The complex impact of risk and protective factors on suicide mortality: A study of the Ukrainian general population.

This study assesses the complex impact of risk and protective factors on suicide mortality in the Ukrainian general population. Data on suicide rates and socioeconomic and medical factors were obtained from the Ukrainian State Statistical Office, WHO, and the European Social Survey. Structural equation modeling was used for data analysis. Religion and education were negatively […]

Suicide mortality at time of armed conflict in Ukraine.

The purpose of this review is to explore the dynamics of suicide mortality rates in Ukraine during an ongoing armed conflict between 2014 and 2015. Suicide mortality data were obtained by reviewing annual analytical releases from the State Service for Emergent Situations of Ukraine and annual release of Russian Federal Service of State Statistics. Suicide […]

Association of Polymorphisms in the SLIT2 Axonal Guidance Gene With Anger in Suicide Attempters

In this letter to the editor, the authors report a study testing the hypothesis that genetic risk factors may shape an individual’s suicidal vulnerability during the development of the central nervous system, through polymorphisms in axonal guidance genes. The study design used nuclear family trios (both parents & one affected offspring) from the Ukraine. All […]

Suicide Attempt and Basic Mechanisms in Neural Conduction: Relationships to the SCN8A and VAMP4 Genes

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How we can Reduce Suicides in Ukraine: the Draft of the National Action Plan (Public Initiative)

This document provides information on the incidence of suicide in the Ukraine & outlines a draft national suicide prevention strategy. The strategy is based on a two-component model of prevention – public health & measures from the medical system perspective. The main objectives are: to reduce public stigma; to enhance the quality & availability of […]

Ukraine set to act on High Suicide Burden

Ukraine now has some of the highest injury death rates in Europe. The nation’s most common injury death is suicide, & its rate is one of Europe’s & the world’s highest. Suicide in the leading cause of death in the Ukrainian Army which has begun to recognize & address the problem. Mental health is one […]

The Serotonin 1A Receptor C(-1019)G Polymorphism in Relation to Suicide Attempt

The involvement of the implicated G-allele of the 5-HTR1A C(-1019)G polymorphism (rs6295) was analyzed with the transmission disequilibrium test in a sample of 272 suicide attempter families in the Ukraine. No overtransmission of the G-allele was found in the entire sample. However, a strong trend for overtransmission of the G-allele was observed in a subsample […]

Biological Vulnerability of the Brain and Suicidal Process

Published in “The Suicidal Process: Challenges for Treatment and Prevention”

The Problem of Suicidal Behavior at the Female-Students of Ukraine

Published in “The Suicidal Process: Challenges for Treatment and Prevention”

Successful Model of Suicide Prevention in the Ukraine Military Environment

The article deals with the problem of suicidal behavior in the Ukraine military environment & provides a model of a successful prevention approach, which is based on 1) education of the responsible officers; 2) training of the representatives of the most vulnerable risk groups; & 3) follow-up procedures based on distribution of helpful materials for […]

General Situation of Completed Suicide in Ukraine

This article briefly addresses the constant rise in suicide rates in the Ukraine between 1988 & 1998, which has resulted in the country having a suicide rate among the top ten rates in the world. Possible rural & religious differences are discussed.

Befriending Mental Patients: Experience in the Ukraine

Suicidal Behavior in the Ukraine, 1988-1998

This reports studies the available data concerning suicide rates in the Ukraine. Official statistics for the period 1988-1998 were used. The suicide rate was 29.6/100,000 population in 1998. The frequency of suicide differs in various regions of the country, suicides being more frequent in the industrially developed regions & in the rural areas. Between 1988-1997 […]

Suicides in Ukraine: Epidemiology, Knowledge and Attitude of Population

This summary document outlines 7 conclusions formulated as a result of research on the epidemiology, knowledge, & attitudes towards suicide in the Ukraine. The study results identify obstacles for creating effective preconditions to suicide prevention in the posttotalitarian society. In addition to noting the existence of a “Soviet Syndrome,” the research revealed the prevalence of […]

Suicide in the Ukraine: Epidemiology, Knowledge, and Attitudes of the Population

The rate of suicide in the Ukraine is 24 per 100,000 population. It is higher in the rural areas & varies by region. Suicidal behaviour in the post-totalitarian society exists in a special social, psychological, & cultural context that creates obstacles for suicide prevention. The “Soviet syndrome is described. Research shows an ambivalence of feelings […]

Suicide in the Ukraine

The epidemiology of suicide in the Ukraine is presented. The highest rates were in the area of the Chernobyl disaster & highly industrialized areas, although overall suicide rates are higher in the country than in the cities. Suicides were 3 times more frequent among males. Adolescents under 19 accounted for 14.2% of all suicides. The […]

The Ukrainian National Association of Telephone Counsellors

This pamphlet outlines the development of telephone services in the Ukraine & the aims of the national organization. Some statistics about the types of call received & the callers are presented. A brief directory concludes the pamphlet.

Confidence Telecare and Suicides in Odessa

This is a personal account of the author’s experiences with telephone counselling in Odessa, Ukraine. Epidemiological information on who commits suicide, the methods used, who calls the telephone service, & reasons why people commit suicide is also included. (NB: Photocopies of this document will be difficult to read as the quality of the original is […]

Ukrainian Adolescents

The first column in a series of columns on Ukranian adolescents. The column deals with various problems facing adolescents in the Ukraine which included: inflation unemployment, parental relationships, organized crime, the Chernobyl disaster, alcohol consumption, drug use, and suicidal ideations and behaviours.