Suicide & Self-Harm

Suicide Prevention and Intervention: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Suicide Prevention and Intervention: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

By

Factors such as shame and stigma impede the dialogue about mental illness across cultures.

Suicidal Ideation, Behavior Higher Among Those Seeking HIV Testing

Suicidal Ideation, Behavior Higher Among Those Seeking HIV Testing

By

Individuals who seek HIV testing could potentially constitute a group at higher risk for suicide than the general population.

Anxiety, Hopelessness With Huntington's Risk Most Predictive of Suicidal Ideation

Anxiety, Hopelessness With Huntington's Risk Most Predictive of Suicidal Ideation

By

Behavioral symptoms strongly linked to suicidal ideation included depression, irritability, aggression, and impulsivity.

Pilots Suffer Depression, Suicidal Thoughts at Fairly High Rates

Pilots Suffer Depression, Suicidal Thoughts at Fairly High Rates

Hundreds of active pilots manage depressive symptoms without the possibility of treatment due to fear of negative career impact.

Medical Students at High Risk for Depression, Suicidal Ideation

Medical Students at High Risk for Depression, Suicidal Ideation

High levels of stress and responsibility lead to greater prevalence of depression and suicidal ideation in medical students.

Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients Demonstrate Higher Risk of Suicide

Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients Demonstrate Higher Risk of Suicide

By

The prevalence of acute coronary syndrome was significantly higher among those who committed suicide than with healthy individuals.

Overdoses, Suicides Now Leading Causes of Pregnancy-Related Mortality

Overdoses, Suicides Now Leading Causes of Pregnancy-Related Mortality

Self-harm has been the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in Colorado between 2004 and 2012.

PET Imaging Serotonin Biomarker May Predict Suicide Risk

PET Imaging Serotonin Biomarker May Predict Suicide Risk

By

There is a clear need for methods to help identify individuals at risk of suicide, and certain biomarkers could aid in such efforts.

Parental Mental Health History Confers Suicide, Violence Risks in Offspring

Parental Mental Health History Confers Suicide, Violence Risks in Offspring

By

Incidence rate ratios were more increased for parental diagnoses of antisocial personality, cannabis use, and parental suicide attempt.

Tools for Suicide Risk Identification at Discharge May Be on Horizon

Tools for Suicide Risk Identification at Discharge May Be on Horizon

By

Those admitted to a hospital with a psychiatric diagnosis were 63% likely to die by suicide.

Association Between Poor Physical Health and Suicide Among Elderly Men

Association Between Poor Physical Health and Suicide Among Elderly Men

By

The extent or severity of physical ailments and functional impairment needs to be carefully examined in order to successfully prevent suicide in late life.

Study Identifies Psychological Processes Underlying Sleep-Suicide Link

Study Identifies Psychological Processes Underlying Sleep-Suicide Link

By

Suicide prevention strategies should include the provision of nighttime services.

Spotlight on Teen Suicide Prevention

Spotlight on Teen Suicide Prevention

By

National Suicide Prevention Week, September 5 - 11, 2016

Is This Patient Suicidal? Tips for Effective Assessment

Is This Patient Suicidal? Tips for Effective Assessment

By

Many suicidal people experience difficulty describing their internal states, making assessment more challenging and demanding a high level of skill.

New Suicide Prevention Opportunities Identified

New Suicide Prevention Opportunities Identified

By

More than 80% of males and 87% of females who died from a subsequent suicide attempt did so within 12 months of their first attempt.

Hospitalization for Serious Infections Linked to Suicide Risk

Hospitalization for Serious Infections Linked to Suicide Risk

This nationwide population-based cohort study is currently the largest study to examine infections as a predictor of death by suicide.

Locked Wards May Not Prevent Inpatient Suicide, Absconding

Locked Wards May Not Prevent Inpatient Suicide, Absconding

Treatment on open wards was linked to lower odds of suicide attempts and to absconding with and without return.

Smoking Reduction Linked to Reduced Suicidality in Patients With Psychotic Conditions

Smoking Reduction Linked to Reduced Suicidality in Patients With Psychotic Conditions

By

At 12 months, researchers found a significant association between smoking reduction and suicidality.

Improvements Needed In Suicide Prevention Hotlines

Improvements Needed In Suicide Prevention Hotlines

By

Researchers found variation in the quality of responses to callers.

Veteran Suicides Fuel Widespread Demands for Answers

Veteran Suicides Fuel Widespread Demands for Answers

By

As the Congress, VA, CDC and the Obama Administration address the issue, recent neuroimaging studies point to effective diagnostic tools available for PTSD and TBI — two common conditions among suicide victims.

Arthritis Raises Suicide Risk

Arthritis Raises Suicide Risk

By

The findings could have important clinical implications in the treatment of patients with arthritis.

CDC Report: Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates

CDC Report: Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates

Events that happen in childhood and adolescence can predispose individuals to suicidal behavior.

Church Attendance Lowers Suicide Rates in a Subgroup of Women

Church Attendance Lowers Suicide Rates in a Subgroup of Women

Identifying environmental factors that reduce the risk of suicidal behavior is crucial.

AAP Urges Pediatricians to Screen Teens for Suicide Risk Factors

AAP Urges Pediatricians to Screen Teens for Suicide Risk Factors

Identifying environmental factors that put teens at risk for suicidal behavior is crucial.

Suicide Prevention in Veterans

Suicide Prevention in Veterans

By

Meeting the Needs of a Vulnerable Population

Discussing Suicide With Maria Oquendo, MD, APA President-Elect

Discussing Suicide With Maria Oquendo, MD, APA President-Elect

By By

Maria Oquendo, MD, president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association, discusses her goals for the association.

Childhood Trauma, Not Impulsivity, Linked With Suicide Attempts

Childhood Trauma, Not Impulsivity, Linked With Suicide Attempts

By

These findings contradict previous data that impulsivity is a risk factor for suicide attempts.

Coping With Patient Suicide Among Psychiatry Trainees and Clinicians

Coping With Patient Suicide Among Psychiatry Trainees and Clinicians

Strategies are needed to help physicians cope with patient suicide.

Campus Suicide Crisis: A Need for Prevention

Campus Suicide Crisis: A Need for Prevention

The lifetime prevalence rate for serious suicidal ideation on campuses is on the rise.

CDC Reports 24% Increase in US Suicide Rates

CDC Reports 24% Increase in US Suicide Rates

By

What might be behind rising US suicide rates?

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters