The health-related quality of life, work productivity, healthcare resource utilization, and economic burden associated with levels of suicidal ideation among patients self-reporting moderately severe or severe major depressive disorder in a national survey

Background: Suicidal ideation (SI) is a cardinal aspect of major depressive disorder (MDD); however, patient-reported outcomes data from large-scale surveys are limited concerning SI in the context of MDD. This study aims to understand the association between varying levels of SI and health-related quality of life (HRQoL), work productivity, healthcare resource utilization (HRU), and associated costs […]

Quality of life, hopelessness, impulsivity, and suicide in the rural elderly in China: A moderated mediation analysis of psychological autopsy data

Background People who had died by suicide always being associated with negative emotions and even mental disorders. Understanding mechanisms underlying the association between quality of life (QOL), hopelessness, and suicide are of great significance. In this study, we aimed to test a model in which the QOL-suicide relationship was mediated by hopelessness and moderated by […]

Association of music interventions with health-related quality of life: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Importance  Increasing evidence supports the ability of music to broadly promote well-being and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). However, the magnitude of music’s positive association with HRQOL is still unclear, particularly relative to established interventions, limiting inclusion of music interventions in health policy and care. Objective  To synthesize results of studies investigating outcomes of music interventions in […]

Effects of personality characteristics of different genders and quality of life analysis on risk factors for suicide in depressive patients

Objective. The study was to explore the roles of personality characteristics of different genders and analyze the risk factors of quality of life (QOL) analysis in suicide among depressive patients. Methods. One hundred and eighty-six depressive patients from January 2018 to March 2019 in the Department of Psychiatry of our hospital were enrolled and divided […]

Suicide ideation and depression quality of life ratings in a reservation-based community of Native American youths and young adults

Suicide among adolescents is a significant public health concern in the U.S., especially within American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) communities. Lack of quality of life (QoL) estimates for both suicide ideation and depression specific to the AIAN population hinders the ability to compare interventions in cost-effectiveness analysis. We surveyed 200 AI youth and young […]

Multicenter survey of symptoms, work life, economic status, and quality of life of complex regional pain syndrome patients

Background: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is an intractable pain disease with various symptoms. Here, we investigated the disease status, work life, sleep problems, medical insurance, economic status, psychological problems, and quality of life (QOL) of CRPS patients. Methods: CRPS patients from 37 university hospitals in South Korea were surveyed. The survey questionnaire consisted of […]

Suicidal ideation in non-depressed individuals: The effects of a chronic, misunderstood illness

Chronic illness is a risk factor for suicide but is often explained with depression. Research has shown an increased suicide rate in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome, but specific risk factors have been unexplored. We qualitatively analyzed responses from 29 patients who endorsed suicidal ideation but did not meet depression criteria. Two […]

Self-reported disability and quality of life in an online Australian community sample with suicidal thoughts

Background Limited research has been conducted to quantify the level of disability and health related quality of life (HRQoL) associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviour. The aims of the current study were to (1) describe levels of disability and HRQoL in an Australian sample of adults with suicidal ideation, (2) examine the effect of zero, […]

Training mental health professionals in suicide practice guideline adherence: Cost-effectiveness analysis alongside a randomized controlled trial

BACKGROUND: There is a lack of information on the cost-effectiveness of suicide prevention interventions. The current study examines the cost-effectiveness of a multifaceted structured intervention aiming to improve adherence to the national suicide practice guideline in comparison with usual implementation. METHODS: In the intervention condition, professionals of psychiatric departments were trained using an e-learning supported […]

Improving health-related quality of life and reducing suicide in primary care: Can social problem-solving abilities help?

Problem-solving deficits and poor health–related quality of life are associated with suicide risk; yet, little is known about the interrelations between these variables. In 220 primary care patients, we examined the potential mediating role of physical and mental health–related quality of life on the relation between social problem–solving ability and suicidal behavior. Participants completed the […]

Determinants of mental and physical health-related quality of life among patients hospitalized for suicidal behavior.

