IRC warns of mental health crisis on Lesbos as Greece moves asylum seekers
Greece moved another 400 people from its biggest migrant camp on Tuesday as the International Rescue Committee (IRC) charity warned of a mental health emergency there with 30 percent of people having attempted suicide. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Child mental health: Camhs 'not fit for purpose'
Families say children have to be suicidal before they receive help. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen suicide: Risk factors, warning signs and prevention
Resources for teens and parents offering important information and support (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol causes one in 20 deaths worldwide, says WHO
Report finds 13.5% of deaths among people in their 20s are linked to alcoholAlcohol is responsible for more than 5% of all deaths worldwide, or around 3 million a year, new figures have revealed.The data, part of a report from the World Health Organization, shows that about 2.3 million of those deaths in 2016 were of men, and that almost 29% of all alcohol-caused deaths were down to injuries – including traffic accidents and suicide.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Alcohol Health Society World news World Health Organization Science Young people Source Type: news

Assisting the school in responding to a suicide death: what every psychiatrist should  know - Aron EJ, Bostic JQ, Grumet JG, Jacobson S.
When a child or adolescent dies by suicide, many individuals are affected, most of whom are attending school. Child and adolescent psychiatrists can be called on during the wake of such tragic events in order to help schools navigate the difficult tasks fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Clinician response to a child who completes suicide - Al-Mateen CS, Jones K, Linker J, O'Keefe D, Cimolai V.
Although suicide is a leading cause of death for children and adolescents, there is a dearth of literature on clinician responses to suicides in that age group. However, most psychiatrists experience the death of a patient by suicide, with resulting grief ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Estimating the magnitude of the relation between bullying, e-bullying, and suicidal behaviors among United States youth, 2015 - Kuehn KS, Wagner A, Velloza J.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among US adolescents aged 12-19 years. Researchers would benefit from a better understanding of the direct effects of bullying and e-bullying on adolescent suicide to inform intervention work. AIMS: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

One in 20 of all deaths due to alcohol, says WHO
Report finds 13.5% of deaths among people in their 20s are linked to boozeAlcohol is responsible for more than 5% of all deaths worldwide, or around 3 million a year, new figures have revealed.The data, part of a report from the World Health Organization, shows that about 2.3 million of those deaths in 2016 were of men, and that almost 29% of all alcohol-caused deaths were down to injuries – including traffic accidents and suicide.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Alcohol Health Society World news World Health Organization Science Young people Source Type: news

Perceived body discrimination and intentional self-harm and suicidal behavior in adolescence - Sutin AR, Robinson E, Daly M, Terracciano A.
This study examines whether discrimination based on the body is associated with intentional self-harm and suicidal behavior in adolescence. METHODS: Participants were from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (N  = 2948; 48%... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Policy addressing suicidality in children and young people: a scoping review protocol - Gilmour L, Duncan E, Maxwell M.
INTRODUCTION: Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among children and young people globally and a major public health issue. Government policies determine how much recognised health issues are prioritised and set the context for investment, develo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

