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Child abuse associates with an imbalance of oligodendrocyte-lineage cells in ventromedial prefrontal white matter - Tanti A, Kim JJ, Wakid M, Davoli MA, Turecki G, Mechawar N.
Child abuse (CA) is a major risk factor for depression, and strongly associates with suicidal behavior during adulthood. Neuroimaging studies have reported widespread changes in white matter integrity and brain connectivity in subjects with a history of CA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effect of social support and disclosure of child abuse on adult suicidal ideation: findings from a population-based study - Baiden P, Fallon B, Antwi-Boasiako K.
BACKGROUND: To examine the proportion of Canadian adults with a history of child abuse who disclosed the abuse to child protection services before age 16 years and identify the effect of social support and disclosure of child abuse on lifetime suicidal ide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effects of childhood trauma on cortisol levels in suicide attempters and ideators - O'Connor DB, Green JA, Ferguson E, O'Carroll RE, O'Connor RC.
OBJECTIVES: Suicide is a global health issue. Dysregulated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity, as measured by cortisol levels, has been identified as one potential risk factor for suicide. Recent evidence has indicated that blunted cortisol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The failure of suicide prevention in primary care: family and GP perspectives - a qualitative study - Leavey G, Mallon S, Rondon-Sulbaran J, Galway K, Rosato M, Hughes L.
BACKGROUND: Although Primary care is crucial for suicide prevention, clinicians tend to report completed suicides in their care as non-preventable. We aimed to examine systemic inadequacies in suicide prevention from the perspectives of bereaved family mem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Do primary care physicians help the bereaved with their suicide losses: loss survivor perceptions of helpfulness from physicians - Feigelman W, Sanford RL, Cerel J.
Several previous studies suggested that primary care physicians can provide important bereavement assistance to survivors of suicide, yet no study has investigated whether suicide-bereaved patients perceive their physicians as helpful. Contacting bereaveme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide and its legal implications in Pakistan: a literature review - Naveed S, Qadir T, Afzaal T, Waqas A.
In recent decades, great strides have been made in understanding the science of suicide. Thus, it is imperative that Pakistani legal systems bridge the gap between Pakistani law and science. For instance, recent discoveries in public health, psychology, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Female labour force participation and suicide rates in the world - Chen YY, Chen M, Lui CSM, Yip PSF.
The current study aims to illustrate male to female suicide rate ratios in the world and explore the correlations between female labour force participation rates (FLPR) and suicide rates of both genders. Further, whether the relationship of FLPR and suicid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

A comparison of multi-component systems approaches to suicide prevention - Baker ST, Nicholas J, Shand F, Green R, Christensen H.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the new Australian approach to suicide prevention, LifeSpan, and compare it to other multi-component intervention models. METHOD: The components, implementation strategies and effectiveness of three multi-component interventi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Juliette and Kirran explain what working on our campaign has meant to them
Arthritis Research UK’sThe Nation’s Joint Problem campaign has reached millions of people over the last three months, through national news stories and features and TV, cinema and billboard advertising. We asked two people who helped to shape the campaign content about their experience of being part of our ground-breaking push to change attitudes to arthritis.JulietteJournalist and author ofMostly Cloudy, Some Bright Spells Juliette Wills, 45, has lived with inflammatory spinal arthritis for 18 years. She wrote thesix powerful stories featured in The Guardian which exposed the hidden impact of arthritis, as wel...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Therapist who advised baby bottle for boy, 9, gets court win
An Oregon appeals court has ruled that a state board was wrong to permanently revoke the license of a psychologist who advised a baby bottle and "tummy time" for a troubled 9-year-old patient who later attempted suicide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

' Staggering' Number of Drug, Alcohol, Suicide Deaths Projected'Staggering' Number of Drug, Alcohol, Suicide Deaths Projected
More than 1.6 million deaths due to drugs, alcohol, and suicide in the United States are projected during next decade, a 60% increase compared to the previous decade.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among US girls, study says
Increasing numbers of American girls are overdosing on drugs, cutting themselves and causing other types of self-injury including suicide attempts (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What ’s behind the rise in youth suicides?
More evidence continues to emerge that the number of children and young teens attempting and dying from suicide is on the rise (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-Harm Cases Surging Among U.S. Girls
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Self-harm, Suicide, Teen Mental Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral Contraceptives Linked to Suicide Oral Contraceptives Linked to Suicide
The researchers call for greater awareness of the possibility that hormonal contraceptives can affect mood, particularly in adolescent girls.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Self-Inflicted Injuries Surge Among Tween & Early Teen Girls
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Emergency room visits for non-fatal, self-inflicted injuries surged in recent years among US girls and young women, especially those between the ages of 10 and 14, according to a new study. However, rates of self-harm among boys and young men between the ages of 10 and 24 remained stable throughout the years 2001 through 2015, the researchers said. “Suicide is preventable,” said Melissa C. Mercado, lead author of the study published Tuesday in JAMA and a behavioral scientist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “These findings underscore the need for the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Suicide Source Type: news

