Oklahoma Suicide Prevention Toolkit

The goal of this toolkit & training is to provide community advocates the necessary tools to develop & implement successful youth suicide prevention initiatives. Contents of the toolkit include: youth suicide prevention in Oklahoma; effective suicide prevention; youth suicide prevention strategies; getting organized; everyone has a role in youth suicide prevention; why youth participation?; community […]

No Evidence of Suicide Increase Following Terrorist Attacks in the United States: an Interrupted Time-Series Analysis of September 11 and Oklahoma City

There is substantial evidence of detrimental psychological sequelae following disasters, including terrorist attacks. The effect of these events on extreme responses such as suicide, however, is unclear. This study tested competing hypotheses about such effects by employing autoregressive integrated moving average techniques to model the impact of September 11 & the Oklahoma City bombing on […]

A Comparison of two Surveillance Systems for Deaths Related to Violent Injury


Oklahoma Firearm-Related Injury Surveillance

This paper describes the implementation of a surveillance system in Oklahoma to define the epidemiology of fatal & nonfatal firearm-related injuries. The effectiveness of the system & the key surveillance findings are discussed. (9 refs)

Oklahoma State Youth Suicide Prevention Plan: Executive Summary

For the complete Oklahoma State Youth Suicide Prevention Plan, please see SIEC #2004-0177

Oklahoma State Youth Suicide Prevention Plan

For the Executive Summary of this document, please see SIEC #2005-0682

Fatal Injuries in Oklahoma: Descriptive Epidemiology Using Medical Examiner Data

To characterize mortality associated with injuries and other health problems in Oklahoma, the researchers examined data from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the State of Oklahoma for the years 1978 through 1984. Each year, approximately 1,500 and 800 deaths resulted from unintentional injury (UI) and intentional injury (suicide and homicide), respectively. The […]

Camp Fire, Inc. Empowers Youth to Assist Peers

Camp Fire, Inc. sponsors the Teens in Action program which has been addressing youth suicide in the USA on both a community & national level. More than 60 Teens in Action campaigns have used a variety of methods & activities to promote suicide awareness. This article highlights the “Self Acceptance is Life” (SAIL) peer support […]

Reaching out: an In-School Counseling Program for At-Risk Students

This manual guides youth service agencies & school in early intervention with adolescents who engage in at-risk behaviour. The basics of contracting with schools, program structure, networking, program evaluation, staffing, staff development, & funding are included. Detailed policies & procedures that Youth Services of Tulsa found most useful when the program was initiated in 1972 […]

National Resource Center for Youth Services

The Resource Center is a national clearinghouse which addresses the specific issues of adolescents as well as their families. This kit provides a number of pamphlets which outline the various services the Center offers.

Alcohol and Fatal Injuries in Oklahoma

This article examines the relationship between alcohol use & violent deaths (accidents, suicides & homicides) by analyzing the 1978-84 data from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of Oklahoma. Out of those who died on the same day they were injured, alcohol was involved for 52% of homicide victims, 40% of suicide victims, […]

Adolescents who Attempt Suicide: A Retrospective Clinical Chart Review of Hospitalized Patients

173 adolescents, age 10-20 yrs, (n=104F, 59M) who had attempted suicide were identified. The 3 characteristics most often exhibited in the yr prior to the attempt were alcohol use, drug use & rebellion toward authority. Only 10% of the attempters were reported to have come from a harmonious family. Depression, impulsivity & anger were the […]

Jail Suicides by Hanging: An Epidemiological Review and Recommendations for Prevention

Jail Suicides: Demographic and Behavioral Factors Postdictive of the Completed Act (Micro HV 6546 L84 1981)

Investigation of the variables indicative of the presuicidal state which give rise to the completed act within city and country jails. Compilation of a brief lethality check-off list to be used by jail personnel during routine booking procedures. (KB)

On Suicide Rate Differentials in Tulsa

Presented are some data and an alternative interpretation to Gibbs and Martin’s theory of Status Integration in relation to suicide.

On Status Intergration and Suicide Rates in Tulsa

Authors express doubt as to the applicability of the theory of status integration to the Tulsa data published by E. Powell (American Sociological Review, v.23, 1958, p.131-139), particularly as to how the original occupations have been classified, the “rho” association between the categories & “how in what way the original authors’ observations constitute an explanation […]

Occupation, Status, and Suicide: Toward a Redefinition of Anomie

MDs Cleared in Fatal Drug Ingestion