Deaths of despair and the future of capitalism.

Life expectancy in the United States has recently fallen for three years in a row—a reversal not seen since 1918 or in any other wealthy nation in modern times. In the past two decades, deaths of despair from suicide, drug overdose, and alcoholism have risen dramatically, and now claim hundreds of thousands of American lives […]

We have always been here: A queer muslim memoir.

Samra Habib has spent most of her life searching for the safety to be herself. As an Ahmadi Muslim growing up in Pakistan, she faced regular threats from Islamic extremists who believed the small, dynamic sect to be blasphemous. From her parents, she internalized the lesson that revealing her identity could put her in grave […]

Kill me through the phone: The legality of encouraging suicide in an increasingly digital world

Ultimately, this Note contends that the most suitable way to criminalize suicide encouragement is through clear, carefully written statutory law that is careful to take evolving technology into account and to avoid treading on the First  Amendment’s protection of speech.

Traditional medicine and Indigenous health in Indigenous hands

An estimated 370 million Indigenous people reside in 90 countries and make up 5% of the global population. Three hundred million Indigenous people live in extremely disadvantaged rural locations. Indigenous people have suffered from historic injustices due to colonization and the dispossession of their lands, territories, and resources, thus preventing them from exercising their right […]

Creating suicide-safer communities in British Columbia: A focused ethnography

Suicide prevention gatekeeper training is designed in order to enhance participants’ recognition of persons in distress, enhance skills in responding, and referrals to help. In response to rising suicide rates in British Columbia, Canada, two standardized gatekeeper training programs were implemented by the Canadian Mental Health Association between 2015- 2018. In order to explore their […]

The effectiveness of crisis line services: A systematic review.

Background: Crisis lines are a standard component of a public health approach to suicide prevention. Clinical aims include reducing individuals’ crisis states, psychological distress, and risk of suicide. Efforts may also include enhancing access and facilitating connections to behavioral health care. This review examines models of crisis line services for demonstrated effectiveness. Methods: Literature searches […]

Adding suicide prevention to the triple advantages of injectable long-acting second-generation antipsychotics.

With the advent of new treatment perspectives for schizophrenic patients, long-acting injectable antipsychotics promise to provide relapse prevention, neuroprotection, and lower mortality rates (1). In preliminary studies, scholars have also indicated that such treatments could play a central role in suicide prevention in patients (2, 3) for whom suicide is the most likely cause of […]

Infliximab-induced depression and suicidal behavior in adolescent with Crohn’s disease: Case report and review of literature

Infliximab, an anti-inflammatory agent, is used to treat various autoimmune disorders. There are at least 3 reports of severe psychiatric adverse effects of the drug, including suicidal behaviors in adults and psychosis in adult and adolescent patients. We report a case of an adolescent who developed depression and suicidal behaviors shortly after beginning infliximab. Although […]

Men’s mental health: Social determinants and implications for services

Numerous scholars have stated that there is a silent crisis in men’s mental health. In this article, we aim to provide an overview of core issues in the field of men’s mental health, including a discussion of key social determinants as well as implications for mental health services. Firstly, we review the basic epidemiology of […]

Friendship quality and gender differences in association with cyberbullying involvement and psychological well-being

Current literature has documented the detrimental effects of cyberbullying which include a range of internalizing and externalizing problems for those involved. Although critical, this research can sometimes ignore social-ecological aspects of a child’s life that can potentially ‘buffer’ the negative psychological effects of such involvement. With this in mind, this cross-sectional investigation of 12–16 year […]