It's not easy—Impacts of suicide prevention research on study staff.
Mental health distress among suicide prevention researchers is an important area requiring further exploration. In addition, the need to develop preventative strategies that create a safer, research-informed approach to coping with role-related mental health distress is high. The editors' approach to address mental health distress on research teams provides one example, albeit unstudied, that others may use to develop their own programs. Although they have had initial positive feedback for our group, they plan to conduct ongoing program evaluations to inform their efforts and the broader field. In addition, further researc...
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - May 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

National suicide prevention strategies – Progress and challenges.
Suicide and attempted suicide/self-harm (suicidal behavior) constitute a major global public health concern, with an estimated annual toll of 793,000 deaths worldwide and up to 20 times as many episodes (no accurate count is possible) of attempts (World Health Organization [WHO], 2014). In order to address the complexity and magnitude of suicidal behavior, national governments have recognized the need to develop and implement suicide prevention strategies that adopt a sustained, coordinated, multisectoral approach, led by a health ministry, involving a range of governmental and nongovernmental agencies working in collabora...
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - March 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Preventing suicide – What precedes us will propel us.
As the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) Early Career Group (ECG) looks forward to its second birthday, in this editorial we highlight some of the major advances that form the foundations upon which we are building our own lines of research as early career researchers; key shifts in policy and attitudes toward suicide, and changes in theoretical and methodological approaches to suicide research and prevention. We then go on to discuss some key emerging areas that are already reshaping the way we research and prevent suicide, including new technologies and developments in treatments and interventions. ...
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - December 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Predictors of posttraumatic growth in adults bereaved by suicide.
Conclusion: Problem-focused coping showed the strongest association with PTG, independent of time since loss, suggesting that this coping style may facilitate growth throughout the grief trajectory. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - November 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Is suicide prevention an absolute? Considerations when medical assistance in dying is an option.
Suicide prevention services do their utmost to prevent suicides with all persons, regardless of the suicidal individual’s characteristics and reasons given for wanting to die. In this context, the question "should we continue to strive to prevent all suicides, or are there some circumstances where we should abstain from preventing a death by suicide or even encourage people to seek medical assistance in dying (MAID)?" is addressed. To deprive people who meet the criteria for MAID of the opportunity to receive suicide prevention interventions by putting them in a category apart has no empirical or clinically...
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - November 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Review of The Strain Theory of Suicide.
Reviews the book, The Strain Theory of Suicide by Jie Zhang (2016). The strain theory of suicide, which was conceptualized by Zhang, is a highly parsimonious theory of what causes suicide from the viewpoints of sociology and psychology. It tries to examine the underlying causes of suicide, and categorizes them into four dimensions depending on the type of psychological strain they exert upon an individual: (1) value strains; (2) aspiration strains; (3) relative deprivation strains; and (4) coping strains. This book definitely adds to the literature on theoretical frameworks of suicide, which is lacking. At about 80 pages, ...
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - October 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Attachment styles and posttraumatic growth among suicide-loss survivors: The mediating role of interpersonal factors.
Conclusion: Our results suggest that different psychological interventions should be utilized for suicide-loss survivors with particular attachment styles. Psychotherapies aiming to modify internal working models may be useful for enhancing PTG among survivors characterized by insecure attachment styles. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - October 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Family, health, and poverty factors impacting suicide attempts in Cambodian women: A qualitative analysis from a randomly selected national sample.
Conclusion: Cumulative and intertwined personal, interpersonal, and contextual-level factors impacting suicide attempts included emotional distress, illness, family conflict, and poverty. Findings highlight points of intervention at individual, familial, and contextual levels to prevent suicide. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - October 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Trauma-related shame, sexual assault severity, thwarted belongingness, and perceived burdensomeness among female undergraduate survivors of sexual assault.
Conclusion: Trauma-related shame warrants additional investigation as a mechanism that explains the association between sexual assault and psychosocial risk factors for suicidal ideation and behavior. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - October 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Suicide bereavement and differences in religiosity: Much ado about sex.
