The New Old Age: In Elderly Hands, Firearms Can Be Even Deadlier
Suicide and dementia rates are highest in older people, raising questions about their ownership of guns. One possible solution: an advance directive for firearms. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Gun Control Firearms Dementia Elderly Suicides and Suicide Attempts Annals of Internal Medicine Pew Research Center Polk County (Fla) Source Type: news

Engaging families in the management of adolescent self-harm.
Adolescent self-harm is an emerging public health challenge. It is associated with later psychiatric and substance use disorders, unemployment and suicide. Family interventions have been effective in a range of adolescent mental health problems and for that reason were reviewed for their effectiveness in the management of adolescent self-harm. The search identified 10 randomised and 2 non-randomised controlled trial conducted in the high-income countries. For the most part the evidence is of low quality. The interventions were classified as brief single session, intermediate-level and intensive family interventions dependi...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A qualitative study of a blended therapy using problem solving therapy with a customised smartphone app in men who present to hospital with intentional self-harm.
Blended therapy is the integration of internet-based treatment and psychotherapy in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. It has been described as'any possible combination of regular face-to-face treatments and web-based interventions'.1 Several systematic reviews have examined the partial replacement of face-to-face therapy with web-based technologies.2 –4 Yet there have been few descriptions of instances where internet-based therapies supplement or augment face-to-face therapy to create a new treatment rather than simply replacing face-to-face treatment with variable degrees of inperson support. This approach to ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living high, but feeling low? Study says that living in high-altitude areas increases your risk of depression
(Natural News) New systemic research based on 12 studies and published in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry revealed that the incidents of depression and suicide among people who live in high-altitude states like Arizona are higher than those in low-altitude areas.The researchers from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City explained that low atmospheric... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An enquiry into young men at risk of suicide in the UK - van Sabben E, Paulsen-Becejac L.
Men are at a higher risk of suicide; 70% of people who die by suicide are men. By exploring some of the reasons behind suicide in young men aged 15-29 years old, this article will look at not just the influence of perceived physical strength, but also thei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Associations between korean adolescents' energy drink consumption and suicidal ideation and attempts - Kim JS, Kim K, Seo Y.
This study examined associations between caffeinated energy drink consumption patterns and (1) participant characteristics and health-risk behaviors and (2) suicidal ideation and attempts in Korean adolescents. METHODS: Participants includ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Isolating the association of sleep, depressive state, and other independent indicators for suicide ideation in United States teenagers - Whitmore LM, Smith TC.
This study uses multivariable logistic regression to investigate the independent relati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicide by plastic bag suffocation combined with the mixture of citric acid and baking soda in an adolescent - Murakami K, Kawaguchi T, Hashizume Y, Kitamura K, Okada M, Okumoto K, Sakamoto S, Ishida Y, Nosaka M, Kimura A, Takatsu A, Kondo T.
We describe a case of suicidal asphyxiation using a plastic bag combined with carbon dioxide (CO2) gas. A 20-year-old male, whose head was covered with a plastic bag, was found dead in his room. In the plastic bag, there were two glass-made cups... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Failure to tackle suicide inequalities across Europe - Das-Munshi J, Thornicroft G.
SummaryIn this issue, Lorant et al. confirm a social gradient in risk of suicide, across 15 European countries, over a period of marked social change. Understanding contextual and life-course factors, and acknowledging under-funding for mental health and f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Are smartphones causing more teen suicides?
Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens in 2012 – the same time smartphone ownership became the normAround 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of US teens who felt useless and joyless –classic symptoms of depression– surged 33% in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23%. Even more troubling, the number of 13 to 18-year-olds who committed suicide jumped 31%.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jean Twenge, for The Conversation Tags: Mental health Youth justice Children Science Technology Young people Society US news Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente researchers develop new models for predicting suicide risk
(Kaiser Permanente) Combining data from electronic health records with results from standardized depression questionnaires better predicts suicide risk in the 90 days following either mental health specialty or primary care outpatient visits, reports a team from the Mental Health Research Network, led by Kaiser Permanente research scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Missing CDC worker's death was a suicide by drowning, medical examiner rules
The CDC worker who was missing for nearly two months before his body was found in a river in Atlanta died of suicide by drowning, the Fulton County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jan Gorniak told CNN Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are You Concerned About the High Rate of Physician Suicide? Are You Concerned About the High Rate of Physician Suicide?
Physician suicide rates are twice that of the general population, with one completed suicide daily.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Nightmares Are Scary. But Are They Bad For Your Health?
You’re freaked out. A strange person or animal—or thing—is pursuing you. It draws nearer, but you wake up just before it has the chance to get you. It may sound like a cliché. But experts who study nightmares say this is a pretty typical bad-dream scenario. “There’s often some threat of death or injury or annihilation, and you’re trying to escape,” says Tore Nielsen, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal and director of the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory there. If you’ve experienced a traumatic event—a car accident, maybe, or military combat&mda...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Electroencephalographic and cardiovascular markers of vulnerability within families of suicidal adolescents: a pilot study - Kaufman EA, Crowell SE, Coleman J, Puzia ME, Gray DD, Strayer DL.
Suicide, self-injury, and predisposing vulnerabilities aggregate in families. Those at greatest risk often show deficits in two biologically-mediated domains: behavioral control and emotion regulation. This pilot study explored electroencephalographic and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"Striking" role of race seen in kids ’ suicide risk
New research reveals the suicide rate among black children is roughly two times higher than that of white children (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death of CDC worker who drowned ruled a suicide
Authorities: Death of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee whose body was found in an river in Atlanta has been ruled a suicide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Age - Related Racial Disparity Examined in Childhood Suicide
Significantly higher incidence of suicide for black children aged 5 to 12; lower rate for black teens (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Risk profile of young people admitted to hospital for suicidal behaviour in Melbourne, Australia - Borschmann R, Stark P, Prakash C, Sawyer SM.
AIM: Self-harm and suicidal behaviour is most prevalent during adolescence, but little is known about the risk profile of adolescents admitted to hospital for suicidal behaviour. Young people who self-harm are at an increased risk of mortality compared to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A holistic approach to factors affecting depression in haemodialysis patients - Gerogianni G, Kouzoupis A, Grapsa E.
Depression in dialysis populations is affected by co-morbid diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and immune dysfunction, and it also includes high suicide risk and frequent hospitalizations. Depressive disorders have a close association with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Suicide attempts and clinical correlates in patients with bipolar I vs II disorder - Vismara M, Grancini B, Cremaschi L, Oldani L, Arici C, De Carlo V, Miller S, Ketter TA, Altamura AC, Dell'osso B.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Age-Related Racial Disparity Examined in Childhood Suicide
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- For childhood suicide, there is a significant age-related racial disparity, according to a research letter published online May 21 in JAMA Pediatrics. Jeffrey A. Bridge, Ph.D., from The Ohio State University in Columbus, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Intersection of Opioid Abuse, Overdose, and Suicide: Understanding the Connections
June 5, 2018 3:00-4:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Under age 13, suicide rates are roughly double for black children vs. white children
(Carnegie Mellon University) A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that racial disparities in suicide rates are age-related. Specifically, suicide rates for black children aged 5-12 were roughly two times higher than those of similarly aged white children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Science News » Age-Related Racial Disparity in Suicide Rates Among U.S. Youth
Researchers have discovered an age-related racial disparity in suicide rates for U.S. youth between the ages of 5 and 17. The findings suggest a need for more research into contributing factors and targeted interventions for children. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

