Teen mental health first aid as a school-based intervention for improving peer support of adolescents at risk of suicide: outcomes from a cluster randomised crossover trial - Hart LM, Cropper P, Morgan AJ, Kelly CM, Jorm AF.

OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess evidence for a novel, universal mental health literacy programme in the school setting (teen Mental Health First Aid) as an intervention to improve peer support towards adolescents at risk of suicide and to...
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Background: Although late-life suicide in rural China is a matter of concern, research is scarce addressing the association between capability of daily living activities, family function, and late-life suicide. We conducted this psychological autops...
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OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the six-item Inmate Security Assessment (ISA) tool used among detained youth in Manitoba, Canada. METHOD: Two hundred and forty-one recorded self-harm incidents among all incarcerated youth occurred between January 1, 2005 ...
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Almost half (48%) of children and adolescents with a psychotic disorder said they recently had suicidal thoughts or had in the past considered death by suicide when interviewed in the emergency department (ED) using a brief screening questionnaire, according to areport published this week inPsychiatric Services. Most of these youth did not report a chief complaint related to suicidal ideation or behavior when arriving at the ED.Notably, half of the children and adolescents who screened positive for suicide using the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) screen were discharged from the ED, including 44% of those who reporte...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Ask Suicide-Screening Questions Jonathan DeVylder Psychiatric Services psychotic disorders youth Source Type: research
A record-breaking crowd came out to honor the late DJ Tim Bergling, known as Avicii, in his hometown of Stockholm. Bergling was 28 years old when he died by suicide last year. After his death, his parents started the Tim Bergling Foundation to advocate for the recognition of suicide as a global health emergency. They put on Wednesday's two-hour tribute to raise awareness for mental health. Anthony Mason reports.
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CONCLUSIONS: Psychological and relational issues mostly distinguished the three classes. Despite differing frequency of hotline usage, most texters who reported suicidal ideation and behaviors endorsed similar issues, and these issues did not seem to vary across conversations. Yet there appeared to be distinct subgroups of texters with different presenting issues, which may inform how crisis counselors tailor strategies for both low- and high-volume texters. PMID: 31795857 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Authors: DeVylder JE, Ryan TC, Cwik M, Jay SY, Wilson ME, Goldstein M, Wilcox HC Abstract National Patient Safety Goal 15.01.01 requires all Joint Commission-accredited organizations to screen patients treated for behavioral health conditions for suicide risk. However, little is known about the ability of screening tools to identify suicide risk among youths with psychotic disorders. As part of this quality improvement initiative, youths in a pediatric emergency department with psychotic disorder diagnoses (N=87) were screened with the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions. Almost half (48%, N=42) screened positive. Most...
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OBJECTIVE: Severe behavioural issues such as impulsive action and suicide have since long been associated with low levels of cholesterol. While it is known that cholesterol plays a role in neural development and hence low levels of serum lipids could have ...
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AIM: Suicide trends in older adults were examined in Italy from 1980 to 2015. Age groups considered were 65-74  years, 75-84 and 85 + years. METHODS: Data on suicide deaths were obtained from the Italian Mortality Database (IMDB) collected by t...
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Identifying brain alterations that contribute to suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs) are important to develop more targeted and effective strategies to prevent suicide. In the last decade, and especially in the last 5 years, there has been exponential g...
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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Suicidal behaviours are a challenge for a medical system and public health, partly due to the current lack of evidence-based, effective, rapid tools for suicidal crisis management. Ketamine and its enantiomer esketamine have raised hopes...
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