Opinion: We need to rebuild our human infrastructure

The rate at which suicide and mental health challenges are plaguing our society tells me it ’s time for business leaders to reinvest in rebuilding our human infrastructure, writes Kevin McCain.
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Conclusions Although limited by the open-label, nonrandomized design, FEAST showed comparable effects on suicidal ideation when compared with routine use of UB-RUL ECT. These results are encouraging and support the need for further research and a noninferiority trial.
Source: The Journal of ECT - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Child and adolescent survivors of cancer —particularly those experiencing cognitive problems—may be at higher risk of suicidal thoughts than other youth their age, suggests areport inPsycho-Oncology.“Survivors of pediatric cancer are at elevated risk for both neurocognitive and psychological difficulties following cancer treatment,” wrote Christina M. Sharkey, Ph.D., of Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., and colleagues. Studies of adult cancer survivors suggest there may be a link between neurocognitive deficits and suicidal ideation, but little is known of whether such deficits...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: adolescents behavioral regulation children cognitive problems inattention IQ parents pediatric cancer processing speed psycho-oncology suicidal ideation teachers working memory Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Since the late 1990s, methamphetamine use has become a considerable public health concern. Despite high suicide rates among methamphetamine users, studies exploring medical utilization and psychiatric and physical comorbidities before suicide a...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
OBJECTIVE: Suicidal ideation and depressive symptoms are often interrelated in clinical settings. Insecure attachment may be a risk factor for suicidal ideation in depressed adolescents. To our knowledge, this study is the first to examine the associati...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot. 2021 Nov 29:1-11. doi: 10.1080/17457300.2021.2007406. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTTo examine the association between child neglect and adult suicide risk as well as the underlying mechanism. Adults aged 18 or older from the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions Wave 3 who did not have suicide attempts before 18 were included (N = 35,275). Child neglect was categorized into emotional and physical neglect. Suicide risk was captured by suicide attempt. Mediators included internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Natural effect models along with regression analyses were...
Source: International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion - Category: Accident Prevention Authors: Source Type: research
Her husband died by suicide. She sued his pain doctors He died by suicide. In an unusual step, his wife sued his pain doctors — a rare legal challenge to decisions to reduce patients’ opioid doses www.statnews.com
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Conclusions: More severe DNA damage was significantly associated with lifetime suicide attempts among lifetime suicidal ideators in BD. However, the severity of depression was found to be independently associated with lifetime suicidal ideation per se rather than DNA damage in BD. Larger prospective studies are required to ascertain the potential of DNA damage as a biomarker for the transition from suicidal ideation to a suicide attempt.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusion: The evaluation showcases how this psychoeducational intervention, at a relatively low cost compared to traditional approaches, has great potential to lessen the negative effects of a suicide in the family by assisting families with psychological processing and de-stigmatization. Parental resources are also strengthened, which can serve as continuing support for the children.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescents is an increasing public health problem in China. We conducted a meta-analysis of studies on NSSI in Chinese adolescents (between 10 and 19 years) to examine factors associated with NSSI. Twenty-five papers including 30 separate studies with 186,447 participants were included for analysis. The results from a random-effects model showed a weak, but significant overall prediction of NSSI (OR = 1.734). There were significant associations between the following seven factors and NSSI (ranking by the effect sizes, in descending order): adverse life events (OR = 2.284), negative copin...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusion: Although our analysis found no evidence of an overall increase in suicides after the pandemic began, the picture is complex. The identified increase in suicide in young men indicates that the impact of the pandemic is likely unevenly distributed across populations. The increase in suicides in the context of unemployment reinforces the vital need for mitigation measures during COVID-19, and for ongoing monitoring of suicide as the pandemic continues.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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