Raising the age of handgun sales from 18 to 21 years may reduce deaths from suicide among 18- to 20-year-olds.
A national campaign to prevent suicide has been launched by the U.S. government.
Modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for suicide have been identified among health care professionals.
Suicide ideation complaints to the emergency department decreased during the “stay at home” order for COVID-19, while the percentage of alcohol use presentations increased.
Handgun ownership is associated with an increased risk for suicide, which is driven by higher rates of suicide by firearms.
Smoking has shown a positive dose-response relationship with suicide-related behaviors after controlling for potential confounding factors such as psychiatric symptoms and alcohol consumption.
Suicide rates increased 35 percent from 1999 through 2018.
Considering the strong association with mental health health issues and itch, a comprehensive care approach may be best for patients with pruritus.
Various suicide attempt methods were all statistically equivalent to one another, suggesting that there were no meaningful differences between fearlessness about death levels and suicide attempt method.
More teenagers are identifying as sexual minorities, and sexual minority youth have high prevalence of suicidal ideation, plans, and attempts.