Background: This PRISMA scoping review explored worldwide research of interventions for suicide prevention delivered within a group setting. Research on group treatments underscores the importance of peer connection in diminishing social isolation and increasing social support. Additional benefits of group treatment include cost efficiency and maximization of staff time. However, the clinical outcomes of group treatments[…]
Being transformed: Delivering a psychotherapeutic group intervention targeting repeat suicide attempts.
Clients who make repeat suicide attempts have complex needs, are at high risk of
completed suicide and pose a range of challenges for clinicians. Targeted interventions are required. Acceptability, the perceived appropriateness of an intervention,
is associated with successful implementation, engagement and effectiveness of
interventions. Despite the advantages of group interventions, there[…]
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Perceptions of a peer suicide prevention program by inmates and professionals working in prisons. Underestimation of risk, the modification of the field, and the role of self-consciousness.
Background: Suicide prevention is a major challenge for penal institutions in many countries. The traditional approach relies on the expertise of health professionals and is supplemented by the intervention of other professionals and the inmates themselves. New methods of suicide prevention based on peer support have been developed in recent years. Peer prevention programs rely[…]
This article outlines how peer specialists can help to prevent suicide. The author states they may be available to step into new suicide prevention efforts because they can work closely with people at risk, & offer skills & values that lend themselves to suicide prevention. In addition, many peer specialists have had personal experiences of[…]
Police Suicide: Fatal Misunderstandings (In: Suicide and Law Enforcement, edited by D C Sheehan & J I Warren)
This chapter reviews themes common in the suicides of uniformed law enforcement officers & special agent personnel. Cases reviewed repeatedly show injury to self-esteem & the loss of control. In every death studied, there were viable alternatives to suicide but the interventions were not perceived to be viable to the officer at risk. The focus[…]
Lifeline Service and Outreach Strategies Suggested by Suicide Attempt Survivors. Final Report of the Attempt Survivor Advisory Summit Meeting and Individual Interviews
In June 2006, the Steering Committee of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network identified better outreach & service to suicide attempt survivors as a strategy for reducing suicide nationally. A workplan identified direct input from survivors as a necessary & valuable method for clarifying their unique needs. Attempt survivors shared their experiences & perspectives at[…]
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)
The authors examine the postvention literature & the related mental health literature on peer support programs to determine their relevance & applicability. This article considers peer support provided as a postvention option or in tandem with conventional professional services. Finally, peer support is examined as an intervention that also needs to be evaluated by quantitative[…]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Employee Assistance Program Response to Suicide (In: Suicide and Law Enforcement, edited by D C Sheehan & J I Warren)
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s internal employee assistance program has a proactive approach to suicide prevention & response, including a standard of care & a suicide response protocol. Factors that contribute to the suicide of an agent include depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, frustration, firearms, & management response. Suicide in the Federal Bureau of Investigation is[…]