Risk of suicide — as well as depression — found in the genome
Yale researchers have found gene variants in both European and African Americans linked to both suicide attempts and major depression. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

10 Dead, Dozens Injured in Bombing at Colombia Police Academy
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A car bomb exploded at a heavily guarded police academy in Colombia's capital on Thursday, killing 10 people and injuring dozens in an attack that recalled the bloodiest chapters of the country's drug-fueled guerrilla conflict. The scene outside the General Santander police academy in southern Bogota was chaotic in the aftermath of the midmorning attack, the biggest against a police or military facility in Bogota in years. Videos circulating on social media show panicked officers hauling injured colleagues on stretchers with debris and body parts strewn in front of red tile-roofed cadet barrac...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Early identification of youth at risk for suicidal behavior - Florez IA, LoParo D, Valentine N, Lamis DA.
BACKGROUND: Early identification and appropriate referral services are priorities to prevent suicide. AIMS: The aim of this study was to describe patterns of identification and referrals among three behavioral health centers and determine whether youth dem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness of a brief structured intervention program aimed at preventing repeat suicide attempts among those who previously attempted suicide: a secondary analysis of the ASSIP randomized clinical trial - Park AL, Gysin-Maillart A, M üller TJ, Exadaktylos A, Michel K.
IMPORTANCE: This is the first cost-effectiveness analysis of a brief therapy, the Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program (ASSIP), for individuals who attempt suicide. OBJECTIVE: To explore the cost-effectiveness of the ASSIP intervention in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Development and validity of the Personal Suicide Stigma Questionnaire (PSSQ) - Rimkeviciene J, O'Gorman J, Hawgood J, De Leo D.
BACKGROUND: The detrimental consequences of stigma have been recognized in extensive research on mental illness stigma, but experiences of suicide-related stigmatization have not received sufficient research attention. The lack of a simple self-report asse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Human suicide, modern diagnosis assistance and magic bullet discovery - Lu DY, Zhu PP, Wu HY, Yarla NS, Xu B, Ding J, Lu TR.
Suicide is still a major event of human mortality (2 %) worldwide. However, no magic bullet (high efficacy drug targeting suicide categories>80%) has been developed due to limitation of biological knowledge of suicide events and pharmacological progress. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Former Mrs Virginia left suicidal and bed-ridden in agonizing pain by her BREAST IMPLANTS
Mother-of-three Brandi Pope, 38, of Virginia, had silicone implants in 2009 and saw her health decline. She had implants removed after a friend told her about 'breast implant illness'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk for Suicide Spikes After Cancer Diagnosis Risk for Suicide Spikes After Cancer Diagnosis
Two new studies show that after a cancer diagnosis, the risk for suicide increases significantly and may be as much as four times higher than in the general population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Stakeholder perspectives on implementing a firearm safety intervention in pediatric primary care as a universal suicide prevention strategy: a qualitative study - Benjamin Wolk C, Van Pelt AE, Jager-Hyman S, Ahmedani BK, Zeber JE, Fein JA, Brown GK, Gregor CA, Lieberman A, Beidas RS.
IMPORTANCE: The rate of youth suicide has increased steadily over the past several decades due, in part, to an increase in suicide by firearm. Implementation of evidence-based approaches to increase safe firearm storage practices are important for reducing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Stigma in the bereavement experiences of gay men who have lost a partner to suicide - Ferlatte O, Oliffe JL, Salway T, Knight R.
This article presents a qualitative case study of two gay men who lost a partner to suicide and explores how stigma may shape ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicides of male Portuguese police officers - 10 years of national data - Costa T, Passos F, Queiros C.
BACKGROUND: Police officers, as first responders to difficult situations with ready access to firearms, are frequently considered to be at increased suicide risk. AIMS: We aimed to calculate the suicide rate for male officers of the Portuguese National Pol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide among cancer patients - Zaorsky NG, Zhang Y, Tuanquin L, Bluethmann SM, Park HS, Chinchilli VM.
Our purpose is to identify cancer patients at highest risk of suicide compared to the general population and other cancer patients. This is a retrospective, population-based study using nationally representative data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Former Miss Virginia left suicidal and bed-ridden in agonizing pain by her BREAST IMPLANTS
Mother-of-three Brandi Pope, 38, of Virginia, had silicone implants in 2009 and saw her health decline. She had implants removed after a friend told her about 'breast implant illness'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burnout Rises Above 50% in Some Specialties, New Survey Shows Burnout Rises Above 50% in Some Specialties, New Survey Shows
Urologists had the highest burnout rates; 20% of all physicians said they have had thoughts of suicide or prefer not to answer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

