Three-day intensive crisis intervention is associated with reduced suicidality in adolescents

(Nationwide Children's Hospital) In what appears to be the first study of its kind and recently published in the journal Child and Adolescent Mental Health, clinicians and researchers at Nationwide Children's have shown that ICI is a promising alternative to lengthy hospitalization. Findings also revealed significant reductions in suicidal ideation at the 3-month follow-up.
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The J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference runs every year in San Francisco, a big draw for the biotech industry, and many organizations take the opportunity to host events at the same time. Among these, the SENS Research Foundation has for the past few years hosted a pitch day in which biotech companies in the longevity industry, largely startups, present to that portion of the Bay Area investor community interested in funding the treatment of aging as a medical condition. I was there to present on progress at Repair Biotechnologies, and took some notes on the other companies as they talked about their work. Kimera Labs ...
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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 ...
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Tony Bellingham, from Bromley, London, suffers from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a rare and unusual condition that has been dubbed 'the suicide disease'.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ......
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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. ...
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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...
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