There is Hope: a Training Program for Suicide Awareness and Suicide Potential (In: Suicide and Law Enforcement, edited by D C Sheehan & J I Warren)

In 1997, the state of Georgia law enforcement community was made painfully aware of suicide & its consequences following a series of closely-spaced suicides. This painful awakening led to the conclusion that suicide awareness & prevention are the responsibility of every leader. With the support of the Georgia Chief’s & Georgia Sheriff’s Associations, a request […]

HIV Discrimination and the Health of Women Living with HIV

To investigate the asssociation between self-reported HIV discrimination & health outcomes among women living with HIV, 366 women were recruited from HIV/AIDS clinics in Georgia & Alabama. In this cross-sectional study, participants completed an interview. Nearly a sixth of the sample reported experiencing HIV discrimination. These women had higher mean scores for stress, suicide ideation, […]

Depression, Desperation, and Suicidal Ideation in College Students: Results From the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention College Screening Project at Emory University

This study examined sucide ideation & depression in undergraduates at Emory University. 729 students participated over a 3-school-year interval (2002-2005). 11.1% of the students endorsed current (past 4 weeks) suicide ideation & 16.5% had a lifetime suicide attempt or self-injurious episode. Students with current suicide ideation had significantly higher depression symptom severity than those without […]

Suicide Prevention and Community-Level Indictors

This study sought to develop a set of easily obtainable, relevant measures of a community’s condition that could be used to guide its suicide prevention efforts. Existing data were gathered across 159 Georgia counties for 9 potential social indicators that had been chosen by the communities. Data on these from 1995-1999 were averaged & analyzed […]

Preventing Suicide Among Adult Consumers of Mental Health and Addictive Diseases Services (Training and Technical Assistance FY05 Final Report)

This report discusses the outcomes of a suicide prevention training series for providers of mental health & addictive diseases services who serve adult consumers. The training was developed in clusters of 3 training events delivered in two days at 5 locations throughout Georgia by the QPR Institute. 12 recommendations are made for future programming.

Ethnic Differences in Patterns of Suicide Across the Life Cycle

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Risk and Protective Factors for Suicidal Behavior in Abused African American Women

Predictors of Suicidal Ideation Among “at Risk” Cocaine-using African American Women

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Dynamic Wait-Listed Designs for Randomized Trials: new Designs for Prevention of Youth Suicide

This paper examines a new class of statistical designs where random assignment to intervention condition occurs at multiple times in a trial. As an example, the authors present a large ongoing trial to evaluate a gatekeeper training suicide prevention program in 32 schools which initially began as a classic randomized wait-listed design. A general result […]

Social Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide Attempts in Low Income African American Men and Women

The Relationship of Restrictions on State Hospitalization and Suicides Among Emergency Psychiatric Patients

Age, Gender, and Ethnicity Differences in Patterns of Cocaine and Ethanol use Preceding Suicide

The goal of this study was to examine the relationship between suicide & cocaine & ethanol use among completed suicides in Fulton County, Ga., from 1994 through 1998. The authors found significant race, sex, & age differences among the victims who had used cocaine & ethanol before committing suicide, especially in teenage victims. Overall, ethanol […]

Suicide Prevention in Georgia: Healing and Hope

Using a Public Health Approach to Prevent Suicide (IN: Suicide Prevention in Georgia: Healing and Hope)

Community Leaders Discuss Suicide Prevention Efforts (IN: Suicide Prevention in Georgia: Healing and Hope)

Challenges for Suicide Prevention in the Public Sector (IN: Suicide Prevention in Georgia: Healing and Hope)

Introduction of the Georgia Suicide Prevention Plan (IN: Suicide Prevention in Georgia: Healing and Hope)

The Georgia Suicide Prevention Plan

The Georgia Suicide Prevention Plan provides a framework for statewide involvement in suicide prevention at the local, regional & state levels. It proposes a five-step public health model of suicide prevention as a systematic approach to developing & implementing interventions that are effective in reducing suicide. Major action steps concering awareness, intervenion & methodology goals […]

Screening Inmates for Suicide Using Statis Risk Factors

This article describes the development of a screening instrument for the selection of inmates most at risk of suicide & thus in need of suicide prevention services. Implications concerning future refinement & cross-validation of this instrument are discussed. (9 refs)

Outcome Research With High-Risk Inmates

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African Americans, Depression, and Suicide Risk

The aim of the current study was to determine which variable would be a better predictor of suicide risk: perceived social support or serum cholesterol level. Perceived social support was found to be a better predictor for African Americans. Depressed patients with a history of suicide attempt had a significantly lower serum cholesterol level, scored […]

Body Mass Index, Self-Esteem, and Suicide Risk in Clinically Depressed African American and White American Females

The goal of this study was to determine whether clinically depressed, healthy-weight, overweight, & obese females would differ significantly on self-esteem & suicide risk measures. 165 clinically depressed females completed the self-esteem rating scale and the suicide risk scale. Depressed, obese White American females had significantly lower self-esteem & increased suicide risk than depressed healthy-weight […]

Key Factors That Protect Against Health Risks in Youth: Further Evidence

The authors sought to test the consistency of the findings from the Add Health project that are related to the primary protective/risk factors in adolescents. Emotional distress & suicidality were 2 indicators that assessed adolescents’ emotional well-being. Overall, approximately 17% of the sample reported suicidal thoughts, whereas approximately 7% of the sample indicated they actually […]