Purpose There is a need to address suicide among farmers in the United States and understand what contributes to suicide among American farmers. The purpose of this qualitative study is to analyze narrative data to uncover circumstances that were present in the lives of farmers who died by suicide. Methods This study leverages data available […]
The premise that significant differences exist in self-concept content, structure, & processes between 3 groups of adolescents (age 13-17) was examined in this study. A pilot (& subsequent control group) of 23 non-depressed, non-behaviourally disordered adolescents, & two clinical subgroups of 30 depressed adolescents & 12 adolescents with a past suicide attempt or attempts were […]
Screening for Suicide Among Juvenile Delinquents: Reliability and Validity Evidence for the Suicide Screening Inventory (SSI)
This study tested the reliability & validity of a new instrument for assessing suicidality in adjudicated delinquents. The Suicide Screening Inventory, a 14-item, interview, was evaluated based on archival data from 442 adolescents, primarily male, between the ages of 12 & 20. Two estimates of reliability indicated moderate internal consistency. Expert rating of the instrument’s […]
The authors evaluated the Wisconsin Firearm-Related Injury Surveillance System for simplicity, flexibility acceptability, sensitivity, predictive value, representativeness, timeliness, resources, & data quality. Positive results were found for each measure. (6 refs)
The theme of this Conference was “Injuries, Suicide & Violence: Building Knowledge, Policies & Practices to Promote a Safer World”
This study examined the prevalence & characteristics of suicidal ideation among middle-aged & older persons who have HIV infection or AIDS. The authors found that 27% of subjects reported having thought about taking their own life in the previous week. Those subjects reported greater levels of emotional distress & poorer health-related quality of life than […]
The authors provide an overview of a study describing suicide-related types of firearms & their characteristics in a defined population.
The authors summarize the findings of a study that examined firearm homicide/suicide cases & identified incidence, age & gender of the victim & perpetrator, type of relationship, circumstances, alcohol usage, firearm type & ownership.
This manuscript is the Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Strategy. The first part provides information on the public health approach to suicide prevention, suicide rates, & the costs that suicide poses to the state. The second section outlines the goals & objectives of the strategy & ideas for suicide prevention in Wisconsin. The last part provides Internet […]
The meeting, entitled “The Varieties of Homicide & its Research,” took place in 1999 at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Firearm Homicide-Suicide Events in Southeastern Wisconsin, 1991-1997 (IN: The Varieties of Homicide and its Research. Proceedings of the 1999 Meeting of the Homicide Research Working Group, edited by P H Blackman)
The public health model for injury prevention is utilized to comprehensively examine firearm homicide-suicide events. Records from multiple data sources were linked to better describe homicide-suicide events that occurred in 8 counties in southeastern Wisconsin. Homicide-suicides accounted for 3.8% of all firearm deaths for the study period. Of these deaths, 65% were classified as intimate […]
This Editorial provides additional comments on the survey of physicians reported by Shapiro et al (see SIEC #1994-0223). It commends the authors for their survey instrument, statistical analyses, and ability to successfully obtain results from a large number of physicians representing multiple specialties & diverse ethical & religious preferences. It also provides data on The […]
Harper presents findings from prevention workshops presented to teens. Over a period of two years, she gathered responses to these questions about depression: 1) what is depression; 2) how does depression feel; 3) what can bring about depression; 4) what can be done about depression; & 5) what are reasons for living?
The reliability of the Adult Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire (ASIQ) is examined in a sample of 325 adult psychiatric outpatients. The ASIQ is a 25-item adult form of the Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire. Internal consistency reliability of the ASIQ was high for all groups & of sufficient magnitude to suggest accuracy for clinical & research applications. High […]
Recent survey research on adolescent females indicate that the young woman of the 90’s is afflicted with serious problems because of her gender. Data from Wisconsin & Minnesota suggest that depression, suicide, physical & sexual abuse, body image, unprotected intercourse & relationship problems weigh heavily on the lives of young women. This paper reflects on […]
Risk Factors for Adolescent Suicidal Behavior: Loss, Insufficient Familial Support, and Hopelessness
20 adolescent suicide attempters & 20 nonattempters were asked about their perceived hopelessness, social support & loss preceding hospitalization. Data show that loss & low family support were the best predictors of an adolescent’s suicide attempt. Attempters reported more hopelessness than nonattempters. The influence of recent loss, especially when paired with a perceived lack of […]
In this letter to the editor, the author refutes earlier arguments offered by Travis against assisted suicide (see SIEC #911018). Palmore then gives his arguments in favour of assisted suicide including, among others: 1) the quality of life is more important that its quantity & 2) assisted suicide does not affect or infringe upon the […]