Conclusion: We discuss the implications of these findings and the need for further research on the interconnections between religiosity and suicide bereavement. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - October 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Over-the-counter drugs and other substances used in attempted suicide presented to emergency departments in Montreal, Canada: A cross-sectional study.
Conclusion: OTC drugs, in particular acetaminophen, are frequently used in suicide attempts. Accessibility to these drugs may be an important contributor. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Estimating the magnitude of the relation between bullying, e-bullying, and suicidal behaviors among United States youth, 2015.
Conclusion: These findings highlight the strong association between bullying, e-bullying, and SA. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Rethinking suicidal behavior disorder.
Conclusion: The revised SBD is a starting place for dialogue about whether a clinically significant presentation of suicidality is a mental illness and, if it is, what its defining features should be. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - August 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Is there a need for LGBT-specific suicide crisis services?
Conclusion: LGBT-specific crisis services appear to play an important role in suicide prevention. Further research is needed to understand the use of culturally tailored suicide prevention approaches. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - August 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Comparing indicators of suicidality among users in different types of nonprofessional suicide message boards: A linguistic analysis.
Conclusion: The results suggest fewer emotion words and wording related to social circumstances among primary posters and respondents in pro-suicide boards as compared with other boards, and a higher use of death- and aggression-related words. These findings might signal a higher degree of suicidality or sheer differences in matters of interest or social desirability. The differences require attention in practice and research. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - August 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Comparing the effectiveness of brief versus in-depth gatekeeper training on behavioral outcomes for trainees.
Conclusion: Findings suggest certain individuals may benefit from in-depth training more than others, which favors targeting this intervention to particular gatekeepers. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - August 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The association between cyberbullying, school bullying, and suicidality among adolescents: Findings from the cross-national study HBSC in Israel, Lithuania, and Luxembourg.
Conclusion: The prevalence of adolescent cyberbullying, school bullying, and suicidal behavior is relatively high in Israel, Lithuania, and Luxembourg. Cyberbullying is a strong predictor of adolescent suicidality. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - August 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The association between lithium in drinking water and incidence of suicide across 15 Alabama counties.
Conclusion: Lithium concentration in drinking water is inversely correlated with suicide rate in 15 Alabama counties. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - August 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

News coverage of suicidal behavior in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
Conclusion: Our findings underscore the need for sustained efforts to promote responsible reporting of suicide. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - August 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Scope and characteristics of suicide attempts among manic patients with bipolar disorder.
Conclusion: The rate of suicide attempts in the manic and mixed phases of BD is substantial and calls for raising awareness among psychiatrists. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - July 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Suicide risk assessment: Risk stratification is not accurate enough to be clinically useful and alternative approaches are needed.
In clinical populations, suicidal behaviors are future events that should be the focus of prevention. Risk assessments are done to classify individuals as high risk or low risk for future suicidal behaviors. However, the inaccuracy of suicide prediction has been known for 60 years. Three accuracy measures help to understand the high-risk classification as the basis for allocation of interventions. Several systematic reviews and meta-analyses meet (or nearly meet) standards for reporting of diagnostic and predictive tests and have established estimates for the key accuracy statistics. The most common single factor used to c...
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - July 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Potential interventions for preventing pesticide self-poisoning by restricting access through vendors in Sri Lanka: A study of stakeholders' views.
Conclusion: Training vendors might be the most appropriate intervention to restrict sales of pesticides to people at risk of suicidal behavior. This requires field testing. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Psychosocial factors associated with suicide attempts, ideation, and future risk in lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth: The Youth Chances study.
Conclusion: A wide range of LGB stigma and discrimination experiences are associated with increased suicidality in LGB youth. Health, social care, and education professionals supporting young people should address LGB-specific risk factors. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - June 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Suicide and self-harm related Internet use: A cross-sectional study and clinician focus groups.
Conclusion: S/Sh-related Internet use is likely to become increasingly relevant as the Internet-native generation matures. Furthermore, Internet use may be a proxy marker for intent. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - June 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Youth suicide attempt nomenclature used in two Central Texas hospitals: Insight for surveillance and research.
