Suicidal thoughts and behaviours among autistic adults presenting to the psychiatric emergency department: An exploratory chart review

Despite increasing attention on suicidality in autistic people, we know little about suicidal presentations when autistic individuals present to hospital emergency departments (ED). We conducted an exploratory retrospective chart review of suicidal thoughts and behaviours (STB) of autistic adults who presented to a psychiatric ED. The analysis included 16 charts over a 10-week period. Findings […]

Suicidal ideation and behaviors among Irish Travellers presenting for emergency care: Ethnicity as a risk factor

Background: Suicide is a serious problem in the Traveller community, with rates estimated at 11%: over 6 times that of the general population. Aims: We aimed to establish the prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation (SI) and self-harm (SH) among Irish Travellers. Method: This was an observational cross-sectional cohort study of patients presenting with SH and SI to a tertiary […]

Clinical characteristics in older, middle-aged and young adults who present with suicide attempts at psychiatric emergency departments: A multisite study

Objectives: To study age group differences in clinical characteristics in older, middle-aged and younger adults with actual suicide attempts (SA). Design: Cross-sectional cohort study. Setting: 3 Swedish university hospitals. Participants: 821 persons who presented with self-harm at psychiatric emergency departments participated. Those with non-suicidal self-injury according to the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) were excluded, leaving a total […]

Alcohol dependence and heavy episodic drinking are associated with different levels of risk or death or repeat emergency service attendance

Background Alcohol use is a multidimensional risk factor for suicidal behaviour. However, suicide prevention strategies often take ‘one-size-fits-all’ approaches to alcohol use, reflecting an evidence base built on unidimensional measures. Latent Class Analysis can use a range of measures to differentiate distinct patterns of alcohol using behaviour and their associated risks. Methods We analysed Electronic […]

Effect of previous emergency psychiatric consultation on suicide re-attempts: A multi-center observational study

The emergency department (ED) is one of the first gateways when suicide attempt patients seek health care services. The purpose of this study was to analyze the hypothesis that people who received emergency psychiatric services in previous suicide attempts will have a lower mortality rate in current ED visits owing to subsequent suicide attempts. Method […]

Discharge of the emergency patient with risk factors for suicide: Psychiatric and legal perspectives. In: Zun L.S., Nordstrom K., Wilson M.P. (eds) Behavioral Emergencies for Healthcare Providers

Over the last 30 years, the psychiatric approach to individuals in the emergency setting with suicidal ideation and risk factors for suicide has undergone a paradigm shift, from one favoring triage and hospitalization to one favoring treatment and hospital diversion. In the best hands, the goal has always been to collaborate with the patient in […]

Suicide and suicide attempts in adults: Exploring suicide risk 24 months after psychiatric emergency room visit

Objective: Suicide risk (including attempted and completed suicide) should be measured over short periods of time after contacting health services. The objective of this study was to identify the patterns of attempted and completed suicides within 24-months of a psychiatric emergency department visit, as well as to investigate predictive risk factors, including sociodemographic and clinical […]

Evaluation of psychiatric emergency data of Adiyaman University Training and Research Hospital between 2015-2017

Objective: Knowing the psychiatric emergency profile will make the interventions more effective. In this study, we aimed to investigate the psychiatric consultations during the year 2015-2017. Methods: Consultation requests were reviewed retrospectively via the patient registration system. Sociodemographic data such as age, gender, diagnosis of the main hospitalization in the emergency department, symptom of admission and psychiatric […]

Suicide risk assessment and management in the psychiatry emergency service: Psychiatry provider experience and perceptions

The objective of this study was to explore suicide risk identification and flow of patients with differing suicide risk through the Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES) to their clinical dispositions. 3 focus groups (N = 15 psychiatric providers working in the PES of a large urban teaching hospital) discussing suicide risk assessment in the PES were conducted, followed […]

Be the change: Ensuring an effective response to all in psychiatric emergency equal to medical care

This report sets out ten recommendations from a joint international summit on urgent and emergency behavioural healthcare, hosted by NHSCC, England and RI International, USA.  Summit attendees included clinical and non-clinical experts, with experience that included government and law enforcement, and people with lived expertise as a recipient of care or a family member. The report expands […]

Improving suicide risk assessment in the emergency department through physician education and a suicide risk assessment prompt

OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of two interventions on suicide risk assessment within emergency departments (EDs) on improving the documentation of suicide risk factors by emergency medicine and psychiatric physicians during suicide risk assessment. METHOD: An educational intervention on suicide was provided to all emergency medicine and psychiatry physicians and was followed by the placement […]

Suicide risk among urban children.