Are clinicians confident in the risk assessment of suicide?: A systematic literature review

Suicide reduction is recognized as a vital focus for mental health clinicians. Clinician confidence to undertake suicide risk assessment, though poorly understood, appears related to job performance, though overconfidence has also been evident in clinical practice. A systematic literature search was undertaken on PSYCinfo and MEDLINE using the terms: suicide risk assessment, confidence, clinician. Of 192 papers[…]

Suicide risk in youth and young adults with Type 1 Diabetes: A review of the literature and clinical recommendations for prevention

Purpose of review: The manuscript reviews the extant literature on suicide-related thoughts and behaviors among youth and young adults with pediatric diabetes. This evidence is presented within the context of current theories of the etiology of suicidal behavior to highlight how diabetes may contribute to suicide risk, and to support providers in understanding the interplay between[…]

Suicide in the construction industry: Literature review

Urgent needs to tackle the pervasiveness of suicide in the construction industry due to economic and social consequences sparked burst in literature to address the root causes and intervention for suicide. To comprehend the current state of art of suicide in the construction industry, systematic review becomes the viable option. Despite this, there is scanty[…]

Leveraging data science to enhance suicide prevention research: A literature review

Objective The purpose of this research is to identify how data science is applied in suicide prevention literature, describe the current landscape of this literature and highlight areas where data science may be useful for future injury prevention research.
Design We conducted a literature review of injury prevention and data science in April 2020 and January[…]

Work and suicide: An interdisciplinary systematic literature review

Although organizational scholars have long been interested in employees’ well‐being and occupational health, less work has focused specifically on suicide behaviors among employees. This dearth of research is concerning given that individuals spend a significant portion of their waking hours at work, and suicide deaths among American workers are on the rise. To encourage the[…]

Empirically evaluated suicide prevention program approaches for older adults: A review of the literature from 2009-2021

Mental health in later life and suicide risk among older adults are important topics for social work. There is evidence-based research to support the use selective and indicated strategies for suicide prevention, yet, universal prevention approaches are also needed. However, the extent to which the broader contexts of suicide have been examined remains largely absent[…]

Risk and protective factors to LGBTQ+ youth suicide: A review of the literature

LGBTQ+ youth experience higher rates of suicidal ideation and behavior than their cisgender, heterosexual peers, and these disparities have created a need for academic exploration of the risk factors and protective factors surrounding LGBTQ+ youth suicide (Taliaferro and Muehlenkamp in Acad Pediatr 17:715–722; Toomey et al. in J Youth Adolesc 48:788–801; Ybarra et al. in:[…]

Promoting “zest for life”: A systematic literature review of resiliency factors to prevent youth suicide

Suicide is a leading cause of death among youth globally. In this critical interpretive synthesis, we examined literature on resiliency factors and suicidality. Systematic searches identified 474 articles, 37 of which were included. Results revealed internal (positive self‐appraisal, zest for life, personal traits, and coping skills) and external factors (social support system and inclusive environments)[…]

Suicide among LGBTQIA+ youth: A review of the treatment literature

Suicide is a serious public health problem among adolescent and young adults. Indeed, 12.1% of adolescents contemplate suicide, 4.0% make a plan, and 4.1% make an attempt (Nock et al., 2013). LGBTQIA+ youth (i.e., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, intersex and/or asexual adolescents and young adults) are particularly vulnerable to suicide (CDC, 2016; Liu &[…]

The role of new technologies to prevent suicide in adolescence: A systematic review of the literature

growing number of suicide preventive strategies based on the use of new technologies are emerging. We aimed to provide an overview of the present literature on the use of new technologies in adolescent suicide prevention. Materials and methods: An electronic search was run using the following keywords: Technology OR Technologies OR APP OR Application OR mobile[…]