Rise in suicide rates in U.S. youth, especially girls
(Reuters Health) - Suicide rates among U.S. youth have been on the rise for nearly a decade, with the sharpest increase in young girls, a new study shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

ABC correspondent opens up about suicidal thoughts and family suicides
James Longman, 32, is a successful journalist whose work takes him to dangerous corners of the world. But on the Life After Suicide podcast, he revealed that he has battled suicidal thoughts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gender Gap in U.S. Youth Suicide Narrowed From 1975 to 2016
Suicide prevention efforts should take both sex and developmental level into consideration (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

New Real-World Evidence Highlights Need for Interventions to Improve Outcomes for Patients Who Have Been Diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Suicide Ideation or Attempt
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EMS Strong: Building a Resilient EMS Workforce
To handle the stress associated with working in EMS, paramedics and EMTs benefit from good physical, mental and emotional health. The greatest asset of any EMS agency is its people—the EMS practitioners and other personnel who are there for members of the community during their worst moments, and who ensure their patients receive high-quality, compassionate and lifesaving care.  However, “being there” for patients and their family members and friends during medical emergencies is inherently stressful. EMS practitioners often work in harsh environments; under difficult, unpredictable circumstances; wi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: EMS Week News Source Type: news

Combined effect of adverse childhood experiences and young age on self-harm ideation among postpartum women in Japan - Doi S, Fujiwara T.
BACKGROUND: Suicide among postpartum women is a new and emerging issue in developed countries. However, little is known about the combined effect of risk factors on self-harm ideation, although various risk factors have been found. The aim of this study is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gender Gap in U.S. Youth Suicide Narrowed From 1975 to 2016
TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 -- There was a significant reduction in the gap between male and female rates of suicide among youth aged 10 to 19 years in the United States from 1975 through 2016, according to a study published online May 17 in JAMA Network... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How molecular escorts help prevent cancer
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) The anti-tumor protein p53 can decide on the life or death of a cell: If it detects damage in the cell's genome, the protein pushes the cell to suicide. New research conducted at Technical University of Munich (TUM) shows that this inborn cancer prevention only works when special proteins, known as chaperones, allow it to take place. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Female firefighters more likely to suffer PTSD, contemplate suicide
(University of Houston) Female firefighters are fighting for their mental health as they perform their grueling duties. A University of Houston psychologist is reporting that one-fifth of female firefighters in a large, urban fire department experience post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and are at higher risk of contemplating suicide than their male colleagues. Until now, little has been known regarding the mental health of female firefighters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adolescent suicide attempts and ideation are linked to brain function during peer interactions - Harms MB, Casement MD, Teoh JY, Ruiz S, Scott H, Wedan R, Quevedo K.
Understanding the neural correlates of social interaction among depressed adolescents with suicidal tendencies might help personalize treatment. We tested whether brain function during social interaction is disrupted for depressed adolescents with (1) high... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk of suicide attempt associated with isotretinoin: a nationwide cohort and nested case-time-control study - Droitcourt C, Nowak E, Rault C, Happe A, Le Nautout B, Kerbrat S, Balusson F, Poizeau F, Travers D, Sapori JM, Lagarde E, Rey G, Guillot B, Oger E, Dupuy A.
BACKGROUND: Isotretinoin is the only effective treatment for severe acne. An isotretinoin-related suicide risk is still debated and under scrutiny by regulatory agencies. Our objectives were: to assess the risk of suicide attempt before, during and after i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The changing characteristics of African-American adolescent suicides, 2001-2017 - Price JH, Khubchandani J.
In this study, to explore the nature of suicidal deaths and suicide attempts in African- American adolescents, we utilized the Youth Risk Behavior Surv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trends in suicide among youth aged 10 to 19 years in the United States, 1975 to 2016 - Ruch DA, Sheftall AH, Schlagbaum P, Rausch J, Campo JV, Bridge JA.
IMPORTANCE: Suicide is a leading cause of death among youth aged 10 to 19 years in the United States, with rates traditionally higher in male than in female youth. Recent national mortality data suggest this gap may be narrowing, which warrants investigati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Safety planning to manage suicide risk with older adults: case examples and recommendations - Conti EC, Jahn DR, Simons KV, Edinboro LPC, Jacobs ML, Vinson L, Stahl ST, Van Orden KA.
Adults age 65 and older have high rates of suicide, despite recent efforts to reduce the suicide rate in this population. One suicide prevention strategy with burgeoning empirical support is safety planning; however, there is a lack of information and reso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Book Review: Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder
“I was caught in a whirl of racing, obsessive thoughts, which is how many people describe their bouts of mania. Instead of noticing my baby girl’s sweet scent or feeling her rose-petal soft skin, all I could think was, I must write this idea down, and this, and this…,” writes Dyane Harwood. In her new book, Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder, Harwood offers an unfiltered, unedited and heart-wrenching journey through postpartum bipolar disorder and reminds us all that, even in the seemingly worst circumstances, hope can remain. Harwood’s story begins in the delivery...
Source: Psych Central - May 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Bipolar Book Reviews Disorders Family General Medications Memory and Perception Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Postpartum Depression Psychological Assessment Psychology Stigma Stress Suicide Treatment Women's I Source Type: news

