Suicide-related knowledge among Italian early career psychiatrists and trainees: Results from a cross-sectional survey

The training of mental health professionals is an important component of suicide-prevention programs. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in different Italian regions to evaluate knowledge of, and attitudes toward, suicide as well as the experience of a patient’s suicide or a suicide attempt in early career psychiatrists (ECPs) and trainees (N = 338). The Suicide […]

Building a shared Canadian research and knowledge translation agenda on suicide and its prevention

Discussion guide: spotlight development and review process. Includes PowerPoint presentation: Creating a suicide surveillance vision: Data and evidence opportunities

Exploring health care professionals’ knowledge of, attitudes towards, and confidence in caring for people at risk of suicide: A systematic review

Health care professionals are paramount to the prevention and management of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Confidence in caring for people at risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors is influenced by knowledge of and attitudes towards suicide. This systematic review aimed to explore health care professionals’ knowledge of and attitudes towards suicide, as well as, their […]

Suicide-related knowledge and confidence among behavioral health care staff in seven states

OBJECTIVE: Death by suicide is a serious and growing public health concern in the United States. This noncontrolled, naturalistic study examined professionals’ knowledge about suicide and confidence in working with suicidal individuals, comparing those who had received either of two gatekeeper trainings-Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) or Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)-or other suicide-relevant […]

The spirit of Indigenous youth: The resilience and self-determination in connecting to the spirit and ways of knowing.

Generations of historical trauma and colonisation continue to oppress Native families and communities today leaving many Native youth in despair.  While issues and problems involving Native youth are a priority.  It is important to look at those Native youth who try to cultivate hope through agency and activism in promoting awareness and healing of these […]

Putting program evaluation to work: A framework for creating actionable knowledge for suicide prevention practice.

As research and evaluation continue to identify strategies that have the potential to reduce or ultimately prevent suicidal behavior, the need for translating these findings into practice grows. The development of actionable knowledge is an emerging process for translating important research and evaluation findings into action to benefit practice settings. This paper describes the actionable […]

Correlates of suicide stigma and suicide literacy in the community.

Journal is held in the CSP Library.

Preventing Patient Suicide: Clinical Assessment and Management

This book is divided into 2 parts: assessment & management. Part 1 includes chapters on: suicide risk assessment, enhancing suicide risk assessment through evidence-based psychiatry, assessing & enhancing protective factors against suicide risk, behavioral risk assessment of the guarded suicidal patient, psychiatric disorders & suicide risk, & sudden improvement in patients at high risk of […]

Life Force Project: Final Evaluation Report

The report presents the evaluation findings of the Life Force Project. The aim of the project was to explore the issues for community groups in addressing suicide, parasuicide, & suicidal behaviour among their clients & the wider community. A drama approach was rooted in community development principles & designed to develop life enhancing skills. The […]

Training Outcomes From the Samaritans of New York Suicide Awareness and Prevention Programme Among Community- and School-Based Staff

365 community- & school-based staff completed pre- & post-training measures of self-efficacy regarding their knowledge about suicide & suicide prevention, & their ability to intervene with individuals at risk for suicide. Results indicated increased self-efficacy after suicide prevention training than before. Trainees with higher levels of education & previous contact with suicidal individuals were significantly […]

Ugandan men’s perceeption of what causes and what prevents suicide

Suicidal behavior is illegal in Uganda. There are no reliable public suicide statistics, but studies indicate that the rates of both suicide and nonfatal suicidal behavior are higher for men than for women. This study examined Ugandan menÕs perceptions of what causes and what prevents suicide as well as their attitudes towards suicide and suicide […]

Does a Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Program Work in a School Setting? Evaluating Training Outcome and Moderators of Effectiveness

The suicide prevention gatekeeper training program QPR was evaluated among school personnel using a nonequivalent control group design. Substantial gains were demonstrated from pre- to post-test for attitudes, knowledge, & beliefs regarding suicide & suicide prevention. Exploratory analyses revealed the possible moderating effects of age, professional role, prior training, & recent contact with suicidal youth […]

Preventing Suicide is Hard to do!

The author outlines & discusses what he & colleagues have recognized as 5 major challenges in suicide prevention: 1) an inability to discriminate the relatively few true cases from large numbers of false-positive cases; 2) the large number of false-negative cases that escape preventive detection; 3) the inability of clinical & social services to reach […]

Group Therapy and Suicide (IN: Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Suicidal Behavior, edited by R I Yufit & D Lester)

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Coping With Suicide in the Schools: the art and the Research (IN: Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Suicidal Behavior, edited by R I Yufit & D Lester)

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Exit Weeping: Understanding Suicide Through the Study of Famous Suicides

This book presents the biographies of 32 individuals, some more famous than others, who died by suicide. The focus is on those aspects of their lives which might have influenced their choice to die by suicide. The concluding chapter reviews what might be learned about suicide through the study of these cases.

Provision and Evaluation of a Suicide Prevention and Management Programme by Frontline Nurses in Hong Kong

This study evaluated an education programme for frontline nurses on patient suicide prevention & management. The study was done in 2 general hospitals from December 2004-June 2006. A total of 54 registered nurses were assigned to the study group & 56 to the control group. A purposive sample was recruited for focus group interviews. Participants […]

A Comparative Analysis of Suicide and Parasuicide

A prospective study was conducted to analyse the spectrum of suicide attempters & completers at Kasturba Hospital in Manipal, India from January 2001-December 2004. There was a total sample of 246 cases, 90 of whom died & 156 who survived their attempt. Men outnumbered women in those who died & more women survived than men. […]

Attitudes and Beliefs of Adolescents and Parents Regarding Adolescent Suicide

This qualitative study used focus groups to elicit the thoughts of adolescents & parents of adolescents regarding adolescent suicide. 66 adolescents & 30 parents participated in 13 focus groups in Chicago, Illinois & the Kansas City, Kansas area. Both adolescents & parents recognized adolescent suicide as a major problem, but not for their own communities. […]

Why we Need Qualitative Research in Suicidology

Using the differentiation between explanations & understanding from philosophy of science as the point of departure, a critical look at the current mainstream suicidological research was launched. An almost exclusive use of quantitative methodology focusing on explanations is demonstrated. This bias in scope & methodology has to a large extent taken the suicidological field into […]

Myths About Suicide

This book has three main chapters, one on the suicidal mind, one on suicidal behaviours, and the last on causes, consequences, & subpopulations. In each chapter, the author describes a number of myths & misunderstood topics, & then dispels or explains them.

Dealing With Suicide: the Needs of Clergy in Providing Pastoral Care

This report presents the results of a study commissioned to assess the specific needs of churches, religious bodies, & faith-based oganizations in relation to the suicide prevention strategy for Northern Ireland. Information is provided on the research methodology, quantitative findings, the clergy & their communities, causal explanations of suicide, theological views on suicide, the experience […]

Suicide Prevention With Adolescents: Considering Potential Benefits and Untoward Effects of Public Service Announcements

This study investigated possible benefits & untoward effects of suicide prevention public service announcements for adolescents. 426 Minnesota adolescents were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: a billboad simulation; a 30-second television ad simulation; & a no information condition. Results suggests some benefits for the information conveyed by the television ad. Few benefits were […]