A call for preventing suicide by hanging from ceiling fans: an interdisciplinary research agenda - Kariippanon K, Wilson CJ, McCarthy TJ, Kolves K.

Hanging is a common method of suicide in several countries. Even as global suicide rates decrease, there is no evidence of suicides by hanging declining. There is limited research by type of hanging, and only a few papers present suicide by hanging from ce...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

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This article includes references to self-injury, intravenous drug use and disordered eating.* One in five US high school students have reported being bullied. Approximately 160,000 teenagers have skipped school as a preventative measure. I encountered bullies for the first time in second grade, in the midst of such an innocent time of my youth. I dreaded entering my elementary school classroom, as I was well aware of what my presence would entail. I endured both verbal and physical harassment from my fellow peers for nearly a decade. I was passive, inevitably leading to the acceptance of my “fate,” in addition ...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Anorexia Bullying Depression Eating Disorders Personal Stories Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Anorexia Nervosa Drug Use heroin Self Harm Self Injury Source Type: news
Veteran suicide is a serious public health problem. Some data suggest that veteran suicide risk profiles differ from those of nonveterans. Records for veteran (n = 21,692) and nonveteran (n = 83,430) men who died by suicide were examined from 17 U.S. state...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Opiate misuse has reached epidemic levels. Prevention efforts depend on distinguishing opiate users from abusers. The current study compared opioid users who died by natural cases, accidents, and suicide using psychological autopsy methods. Gro...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Suicide is a leading cause of death globally, and certain locations experience clusters of increased frequencies of suicidal behaviours. Prevention efforts are warranted in these locations to prevent contagion effects, and there is increasing interest in t...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Digital interventions are proposed as one way by which effective treatments for self-harm and suicidal ideation may be improved and their scalability enhanced. Mobile devices offer a potentially powerful medium to deliver evidence-based interve...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news
Suicide accounts for approximately 1.5% of deaths per year worldwide. Risk factors are known for populations, and psychological models address individual risks; the models and tools for assessing suicide risk are imperfect but provide some guidance ......
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Despite continuous research over the past 20  years in Australia there is still limited understanding of what works and what does not work in suicide prevention and where to invest research efforts that will help to expand this knowledge base. ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news
OBJECTIVE: In Germany roughly 10.000 persons commit suicide per year. To develop prevention strategies data regarding risk factors and potential interventions. METHODS: We performed a psychological autopsy study based on police records from the Bav...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a leading cause of death among adolescents in North America. Youth who present to the Emergency Department (ED) with acute suicidality are at increased risk for eventual death by suicide, thereby presenting an opportunity for seconda...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
This study investigated factors associated with the suicide rates in Korea. The suicide rates of 251 districts in Korea in 2015...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news
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