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    Frequently asked questions about suicide.

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    When health services are powerless to prevent suicide: Results from a linkage study of suicide among men with no service contact in the year prior to death

    Aims: To investigate cases of suicide in which there was no healthcare contact, by looking at history of help-seeking and evidence of previous mental health vulnerability. To identify any life events associated with suicide for which individuals did not seek help. Background: Previous research has suggested that non-consultation is the main barrier to suicide prevention among men. […]

    November 23, 2022
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    The intensity of suicidal ideation at the worst point and its association with suicide attempts

    This study seeks to determine if the severity of suicidal ideation at the worst point can differentiate individuals who think about suicide (ideators) from those who make a suicide attempt (attempters). Subsequently, the indirect effect of worst point ideation on differentiating ideators from attempters through various pathways such as an increased capability for suicide, painful […]

    November 23, 2022
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    A toolkit for safe firearm storage in your community

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is on a mission to end suicide among those who have served, or are currently serving, in the armed forces. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it’s also preventable  –  and safe firearm storage is an important part of suicide prevention. There is no single cause of suicide: […]

    November 23, 2022
    Abstract
    Suicide risk in adolescents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

    Background The teratogenic effects of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) have been extensively documented over the course of 45 years of research and psychiatric problems are pervasive in this population. In adults with PAE, suicidal risk is high but less is known about the suicidal risk in adolescents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). This study describes […]

    November 23, 2022
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    The relationship between suicide rates and mental health provider ratio

    This project is an analysis of the relationship between suicide rates and mental health provider ratio within the United States. Data from 2018 are collected for each state regarding its suicide rate, mental health provider ratio, and percent of population unable to receive treatment for mental health problems. An initial analysis is made using suicide […]

    November 23, 2022
    Government Document
    ‘Nuggets of gold’: Insights from voices of lived experience

    This report summarises the outcomes of a scoping project exploring the possibility of gathering and sharing ‘nuggets of gold’ – that is, stories from those with lived experience of suicide attempt. The ‘nuggets of gold’ project came about after members of the Suicide Mortality Review Committee identified a gap in knowledge in Aotearoa New Zealand […]

    November 23, 2022
    Chapter
    Suicide, a public health problem in Brazil (IN: Suicide, edited by R.W. Motta)

    This text focuses on the situation of suicide in Brazil, defines and quantifies information, and presents a description of the main risk factors, as well as a reflection on the phenomenon and the possibilities for prevention. Fatal suicide is a serious public health problem. In 2012, 172 member states of the World Health Organization registered […]

    November 23, 2022
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    The association among serum growth differentiation factor 15 level and suicidal ideation is dependent on testosterone deficiency in depressive patients

    Background: Elevated levels of growth differentiation factor (GDF)-15 and reduced levels of testosterone have been linked to depressive disorder, but whether they are also linked to suicidal ideation in patients with depression is unclear. Methods: This retrospective study involved 301 patients ≥ 22 years old hospitalized for depression between July 2018 and November 2020 at Renmin Hospital […]

    November 23, 2022
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    The experience of life and completion of suicide

    Background: Over the last century the medical view of suicide (that it is always or almost always the result of a mental disorder) has prevailed. It has been refuted but it persists. We are of the view that a more realistic path to suicide can be characterized by three components 1) people may find life […]

    November 23, 2022
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    The surprise of reaching out: Appreciated more than we think

    People are fundamentally social beings and enjoy connecting with others. Sometimes, people reach out to others—whether simply to check-in on how others are doing with brief messages or to show that they are thinking of others by sending small gifts to them. Yet, despite the importance and enjoyment of social connection, do people  accurately understand […]

    November 23, 2022
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    The effectiveness of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) compared to alternative treatment conditions: A meta-analysis

    Introduction This meta-analysis aimed to test the efficacy of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) intervention against other commonly used interventions for the treatment of suicide ideation and other suicide-related variables. Method Database, expert, and root and branch searches identified nine empirical studies that directly compared CAMS to other active interventions. A random […]

    November 23, 2022
    Manuscript
    Teen depression and suicide prevention: Standard treatment guidelines 2022

    Suicide is the third leading cause of adolescent mortality in India and the fifth leading cause, globally. Every hour one child dies of suicide in India. Most adolescent suicides are impulsive. They commit suicide mainly by hanging, poisoning, drowning, and self-immolation. The important causes are family problems, break-up in romantic relationships, physical and mental illness, […]

