of SB recurrence of the high-risk patients by examining their post-hospitalization course. Method The design was 2-year prospective follow-up study of patients consecutively admitted with SB to a […]

HIV risk, substance use, and suicidal behaviors among Asian American lesbian and bisexual women.

The authors examined the association between lesbian/bisexual identity and three risky health behaviors (HIV risk, substance use, and suicidal behaviors) in a sample of Asian American women. This cross-sectional study was designed to investigate the prevalence of HIV risk behaviors and mental health functioning among unmarried Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese women ages 18 to 35 […]

Do childhood adversities cluster in predicatable ways? A systematic review.

Prior research has established that childhood adversities are potentially associated with a range of subsequent difficulties in childhood, adolescence and adulthood, including depression, suicide, behaviour problems, anxiety and physical health conditions. It has also been generally accepted that adversities do not occur in isolation, with multiple adversities being the norm. However, whether the experience of […]

Men’s sexual orientation and suicide: evidence for U.S. adolescent-specific risk.

There is strong consensus in the research literature that adolescent and adult men who report same-sex sexual orientations, identities, and behaviors are at higher risk for suicide. Recent studies of general adolescent suicide risk have identified developmental trajectories that peak during the teenage years. Because the adolescent years are characterized by the development and heightened […]

Facilitating treatment engagement during high-risk transition periods: a potential suicide prevention strategy.

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In demand: therapeutic services for children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse.

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Suicide Risk in men With Prostate-Specific Antigen-Detected Early Prostate Cancer: a Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study from PCBaSe Sweden

This study assessed the risk of suicide among men diagnosed with prostate cancer subsequent to prostate-specific antigen testing. The number of suicides registered for cases in the PCBaSe cohort was compared with the expected number of suicides in an age-matched general male Swedish population. Standardised mortality ratios were calculated for different categories of cases. There […]

Giving People Help and Hope: Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan

This report outlines the strategic plan for the prevention of suicide in Santa Clara County, California. It opens with a review of the impact of suicide in Santa Clara County, what the Suicide Prevention Advisory Committee did, & what the Committee learned. The next part of the report summarizes local needs & is followed by […]

Shiawassee County Suicide Prevention Plan 2008

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