The association between social fragmentation and deaths attributable to alcohol, drug use, and suicide: Longitudinal evidence from a population-based sample of Canadian adults

Background: Social fragmentation has been theorized and empirically associated with suicide in prior research. However, less is known about whether social fragmentation is associated with deaths attributed to alcohol use or drug use. This research examined the association between social  fragmentation and risk for deaths attributable to alcohol use, drug use, and suicide (collectively known […]

Population- and community-based interventions to prevent suicide: A systematic review

Background: Suicide is estimated to account for 1.4% of deaths worldwide, making it among the leading causes of premature death. Public health approaches to reduce suicide have the potential to reach individuals across the spectrum of suicide risk. Aims: To review the effectiveness of newer community-based or population-level suicide prevention strategies. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of literature published […]

Bridge connection between depression and anxiety symptoms and lifestyles in Chinese residents from a network perspective

Background: Lifestyle habits are vital components of the culture of mental health treatment settings. We examined the bridge connection between depressive and anxiety symptoms and lifestyles from a network perspective using a population-based study. Methods: Face-to-face interviews were conducted with a provincially representative sample of 13,768 inhabitants from the Guangdong Sleep and Psychosomatic Health Survey based on […]

A population health perspective on suicide research and prevention: What we know, what we need to know, and policy priorities

This editorial summarizes, from a population (public health) and UK perspective, some thoughts about the contribution of suicidology to suicide prevention and, arising from this focus, some suggested priorities for research and policy over the next decade.