Suicide bereavement and postvention in major suicidology journals: Lessons learned for the future of postvention

Background: Since the seminal publications of Shneidman (1969) and Cain (1972), suicide bereavement and postvention have attracted increasing research interest. Aims: To examine the topics of suicide bereavement and postvention in the core international suicidology journals, since their inception until mid-2013, in order to reveal the number of postvention articles throughout the years, their geographic distribution, and the […]

Suicide-related outcomes following gender-affirming treatment: A review

Gender-affirming treatment remains a topic of controversy; of particular concern is whether gender-affirming treatment reduces suicidality. A narrative review was undertaken evaluating suicide-related outcomes following gender- affirming surgery, hormones, and/or puberty blockers. Of the 23 studies that met the inclusion criteria, the majority indicated a reduction in suicidality following gender-affirming treatment; however, the literature to […]

Causes and risk factors of suicide among adolescents and youth in India: A review

Suicide is at present 3rd leading cause of death among youth and adolescents worldwide. It is a serious health problem among the youth. This not only result in a direct loss of many young lives but also has many disruptive psychosocial and adverse socioeconomic effects. From the perspective of public mental health suicide among youth […]

A review of strategies and interventions for suicide prevention in the rural United States

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, with people living in rural areas disproportionately impacted by higher suicide rates. Limited access to healthcare, poorer socioeconomic conditions, stigma surrounding mental health treatment, and greater access to firearms all contribute to increased rates of suicide in rural communities. In this article, the authors […]

The role of counsellors in post-COVID-19 trauma: A review

The global epidemic of COVID-19 has caused a slew of cultural changes that will impact our children and youth. Suicide, technology addiction, and school safety are all issues that must be addressed as schools return to normal in the coming months. Organized efforts are required to follow up on student problems. Interventions will also occur […]

The economic cost of suicide: A review of citations to “recalculating the economic cost of suicide”

An analysis of 91 citations for an article by Yang and Lester (2007), which argued that suicides result in savings to the society, showed that only 9 reported Yang and Lester’s thesis correctly, and only one article conducted a serious discussion of the issues raised by Yang and Lester.

The therapeutic effects of ketamine in mental health disorders: A narrative review

Ketamine, a non-competitive N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonist, is commonly used as an anesthetic and analgesic but has recently shown promising research in treating certain psychiatric conditions such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicidal ideation, and substance use disorder. Due to its euphoric, dissociative, and hallucinogenic properties, ketamine has been abused as a recreational drug, which […]

Suicide crisis syndrome: A review of supporting evidence for a new suicide-specific diagnosis

Suicide is a major public health problem, and suicide rates are still on the rise. Current strategies for identifying individuals at risk for suicide, such as the use of a patient’s self-reported suicidal ideation or evidence of past suicide attempts, have not been sufficient in reducing suicide rates. Recently, research groups have been focused on […]

Mental health during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic: A review and recommendations for moving forward

COVID-19 has infected millions of people and upended the lives of most humans on the planet. Researchers from across the psychological sciences have sought to document and investigate the impact of COVID-19 in myriad ways, causing an explosion of research that is broad in scope, varied in methods, and challenging to consolidate. Because policy and […]

Suicidal behaviours and moderator support in online health communities: A scoping review.

ABSTRACT Objective:s Online support can be a crucial source of  support for individuals experiencing suicidal behaviours, with forum moderators being pivotal in terms of the role they play in times of personal mental health emergencies. This study identified what is empirically known about the professional practices of health professionals who are online mental health forum […]

Contributions of health technologies in risk assessment for suicide behavior: An integrative review

Objective: to identify how health technologies contribute to risk assessment for suicidal behavior. Methods: an integrative review carried out on the MEDLINE, CINAHL, Web of Science, SCOPUS, LILACS and BDENF databases. The sample consisted of 12 primary studies, with no temporal or language delimitation. Analysis of results occurred descriptively. Results: the technologies included assistance and teaching aspects favorable […]

Suicide prevention strategies for older persons: An integrative review of empirical and theoretical papers

Aim: To synthesize suicide prevention strategies for older adults. The review question was Which suicide prevention strategies are useful for older adults? Design: Integrative review. Data sources: Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, Ovid PsycINFO and PubMed were searched for articles published between January 2009 and December 2019. Review methods: An integrative review of quantitative, qualitative and theoretical papers with a […]

Experiences of bereavement from suicide: A descriptive review

Background: Suicide is a serious public health problem. Bereaved from suicide can have an impact on one’s physical, mental health as well as daily life. Not all bereaved people can cope well with the situation, so it is necessary for nurses to provide support for them. Aim: To describe the experiences of bereavement from suicide. […]

Preventing suicide: Where are we?


Hot idea or hot air: A systematic review of evidence for two widely marketed youth suicide prevention programs and recommendations for implementation.

Youth suicide is highly related to mental disorders. While communities and schools are marketed to with a plethora of suicide prevention programs, they often lack the capacity to choose evidence-based programs. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of two youth suicide prevention programs to help determine if the quality of evidence available justifies their wide […]

Best practice elements of multilevel suicide prevention strategies: A review of systematic reviews.

Evidence-based best practices for incorporation into an optimal multilevel intervention for suicide prevention should be identifiable in the literature. A number of evidence-based best practices for the prevention of suicide and suicide attempts were identified. Research is needed on the nature and extent of potential synergistic effects of various preventive activities within multilevel interventions.

Psychosocial interventions for suicidal ideation, plans, and attempts: A database of randomized controlled trials.


Status of Suicide in Tennessee 2010

This report summarizes the multifaceted & multimedia efforts of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network to educate the general public & to save lives. Special mention is made of the statewide Suicide Prevention & Awareness Event project launched in 2009. JA Contact us for a copy of this article, or view online at

Mending the net: suicide prevention in Alaska

Annual report of state of Alaska’s Statewide Suicide Prevention Council.

Suicide in the East Midlands and England – an Update

This report examines the information & trends in suicide in England & the East Midlands. The purpose of the report is to investigate & analyse data in order to understand better suicide patterns in the East Midlands, to identify any gaps in data & information, & to assess any changes that occurred since the previous […]

Book Review-In her Wake: a Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of her Mother’s Suicide, by N Rappaport

The reviewer says that there is much to appreciate in this book in terms of grief & loss & the value of knowing about one’s family. He says the book also reminds readers of the devastation suicide causes & the need for postvention & prevention.

Book Review-“Suicidal Behaviour” – Advances in Psychotherapy (Evidence-based Practice) by R McKeon

The reviewer calls this book “compact & handy”, “reader-friendly, enriched with tables, boxed clinical ‘pearls’, marginal notes, & summary boxes”. Even though the book has an American focus, the reviewer found this does not preclude its generalisation & application to other sociocultural settings as the author revisits common management principles when illustrating them in an […]

Book Review-The Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention: a Global Perspective, edited by D Wasserman & C Wasserman

The reviewer notes that this textbook “covers all important aspects concerning suicide & suicidal behaviors, including numerous examples of the challenges in this field & tools needed to achieve the ultimate goal, namely, suicide prevention”. He says it is “an excellent resource to be used by researchers, clinicians and professionals working in all fields related […]