Children and Suicide

Statistics show that there are very few suicides of children. While this is positive, child suicide deaths are often officially reported as accidents or unintentional deaths so they are likely under-reported (Gray et al.,[…]

Men, suicide, and COVID-19: Critical masculinity analyses and interventions.

Suicide is a global public health burden, causing around 800,000 deaths annually
along with many more attempts (World Health Organization 2019). Since Émile
Durkheim’s classic study Le Suicide (Durkheim 1951), it has been repeatedly confirmed that suicide rates spike up during and after crises (Chang, Stuckler, Yip, and
Gunnell 2013; Iemmi et[…]

Suicide risk during the lockdown due to coronavirus disease(COVID-19) in Columbia.

The study aimed to estimate the high suicide risk during the COVID-19 lockdown in the Colombian population. A total of 700 adults aged between 18 and 76 years (M = 37.1, SD = 12.7; 68.0% women) completed an online questionnaire. Findings showed that 7.6% of participants reported a high suicide risk. High suicide risk was associated with high perceived stress related[…]

Evaluation of BDNF as a biomarker for impulsivity in a psychiatric population

 Impulsivity is an important risk factor for suicide and therefore, identifying biomarkers associated with impulsivity could be important in evaluating psychiatric patients. Currently, assessment of impulsivity is based solely on clinical evaluation. In this study, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a nerve growth factor, was evaluated as a potential biomarker for impulsivity. We hypothesize that elevated[…]

Social and economic determinants of suicide: A panel data analysis of 15 European countries

This study is attempted to examine the economic and social determinants of suicide by employing panel data analysis of 15 European countries over the period 1991-2015. It also analyzes whether the effect of the determinants is different by age group and by gender to avoid unclearness of what kind of population is affected by the[…]

Support group for suicide survivors

 Suicide can be understood as the undesirable outcome resulting from a complex interaction of factors, and its outcome generates intense impacts on the family and society as a whole. Considering that for each suicide about 100 people are affected, even so, these receive little or no support, and still, that mourning/grief for suicide has specificities[…]

Suicide prevention during and after the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence based recommendations 2020.

Approximately 800.000 people die of suicide every year in the world. The number is
underestimated, due to various methods of monitoring and death registration as well as cultural factors.
All 183 member states are included in the World Health Organization (WHO) mortality database,
however only around 45% of the countries have appropriate[…]

2019 veteran suicide mortality study

Suicide in Canadian Veterans is a top public health concern for Veterans Affairs Canada. Collaboration between Veterans Affairs Canada, the Department of National Defence, and Statistics Canada has led to a series of reports under the Veteran Suicide Mortality Study (VSMS). In 2017, VSMS examined the magnitude of suicide risk in Canadian Veterans. In 2018,[…]

African Americans’ diminished returns of parental education on adolescents’ depression and suicide in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study

To investigate racial and ethnic differences in the protective effects of parental education and marital status against adolescents’ depressed mood and suicidal attempts in the U.S. As proposed by the Marginalization-related Diminished Returns (MDRs), parental education generates fewer tangible outcomes for non-White compared to White families. Our existing knowledge is very limited regarding diminished returns[…]

Effect of firearms legislation on suicide and homicide in Canada from 1981 to 2016

Canada implemented a series of laws regulating firearms including background and psychological screening, licensing, and training in the years 1991, 1994, and 2001. The effects of this legislation on suicide and homicide rates were examined over the years 1981 to 2016. Models were constructed using difference-in-difference analysis of firearms and non firearms death rates from[…]