NIMH Livestream Event on Suicide Prevention During COVID: A Continuing Priority

During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, NIMH hosted a livestream event on suicide prevention during the pandemic, focusing on unemployment, youth, and other population subgroups who may be experiencing elevated risk.
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: news

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(Natural News) By now, most people have figured out that lockdowns don’t work. They’re horrible for people’s health, horrible for the economy, and horrible for family members trapped under one roof with each other for extended periods of time. Domestic violence has skyrocketed during the pandemic lockdowns along with suicide rates. People’s finances have plummeted...
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There were 108 deaths assessed as highly/moderately likely to be due to suicide (SU; ~2 deaths in age ≤17 years/week, England). Overall rate of SU in this period was 1.8/100,000 in 9-17 year-olds. There was no consistent evidence SU deaths increased during COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news
We aimed to do a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies describing suicidal ideation, suicide attempts and suicide and associated risk factors during COVID-19 pandemic. We searched following electronic databases using relevant search terms: Medline...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news
This weekly recap focuses on why the United States doesn ’ t need more nuclear weapons, increased infant deaths during the pandemic, preventing veteran suicide, and more.
Source: The RAND Blog - Category: Health Management Authors: Source Type: blogs
Income inequality has steadily increased over the past several decades [1]. Along with the growing wealth gap, we have also seen rising alcohol and drug use disorders, worsening mental health symptoms, and increasing deaths due to drug overdose and suicide [1 –4]. Adolescents have not been spared from this mental health crisis; suicide is now the second leading cause of death among adolescents in the U.S., and deaths due to drug overdose are also increasing [5,6]. These alarming trends have only escalated further with the COVID-19 pandemic [7].
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
In this study, we systematically reviewed and meta-analyzed longitudinal studies that examined mental health of the general population prior to and during the pandemic. Furthermore, we explored the long-term psychiatric implications of the pandemic with data from South Korea. Our analysis showed that the number of suicidal deaths during the pandemic was lower than the previous years in many countries, which is in contrast with the increased depression, anxiety, and psychological distress in the general population in South Korea as well as in other countries. To explain this phenomenon, we propose a possibility of delayed i...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
AbstractThe papers in thisJournal of Traumatic Stress special issue on disproportionate adversity cover the gamut of discrimination traumas and stressors, including microaggressions, a more insidious forms of discrimination, and their often-devastating and wide-ranging mental health sequelae, in disproportionately affected disenfranchised groups. Discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation commonly confers cumulative and chronic effects. In the field of traumatic stress studies, several types of identity-linked traumatic events have been identified and empirically investigated as posttraumatic s...
Source: Journal of Traumatic Stress - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: COMMENTARY Source Type: research
Three children ’s advocacy organizations, including the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), on Tuesdaydeclared a national state of emergency in child and adolescent mental health requiring urgent government action.AACAP, along with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children ’s Hospital Association, said that social isolation and other effects of the COVID-19 pandemic—including uncertainty, fear, and grief—have exacerbated longstanding problems affecting youth ’s mental health. Areport inPediatricsthis month showed that more than 140,000 U.S. children have expe...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: AACAP adolescent children COVID-19 grief isolation mental health national emergency pandemic suicide Source Type: research
Omega (Westport). 2021 Oct 19:302228211048566. doi: 10.1177/00302228211048566. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe present study aimed to evaluate the cross-cultural measurement invariance of the Pandemic Grief Scale (PGS) in ten Latin American countries. A total of 2,321 people who had lost a family member or other loved one due to COVID-19 participated, with a mean age of 34.22 years old (SD = 11.99). In addition to the PGS, a single item of suicidal ideation was applied. The unidimensional model of the PGS had adequate fit in most countries and good reliability estimates. There was evidence of measurement invariance by co...
Source: Omega - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
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