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    Mental disorder symptom among public safety personnel in Canada

    Background: Canadian public safety personnel (PSP; e.g., correctional workers, dispatchers, firefighters, paramedics, police officers) are exposed to potentially traumatic events as a function of their work. Such exposures contribute to the risk of developing clinically significant symptoms related to mental disorders. The current study was designed to provide estimates of mental disorder symptom frequencies and […]

    September 22, 2022
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    Future directions for optimizing clinical science & safety: Ecological momentary assessments in suicide/self-harm research

    Objective: Mobile technology has facilitated rapid growth in the use of intensive longitudinal methods (ILM), such as ecological momentary assessments (EMA), that help identify proximal indicators of risk in real-time and real-world settings. To realize the potential of ILM for advancing knowledge regarding suicidal and self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (SITB), this article aims to provide […]

    September 22, 2022
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    Collaborative assessment and management of suicidality for teens: A promising frontline intervention for addressing adolescent suicidality

    This pilot open trial examined the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary outcomes of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality for teens (CAMS-4Teens) who presented to outpatient care with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Participants were 22 adolescents (age 13–17; 59% identified as female) with clinical elevations (≥7) on the Suicidal Behaviors Questionnaire–Revised (SBQ-R). Primary outcomes were […]

    September 22, 2022
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    Applying the collaborative assessment and management of suicidality (CAMS) to suicidal adolescents

    Suicide continues to be one of the leading causes of death for adolescents, with limited evidence of empirically-supported treatment approaches for reducing risk of suicide, suicide attempts, and suicidal ideation in this population. The purpose of the current article is to present the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) therapeutic framework as a potentially  […]

    September 22, 2022
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    Associations between genetic risk for adult suicide attempt and suicidal behaviors in young children in the US

    Importance  Suicide rates have been increasing among youth in the US. While the heritability of suicide risk is well established, there is limited understanding of how genetic risk is associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors in young children. Objective  To examine whether genetic susceptibility to suicide attempts (SAs) is associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children. […]

    September 22, 2022
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    Investigating the relationship between bullying involvement and self-harmful thoughts and behaviour in young people: A systematic review

    Background: There is a complex and inconsistent relationship between bullying involvement and self-harmful thoughts and behaviour (SHTB) in young people. This novel systematic review aims to establish key interacting, moderating and mediating variables associated with SHTB in young people involved in bullying. Methods: The systematic review was registered with PROSPERO: CRD42020192023. A search was conducted (until February […]

    September 22, 2022
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    Correlates for suicidality among at-risk youth receiving community-based mental health services

    “At-risk” adolescents are at high risk of unsuccessfully transitioning into adulthood and are also at elevated risk for suicidal behavior. Though much research has been conducted on risk factors for suicidality among the general adolescent population, research on suicidality among “at-risk” adolescents is lacking. This is a notable gap in the literature given that “at-risk” […]

    September 22, 2022
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    Parent-reported rates and clinical correlates of suicidality in children with autism spectrum disorder: A longitudinal study

    This study investigated rates of suicidal ideation (SI) and suicidal and/or self-injurious behaviour (SSIB) reported by parents on the Child Behavior Checklist for 178 children with ASD over four annual assessments (ages 7-11 years). Analyses examined the frequency and persistence of SI and SSIB, and the association of SI and SSIB at any time point […]

    September 22, 2022
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    Suicide risk assessment fears, attitudes and behaviours of lifeline crisis supporters

    Lifeline Australia operates crisis support services through Lifeline Crisis Supporters. An integral part of their role is to conduct online suicide risk assessments with help-seekers. However, there is limited literature regarding suicide risk assessment practices for this population. This study aimed to examine how suicide prevention training, vicarious trauma and fears impacted suicide risk assessment […]

    September 21, 2022
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    Online extreme challenges putting children at risk: What we know to date

    Introduction: Extreme online challenges consist in taking part in challenges proposed on web and sharing the results in videos posted on social media. The use of social networks is widespread among the very young, giving easy access to potentially dangerous content with consequences on health. Evidence acquisition: The aim of this literature review is to describe the […]

    September 21, 2022
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    Differences in suicide risk correlates and history of suicide ideation and attempts as a function of disability type

    Background Disability status is associated with correlates of suicide risk (perceived burdensomeness, thwarted belongingness, negative future disposition, felt stigma, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts). Aims This study aimed to examine whether suicide-related correlates differ significantly as a function of disability type. Methods Individuals with mobility and vision disabilities (N = 102) completed semistructured interviews and online-based questionnaires. […]

    September 21, 2022
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    Developing and initially validating the youth mental health literacy scale for ages 11-14

