Longitudinal effects of physical and social neighbourhood change on suicide mortality: A full population cohort study among movers and non-movers in the Netherlands

Associations between the residential neighbourhood environment and suicide mortality are well-established; however, most evidence is cross-sectional and not capable of incorporating place-based and residential moving-related neighbourhood changes. We studied how suicide mortality is associated with changes in the physical and social neighbourhood environment for movers and non-movers. Our retrospective analysis was based on longitudinal register data for […]

Suicide prevention during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Publications on mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak and on the psychological effects of quarantine provide important information and recommendations. These are important publications that should be translated to the field for all three levels of suicide prevention: primary, secondary, and tertiary. These publications include sections on urgent mental health issues such […]

Social status and suicidal activity among psychiatric patients: Moderating effects of gender, race and psychiatric diagnosis

The relationship between suicide and social class has proved to be complex. Durkheim predicted suicide rates would increase with social status, while others thought the opposite. Results have been mixed. In some studies, suicidality has increased with increasing social status, and in other studies, the two variables have had an inverse relationship. These studies have […]

Investigating the relationship between social and economic policy views, firearm ownership, and death by firearm in a sample of suicide decedents

Extant literature provides evidence for the frequent use and lethality of firearms in suicide and the ability of means safety measures to prevent suicides; however, little evidence exists to provide an understanding of the characteristics that differentiate suicide decedents who die by firearm from those who die by other methods. In this study, we build […]

Issue brief: Social and emotional learning in Canada.

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a framework for developing social and emotional competencies that is gaining interest in Canada and the United States. The purpose of this issue brief is to provide an overview of the field of social and emotional learning in Canada, particularly within the education system. It presents a concise synopsis of […]

Actions to alleviate the mental health impact of the economic crisis.

The financial turmoil that began in 2007 has developed into a full-blown economic crisis in many countries. This crisis is likely to have a negative impact on health, especially mental health. The full health impact of the crisis remains to be seen, but reports of negative mental health effects have already emerged. For instance, an […]

Social determinants of mental health.

A person’s mental health and many common mental disorders are shaped by various social, economic, and physical environments operating at different stages of life. Risk factors for many common mental disorders are heavily associated with social inequalities, whereby the greater the inequality the higher the inequality in risk. The poor and disadvantaged suffer disproportionately, but […]

Constructing the Suicide Risk Index (SRI): Does it work in predicting suicidal behavior in young adults mediated by proximal factors?


Association between suicidal ideation and exposure to suicide in social relationships among family, friend, and acquaintance survivors in South Korea.

Exposure to suicide in social relationships may be associated with suicidal ideation among survivors. In South Korea, which is known for having the highest suicide rate among OECD countries, exposure to suicide in social relationships can have serious consequences as social relationships are greatly emphasized in the society. The purpose of this study was to […]

The success of gay-straight alliances in Waterloo Region, Ontario: A confluence of political and social factors.

This article outlines how gayÐstraight alliances (GSAs) work to connect youth with community resources, and outlines the political and social context of GSAs in Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. Discusses how the confluence of government and school board policy and community agency support facilitates the implementation, maintenance, and success of GSAs.

Perceptions about suicide: A qualitative study from southern India.


Statistical signs of social influence on suicides.

By treating the suicide as a social fact, Durkheim envisaged that suicide rates should be determined by the connections (or the lack of them) between people and society. Under the same framework, Durkheim considered that crime is bound up with the fundamental conditions of all social life and serves a social function. In this sense, […]

Lump sum compensation payments research project: The circle rechecks itself.


Response, responsibility, and renewal: Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation journey.


On and off the reservation: A discussion of the social, physical, and mental health indicators of suicide in the Native American Community.


Mamow Ki-ken-da-ma-win: a Partnership Approach to Child, Youth, Family and Community Wellbeing

Mamow-Sha-way-gi-kay-win: North-South Partnership for Children represents a coalition of individuals & organizations from southern Ontario who have partnered with First Nations communities in 30 remote northern locations. This paper draws on the experiences of the Partnership in the development of a unique approach to improving life conditions of northern First Nations peoples in Ontario. A […]

Ugandan men’s perceeption of what causes and what prevents suicide

Suicidal behavior is illegal in Uganda. There are no reliable public suicide statistics, but studies indicate that the rates of both suicide and nonfatal suicidal behavior are higher for men than for women. This study examined Ugandan menÕs perceptions of what causes and what prevents suicide as well as their attitudes towards suicide and suicide […]

Indigenous Suicide and Colonization: the Legacy of Violence and the Necessity of Self-Determination

A theoretical case study & analysis of contemporary suicide among Maori youth is presented. In a traditional Maori conceptulization, individual well-being is sourced & tied to the well-being of the collective cultural identity. Individual pain is inseparable from collective pain & the role of the collective becomes that of carrying individuals who are suffering. The […]

Suicide by Greenlandic Youth, in Historical and Circumpolar Perspective (IN: Children and Youth in Greenland – an Anthology, edited by W Kahlig & N Banerjee)

This chapter presents a short summary of what is known (& not known, in a scientific way) about suicide by Greenlandic youth, & situates the present youth suicide situation in Greenland in historical & circumpolar perspective. (12 notes, 9 refs.) Contact us for a copy of this article, or view online at https://alaskaindigenous.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/hicks-sucide-in-greenland.pdf

A Replication of the Relationship Between Elderly Suicides Rates and Elderly Dependency Ratios: Cross-National Study


Primary Care, Males, Masculinity, and Suicide: a Grounded Theory Study

This study was conducted to better understand primary care providers’ experience of treating males with depression. A grounded theory approach explored the contradiction that males in the United States die by suicide four times as often as females, yet females are diagnosed with depression twice as often as males. The study is guided by the […]

Civic Community and Nonmetropolitan White Suicide

This study analysed whether white suicide rates are lower where civic participation is strong & where a strong social institutional structure exists. Negative binominal regression analyses of race/sex/age disaggregated suicide regressed on indices of civic community are conducted for a sample of more than 1400 American nonmetropolitan counties. White male & female suicide rates are […]

Patriarchy on Trial: Suicide, Discipline, and Governance in Imperial Russia

Focussing on the nineteenth century, this article will show how the crime of instigating suicide emerged as part of an (inadequate) effort to correct the abuses of serfdom in Russia, but would, by the 1860s, become a (likewise inadquate) tool to regulate familial relations – specifically, the abuse of wives & children. In both periods, […]