Suicide Rates Sharply Increase Among Young Girls, Study Finds
According to results of a new study, while suicide rates have increased among all youth, there has been a steep increase in young girls. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Early Death in BPD Patients Not Just Because of Suicide Early Death in BPD Patients Not Just Because of Suicide
Individuals with borderline personality disorder are at high risk of premature death not only from suicide but from other causes, including accidents, results of a randomized trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Kenya: Activist Says Suicide Should Be Viewed as Health Problem
[Nation] A mental health activist has called for the repealing of the section of the penal code that criminalises suicide in Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Are youth suicide memorial sites on Facebook different from those for other sudden deaths? - Scourfield J, Evans R, Colombo G, Burrows D, Jacob N, Williams M, Burnap P.
To explore possible distinctive features of online memorials for youth suicides, amid concerns about glorification, we compared public Facebook memorials for suicides and road traffic accident deaths, using Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count software. Peopl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Epidemiology of suicide among adolescents and young adults in Ecuador - Gerstner RMF, Soriano I, Sanhueza A, Caffe S, Kestel D.
OBJECTIVE: To collect information - and provide it to decision-makers in health programs in general and mental health programs in particular - on epidemiological patterns in suicide deaths among young adults and adolescents in Ecuador. METHODS: A c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Depression and suicidality in an Afghan refugee: a case report - Morrow CB, Krishna N.
We report the case of a young male refugee from Afghanistan who presented after a violent suicide attempt, likely precipitated in part by discrimination and social isolation experienced after immigrating to the United States. Common psychiatric comorbiditi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicidal behaviors among American Indian/Alaska Native firefighters: evidence for the role of painful and provocative events - Stanley IH, Hom MA, Gallyer AJ, Gray JS, Joiner TE.
Firefighters represent a group at elevated suicide risk. Identifying segments of the fire service at increased risk may facilitate the targeted provision of suicide prevention initiatives. Among the general population, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A blended face-to-face and smartphone intervention for suicide prevention in the construction industry: protocol for a randomized controlled trial with MATES in Construction - Milner A, King TL, Scovelle AJ, Batterham PJ, Kelly B, Lamontagne AD, Harvey SB, Gullestrup J, Lockwood C.
BACKGROUND: Construction workers are at elevated risk of suicide. MATES in Construction (MATES) is one of the few suicide prevention programs that explicitly address this problem. The MATES program includes an integrated system of services that supports pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

What's in a word? Clarifying terminology on suicide-related communication - Frey LM, Fulginiti A, Sheehan L, Oexle N, Stage DL, Stohlmann-Rainey J.
Efforts to clarify suicide terminology fail to address nuances in suicide-related communication, often relying on poorly-defined terms or implying communication exists primarily as manipulation. In the present paper, we review examples from existing litera... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Suicide Rate For Girls Has Been Rising Faster Than For Boys, Study Finds
Researchers found that the increase was highest for girls ages 10 to 14 in the U.S., rising by nearly 13% since 2007. The increase for boys of the same age was 7%.(Image credit: Nicole Xu for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sasha Ingber Source Type: news

Suicides Up Among U.S. Kids; Girls' Deaths Highest
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Americans aged 10 to 19, with rates historically higher in boys than girls. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicides Up Among U.S. Kids; Highest Amid Girls
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Americans aged 10 to 19, with rates historically higher in boys than girls. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicides Increase Among U.S. Kids, But More in Girls Than Boys
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

' Unprecedented' Rise in Suicide Rates Among Young Girls'Unprecedented' Rise in Suicide Rates Among Young Girls
Suicide rates among young girls have tripled over a 15-year period, results of a new study from the CDC show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Teen suicides have surged at twice the rate among girls compared to boys in the last decade 
Suicides are increasing among American youth and teens across the board - but rates are climbing at twice the rate among young girls as they are among boys, new research reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide rates in girls are rising, study finds, especially in those age 10 to 14
Suicide rates for young girls are rising at a pace faster than that of boys, changing the established patterns that boys are more likely to die by suicide and that girls are more likely to consider it and attempt it, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Gap Between Male and Female Youth Suicide Rates is Narrowing in the U.S.
For decades, U.S. boys have died by suicide far more frequently than girls, even though girls attempt suicide and report contemplating it more often. In the suicide prevention world, the phenomenon is known as the gender paradox. The paradox still persists today—but new data published in JAMA Network Open suggest the gap between male and female youth suicide deaths is narrowing. “What we’re seeing is alarming,” says study co-author Donna Ruch, a researcher with the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio. “On top of the fact that females are thinking about suicide mo...
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Suicides Increase Among U.S. Kids, But More in Girls Than Boys
FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 -- Suicide rates are on the rise among American children, but the increase is greatest among girls, a new study finds. " Overall, we found a disproportionate increase in female youth suicide rates compared to males, resulting in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study finds narrowing gender gap in youth suicides
(MediaSource) New research from Nationwide Children's Hospital finds a disproportionate increase in youth suicide rates for females relative to males, particularly in younger youth aged 10-14 years. The report, which describes youth suicide trends in the United States from 1975 to 2016, appears this week in JAMA Network Open. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Addressing the Mental Health Needs of People on the Autism Spectrum
On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Working Group will host a workshop to discuss mental health issues that affect people on the autism spectrum, including anxiety, depression, suicide, self-injurious and aggressive behavior, and mental health services. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Association of increased safe household firearm storage with firearm suicide and unintentional death among US youths - Monuteaux MC, Azrael D, Miller M.
IMPORTANCE: Firearm injury is the second leading cause of death in the United States for children and young adults. The risk of unintentional and self-inflicted firearm injury is lower when all household firearms are stored locked. OBJECTIVE: To es... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Encountering patient suicide during psychiatric training: an integrative, systematic review - Leaune E, Ravella N, Vieux M, Poulet E, Chauliac N, Terra JL.
BACKGROUND/AIM: Patient suicide is an adversity that can be considered an "occupational hazard." It has been identified as one of the most stressful adverse events during psychiatric training. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literatu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

