Reculturation: A new perspective on military- civilian transition stress

Various forms of assistance are offered to help US Veterans achieve success in their post-military lives in recognition of their service. Despite the many successes, a significant number of Veterans continue to remain at risk for negative mental health outcomes, including suicidality and low levels of life satisfaction. These findings may be due to challenges […]

Examining the time to transition from nonsuicidal self-injury to suicide attempt: A brief report

Background: Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a strong predictor of suicide attempts (SA). Characteristics of NSSI have been shown to influence the NSSI–SA relationship; however, the temporal nature of this association is understudied. Aims: This study aimed to elucidate the NSSI-SA relationship by examining the association between NSSI characteristics and time lapsed from NSSI onset to first SA. Method: Participants were […]

Predicting the transition from suicidal ideation to suicide attempt among sexual and gender minority youths

Objective: Sexual and gender minority youths are more likely to consider, attempt, and die by suicide than are heterosexual and cisgender youths, yet little is known about how to predict future attempts or transitions from suicidal thoughts to behaviors. Additionally, adaptive measurement of psychopathology is a promising approach that may help characterize risk in this […]

Factors associated with the time to transition from suicidal ideation to suicide plans and attempts in the Australian general population

Background. Suicide plans and attempts rarely occur without prior suicidal ideation but are hard to predict. Early intervention efforts need to focus on subgroups of the population who are more likely to transition from ideation to suicidal plans and attempts. The current study utilised data from a large nationally representative sample to investigate the time […]

Best practices in care transitions for individuals with suicide risk: Inpatient care to outpatient care

This report presents feasible, evidence-based practices that health systems can take to improve patient engagement and safety during the transition from inpatient to outpatient care.

Why adolescents attempt suicide: A qualitative study of the transition from ideation to action

To ameliorate the public health problem of adolescent suicide, it is imperative to go beyond simply establishing which factors increase risk. Multiple factors often interact in such a way that escalates suicide risk, and some combinations may be particularly perilous. Therefore, it is essential to examine the sequence and interplay of these various contributors to […]

Association of suicide risk with transition to civilian life among US Military service members

Importance  Although interest is high in addressing suicide mortality after the transition from military to civilian life, little is known about the risk factors associated with this transition. To support the ongoing suicide surveillance work of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, examining these factors is important for […]