Understanding suicidal transitions in Australian adults: Protocol for the LifeTrack prospective longitudinal cohort study

Background The factors that influence transition from suicidal ideation to a suicide attempt or remission of suicidal thoughts are poorly understood. Despite an abundance of research on risk factors for suicidal ideation, no large-scale longitudinal population-based studies have specifically recruited people with suicidal ideation to examine the mechanisms underlying critical transitions to either suicide attempt […]

The rate of transition to a suicide attempt among people with suicidal thoughts in the general population: A systematic review

Objective To review and summarize evidence on the rate of transition from suicidal ideation to a suicide attempt, and the factors associated with this transition, in the general population. Methods A comprehensive search was conducted using MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Embase for relevant articles published between January 1, 2000, and March 3, 2021. We identified 18 […]

The range of suicidal ideation among people with care experience: Occurrences of suicidal thoughts in a cross-national sample from England and Germany

Background: This paper investigates the range of suicidal ideation among people with care experience. People who grew up in care have an elevated risk of suicidal ideation, behavior and dying by suicide compared to people without care experience. Objective: A comprehensive and in-depth understanding of when suicidal ideation occurs and how care-experienced people experience suicidal […]

Suicide among Veterans receiving Veterans Health Administration home based primary care and following discharge from Community Living Centers

Introduction Veterans who receive Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) services and those discharged from VHA Community Living Centers (CLC) may be at increased risk of suicide. No studies to date have assessed suicide risks among HBPC patients. This study examined suicide risks among recipients of VHA HBPC services and following discharge […]

Trajectories of suicidal ideation following separation from military service: Overall trends and group differences

Background Although the transition out of military service is a high-risk time for suicidal ideation (SI), a paucity of research examines the development of SI during this transition process and veteran subgroups at risk for SI as they readjust to civilian life. Methods A population-based, longitudinal post-9/11 veteran cohort reported SI frequency at 3, 9, […]

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 […]