Suicide Risk in Teens: Look Everywhere Suicide Risk in Teens: Look Everywhere
Suicide is the second most common cause of death in teens. And we have to do better at identifying at-risk kids.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Giving Thanks for Survivors
Living with the disease for almost a decade has made me more susceptible to the sorrow of unrelated but potentially horrific suffering. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Cancer Holocaust and the Nazi Era Families and Family Life War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017) Concentration Camps Suicides and Suicide Attempts Source Type: news

Healthy Native Youth
HealthyNativeYouth.org, produced in collaboration by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, provides resources for culturally-appropriate sexual health programs to AI/AN youth.  Stakeholders from adolescent health and Indian Country were consulted to build connections, offer input and provide insight. The site can be used by tribal health educators, teachers and parents. It’s designed to provide the training and tools needed to promote ...
Source: Dragonfly - November 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health K-12 Training & Education Source Type: news

Farmers are depressed, anxious and at risk of suicide
As crop prices fall across the US, farmers are increasingly anxious, depressed, and at risk of suicide, as shown by a recent Minnesota survey. Some states have introduced helplines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US farmers are depressed, anxious and at risk of suicide
As crop prices fall across the US, farmers are increasingly anxious, depressed, and at risk of suicide, as shown by a recent Minnesota survey. Some states have introduced helplines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Steroid use and school violence, school violent victimization, and suicidal ideation among adolescents - Elkins RL, King K, Nabors L, Vidourek R.
School violence, school violent victimization, and suicidal ideation among adolescents are serious public health concerns. This pilot study investigated the influence of steroid use on problem behaviors. Secondary data analyses of the 2014 PRIDE Questionna... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in the elderly associated with opioid use and pain sensitivity - Calati R, Oli é E, Ritchie K, Artero S, Courtet P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Unsuccessful suicide attempt with tiapride - Couderc S, Mourou H, Monchaud C, Saint-Marcoux F.
We report a self-poisoning case in an 18-year-old girl, with approximately 10 times the usual ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Developing a framework of behaviours before suicides at railway locations - Ryan B.
Better knowledge of behaviours of people at railway property could help with identifying those at risk of suicide. Literature has been reviewed from a range of disciplines on what is known about studying behaviour in this type of public location. Secondary... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Clinical characteristics of suicidal behavior in an intensive care unit at a university hospital in Japan: a 7-year observational study - Takeuchi T, Okumura Y, Uezato A, Nishikawa T.
BACKGROUND: Suicidal behavior accounts for at least 40,000 admissions per year to emergency departments in Japan; however, little is known about emergency admissions owing to suicidal behavior in metropolitan areas. Therefore, we examined the clinical char... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Two contrasting emotional states immediately before suicide: anger or fear - Ferenczy M.
No abstract available. Language: hu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Examining adolescent suicidal behaviors in relation to gun carrying and bullying - Romero A, Bauman S, Ritter M, Anand P.
Guided by the interpersonal theory of suicide, this study examines the associations between gun carrying, bullying, and suicidal behaviors among high school students. Arizona Youth Risk Behavior Surveys were completed by 2,677 students in 2011; 9.0% report... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

High stress, lack of sleep, low school performance, and suicide attempts are associated with high energy drink intake in adolescents - Kim SY, Sim S, Choi HG.
This study aimed to evaluate the associ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

