The health and situation of young LGBTQ people in Sweden: What do we know and where is more research needed?

In this report, Forte – the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare – seeks to elucidate what we currently know about the lives and health of young LGBTQ people, and show differences and similarities in the experience of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people. The report provides knowledge-based data, recommends[…]

Suicide communication on digital platforms: A research review

The aim of this research review is to describe and exemplify research to date on suicide communication on digital platforms and to discuss the fears and hopes, advantages and disadvantages, as well as the risks and  opportunities that researchers in the field have pointed to over the past three decades. The review presents a number[…]

Suicide rates in Nordic prisons 2000-2016

Objective
To compare suicide rates of people in prison and the general population in the Nordic countries.
Methods
Data on deaths by suicide and person-years for people in prison and the general population were obtained for the Nordic countries during 2000–2016. Age-standardized rate ratios were calculated.
Results
The suicide rate[…]

High suicide rates among unaccompanied minors/youth seeking asylum in Sweden

Background and aim: We aimed to assess rates and background factors of suicide among unaccompanied minors/youth (10-21 years of age) seeking asylum in Sweden in 2017, and to compare these rates with rates in the Swedish general population of the same age. Method: Data were collected and validated using information from four governmental agencies and two nongovernmental organizations.[…]

Healthcare use before and after suicide attempt in refugees and Swedish-born individuals

Purpose There is a lack of research on whether healthcare use before and after a suicide attempt differs between refugees and the host population. We aimed to investigate if the patterns of specialised (inpatient and specialised outpatient) psychiatric and somatic healthcare use, 3 years before and after a suicide attempt, differ between refugees and the Swedish-born[…]

Rural life and suicide: Does the effect of the community context vary by country of birth? A Swedish registry-based multilevel cohort study

Contextual factors varying by residence in rural or urban areas may have different effects on the suicide of residents by nativity, but evidence on the urban-rural gap in suicide according to nativity is lacking. This study aims to evaluate the effect of cross-level interaction between nativity and rurality of residence on suicide risk, at two[…]

Suicide risk among native- and foreign-origin persons in Sweden: A longitudinal examination of the role of unemployment status

Purpose
Prior research has documented an association between unemployment and elevated suicide risk. Yet, few Swedish studies have explicitly considered how such risk may vary by different migration background characteristics among persons of foreign-origin, who often experience diverse forms of labor market marginalization. This study examines the extent to which unemployment status may differentially[…]

Life weariness and suicidal thoughts in late life: A national study in Sweden

Objectives: This study aimed at investigating the point prevalence of life weariness and suicidal thoughts and their relationship with socio-demographic characteristics in a population of older adults in Sweden. Method: Data from 7913 individuals aged 60 years and older were drawn from the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care, a collaborative study in Sweden. Life weariness and[…]

Impulsive suicide attempts among young people: A prospective multicentre cohort study in Sweden

Background
We aimed to compare the prevalence of impulsive suicide attempts (ISA) among young adults and those over 25 who present at hospital in connection with attempted suicide. We also aimed to identify factors associated with ISA in young adults and to assess medical severity as well as the probability of repeated suicide attempts[…]

Economic stress in childhood and suicide thoughts and suicide attempts: A population-based study among adults

Objectives To investigate associations between economic stress in childhood and suicide thoughts and attempts. Study design The 2012 public health survey in Scania, Sweden, is a cross-sectional postal questionnaire study including 28,029 participants, aged 18–80 years. Methods