A New Spectre is Haunting Europe
Roberto Savio is founder of IPS Inter Press Service and President EmeritusBy Roberto SavioROME, Jan 17 2019 (IPS)After Teresa May’s defeat in the British parliament it is clear that a new spectre is haunting Europe. It is no longer the spectre of communism, which opens Marx’s Manifesto of 1848; it is the spectre of the failure of neoliberal globalisation, which reigned uncontested following the fall of the Berlin Wall, until the financial crisis of 2009. Roberto SavioIn 2008, governments spent the astounding amount of 62 trillion dollars to save the financial system, and close to that amount in 2009 (see Britan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Europe Featured Financial Crisis Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Teenage suicide rate are highest in states where gun ownership is too
Nothing predicts higher rates of teen and adolescent suicide in the US than the prevalence of guns in that state, a first-of-its-kind Boston University study revealed, as death rates soar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Diagnosis May Quadruple Suicide Risk
Title: Cancer Diagnosis May Quadruple Suicide RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Maternal criticism and non-suicidal self-injury in school-aged children - James KM, Gibb BE.
Although non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a significant public health concern in youth, most of the extant research on NSSI has focused on adults and, to a lesser extent, adolescents. Therefore, little is known about the correlates and potential risk fac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sexual orientation enumeration in state antibullying statutes in the United States: associations with bullying, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts among youth - Meyer IH, Luo F, Wilson BDM, Stone DM.
PURPOSE: The aim was to assess the associations of antibullying U.S. state statutes that enumerate sexual orientation with exposure to bullying and other stressors and with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in sexual minority and non sexual minority y... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Public response to suicide news reports as reflected in computerized text analysis of online reader comments - Rosen G, Kreiner H, Levi-Belz Y.
BACKGROUND: Previous research has documented the rise in rates of suicidal behaviors following media reports of celebrity suicide. Whereas most research has focused on documenting and analyzing suicide rates, little is known about more subtle psychological... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Rates and trends of psychiatric inpatient and postdischarge suicides in Taiwan, 2002-2013: a national register-based study - Tseng MM, Chang CH, Liao SC, Yeh YC.
This study aimed to assess the suicide rates and their variations over time among psychi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Low serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor is associated with suicidal ideation in major depressive disorder - Khan MS, Wu GWY, Reus VI, Hough CM, Lindqvist D, Westrin A, Nier BM, Wolkowitz OM, Mellon SH.
The "neurotrophic hypothesis of depression" posits that low levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) are associated with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Low levels of BDNF have also been found in individuals with suicide attempts, in MDD or othe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Pharmacotherapy effectiveness in treating depression after traumatic brain injury: a meta-analysis - Slowinski A, Coetzer R, Byrne C.
OBJECTIVE:: Depression is a highly prevalent neuropsychiatric sequela among individuals who have experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI). Despite its high prevalence, there continues to be conflicting evidence surrounding the efficacy of medication for tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Predictors of re-attempt in a cohort of suicide attempters: a survival analysis - Irigoyen M, Segovia AP, Galv án L, Puigdevall M, Giner L, De Leon S, Baca-Garcia E.
BACKGROUND: Suicide prevention is one of the greatest challenges in mental health policies. Since a previous suicide attempt is the main predictor of future suicidal behaviour, clinical management of suicide attempters is vital for lowering mortality. Psyc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Higher suicide rates evident among youth certain groups of Medicaid enrollees
(Elsevier) According to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, nearly four in ten of all youth who died by suicide in 16 states between 2009 and 2013 were Medicaid enrollees. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BU: US youth suicides more prevalent in states with higher gun ownership
(Boston University School of Medicine) A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers finds that states with higher levels of household gun ownership also have higher overall youth suicide rates, with every 10 percentage-point increase in household gun ownership associated with a 26.9 percent increase in the youth suicide rate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Video » Discover NIMH: Hope Through Early Prevention and Intervention
Suicide is a growing public health concern. One of the top priorities at NIMH is to conduct research aimed at reversing the increasing national suicide rate. The goal of NIMH ’ s efforts is not only to identify at-risk individuals but to help them to improve their quality of life and to prevent suicide attempts. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Discover NIMH: Suicide: How You Can Make a Difference
Suicide is a growing public health crisis in the United States. Everyone can play a role in suicide prevention. It ’ s important to know the facts and what to do if you think someone might be at risk for self-harm. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Discover NIMH: Suicide Prevention: Asking Helps Save Lives
The national suicide rate is increasing. As a response to addressing this critical public health issue, researchers from NIMH recommend reaching out to those at risk. Asking questions can help save lives. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Contribution of sleep deprivation to suicidal behaviour: a systematic review - Porras-Segovia A, P érez-Rodríguez MM, López-Esteban P, Courtet P, Barrigón M ML, Lopez-Castroman J, Cervilla JA, Baca-Garcia E.
Sleep disturbances and suicidal behaviour are highly prevalent phenomena, representing with a significant burden to society. Sleep has been acknowledged as a potential biomarker for suicidal behaviour. Over the past decade several studies have explored the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

An examination of the psychometric properties of the reasons for living inventory within a male veteran clinical sample - Chen JI, Osman A, Freedenthal SL, Gutierrez PM.
OBJECTIVE: Elevated suicide risk among veteran populations remains a significant public health concern. However, few suicide assessment measures have been validated for veterans. The current study evaluated the reliability and validity of the Reasons for L... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Typologies of suicide: a critical literature review - Martin J, LaCroix JM, Novak LA, Ghahramanlou-Holloway M.
OBJECTIVE: This review highlights proposed suicide typologies and identifies areas of future research. METHODS: The current study is an illustrative, rather than exhaustive, qualitative review of theoretical and empirically derived typologies of su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Cancer Diagnosis May Quadruple Suicide Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Fertility, News, Source Type: news

