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    Suicide attempts among students of higher education, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, South Africa

    Background Worldwide, death by suicide is a leading cause of death among young people, and students of higher educational institutions constitute a vulnerable group. This study aimed to determine the lifetime prevalence and associated factors of suicide attempt among students of a higher education institution in Nelson Mandela Municipality. Methods A cross sectional study was […]

    January 23, 2023
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    Suicide and suicidal ideation in the times of the Covid‑19 pandemic: A scientometric analysis

    Objectives: The article aims to explore the studies performed on suicide because of coronavirus disease 19 through a bibliometric analysis. A quantitative analysis of the topic furnishes data on the publication pattern, influential research journals, highly cited articles, productive countries and organizations, the authorship pattern, and the collaborative pattern between authors. Methods: Data regarding the […]

    January 23, 2023
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    Suicide and other causes of death among Chernobyl cleanup workers from Estonia, 1986 − 2020: An update

    Mortality was studied in a cohort of 4831 men from Estonia who participated in the environmental cleanup of the radioactively contaminated areas around Chernobyl in 1986–1991. Their mortality in 1986–2020 was compared with the mortality in the Estonian male population. A total of 1503 deaths were registered among the 4812 traced men. The all-cause standardized […]

    January 23, 2023
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    Suicidal ideation disparities among transgender and gender diverse compared to cisgender community health patients

    Background Transgender and gender diverse (TGD) individuals experience more severe psychological distress and may be at higher risk for suicide compared to cisgender individuals. The existing literature largely consists of small-sample studies that do not assess subgroup differences. Objective To examine rates of self-reported suicidal ideation among four TGD groups compared to cisgender individuals. Design […]

    January 23, 2023
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    Suicidal ideation among people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh: Prevalence and associated factors

    Background: Evidence from pandemic and pre-pandemic studies conducted globally indicates that people with disabilities (PWDs) have a higher risk for suicidality. However, none of these studies has assessed suicidality among PWDs in Bangladesh. Aims: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of and factors associated with suicidal ideation among PWDs during the […]

    January 23, 2023
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    Suicidal behaviors in the entertainment industry: A preliminary exploration of the interplay between work scheduling, social support, and wellbeing in Australia

    Objective Workers of the Australian entertainment industry exhibit disproportionately high rates of impaired psychological wellbeing and suicidal behaviors, with such rates being exacerbated by the negative impact of working long and odd hours (Work Scheduling Impact; WSI). Nonetheless, stable and secure social support networks may buffer the risks associated with such systemic difficulties. Methods The […]

    January 23, 2023
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    Stigma and determinant factors among patients with mental disorders: Institution-based cross-sectional study

    Objectives: To assess prevalence and its associated factors of perceived stigma among patients with mental disorders who had appointment for treatment at Debre Markos, Finote Selam, and Felege Hiwot Hospitals, Ethiopia, 2019. Methods: At selected hospitals in the Amhara Region, an institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted from 1 February to 1 March 2019. Participants were […]

    January 23, 2023
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    Sociodemographic characteristics and patterns of suicide in Pakistan: An analysis of current trends

    Suicide is a global phenomenon with about 79% of suicides occurring in low and middle-income countries. This study investigated current trends, demographics, and characteristics of completed suicides based on reports from leading Pakistani Newspapers. This study performed a qualitative analysis of completed suicides in Pakistan’s four newspapers from January 1st, 2019, through December 31st, 2020. […]

    January 23, 2023
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    Sleep loss suicidal ideation: The role of trait extraversion

    Background: It is known that sleep disturbance is associated with increased suicidal thinking. Moreover, completed suicides, when adjusted for the proportion of the populace that is awake at a given time, are more probable during the late night/early morning hours. Despite these concerns, no studies have examined the role of trait-like individual differences in vulnerability to […]

    January 23, 2023
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    Serotonin modifies the impact of sleep disturbance on suicidality in patients with acute coronary syndrome

    Background: This study investigated the associations of sleep disturbance and serum serotonin levels with suicidal ideation, and evaluated the potential modifying effects of serotonin on these associations in patients with the acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods: In total, 969 ACS patients were recruited from a tertiary university hospital in Korea within 2 weeks of disease onset and […]

    January 23, 2023
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    Instability of emotional relationships and suicide among youth: A qualitative study

    Background Interpersonal problems are one of the factors for understanding the complex issues that result in suicide attempts and self-injury by poisoning. The quality of familial relationships is a predictor of the occurrence and outcome of suicide attempts. This study aimed to explore motives for self-poisoning suicide attempts amongst young adults. Method This research was […]

    January 23, 2023
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    Identification of suicidal ideation and support for families in sub-saharan Africa