Highlights • Suicidal patients have lower health-related quality of life than the general population. Hopelessness was associated with lower mental health-related quality of life in suicidal patients. The number of previous suicide attempted together with age and medical disease were associated with lower physical health-related quality of life among these patients.

It’s our time: First Nations quality of life.

Learn more about First Nations quality of life, the experiences and activities that are part of normal enjoyment of living.

Factors associated with quality of life after attempted suicide: A cross-sectional study.

Although quality of life has been a focus of concern in mental health care, data are lacking on what life is like and what factors are related to an individual’s quality of life after a suicide attempt. The present study indicates that factors associated with quality of life decreased more in individuals with moderate/severe depression […]

Positive mental health and mental illness.

Based on the Health Continuum Short Form administered in the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey Ð Mental Health (CCHS-MH), the percentages of Canadians aged 15 or older classified as having flourishing, moderate or languishing mental health were 76.9%, 21.6% and 1.5%, respectively

Validation of reasons for living and their relationship with suicidal ideation in Korean college students.

This study aimed to examine the validity of reasons for living (RFL) and the protective role they may play against suicidal ideation in college students in South Korea. A total of 277 undergraduate students participated by completing the College Student Reasons for Living Inventory (CS-RFL), along with measures of suicide risk including depression, hopelessness, and […]

A Social work contribution to suicide prevention through assertive brief psychotherapy and community linkage: use of the Manchestershort Assessment of Quality of Life (MANSA).

There is a striking absence of literature articulating and evaluating clinical social work contributions to suicide prevention, despite considerable practice in this important field. This article reports on a model of assertive brief psychotherapeutic intervention and facilitated linkage to community services utilized in a prospective cohort study of emergency department suicide attempt aftercare. A key […]

Suicide attempt and suicidal ideation and their associations with demographic and clinical correlates and quality of life in Chinese schizophrenia patients.

Objectives: This study aimed to examine the prevalence and correlates of lifetime suicide attempts and current suicidal ideation in community-dwelling schizophrenia patients in China. Method: A sample of 540 schizophrenia patients was randomly selected in Beijing, China. All subjects were interviewed using standardized assessment instruments and their basic socio-demographic and clinical data including history of […]

“Let me count the ways:” Fostering reasons for living among low-income, suicidal African American women.

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Depression and Suicide Risk in Hemodialysis Patients With Chronic Renal Failure

The demographic & psychological factors associated with depression among 200 end-stage adult hemodialysis patients in Taiwan were examined & the relationships between depression, anxiety, fatigue, poor health-related quality of life, & increased suicide risk were elucidated. Structural equation modelling was used to analyze the models & the strength of the relationship between variables & suicide […]

Suicidality in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Predictor or Outcome of Family Processes and Mixed Mood Presentation?

The relationship between suicidal behaviour, mood symptom presentation, family functioning, & quality of life was examined in youth with pediatric bipolar disorder. Participants included 138 youth, aged 5-18 years. 20 patients had lifetime suicide attempts, 63 had past or current suicide ideation, & 55 were free of suicide ideation & attempts. Attempters were older than […]

Standby Replication Project: Final Evaluation Report. Executive Summary

This document provides a summary of a longitudinal evaluation of the StandBy Response Service, a suicide bereavement response service. The purpose of the evaluation was to demonstrate evidence of the community benefits of this program & the benefits of the program to people in the primary target group who had used the service. Qualitative & […]

StandBy Replication Project: Final Evaluation Report

This report presents the results of an evaluation of the StandBy Response Service, a program designed to respond to suicide incidents & suicide bereavement. Qualitative (on-site interviews & observations in trial locations) & quantitative (survey) findings suggest the service does increase a community’s capacity to respond appropriately & effectively to suicide & suicidal behaviours. Analysis […]

StandBy Replication Project: Final Evaluation Report – Appendices

This document is comprised of the 18 appendices for the final evaluation report of the StandBy Response Service. Copies of the surveys that were used, consent forms, cover letters, factsheets, newspaper advertisements, evaluation researcher training syllabus, survey results, & client & stakeholder comments are included in the appendices.