Stop the Burn and Churn of Turnover and Burnout Through Resiliency Science
Several years ago, while sitting in a critical incident debriefing, I noted how little was understood about the impact of high-intensive exposure to the complexity of humanity. The incident debrief concerned a murder of one individual for their unborn baby. Both mother and infant died from the action of another. As the healthcare responders, we were dealing with the high emotional load of what we saw and how it impacted us. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of the word “resilience” is: “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness … the ability of a substanc...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Stop the Burn and Churn of Turnover and Burnout Through Resiliency Science
Several years ago, while sitting in a critical incident debriefing, I noted how little was understood about the impact of high-intensive exposure to the complexity of humanity. The incident debrief concerned a murder of one individual for their unborn baby. Both mother and infant died from the action of another. As the healthcare responders, we were dealing with the high emotional load of what we saw and how it impacted us. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of the word “resilience” is: “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness … the ability of a substanc...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

No quick fix for physician burnout, depression
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to 44 percent of U.S. physicians are burned out, and 15 percent are depressed and thinking about suicide, according to a survey conducted by Medscape. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Morning Break: 400 FDA Workers Called Back; Sacked for Opioid Scripts; Shutdown and Suicides
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 16, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cancer Diagnosis May Quadruple Suicide Risk
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 -- The risk of suicide is more than four times higher among Americans with cancer than those without the disease, a new study finds. " Even though cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Suicide Risk Up More Than Fourfold for Cancer Patients
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 -- Cancer patients have an increased suicide risk, which is predominant among men and white patients, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in Nature Communications. Nicholas G. Zaorsky, M.D., from the Penn State... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

California must build workforce to serve older adults ’ behavioral health needs, UCLA report says
By 2030, there will be 9 million adults over age 65 in California — up from 6 million now — according to an estimate by the state’s department of finance. Buta new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research finds that California ’s public mental health workforce is poorly prepared to address their mental health needs and provide treatment for substance abuse.The report ’s publication coincides with a meeting this week in San Diego of the California Behavioral Planning Council, which will discuss the workforce problem and a five-year workforce education and training plan. But...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Wearable sensor can detect hidden anxiety, depression in young children
(University of Vermont) Anxiety and depression in young children are hard to detect and often go untreated, potentially leading to anxiety disorders and increased risk of suicide and drug abuse later. In a PLOS ONE study, researchers showed a wearable sensor detected these 'internalizing disorders' in children with 81 percent accuracy, reducing to 20 seconds what would take clinicians months to diagnose, opening the door to inexpensive screening that could be part of routine developmental assessments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors to be asked (again) for their views on assisted dying
Royal College of Physicians to seek feedback from its 35,000 members on whether the law should be changed Related items fromOnMedica Emergency admissions at end of life set to sky rocket Assisted suicide must not be legalised, say BMA leaders British couple die together in euthanasia clinic Dutch doctors often withhold treatment from dying elderly Doctors must talk ‘honestly’ to patients about dying (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer Diagnosis May Quadruple Suicide Risk
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - January 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Parents Often Unaware of Adolescents' Suicidal Thoughts (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But 48% of kids, ages 11-17, in study denied having suicidal thoughts (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Facebook's AI Suicide Prevention Program: Likes and Dislikes Facebook's AI Suicide Prevention Program: Likes and Dislikes
One year after the launch of an artificial intelligence (AI) program that scans accounts for signs of suicidal intent in its users, experts weigh in with their likes and dislikes of the initiative.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Parents often don't know when teens have suicidal thoughts
Half of U.S. parents surveyed were unaware of their teenagers’ thoughts of killing themselves, researchers find. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Long-term use of benzodiazepine may lead to increased suicide risk
(Natural News) Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs, which include Valium, Xanax, and Klonopin, that are commonly used to treat anxiety and insomnia. Unfortunately, these drugs have been associated with side effects such as increased suicide risk. This information is supported by a study recently published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, which showed that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychotherapy with suicidal patients Part 2: an alliance based intervention for suicide - Plakun EM.
This column, which is the second in a 2-part series on the challenge of treating patients struggling with suicide, reviews one psychodynamic approach to working with suicidal patients that is consistent with the elements shared across evidence-based approa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Gut-brain actions underlying comorbid anxiety and depression associated with inflammatory bowel disease - Abautret-Daly, Dempsey E, Parra-Blanco A, Medina C, Harkin A.
IntroductionInflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic relapsing and remitting disorder characterised by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. There is a growing consensus that IBD is associated with anxiety- and depression-related symptoms. Psych... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Intimate partner problems and suicide: are we missing the violence? - Brown S, Seals J.
BACKGROUND: Suicide consistently ranks in the top ten causes of death nationally. The purpose of this study was to develop a novel coding scheme to determine what percentage of suicide cases from 2005-2015 in Kentucky involved violence when intimate partne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news