    Over 77% of global suicides related to life stress in 2019 occurred in low-income and middle-income countries. However, few studies in sub-Saharan Africa have focused on mental health and suicidal behaviors. Less than 10% of African countries have reported suicide rates (WHO, 2021). This article intends to raise awareness of the current global problem of […]

    January 23, 2023
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    Detecting suicidal text using natural language processing

    Using Natural Language Processing (NLP), we are able to analyze text from suicidal individuals. This can be done using a variety of methods. I analyzed a dataset of a girl named Victoria who died by suicide. I used a machine learning method to train using a different dataset and tested it on her diary entries  […]

    January 23, 2023
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    Athletes are not at greater risk for death by suicide: A narrative review of the literature

    Introduction Suicide represents a major mental and public health issue. Elite athletes share certain individual and environmental characteristics that may increase their risk for mental illnesses, ultimately leading to suicide. This notion conflicts with the general perception of athletes, being the healthiest representatives of society. Methods A comprehensive literature search was carried out through PubMed […]

    January 23, 2023
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    Acceptability, family discord, loss survivor status, and mood disorder: Risk factors for suicide among South Koreans

    The aim of the present study was to examine how exposure to suicidal behavior, family strain, and reasons for living influence both acceptability and suicidal behavior in South Korea. Based on 1,599 respondents to the 2009 South Korean General Social Survey data, the study found that acceptability of suicide and depression were the most consistent […]

    January 23, 2023
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    A following wave pattern of suicide-related pediatric emergancy room admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic and response, which included physical distancing and stay-at-home orders, disrupted the daily lives of children and adolescents, isolating them from their peers, school, and other meaningful contacts. The present study aims to add to the accumulating evidence on the pandemic’s impact on child and adolescent suicidal behavior. Data were extracted from Schneider […]

    January 23, 2023
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    Screening for depression and suicide risk in children and adolescents: Updated evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force

    Importance  Depression, suicidal ideation, and self-harm behaviors in youth are associated with functional impairment and suicide. Objective  To review the evidence on screening for depression or suicide risk in children and adolescents to inform the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Data Sources  PubMed, Cochrane Library, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and trial registries through July 19, 2021; references, experts, and […]

    January 19, 2023
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    Screening for anxiety in children and adolescents: Evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force

    Importance  Anxiety in children and adolescents is associated with impaired functioning, educational underachievement, and future mental health conditions. Objective  To review the evidence on screening for anxiety in children and adolescents to inform the US Preventive Services Task Force. Data Sources  PubMed, Cochrane Library, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and trial registries through July 19, 2021; references, experts, and surveillance through […]

    January 19, 2023
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    Risk factors associated with peripartum suicide attempts in Japan

    Importance  Peripartum suicide attempt is a major psychiatric complication associated with pregnancy, but the risk factors remain largely uncertain. Objective  To identify the demographic characteristics and predisposing risks for peripartum suicide attempts and postpartum depression. Design, Setting, and Participants  This cohort study used retrospective data on pregnant women who delivered children between April 1, 2016, and March 31, […]

    January 19, 2023
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    Rising health problem of Türkiye, healthcare professionals’ suicides in media

    It is known that the risk of suicide increases in professionals who are frequently exposed to intensive and stressful working conditions. Health professionals may be susceptible to depression and suicide due to occupational stressors besides risk factors such as violence against healthcare professionals, mobbing and burnout. However, it is noteworthy that there is no institutional […]

    January 19, 2023
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    Recent stressful experiences and suicide risk: Implications for suicide prevention and intervention in U.S. Army soldiers

    Objectives To identify the extent to which the presence of recent stressful events are risk factors for suicide among active‐duty soldiers as reported by informants. Methods Next‐of‐kin (NOK) and supervisors (SUP) of active duty soldiers (n = 135) who died by suicide and two groups of living controls: propensity‐matched (n = 128) and soldiers who reported suicidal ideation in […]

    January 19, 2023
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    Psychosocial health in adolescent unmarried motherhood in rural Uganda: Implications for community-based collaborative mental health education, and empowerment strategies in the prevention of depression and suicide

    Teenage pregnancy rates in Uganda are among the highest in sub-Saharan Africa. Child marriage is often the result of unmarried teenage pregnancy and is recognised by Uganda’s government as a form of sexual violence and an outcome of inequality. However, unmarried motherhood incurs stigma and shame within traditionally living rural communities. Using co-produced Open Space […]

    January 19, 2023
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    Raising suicide in medical appointments–Barriers and facilitators experienced by young adults and GPs: A mixed-methods systematic review

    The aim of this review was to understand the barriers and facilitators facing GPs and young adults in raising and addressing suicide in medical appointments. A mixed-methods systematic review was conducted of qualitative and quantitative studies. The focus was papers that explored barriers and facilitators experienced by young adults aged 18 to 26, and GPs […]

    January 19, 2023

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