School- and class-level variation in self-harm, suicide ideation and suicide attempts in Danish high schools - Pisinger VSC, Hawton K, Tolstrup JS.
AIM: Strong associations have been found between being exposed to self-harm in family and friends and own self-harm in adolescence. Therefore, self-harm and suicide behaviour might tend to cluster within school and school classes. The aim of this study was... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sleep apnea may be associated with suicidal ideation in adolescents - Tseng WC, Liang YC, Su MH, Chen YL, Yang HJ, Kuo PH.
Suicide is a major threat to adolescent health. Sleep problems increase the risk of adolescent suicidal behavior, but the role of sleep-disordered breathing (e.g., sleep apnea) is unclear. We investigated whether sleep apnea had an effect on suicidal ideat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Over-the-counter drugs and other  substances used in attempted suicide presented to emergency departments in Montreal, Canada - Mikhail A, Tanoli O, Légaré G, Dubé PA, Habel Y, Lesage A, Low NCP, Lamarre S, Singh S, Rahme E.
BACKGROUND: Over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics are frequently used in suicide attempts. Accessibility, toxicity, and unsupervised acquisition of large amounts may be facilitators. AIMS: To identify patient characteristics associated with OTC drug use as a s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The role of substance use, smoking, and inflammation in risk for suicidal behavior - Chang HB, Munroe S, Gray K, Porta G, Douaihy A, Marsland A, Brent D, Melhem NM.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol and substance use disorders are important predictors for suicidal behavior. However, the role of individual substances as proximal risk factors for suicidal behavior and the mechanisms through which substance use affect risk are not ent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Suicide by a psychiatry resident - reflection and postvention - Braam AW, Tijdink DWGM.
BACKGROUND: After the suicide of a psychiatry resident, the coordinators of her trainee program had to face several questions. AIM: To articulate some of the main questions and to describe our course of action as a way of 'suicide postvention'. M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Suicide in India: a complex public health tragedy in need of a plan - Armstrong G, Vijayakumar L.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Suicide prevention cannot be overlooked in nurse education - Rebair A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Suicide prevention is everyone's business (comment) - Rosenberg L.
... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Posttraumatic stress disorder and death from suicide - Gradus JL.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the increasing public health concern about PTSD and suicide, and the population-based studies that have examined this association. Further, we discuss methodological issues that provide important context for the ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide bereavement and differences in religiosity - Feigelman W, Cerel J, McIntosh JL, Brent D, Gutin N.
BACKGROUND: The trauma from experiencing a loved one's suicide is often seen as an instigator of change in a person's religious life. AIMS: We sought to examine whether suicide-bereaved adults were any differently disposed to religious participation and ob... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide risk among Veteran primary care patients with current anxiety symptoms - Shepardson RL, Kosiba JD, Bernstein LI, Funderburk JS.
BACKGROUND: Although anxiety is prevalent in primary care, the association between anxiety symptoms and suicide risk remains understudied. OBJECTIVES: This cross-sectional study aimed to (i) assess the prevalence of suicide risk among Veteran prima... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Source-based morphometry reveals gray matter differences related to suicidal behavior in criminal offenders - Harenski CL, Harenski KA, Calhoun VD, Kiehl KA.
We examined the association bet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Perceived benefits of psychotherapy via telemedicine based on suicide risk severity - Ward-Ciesielski EF, Peros O, Conigliaro A, Gilmore AK.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Stakeholder views regarding a planned primary care office-based interactive multimedia suicide prevention tool - Jerant A, Duberstein P, Cipri C, Bullard B, Stone D, Paterniti D.
OBJECTIVES: Nearly half of all men who die by suicide visit a primary care clinician (PCC) in the month before death, yet few disclose suicide thoughts. We solicited stakeholders' views to guide development of a tailored multimedia program to activate midd... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Psychological distress and completed suicide in Japan: a comparison of the impact of moderate and severe psychological distress - Tanji F, Tomata Y, Zhang S, Otsuka T, Tsuji I.
It has already been established that severe psychological distress is a major risk factor for completed suicide. However, the impact (population attributable fraction; PAF) of moderate psychological distress on completed suicide has not been clarified. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Related gunmen Paddock committed murder-suicide in 1888 and in 2017 - Kumar BJ, Bause GS.
Genealogical and periodical research reveals that two distantly related gunmen surnamed Paddock, a retired dentist-anesthetist and a retired accountant, committed murder-suicide in 1888 and in 2017, respectively.Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Risk of suicide attempts among colorectal cancer patients: a nationwide population-based matched cohort study - Sun LM, Lin CL, Hsu CY, Kao CH.
BACKGROUND: Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) have been found to have a higher risk of suicide in limited-number studies. However, data on the actual incidence rate of suicide remain scarce. METHODS: Using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Res... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Trajectories of self-efficacy and depressed mood, and their relationship in the first 12 months following spinal cord injury - Craig A, Tran Y, Guest R, Middleton J.
OBJECTIVE: To establish self-efficacy and depressive mood trajectories in adults with spinal cord injury (SCI), determine their interrelationship over time, and determine the influence that appraisals and co-morbid physical conditions have on the developme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Tech can address, but not solve, stigmatized public health crises
At Health 2.0, experts and technologists explored tools for fighting physician suicide, opioid addiction, and eating disorders. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

5% of all deaths due to alcohol, WHO says
Report finds 13.5% of deaths among people in their 20s are linked to boozeAlcohol is responsible for more than 5% of all deaths worldwide, or around 3 million a year, new figures have revealed.The data, part of a report from the World Health Organization, shows that about 2.3 million of those deaths in 2016 were among men, and that almost 29% of all alcohol-caused deaths were down to injuries – including traffic accidents and suicide.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Alcohol Health Society World news World Health Organization Science Source Type: news

Long-term occupational trajectories and suicide: a 22-year follow-up of the GAZEL cohort study - Azevedo Da Silva M, Younes N, Leroyer A, Plancke L, Lemogne C, Goldberg M, Rivi ère M, Melchior M.
We describe career-long occupational trajectories an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Farmers' suicide: problems and remedies - Mohinder S, Amit K.
Farmers committing suicide is a matter of grave concern and it can be a truly embarrassing situation for any society. The problems compelling the farmers to commit suicide require immediate attention as the farmers toil tirelessly to produce grain for us, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

Former chief facing fraud charges died by suicide - inquest
A former acute trust chief executive who faced fraud charges killed himself, an inquest has heard. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

7T fMRI, AI illustrate how memories help with daily activities
Could it simply be déjà vu all over again? In a study published online...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NIMH awards $3.8M for fMRI study on suicidal thinking fMRI shows dehydration's effect on the brain fMRI shows how game therapy 'rewires' ADHD brains AI characterizes complex mood disorders from fMRI Machine-learning algorithm detects schizophrenia on fMRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