Conclusion: Results showed underreporting of suicide attempt cases, inadequate sensitivity and specificity in common surveillance methods, and skewed demographic representation compared with the rigorous surveillance method. This study elucidates the negative impact of inconsistent SDV nomenclature including impeding effective patient identification, treatment, surveillance, and generalizable research. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - June 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Perceptions of adjunctive mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to prevent suicidal behavior among high suicide-risk outpatient participants.
Conclusion: Information gathered from this study may assist in refining MBCT-S and treatments to prevent suicidal behavior among high suicide-risk patients generally. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - June 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation in a treatment-seeking sample of violent loss survivors.
Conclusion: Routine screening for SI should be standard practice for providers working with traumatically bereaved families. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - June 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Studies of suicidal behavior using national registers: An adventure without boundaries?
Nordic register data have contributed substantially to the knowledge base on suicidal behavior. Given that the Nordic experience may be of relevance for other entities contemplating similar systems, this editorial offers a brief overview of the personal id number and the rationale for its use in Nordic countries. The authors identify some of the main contributions from register-based data to suicide research in terms of studies of risk predictors and evaluations of interventions. The strengths and limitations of register-based data are presented along with an exploration of future venues for research. The experiences gaine...
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - May 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The perspective of older men with depression on suicide and its prevention in primary care: Implications for primary care engagement strategies.
Conclusion: Suicide is rarely discussed in primary care encounters in the context of depression treatment. Our study suggests that older men are likely to be open to discussing suicide with their PCP. We have identified several pragmatic approaches to assist clinicians in reducing older men's distress and preventing suicide. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - April 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Harmful or helpful? A systematic review of how those bereaved through suicide experience research participation.
Conclusion: Research applying standardized measures may enhance our understanding of the factors germane to (non-)participation and to the likelihood of a positive/negative research experience. Vigilant recruitment and providing optimum care for participants are indicated. Further research may continue to improve participant safety and the research design of suicide bereavement studies. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - April 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Reporting on suicide between 1819 and 1944: Suicide rates, the press, and possible long-term Werther effects in Austria.
Conclusion: The press may have contributed to the establishment of suicide as a mass phenomenon in the 19th century. The contemporary comparison is indicative of temporal stability. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - April 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Review of Postvention in action: The international handbook of suicide bereavement support.
Reviews the book Postvention in Action: The International Handbook of Suicide Bereavement Support edited by Karl Andriessen, Karolina Krysinska, and Onja T. Grad (see record 2017-19566-000). Given estimates of the number of survivors annually who are intimately and deeply affected by the suicide of a loved one and documents on the mental and public health impacts of such an experience, this collection of chapters and their summarization of what is known and being done to minimize long-term negative outcomes is a timely and welcome reference to all that has been learned about postvention in the last half-century and a refer...
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - April 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Importance of messages for a suicide prevention media campaign: An expert consensus study.
Conclusion: There is substantial agreement between professionals and people with lived experience on the most important messages to include in a suicide prevention campaign. These most highly rated messages could be adopted in a suicide prevention media campaign. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - April 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Associations of tabloid newspaper use with endorsement of suicide myths, suicide-related knowledge, and stigmatizing attitudes toward suicidal individuals.
Conclusion: The present findings confirm that readers of tabloids are an important target group for suicide education efforts. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - April 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A multidimensional theory of suicide: A psychological autopsy corroborative study.
Conclusion: Leenaars's theory has corroborative verification, through the decedents' suicide notes and the survivors' narratives. However, the multidimensional model needs further testing to develop a better evidence-based way of understanding suicide. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - April 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Suicide rates in evacuation areas after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster: A 5-year follow-up study in Fukushima prefecture.
Conclusion: Our findings suggest the need to keep in mind that, when providing post-disaster mental health services, suicide rates can eventually increase even if they initially decrease. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - April 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Healthy debate, frustration, or a field in chaos?
This editorial talks about the issue of suicide. The author talks about different scenarios and other aspects that take part of this issue. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - March 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Clinical profiles among Greek adolescent suicide attempters: A latent class analysis.
