Suicidality in the veterinary profession: Interview study of veterinarians with a history of suicidal ideation or behavior

Background: Suicide rates are elevated in the veterinary profession in several countries, yet little is known about possible contributory and preventive factors. Aims: To obtain information from veterinarians with  a history of suicidal ideation or behavior about the factors associated with suicidality in their profession. Methods: We conducted a mixed-methods interview study with 21 UK […]

Indepth interviews with 244 female suicide attempters and their associates in Northern China: Understanding the process and causes of the attempt

Background: Attempted suicide, a deliberate self-directed behavior situated within the unique social world of an individual, is a major risk factor for suicide. Efforts aimed at addressing female suicide must be based on understanding their perceived causes and the meaning of this behavior. Aims: This study describes the perceived causes of suicidal behaviors to determine preventive measures of […]

Military veterans’ experiences with suicidal ideation: Implications for intervention and prevention.

Article also published in Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. (2015). 45(4):399-414.

Cutting to live: A phenomenology of self-harm.

This exploratory study utilizes a phenomenological methodology as described by Moustakas (Phenomenological research methods, Sage Publications, 1994). Data were gathered via qualitative face-to-face interviews from a midsize southwestern community. Eleven participants, ten females and one male, were included in this study. Data suggested three categories that described the participantsÕ experiences of self-harm: Self-harm is Misunderstood, […]

Development and initial validation of the structured interview for self-destructive behaviors.


The next generation of psychological autopsy studies.Part 2. Interview procedures.