Suicide Prevention Week

National Suicide Prevention Week is September 10-16. Suicide is a tragedy that touches the lives of many families. Each year 44,193 Americans die by suicide. See the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention‘s website for ideas on what you can do: Find a walk near you, advocate for suicide prevention, share on social media, take care of yourself and your community, have a conversation with your children. Join a Twitter chat on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 10:00 to 11:00 Pacific Time, using the hashtag #stopsuicide. The American Foundation for Suicide also has local chapters, information on how to have a conversation about suicide, crisis negotiation information, resources for college mental health and Latinos and mental health, and information for survivors. In Washington State, gun dealers, pharmacists and suicide prevention advocates have partnered in a program to save lives. Forefront Suicide Prevention is an awareness campaign which will offer training to healthcare providers, gun dealers, firearm safety instructors and pharmacists in how to recognize and respond to suicide warning signs. Education and awareness play a big role suicide prevention, and everyone in the community has a role to play.
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: Prevalence of smoking and illicit drug use were high among adolescent boys. This study confirmed the association between adolescents' smoking and substance use with psychosocial context, and suicidal behaviors. Addressing these predictors would be crucial in the development of effective strategies targeting the prevention of smoking and substance use, which might consequently reduce suicidal behaviors among adolescents. PMID: 30118993 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
Authors: Muga T, Mbuthia G, Gatimu SM, Rossiter R Abstract Nurses play key roles in recognizing, diagnosing, managing, and referring persons with mental disorders. This cross-sectional study assessed mental health literacy (depression and suicidal ideation) among nurses in a private urban referral hospital in Kenya. Nurses read a vignette and answered questions regarding diagnosis, treatment/interventions, and related attitudes and beliefs. Thirty-seven nurses (12 males) completed the questionnaire. Three correctly identified the diagnosis and 23 identified depression only. Although 75% noted the symptoms were extr...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our study suggests that increases in PM2.5, O3 and CO may increase the incidence of NSSI among adolescent students. PMID: 30114744 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Chemosphere - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Chemosphere Source Type: research
Nurses play key roles in recognizing, diagnosing, managing, and referring persons with mental disorders. This cross-sectional study assessed mental health literacy (depression and suicidal ideation) among nurses in a private urban referral hospital in Keny...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Depression is the most prevalent psychiatric disorder among people living with HIV (PLWHIV) and is associated with poor quality of life, additional comorbidities, disability, unemployment, poorer therapeutic outcomes and risky behaviors. The pr...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: High rates of suicidal ideation and attempts secondary to gambling are well established among those with gambling disorders. The present study explores potential risk factors for suicidal ideation and/attempt among a sample of he...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Among members of the National Guard, suicide rates are higher than age and sex matched civilian counterparts. Across many civilian samples, nonsuicidal self-injury has emerged as a particularly strong correlate of suicide risk. The current stud...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 17 August 2018Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Giuseppe Fanelli, Alessandro SerrettiAbstractSuicidal Behavior (SB) is the second leading cause of death among youths worldwide and the tenth among all age groups. Inherited genetic differences have a role in suicidality with heritability ranging from 30 to 55%. The SLC6A4 5-HTTLPR gene variant has been largely investigated for association with SB, with controversial results.In this work, we sought to determine whether the results of previous meta-analyses were confirmed or modified subsequent t...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth are more than twice as likely to attempt suicide than their peers. Although LGBT-specific crisis services have been developed, little is known about the need for these services beyond that of...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Whether the diagnosis of prostate cancer is a contributory psychological stress that causes excess risk of suicide among affected men remains controversial. We performed a meta-analysis of previous studies to investigate suicide incidence and a...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news
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