    November 23, 2022
    Government Document
    National guidelines for child and youth behavioral health crisis care

    The National Guidelines for Child and Youth Behavioral Health Crisis Care offers best practices, implementation strategies, and practical guidance for the design and development of services that meet the needs of children, youth, and their families experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Additional technical guidance is provided in a companion report produced by SAMHSA in conjunction with the […]

    November 23, 2022
    Government Document
    ACT for mental health federal plan for universal mental health & substance use health: Background paper

    Under the Canada Health Act, mental health care is only covered by public health insurance when it is provided by physicians and/or in hospitals, Millions of Canadians don’t have a family doctor2 and can wait months, or more, to see a psychiatrist. Family doctors face challenges in caring for patients with mental health concerns, and publicly […]

    November 23, 2022
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    Time trends and geographical clusters in suicide among Greenland Inuit

    Between 1980 and 2018 Greenland has had one of the highest suicide rates in the world with an average rate of 96 suicides per 100.000 person-years. The aim of this study is to investigate suicide rates in Greenland according to age, birth cohort, period, sex, place of residence and suicide method from 1970 until 2018. […]

    November 22, 2022
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    The teachers’ views on campus suicide prevention and mental health promotion: An online focus group study during COVID-19

    Background: Suicide among adolescents and young adults is a worldwide issue. Students spend much time in school, and school teachers play a critical role in identifying warning signs of suicide and detecting students at risk of mental health problems. However, limited studies discussed the teachers’ perspectives on campus suicide prevention.Method: A qualitative study was conducted […]

    November 22, 2022
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    Three leading suicide methods in the United States, 2017–2019: Associations with decedents’ demographic and clinical characteristics

    Background and aims: The U.S. suicide data show that use of lethal methods, specifically firearms and hanging/suffocation, has been increasing among young and middle-aged adults of both sexes over the past decades. In this study, we examined demographic and clinical correlates of use of firearms, hanging/suffocation, and poisoning as suicide methods among suicide decedents age 18+. […]

    November 22, 2022
    Abstract
    Leader perspectives on managing suicide-related events in garrison

    Leaders who have personally experienced the aftermath of a suiciderelated event can provide important lessons and recommendations for military leadership and policymakers. This paper executes a thematic analysis of interviews with leaders, chaplains, and behavioral health  providers who responded to garrison suicide-related events and explores leader decision making related to memorials, investigations, and readiness.

    November 22, 2022
    Abstract
    Evaluating the role and effectiveness of co‐produced community‐based mental health interventions that aim to reduce suicide among adults: A systematic review

    Background Suicide is a major public health risk requiring targeted suicide prevention interventions. The principles of co-production are compatible with tailoring suicide prevention interventions to meet an individual’s needs. Aims This review aimed to evaluate the role and effectiveness of co-produced community-based suicide prevention interventions among adults. Methods Four electronic databases (PsycInfo, CINAHL, MEDLINE and web […]

    November 22, 2022
    Abstract
    Nonwillingness to return to the emergency department and nonattendance of follow-up care arrangements following an initial suicide-related presentation

    Background: For people experiencing a suicidal crisis the emergency department (ED) is often the only option to find help. Aims: The aims of this study were (a) to identify predictors of patients’ nonwillingness to return to the ED for help with a future suicidal crisis, and (b) whether nonwillingness to return was associated with follow-up appointment nonattendance. Method: This study […]

    November 22, 2022
    Abstract
    Assessing crisis chat visitors’ capacity to regulate thoughts related to suicide: A brief scale

    Background:Regulation of suicidal thoughts may be defined as a person’s beliefs about their capacity to control affective and cognitive processes related to suicide. The inability to regulate suicidal thoughts is related to persistent suicidal thoughts, intentions, attempts, and suicide. Aims: The purpose of this study was to validate a scale that counselors could use to assess chat visitors’ […]

    November 22, 2022
    Abstract
    Differences in reactions to media reporting of a celebrity suicide between emotionally distressed and nondistressed individuals in Taiwan

    Background: The differences in emotional reactions toward media reports of celebrity suicides between distressed and non-distressed individuals have rarely been explored. Aim: We aimed to explore differences in reaction patterns to the news coverage of a celebrity’s suicide between distressed and nondistressed individuals in Taiwan. Method: We conducted an Internet survey to assess the impact of the news coverage of […]

    November 22, 2022

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