School-based health centers, depression, and suicide risk among adolescents - Paschall MJ, Bersamin M.
This study examined whether increasing availability of mental health services at school-based health centers in Oregon public schools would be associated with a decrease in the likelihood of depressive episodes and suicide risk among adolesce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Alcohol-induced disinhibition is associated with impulsivity, depression, and suicide attempt: A nationwide community sample of Korean adults - Choi KW, Na EJ, Hong JP, Cho MJ, Fava M, Mischoulon D, Cho H, Jeon HJ.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol-induced disinhibition (AID) is defined as a "loss of restraint over some form of behavior after drinking alcohol regardless of its amount". Although many previous studies have investigated on alcohol use disorder and suicide attempt, fe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Use of ketamine for acute suicidal ideation in a patient with chronic pain on prescribed cannabinoids - Bigman D, Kunaparaju S, Bobrin B.
Ketamine is a standard anaesthetic drug that has been studied as a possible treatment for acute suicidal ideation. Aside to the potential psychotropic effects of ketamine, a Cochrane review reported that available studies suggest a modest effect of ketamin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Can we predict suicide? - Ekeberg Ø, Hem E.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Initial validation of brief measures of suicide risk factors: common data elements used by the Military Suicide Research Consortium - Ringer FB, Soberay KA, Rogers ML, Hagan CR, Chu C, Schneider M, Podlogar MC, Witte T, Holm-Denoma J, Plant EA, Gutierrez PM, Joiner TE.
The Military Suicide Research Consortium (MSRC) developed a 57-item questionnaire assessing suicide risk factors, referred to as the Common Data Elements (CDEs), in order to facilitate data sharing and improve collaboration across independent studies. All ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cross-validation of the Personality Assessment Inventory "Chronic Suicide Risk Index: S_Chron" in a large sample of offenders - Edens JF, Douglas KS.
Recently, Sinclair et al. (2016) reported on the development of a new Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) index designed to identify individuals with histories of multiple suicide attempts (Chronic Suicide Risk Index: S_Chron). We evaluated this new ind... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Mapping suicide mortality in Ohio: a spatial epidemiological analysis of suicide clusters and area level correlates - Fontanella CA, Saman DM, Campo JV, Hiance-Steelesmith DL, Bridge J, Sweeney HA, Root ED.
Previous studies have investigated spatial patterning and associations of area characteristics with suicide rates in Western and Asian countries, but few have been conducted in the United States. This ecological study aims to identify high-risk clusters of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Demography and risk factors of suicide in Bangladesh: a six-month paper content analysis - Shah MMA, Ahmed S, Arafat SMY.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a global public health problem too often neglected by researchers and Bangladesh is not an exception. There is no suicide surveillance and nationwide study is yet to be conducted in the country. OBJECTIVES: This paper aimed t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Lottery and suicide - the effect of number of lottery tickets on Hungarian suicide rates - Osvath P, Balint L, Bozsonyi K.
AIM: The relationship of suicide and gambling is a neglected field in the study of suicidology. In Hungary, no statistical studies have been published to date with regard to the whole of the population. Our study investigates the relationship between a ver... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Examining the characteristics and clinical features of in- and between-session suicide risk assessments among psychiatric outpatients - Hom MA, Stanley IH, Rogers ML, Sheffler JL, Nelson KR, Joiner TE, Schramm E.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the characteristics of suicide risk assessments completed using the Decision Tree framework both in and between psychotherapy sessions, clinical features of patients for whom between-session assessments are indicated, and data collec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Death of bright, brilliant Oxford student who hid his pain
Oxford student Andrew Kirkman's story is part of the film Death on Campus, which focuses on the growing number of students who have committed suicide due to mental health struggles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

77 holistic practitioners now dead since 2015: This is beyond strange, they are dropping like flies and MSM ignores them
(Natural News) Since June of 2015, 77 holistic practitioners, more with other deaths associated with them, have died, official causes ranging from suicide to heart attacks, with the latest woman, doctor Annie Fairbanks, found murdered in her home, along with her husband, their 3-year-old daughter and 9-month-old son, in Arizona. (Article by Susan Duclos republished from AllNewsPipeline.com) Officials claim... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Commuters urged to help stop suicides through small talk
The "Small Talk Saves Lives" campaign aims to prevent suicides on the UK's rail network. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased Hours Online Correlate With An Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts
It's not proof of cause and effect, but should be a warning, researchers say. Surveys showed teens — especially girls — who spent hours online daily were more likely than others to report depression.(Image credit: martin-dm/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

Excess screen time linked with depression, suicidal behaviors in teens
Researchers believe excess screen time may be increasing symptoms of depression, as well as suicide-related behaviors and thoughts, among teens in the U.S. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is social media linked to a rise in teen suicides?
An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged, and new research suggests there may be a connection (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When it comes to claims about screen time we need more sense and less hype
A new study claims a link between screen time and increased rates of depression and suicide in US teens. But what do the data actually say? And how can we move towards a more rational debate about digital technology?Screen time is one of the more divisive contemporary issues in psychological science. In a sense, this is no surprise – smartphone use, particularly among children and adolescents, hasconsistently increased in recent years. And as with any new form of disruptive technology, there are questions around what constitutes healthy and maladaptive use, both at an individual and societal level.The problem with th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Pete Etchells Tags: Science Psychology Mental health Social media Controversies Digital media Source Type: news

Is Too Much Time Online Raising Suicide Risk in Teen Girls?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Social media blamed for rise in teen suicides in the US
A new analysis by San Diego University shows that, while we cannot know for certain, there is a distinct correlation between suicide rates and the surge in social media use. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time Online Tied To Jump in Girls' Suicide Risk
A spike in the amount of time teenage girls in the United States  spend online is a likely culprit behind the surge in rates of depression, suicide and contemplation of suicide, new research suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news