Suicidal behaviours in male and female users of illicit drugs recruited in drug treatment facilities.

CONCLUSIONS: Prevalence of suicidal ideation/plans was high among illicit drug users recruited from healthcare facilities. Besides psychological variables, participation in illegal market activities and crime ought to be considered in drug users' suicidal prevention. Suicide risk needs to be evaluated in drug treatment facilities and psychological status and context contemplated. PMID: 28185683 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Findings suggest that veterans with mild and moderate-to-severe TBI are at increased risk of death by drug overdose and firearms, with overdose risk heightened with age. Data indicate that prevention efforts in patients with TBI include targeted means reduction. PMID: 31822136 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
Suicide is a major public health concern in South Korea, and self-poisoning by pesticides is one of the common methods of suicide. Pesticide ban policies have been successful for suicide prevention; however, no studies have shown their effect according to ...
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
(University of Southern California) Researchers at the USC have been enlisting the help of artificial intelligence to help mitigate the risk of suicide. Phebe Vayanos, an associate director at USC's Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS), and her team have been working over the last couple of years to design an algorithm capable of identifying who in a given real-life social group would be the best persons to be trained as 'gatekeepers' capable of identifying warning signs of suicide and how to respond.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Conclusion: These findings demand a change in cultural attitudes toward domestic disputes and mental health concerns, and a redefining of the community's responsibility in IPHS. The warning signs associated with IPHS should be part of existing violence and suicide prevention programs. PMID: 31819747 [PubMed]
Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Panam Salud Publica Source Type: research
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