    Despite rising rates of youth mental health disorders and suicides, most youth lack access to accurate, non-stigmatized mental health information. Instead, many describe people with mental illness as violent and incompetent. Mental health literacy aligns with resilience theory. It  assumes that youth that have accurate mental health information will have less stigmatized views of mental […]

    September 21, 2022
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    Free will and the desire for suicide in mental illness

    The desire to die brings about the most radical consequences that can occur in a human life. It therefore requires a high degree of justification. Questions have been raised as to whether this justification can be given in the case of a suicide desire in mental illness. Landmark court  decisions and the practice of assisted […]

    September 21, 2022
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    “My heart and my brain is what’s bleeding, these are just cuts”: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of young women’s experiences of self-harm

    Engagement in self-harm, defined as intentional self-poisoning or self-injury irrespective of the apparent purpose of the act, is increasing, particularly among girls and young women. Understanding the behavior from the perspective of those who self-harm is, therefore, vital in designing effective interventions and treatments. The current brief research report presents a key theme from an […]

    September 21, 2022
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    An analysis of young clients’ communications about their suicidality on a text message helpline: “I’m scared of what I might do to myself”

    Background: Youth suicide is a major international concern and prevention is a priority. In most cases suicidal behavior would be preceded by a period of suicidal ideation. Although feeling suicidal is recognized as a risk factor for suicide, there is little research which captures young people’s own experience of suicidality in a moment of crisis. Aims: This […]

    September 20, 2022
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    Effect of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on suicide-related trauma burden at a level 1 trauma center

    Introduction: In March 2020, the first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases were reported in New York and a stay-at-home order was enacted soon after. Social isolation combined with pandemic-related stressors profoundly affected mental health. We hypothesize that there was an increase in violent suicide attempt during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown compared to previous years. Methods: We queried […]

    September 20, 2022
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    A critical review of text mining applications for suicide research

    Purpose of Review Applying text mining to suicide research holds a great deal of promise. In this manuscript, literature from 2019 to 2021 is critically reviewed for text mining projects that use electronic health records, social media data, and death records. Recent Findings Text mining has helped identify risk factors for suicide in general and […]

    September 20, 2022
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    Mental health burden of high school students, and suggestions for psychosocial support, 1.5 years into the COVID‑19 pandemic in Austria

    The COVID-19 pandemic and containment efforts seem to be particularly challenging for adolescents. This study assessed mental health in high school students 1.5 years after the pandemic began in Austria. A cross-sectional survey was carried out from September to November 2021. Well-being (WHO-5), depressive symptoms, anxiety symptoms and sleep quality were assessed. A total of 1505 […]

    September 20, 2022
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    COVID-19 and MENtal health: Addressing men’s mental health needs in the digital world

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a source of stress and have important mental health implications for all persons but may have unique implications for men. In addition to the risk of contracting and dying from COVID-19, the rising COVID-19 death toll, ongoing economic uncertainty, loneliness from social distancing, and other changes to our lifestyles […]

    September 20, 2022
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    Pain catastrophizing as a predictor of suicidal ideation in chronic pain patients with an opiate prescription

    Chronic pain and opioid use are associated with increased risk for suicidal ideation and behaviors (SIB) in cross-sectional studies, particularly among individuals who catastrophize about their pain. This study examined the longitudinal association between  two styles of pain coping, catastrophizing and hoping/praying, as predictors of subsequent SIB, as well as possible mediators of this association […]

    September 20, 2022
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    Association of everyday discrimination with depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation during the COVID-19 pandemic in the All of Us Research Program

    Objective  To examine the association of mental health with everyday discrimination during the pandemic in a large and diverse cohort of the All of Us Research Program. Design, Setting, and Participants  Using repeated assessments in the early months of the pandemic, mixed-effects models were fitted to assess the associations of discrimination with depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation, […]

    September 20, 2022
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    A peer approach to suicide prevention and recovery: Study protocol for a feasibility and acceptability trial of Caring Cards for veterans

    Introduction There is a need to develop, evaluate, and implement interventions that reduce Veteran suicide. Caring Cards (CC) is a novel intervention that integrates aspects of caring contacts and peers (i.e., persons with lived mental health experience). In CC, Veterans meet in a weekly group to create hope-filled cards that are sent to Veterans with […]

    September 20, 2022
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    Healing from recurrent suicide attempts: The impact of being a peer facilitator

    This paper presents findings of a phenomenological study entitled: Healing from Recurrent Suicide Attempts: The Impact of Being a Peer Facilitator. The study examined the impact of being a peer facilitator (PF) in the Skills for Safer Living: A Psychosocial/Psychoeducational Intervention for People with Recurrent Suicide Attempts (SfSL/PISA) group on the PFs’ healing journey. Using eight […]

    September 20, 2022

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