Older than America.

An Indian woman’s visions and a geologist’s investigation of an earthquake come together to reveal secrets about the atrocities that took place at a Native American boarding school.

Differences in behavior,psychological factors, and environmental factors associated with participation in school sports and other activities in adolescence

This study examined whether participation in school team sports, exclusively or in combination with other extracurricular activities, is associated with higher levels of psychosocial functioning and healthy behavior than participation in other extracurricular activities alone or nonparticipation. The study sample includes 50,168 ninth grade public school students who completed an anonymous, voluntary statewide survey in […]

Brief Report: Why Suicide? Perceptions of Suicidal Inpatients and Reflections of Clinical Researchers

The authors had a sample of 52 suicidal inpatients provide written responses to the query: why suicide? A reliable coding system was developed that captured 7 distinct response types to the prompt, namely, suicide was seen as: the easy way out, a permanent solution, an escape from pain, the only option, self-oriented, related to hopelessness, […]

Suicide Prevention With Adolescents: Considering Potential Benefits and Untoward Effects of Public Service Announcements

This study investigated possible benefits & untoward effects of suicide prevention public service announcements for adolescents. 426 Minnesota adolescents were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: a billboad simulation; a 30-second television ad simulation; & a no information condition. Results suggests some benefits for the information conveyed by the television ad. Few benefits were […]

Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents: Relationship to Weight Status, Weight Control Behaviors, and Body Dissatisfaction

This study examined associations between suicidal behaviours & extreme & less extreme weight control behaviours, body dissatisfaction, & weight status in adolescents. Data were drawn from Project EAT, a survey of 4,746 Grade 7-12 students. Multivariate logistic regressions examined associations. Suicide ideation & suicide attempts were more commonly observed in adolescents with extreme weight control […]

A Psychometric Investigation of the Suicide Status Form II With a Psychiatric Inpatient Sample

The authors investigated the psychometric validity & reliability of the Suicide Status Form-II (1997). Participants were 149 psychiatric inpatients at the Mayo Clinic; 108 were suicidal. Each participant completed assessment measures within 24 hours of admission & 48-72 hours later. Factor analyses of the core assessment produced a robust two-factor solution reflecting chronic & acute […]

Nonfatal Suicide Attempts and Other Self-Inflicted Harm: Beltrami County Youths, 2002-2006

This article summarizes the results of an investigation into suicide attempts & self-inflicted harm among youths in Beltrami County, Minnesota between 2002-2006. An annualized rate of 356 hospital-treated suicide attempts/self-inflicted harm per 100,000 population was found among Beltrami County youth, ages 10-24 years, a rate more than 50% higher than other youth in Minnesota or […]

Suicide Rates in 2009: do the Economy and Wars Have an Effect?

Suicide is a public health problem that claims the lives of approximately 1 million people around the world each year. This article describes suicide rates in the United States & Minnesota & discusses potential effects of the economy on the rate, concerns regarding suicide in the Army, & what clinicians can do to make a […]

Chronomics of Suicides and the Solar Wind


Mortality in Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder: an Olmsted County, Minnesota Cohort: 1950-2005

319 Olmsted County residents meeting criteria for schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder seen at the Mayo Clinic between 1950-1980 were followed-up until February 2005. At the end of follow-up, 44% of patients had died. 3% of these deaths were due to suicide. In 1975, Tsuang & colleagues showed mortality in people with schizophrenia & later, those […]

Does Scoliosis Have a Psychological Impact and Does Gender Make a Difference


Suicide Prevention Plan Progress Report (February 2005)


Nonfatal, Hospital-Treated, Self-Inflicted Poisoning: State-Based Surveillance Using Hospital Discharge Data

The theme of this Conference was “Injuries, Suicide & Violence: Building Knowledge, Policies & Practices to Promote a Safer World”

A Comparison of Suicide Assessment Instruments: SAM-PC and Beck Scales for Suicidal Ideation

Suicide Prevention Plan Progress Report


Crisis Home Providing: a Twenty-Year Prospective

The author describes an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization for clients with serious & persistent mental illness in the Crisis Home Program of the Crisis Intervention Centre, Hennepin County medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Psychotherapy for Bulimia Nervosa Delivered via Telemedicine

The overall purpose of this study was to see if psychotherapy can be delivered effectively via telemedicine, & if such administration is acceptable to patients. This trial evolved out of growing concerns that manual-based psychotherapies for various psychiatric conditions are not widely available, particularly to people in rural areas. Some of the practical aspects of […]

“How Could a Mother…?” Matricide and Text-Mediated Relations of Family Discourse

This article presents the case of one woman who killed all 6 of her children before attempting to kill herself. The circumstances of the case are detailed, including a history of violence & suicidal threats between the perpetrator & her husband. The author argues that the woman’s commission of matricide & subsequent suicide attempt suggest […]

Covariations of Eating Behaviors With Other Health-Related Behaviors Among Adolescents


Steroid use Among Adolescents: Findings From Project EAT

The authors assessed the prevalence of anabolic steroid use in a large population-based sample of adolescents, & identified personal, socio-environmental, & behavioral factors related to the health of adolescents that use anabolic steroids. They found that in males, steroid use was associated with poorer self-esteem & higher rates of depressed mood & attempted suicide. Implications […]

Correlation Between Different Experiences of Intrafamilial Physical Violence and Violent Adolescent Behavior

This research examined the relationship between different experiences of family physical violence & the violent behaviors of attempted suicide, fighting, & gun-carrying at school among 133,794 adolescents in Minnesota public schools. Levels of violence against self & others were compared for male & female youth reporting varying levels of violence in their family histories. Results […]

Sharing Progress: on the Edge of an era

This pamphlet provides information on the United States based Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program, which is a community-based public health approach to suicide prevention. This pamphlet contains some of the aims of the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program, & includes a section of credits that have been given to the program. The pamphlet also has […]

Overeating Among Adolescents: Prevalence and Associations With Weight-Related Characteristics and Psychological Health

The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of overeating among adolescents & to examine associations between overeating & sociodemographic characteristics, weight status, dieting behaviors, body satisfaction, depressive mood, self esteem, & suicide. Overeating was found to be associated with suicide risk: more than one fourth of girls (28.6%) & boys (27.8%) in […]