High-gamma: a biological marker for suicide attempt in patients with depression - Arikan MK, Gunver MG, Tarhan N, Metin B.
BACKGROUND: Quantitative EEG (qEEG) analysis can be used to evaluate brain correlates of human psychology in all aspects. As the gamma oscillations of qEEG rhythms are related to depression, and particularly to treatment resistance, they may also be relate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Cerbera odollam: a case report of attempted suicide by pong pong - Ruekert LF, Cunningham EA, Naqvi H.
Cerbera odollam, commonly referred to as the "suicide tree" or "pong pong," produces highly toxic seeds that are used for suicidal and homicidal purposes. It is important that western physicians be aware of the symptoms associated with these seeds and how ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Serving Those Who Serve: Mental Health Has Become A National Police Priority
The role of law enforcement is “to protect and serve.” But the extent of their jobs doesn’t end just because a shift ends. Police are tasked with many duties that can often take a toll on mental health and wellbeing. In fact, in 2017 and 2018, more police committed suicide than died in line of duty. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

Dax Cowart, Who Suffered for Patients ’ Rights, Dies at 71
Doctors forced Mr. Cowart to undergo treatment after he was severely burned in an explosion. He spent the rest of his life arguing for patient autonomy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANIEL E. SLOTNIK Tags: Cowart, Dax Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Death and Dying Burns Deaths (Obituaries) Legal Profession Source Type: news

MHAW: 2 years and a lifetime ago
Jad is a tailor who has a passion for sewing . He is also known in his neighborhood in Aleppo for his beautifully tailored wedding dresses. Jad never imagined that he would have to leave Syria, his dear homeland. But after his house was bombed, he had to escape to save his family. Jad had to leave behind the life he built there and flee to Lebanon. He wished he could tailor his life events, regardless of the atrocity around him. He first settled in the south of Lebanon, as he felt there would be better opportunities there. As the days went by, Jad realized that it wouldn’t be as easy as he had imagined. The dream of ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

A heuristic inquiry on the role of person-environment interaction in suicide risk among transgender youth - Chang B, Delaney K.
Elevated levels of suicide risk among transgender youth have alarmed both public health officials and researchers from various disciplines. Despite nursing's robust involvement in suicide research, literature reviews indicate a lack of nursing research foc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicide prevention in transgender youth and adolescents: a poststructural nursing perspective - Chang B.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical marijuana laws and suicide - Bartos BJ, Kubrin CE, Newark C, McCleary R.
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the causal effect of a medical marijuana initiative on suicide risk. In 1996, California legalized marijuana use for medical purposes. Implementation was abrupt and uniform, presenting a "natural experiment." METHOD: Total, gun and n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Epidemiological study and cost analysis of suicide in Spain: over 100 years of evolution - Alfonso-Sanchez JL, Martin-Moreno JM, Martinez IM, Martinez AA.
The objective is to carry out a long-term epidemiological study in Spain. Also calculate the social and labor costs that were in 20... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sex differences in mental health outcomes of suicide exposure - van de Venne J, Cerel J, Moore M, Maple M.
BACKGROUND: Past research has robustly supported differences in prevalence and severity of mental health disorders between males and females in general. Less is known in regards to how suicide exposure and related factors may be associated with these menta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The relationship between an electronic mental health stigma campaign and suicidal thoughts and behaviours: a two-arm randomized controlled trial in the Australian construction industry - Milner A, Aitken Z, Law PCF, Lamontagne AD, Mann C, Cooper T, Witt K.
This study sought to t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Near term suicide risk assessment: a commentary on the clinical relevance of protective factors - Berman AL, Silverman MM.
In this paper we examine the clinical relevance of protective factors to the assessment and formulation of near-term risk of death by suicide. Contrary to current clinical belief and practice we posit that there is no evidence-base to support these factors... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Using machine learning to identify suicide risk: a classification tree approach to prospectively identify adolescent suicide attempters - Hill RM, Oosterhoff B, Do C.
This study applies classification tree analysis to prospectively identify suicide attempters among a large adolescent community sample, to demonstrate the strengths and limitations of this approach for risk identification. METHOD: Data w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news