Conclusion: We conclude that the adolescent suicide attempt population is a heterogeneous group in need of focused differentiated care specifically targeted to particular subgroups. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - March 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Challenges of combining perspectives: A qualitative study of the communication between female suicidal asylum seekers and mental health clinicians.
Conclusion: The results suggest that clinicians working with asylum seekers who have attempted suicide need to develop an understanding of social and cultural factors and of trauma issues. A question for further study is how an enhanced integration of context and subjectivity in psychiatric practice would equip clinicians for the specific challenges encountered. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - March 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Crisis of meaning predicts suicidality in youth independently of depression.
Conclusion: A crisis of meaning is an important factor to take into account in further research on the prevention and treatment of people at risk of suicide. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - March 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Passing the baton.
This editorial gives closure to Diego De Leo's term as Editor-in-Chief and introduces Jane Pirkis as the new Editor-in-Chief for Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. Pirkis states that her own vision for Crisis builds on Diego’s. She is keen to consolidate and leverage the firm foundation that Diego has laid and to continue to maintain the journal’s positive trajectory. She'd like it to reflect on where we're at now in suicide prevention and showcase the cutting-edge research that can help us get to where we want to be. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (...
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - March 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

“Where are they now? Longitudinal follow-up and prognosis of adolescent suicide attempters”: Correction to Levi-Belz et al.
Conclusion: Attempted suicide in adolescence appears to be different in nature from attempted suicide in adulthood, and can be viewed as an indicator of social distress rather than as major risk factor of completed suicide. Implications in terms of intervention and prevention are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - February 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Suicide at very advanced age—The extremes of the gender paradox.
Suicide figures are declining globally. Most recent estimates suggest 788,000 deaths in 2015 as representative of the global mortality due to suicide (World Health Organization [WHO], 2017). Despite these changes, older adults continue to represent the segment of population most exposed to the risk of suicide nearly everywhere in the world. The gender paradox in suicide rates (i.e., the difference between sexes that sees a greater prevalence of fatal acts among male individuals) is often explained by the more developed skills in help-seeking behavior of female subjects, and the use of more lethal suicide methods in males (...
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - January 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Suicidal behavior and non-suicidal self-injury in emergency departments underestimated by administrative claims data.
Conclusion: The frequency of ED visits for self-inflicted injury is much greater than current figures indicate and should be increased threefold. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - December 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The feasibility and clinical utility of conducting a confidential inquiry into suicide in southwestern Ontario.
Conclusion: This study highlights (a) the value of the clinicians' survey to identify gaps in clinical services and (b) the necessity of improvements in suicide risk assessment/management and restriction of prescription medications. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - December 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A systematic mapping of suicide bereavement and postvention research and a proposed strategic research agenda.
Conclusion: Suggested topics for a research agenda are proposed from the current limitations in the field. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - December 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Hearing the suicidal patient's emotional pain: A typological model to improve communication.
Conclusion: Numerous factors influence whether emotional pain communication is responded to, missed, or ignored. Patients may try more than one way to communicate. Some patients fear that being able to speak out results in their emotional pain being taken less seriously. Knowledge of this model should improve the care of suicidal patients. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - December 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The impact of safety plans in an outpatient clinic.
Conclusion: Results suggest that safety plans can lead to improvements in utilization of care and patient engagement. Further research is needed to better understand the clinical impact of safety plans on high-risk patients. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - December 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Explicit motives, antecedents, and consequences of direct self-injurious behaviors: A longitudinal study in a community sample of adolescents.
Conclusion: The findings support a causal path for the development of D-SIB: from interpersonal distress to emotional distress and then to D-SIB. They also point to interesting avenues regarding subgroupings of adolescents who self-injure depending on their motives. Finally, our results reveal that D-SIB, although of negative import, might paradoxically be effective in serving certain functions such as gaining support from parents and peers. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - December 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Estimating incidence rate of hospital-treated self-harm in Hong Kong using capture–recapture approach.
Conclusion: The capture–recapture model is a useful method for adjusting the underestimation of self-harm cases from existing databases when surveillance system is not available and to reveal some hidden patterns. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Source: Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention - December 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research