Weaving healthy families program: Promoting resilience while reducing violence and substance use

Purpose: We examine pilot results for the culturally adapted Weaving Healthy Families (WHF) program to promote resilience and wellness while preventing substance abuse and violence among Native American (NA) families. Methods: Results were drawn from paired sample┬át┬átests and analyses of variance (ANOVA) with a convenience sample of 24 adults and adolescents from eight NA families […]

“You have to be reslient”: A qualitative study exploring advice newcomer youth have for other newcomer youth.

esearch infrequently includes the perspectives of vulnerable and marginalized youth. As the population of newcomer youth in Canada continues to grow, it is imperative that attention is devoted not only to challenges they experience, but also to resilience factors they perceive to support their adjustment and well-being. To address this gap, this qualitative research explored […]

Prevalence of moderate and acute suicidal ideation among a national sample of tribal college and university students 2014-2015

To examine the relationship between suicide risk and hazardous drinking, depression, and anxiety, adjusting for demographics, among tribal college students across the United States. Methods. We invited tribal college students enrolled in 22 tribal colleges from fall 2014 and 2015 to participate in the Creating Campus Change study, a cross-sectional online/paper survey assessing alcohol use […]

A pandemic of body, mind, and spirit: The burden of “social distancing” in rural communities during an era of heightened suicide risk.

Death by suicide is a serious problem in the United States and rural communities are disproportionally affected by these tragedies.1 According to the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), suicide rates in rural communities have risen significantly over the past few decades.1 The gap between the suicide rates in rural and urban communities is broadening and […]

Multi-site programming offered to promote resilience in military veterans: A process evaluation of the Just Roll With It bootcamps

Background and Purpose: Military and veteran suicide rates exceed those found in the general population. Veterans often reject patient identities, creating barriers to care for mental health within the clinical sector and a mandate for prevention programs. The purpose of this study was to offer a post-intervention process evaluation of one peer-led resilience program offered […]

A structural test of the Integrated Motivational-Volitional model of suicidal behaviour.


Psycho-social resilience, vulnerability and suicide prevention: Impact evaluation of a mentoring approach to modify suicide risk for remote Indigenous Australian students at boarding school.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people reportedly experience the highest risk of suicide in Australia. Transitions to boarding schools involve far more than simply negotiating the logistics of shifting from one school to another. Students in transition face major life changes: changes in residence; cultures, including language; autonomy; educational standards; roles, responsibilities and expectations; […]

Resilience to suicidality: the buffering hypothesis.

Recent years have seen a growing interest into resilience to suicidality, which has been described as a perception or set of beliefs which buffer individuals from suicidality in the face of stressors. The current review extends this research by introducing the buffering hypothesis, a framework for the investigation of resilience to suicidality. The key proposal […]

Young people’s risk of suicide attempts after contact with a psychiatric department – a nested case-control design using Danish register data.


Emotional suppression mediates the relation between adverse life events and adolescent suicide: implications for prevention.

Suicidal ideation substantially increases the odds of future suicide attempts, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents. A history of adverse life events has been linked with future suicidal ideation and attempts, although studies examining potential mediating variables have been scarce. One probable mediating mechanism is how the individual copes with […]

Exploration of the influence of childhood trauma, combat exposure, and the resilience construct on depression and suicidal ideation among U.S. Iraq/Afghanistan era military personnel and veterans.


The wilderness of suicide grief: Finding your way.


Suicidal or self-harming ideation in military personnel transitioning to civilian life.

Suicides have markedly increased among military personnel in recent years. We used path analysis to examine factors associated with suicidal/self-harming ideation among male Navy and Marine Corps personnel transitioning to civilian life. Roughly 7% of men (Sailors = 5.3%, Marines = 9.0%) reported ideation during the previous 30 days. Results suggest that combat exposure, substance […]

Queer youth suicide, culture and identity: Unliveable lives?


Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents: an Explantory Model Using LISREL

This study tested a structural model to explain the relationship between the predictor variables of trait anger, anger suppression, entrapment, psychosomatic symptoms, depression, & resilience & the dependent variable of suicide ideation. Data were collected from a convenience sample of 11,393 Korean students. Trait anger, entrapment, psychosomatic symptoms, depression, & resilience had a direct effect […]

NSW Suicide Prevention Strategy 2010-2015: a Whole of Government Strategy Promoting a Whole of Community Approach

This report sets out the New South Wales Government’s direction & intended outcomes for suicide prevention for 2010-2015. It is built upon the first state suicide prevention strategy & is aligned with the national suicide prevention framework. The strategic directions included in this strategy are: improving the evidence base & understanding of suicide prevention; building […]

NSW Suicide Prevention Strategy Implementation Plan 2010-2015: Whole of Government Approach

This document outlines how the strategic directions of the 2010-2015 New South Wales suicide prevention strategy will be accomplished. The objectives, actions, activities, timeframe, & lead agency for each of the 6 strategic directions are detailed.

Mental Health: Taking Action to Tackle Suicide

This pamphlet outlined the Australian Labour Party’s plan, if re-elected, to invest $276.9 million over 4 years in suicide prevention. This funding would be allocated to providing more serices to those at greatest risk of suicide, more direct investment in suicide prevention & crisis intervention, providing more services & support to men, & promoting good […]

Victorian Aboriginal Suicide Prevention and Response Action Plan 2010-2015

This action plan is the Victorian government’s strategy to prevent & reduce the incidence & impact of Aboriginal suicide & self-harm. It sets out current priorities & identifies strategies for further action in 4 priority areas: prevention through building resilience; improving access to care & support for those at risk; improving the response to crisis […]

LIFE: a Framework for Prevention of Suicide in Australia

This document presents the 2007 model of Australia’s national suicide prevention strategy. It outlines the framework for action & 6 action areas, including: improving the evidence base & understanding of suicide prevention; building individual resilience & the capacity for self-help; improving community strength, resilience, & capacity in suicide prevention; taking a co-ordinated approach to suicide […]

Physical Disability and Suicidal Ideation: a Community-Based Study of Risk/Protective Factors for Suicidal Thoughts

The authors examine the independent & joint explanatory significance of physical disability & components of the stress process model for risk of suicide ideation. Data from an ethnically diverse & representative sample of 1,768 adults with & without disabilities reveal that physical disability is associated with a greater risk of lifetime suicide ideation. (43 refs.)

World War II Survivors: Lessons in Resilience

What keeps people functioning under conditions of extreme duress? This book presents the stories of 41 individuals who survived the combat of World War II & emerged well-adjusted.

Western Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy 2009-2013: Everybody’s Business

This document outlines the Western Australian suicide prevention strategy; what it will do & how it will be implemented. Section 1 provides an overview of the strategy, its purpose & development. Section 2 presents international suicide data, suicide in Australia, & suicide in Western Australia. Section 3 gives a framework for prevention. Section 4 discusses […]