Emotional Impact of a Video-Based Suicide Prevention Program on Suicidal Viewers and Suicide Survivors

In light of ongoing concerns about iatrogenic effects associated with suicide prevention efforts using video-based media, the impact of emotionally-charged videos on 2 vulnerable subgroups – suicidal viewers & suicide survivors – was explored. Following participation in routine suicide education as a part of the American Air Force Suicide Prevention Program’s video-based community briefing, a […]

Crisis – Looking Back Down the Road

“Crisis” is the journal of the International Association for Suicide Prevention. This editorial reviews the journal’s achievements in the previous year, noting the multitude of issues that were addressed. (29 refs.)

New Developments: Hogrefe’s new Open Access Program and Crisis Moving to six Issues per Year

In this editorial, the editor announces that “Crisis” is now going to be published six times a year. Secondly, a statement from the publisher outlines Hogrefe’s new open access program through which authors can make their research freely accessible online. The fees which authors must pay to cover production costs are outlined.

Three Decades of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior: a Bibliometric Study

This study quantified certain characteristics of the articles published in “Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior” in three 5-year periods, namely, 1971-1975, 1984-1988, & 1997-2001. The characteristics in question include geographic origin of articles, number of authors per article, number of references listed per article, & number of times an article is cited in the literature. Changes […]

Evidence-Based Practices Project for Suicide Prevention


Will Guidebook Assure Death With Dignity?


Support for Families, Whanau and Significant Others After a Suicide: a Resource Identification Report. Submitted to the Ministry of Youth Development

The project described here involved a search, synthesis & initial assessment of New Zealand & international media resources that target families, friends, & significant others who have been bereaved by suicide. The quality, accessibility, & focus of resources developed in New Zealand were compared to those developed internationally. Common features shared by the highest quality […]

Support for Familes and Whanau and Significant Others Affected by Suicide Attempt: a Resource Identification Report

This report reviews a series of resources which are available to families, friends & significant others who have been affected by attempted suicide & are supporting someone who is at-risk of suicide. 80 media resources were reviewed & their key features (target audience, format, evidence & support, & accessibility) were recorded. The highest quality resources […]

Postvention Support System for Clinicians

Published in “Back to the Future: Refocusing the Image of Suicide,” ed. by J L McIntosh

Publishing for Suicidologists

Published in “Back to the Future: Refocusing the Image of Suicide,” ed. by J L McIntosh

Spinz Strategic Plan 2001-2006

This 5-year strategic Plan sets out how Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand (SPINZ) will contribute to reducing suicide & suicidal behaviour amongst New Zealand’s young people over the next 5 years. It oulines why SPINZ has a focus on youth & providing information, how SPINZ works, its vision & mission, its guiding principles, & its […]

Using the Internet for Suicide Prevention: a Guide

This guide has been developed to assist consumers & professionals in accessing suicide prevention information, counselling & chat rooms on the Internet. It provides practical, easy steps that will assist users to assess & select the most appropriate, sound website that best meets their needs. It also provides a useful resource for organizations developing a […]

Book Review-Comprehensive Textbook of Suicidology, by R W Maris, A L Berman, and M M Siverman


Rational Suicide, Hastened Death, and Self-Destructive Behaviors

For the original articles by J Werth & D Holdwick, & by J Westefeld et al, please see SIEC #2004-0747 & #2004-0747. For other reactions, see SIEC #2004-0749 & #2004-0750

School-Based Suicide Prevention Programs: Programs (IN: Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide, developed by the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute)

For the complete Guide, please see SIEC #2004-1202.

Suicide on my Mind, Britannica on my Table

This essay discusses the impact of the ‘Encyclopedia Britannica’ on the author’s personal life & career as a suicidologist, including his own contribution on “suicide” to the 1973 edition of the encyclopedia. He then uses the fourteen different articles about suicide which have appeared in the encyclopedia since its first publication to review the controversies […]

The Oregon Report: Don’t ask, Don’t Tell

This article argues that the Oregon Health Division’s report on assisted suicide under the state’s new legislation does not provide enough data to support its reassuring conclusions. The authors find that especially glaring is the lack of data on the palliative care offered to patients who requested assisted suicide, on their financial situation, & on […]

Preventing Suicide: a Toolkit for Mental Health Services

This toolkit provides a simple method for mental health services to measure systematically the extent to which they are addressing recommendations made by the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide & Homicide by People with Mental Illness, as well as to develop local arrangements accordingly. It also offers an extensive range of references on good practice […]

Information and Support Pack: for Those Bereaved by Suicide or Other Sudden Death

This information package contains the following fact sheets: 1) What Helps? 2) Friends can Help; 3) Country Services; 4) Books & Websites; 5) Practical Matters; 6) Grieving Aboriginal Way; 7) Early Grief & Mourning; 8) Emotions During Bereavement; 9) Children & Grief; 10) For Teenagers; 11) Questions About Grief; 12) Suicide Bereavement; & 13) The […]

Comprehending Suicide: Landmarks in 20th-Century Suicidology

This book has 13 chapters each of which is divided into 3 parts: the first is an essay which reviews a specific book; the second is a reproduction of the title page & table of contents of the reviewed book; & the third consists of a few pages from the original text. The books included […]

Why People Kill Themselves: a 1990s Summary of Research Findings on Suicidal Behavior 3rd Edition

This book reviews theory & research published on suicide in the 1980s. Chapters include: the inheritance of suicidal inclinations; physiological factors in suicide; sex differences in suicide; childhood experiences & suicide; sociological theories of suicide; the reliability & validity of suicide rates; sociological correlates of suicide; the variation of suicide over time; multivariate time series […]



Preventing Suicide: a Resource for Media Professionals