One in three gun-owning U.S. veterans don't store weapons safely
(Reuters Health) - A substantial percentage of U.S. military vets store guns loaded and ready to use, according to an American study that could have implications for suicide prevention. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Death rates up for 5 of the 12 leading causes - driving life expectancy down
More people died from 'deaths of despair' like suicide and those of old age, like Alzheimer's, in 2016 than died a decade before, driving life expectancy down four months, the CDC reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Young Americans Are Dying From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide
Young Americans are dying in rising numbers because of drugs, alcohol and suicide, according to new federal data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) issued its annual comprehensive health and mortality report, which analyzes trends in death rates by cause and demographic. Drugs, alcohol and suicide, the report says, have contributed to the first drops in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. While U.S. life expectancy rose from 77.8 to 78.6 years between 2006 and 2016, the trend reversed during the end of the decade, leading to a 0.3-year decline between 2014 and ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Are Killing So Many Young Americans That the Country ’s Average Lifespan Is Falling
Young Americans are dying in rising numbers because of drugs, alcohol and suicide, according to new federal data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) issued its annual comprehensive health and mortality report, which analyzes trends in death rates by cause and demographic. Drugs, alcohol and suicide, the report says, have contributed to the first drops in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. While U.S. life expectancy rose from 77.8 to 78.6 years between 2006 and 2016, the trend reversed during the end of the decade, leading to a 0.3-year decline between 2014 and ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

At-a-glance - The role of opioid toxicity in suicide deaths in Alberta, 2000 to 2016 - Chan EYL, McDonald BM, Brooks-Lim E, Jones GR, Klein KB, Svenson LW.
Given the current opioid crisis in Canada, there is interest in the role of opioid toxicity in suicide deaths, particularly in whether any observed patterns are similar to those of unintentional deaths. The present analysis examined characteristics of opio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Attempted suicide by poisoning of self-prepared arsenic trioxide solution - Poon KM, Lam SK, Lai CH, Fung HT.
INTRODUCTION:Arsenic is a traditional poison that has a history extending back to ancient times.Case presentation:A 43-year-old male presented to our Emergency Department 50 min after ingestion of 300 mL self-prepared arsenic trioxide solution (??). He pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

The efficacy of cognitively-based compassion training for African American suicide attempters - LoParo D, Mack SA, Patterson B, Negi LT, Kaslow NJ.
This study is a pilot Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) that compares the effectiveness of a Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) group treatment to a support group in reducing depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation and increasing self-compassio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Opioid Crisis Driving Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Life expectancy in the United States has declined for two years in a row, fueled by increasing death rates from opioid drug overdoses, suicides and chronic liver disease, a new government report shows. " It's really the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Talking with the doctor makes it easier to deal with grief and bereavement
(Aarhus University) In a comprehensive study, researchers from Aarhus University show that grieving patients who receive what is known as talk therapy at the general practitioner shortly after a relative's death, have a lower risk of suicide and psychiatric illness than others. Data from 207,000 million Danes is included in the register-based study, which can contribute to new practices in the preventative area. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One in three gun-owning U.S. veterans don't store weapons safely
(Reuters Health) - A substantial percentage of U.S. military vets store guns loaded and ready to use, according to an American study that could have implications for suicide prevention. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fidelity assessment of the suicide reporting guidelines in Korean newspapers - Chun J, Kim J, Lee S.
BACKGROUND: With the dishonor of being the highest suicide rated country in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, South Korea should take more initiatives in suicide prevention. Although the role of the media and its relation to actual su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Prison suicide in comparison to suicide events in forensic psychiatric hospitals in Germany - Voulgaris A, Kose N, Konrad N, Opitz-Welke A.
Background: There is limited international as well as national research on suicide events in prisons and in forensic psychiatric hospitals. This retrospective study compares completed suicide events within these two high-risk populations in state in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Risk and predisposing factors for suicide attempts in patients with migraine and status migrainosus: a nationwide population-based study - Harnod T, Lin CL, Kao CH.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk and risk factors for suicide attempt by patients with regular migraines (RM) and status migrainosus (SM) in Taiwan. METHODS: We analyzed a subset of the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan and en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Social cognitive abilities predict psychosocial dysfunction in major depressive disorder - Knight MJ, Baune BT.
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is associated with social cognitive deficits (e.g., poor affect recognition and impaired theory of mind). However, the contribution of social cognitive issues to psychosocial dysfunction in MDD (e.g., occupationa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Resident Suicide: A Tragedy, and Yoga's Not the Answer Resident Suicide: A Tragedy, and Yoga's Not the Answer
A compelling documentary examines the pressures and dangerous forces that lead residents and practicing physicians to doubt themselves, make errors, and take their own lives.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

UA study reveals Arizona EMTs face 39-percent greater risk of suicide
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) UA medical student creates resiliency website for emergency workers and develops partnership with forest firefighters to measure its effectiveness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news