New Jersey Police Suicide Task Force Report

In October 2008, the Governor of New Jersey formed a task force to study police suicide in that state. The Task Force shared expertise, reviewed material on police suicide, & invited guest speakers to make presentations. Law enforcement supervisors were surveyed on their utilization of mental health services for their officers. 4 recommendations were made: […]

A Suicide Prevention Advisory Group at an Academic Medical Center


Mental Health First Aid Guidelines for Helping a Suicidal Person: a Delphi Consensus Study in India

File copy includes an appendix with the items included in the Delphi survey & another appendix with first aid guidelines for India.

The Challenge and the Promise: Strengthening the Force, Preventing Suicide and Saving Lives: Final Report of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Prevention of Suicide by Members of the Armed Forces

This report details the research, results, & recommendations of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Prevention of Suicide by Members of the Armed Forces resulting from a year-long review of data, studies, programs, & discussions with service members, their families, & their caregivers. 49 findings & 76 associated recommendations are discussed. Findings fall […]

Coping With Youth Suicide and Overdose. One Community’s Efforts to Investigate, Intervene, and Prevent Suicide Contagion


Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia(IN: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia, ed. by H Hendin)


A Review and Analysis of Suicide Prevention Efforts in Ireland

This paper reviews the progress in implementing the recommendations made by Ireland’s National Task Force on Suicide & aims to identify lessons for the development of suicide prevention in Ireland & elsewhere. (18 refs.)

Moving Forward Together: Stakeholder Perspectives on the Priorities of The Mental Health Commission of Canada

This report provides a written summary of stakeholder perspectives on three key initiatives of the Mental Health Commission of Canada: reducing stigma, developing a knowledge exchange network, & creating a national strategy. The second part of the report discusses connections among the three initiatives. Part 3 includes stakeholder comments about the Commission. The report concludes […]

World Suicide Prevention day: Think Globally, Plan Nationally, act Locally


Preventing Suicide in Prisons, Part I: Recommendations from the International Association for Suicide Prevention Task Force on Suicide in Prisons

In 2000, the World Health Organization published a guide on suicide prevention for corrections officers. There are now new epidemiological data on prison suicide, a more detailed discussion of the risk factors accounting for the generally higher rate of suicide in correctional settings compared to the general population, & several strategies for developing screening instruments. […]

National Confidential Inquiry Into Suicide and Homicide by People With Mental Illness: new Directions

The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People With Mental Illness was established in 1992. This article discusses a number a new directions for the inquiry including studies on the effectiveness of interventions; the expansion of data collection to include both quantitative & descriptive information; obtaining data on mental health service contact of […]

ACNP Task Force Report on SSRIs and Suicidal Behavior in Youth

This Task Force report by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology evaluates the safety & efficacy of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants for depressed youth under 18 years. The report was undertaken after regulatory agencies in the United States & the United Kingdom raised concerns in 2003 about the possibility that treatment of depression in children […]

Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America. Final Report

This Commission was established to study the problems & gaps in the mental health system in the United States & to make concrete recommendations for immediate improvements that all levels of government, local agencies, & public & private health care providers can implement. 6 goals & the ways in which these can be achieved are […]

Diverting the Crisis Call: Report of the Crisis Call Community Development Project

Report of the Working Group on Psychotropic Medications for Children and Adolescents: Psychopharmacological, Psychosocial, and Combined Interventions for Childhood Disorders: Evidence Base, Contextual Factors, and Future Directions

This extensive report examines psychopharmacological, psychosocial, & combined interventions for childhood disorders. Interventions are discussed by disorder, including: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; oppositional defiant disorder & conduct disorder; Tourette & tic disorders; obsessive-compulsive disorder; anxiety disorders; depressive disorders & suicidality; bipolar disorders; schizophrenia spectrum disorder; autism spectrum disorder; eating disorders; & elimination disorders. Conclusions & recommendations are […]

Preventing Suicide: Priorities for Action in Gloucestershire. Summary Report

Youth Suicide: Hidden Crisis


Suicide, National Inquiries and Professional Judgement

Protect Life: a Shared Vision – Suicide Prevention Strategy for Northern Ireland (Draft)

Confronting Depression and Suicide in Physicians: a Consensus Statement

Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Task Force: Year one Report


Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Youth Suicide – Where do we go From Here?

Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Task Force: Year two Report