She died in the Texas school shooting. Now hundreds of strangers want to save her husband.
Cynthia Tisdale gave everything to the people around her. When her granddaughter needed help after a severe accident, Tisdale was there. The mother of three and grandmother of 11 was at her side during physical therapy for weeks in the past year, Cynthia’s son Recie wrote. It was as if her love and support helped will […]Related:Suicide rates for black children twice that of white children, new data showU.S. plans to provide several million dollars for Ebola outbreak in CongoTrump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referrals (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Race May Play Role in Kids' Suicide Risk
Among kids aged 5 to 17, about 1,660 black children took their own lives, versus 13,300 whites, the findings showed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overdoses on ADHD Drugs May Be Rising
Just over 6 percent of calls ended with a hospital admission, the investigators found. And three teenagers died -- two from abusing ADHD medications, and one in a suspected suicide. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Race May Play Role in Kids ’ Suicide Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Research, News, Source Type: news

13 things pediatricians should know (and do) about
In the spring of 2018, the second season of the controversial Netflix show about a teenager ’s suicide premiers. In this article, the authors turn to the literature and their own experiences to highlight 13 things pediatricians should know about 13 Rea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A four-year longitudinal study examining psychache and suicide ideation in elevated-risk undergraduates: a test of Shneidman's model of suicidal behavior - Montemarano V, Troister T, Lambert CE, Holden RR.
OBJECTIVES: Using a 4-year follow-up design, this research investigated Shneidman's model of psychache (i.e., intense mental pain/anguish) as the cause of suicide. Operationalizing suicidal manifestations using suicide ideation, we evaluated Shneidman's as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Association of temporomandibular disorder and high frequency of suicide ideation in Korean adolescents: a cross-sectional survey - Heo HA, Park S, Pyo SW.
This study investigated the association between psychological factors and temporomandibular disorder (TMD) in a representative sample using data from the Korean nationwide survey. METHODS: The study included 1337 adolescents. Participan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hospitalization for suicide ideation or attempt: 2008-2015 - Plemmons G, Hall M, Doupnik S, Gay J, Brown C, Browning W, Casey R, Freundlich K, Johnson DP, Lind C, Rehm K, Thomas S, Williams D.
We examined trends in emergency and inpatient encounters for SI and SA at US children's hospitals from 2008 to 2015. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Multiplicative effects of social and psychological risk factors on college students' suicidal behaviors - Assari S.
Less is known about the multiplicative effects of social and psychological risk and protective factors of suicidality on college campuses. The current study aimed to investigate the multiplicative effects of social (identifying oneself as gay/lesbian, fina... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

First and subsequent lifetime alcoholism and mental disorders in suicide victims with reference to a community sample-the Lundby Study 1947-1997 - Holmstrand C, Bogren M, Mattisson C, Bradvik L.
Background: Suicide victims have been found to frequently suffer from mental disorders, often more than one, and comorbidity has also been found to be a risk factor for suicide. The aim of the present study was to determine the first disorder and po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Is cannabis a risk factor for suicide attempts in men and women with psychotic illness? - Waterreus A, Di Prinzio P, Badcock JC, Martin-Iverson M, Jablensky A, Morgan VA.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether recent cannabis use by men and women with psychotic disorders was associated with increased risk of suicide attempt, and to determine associated factors, stratified by sex. METHODS: Data from 1065 men and 725 women... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Lessons from suicide prevention campaigns: considerations for opioid messaging - Karras E, Warfield SC, Stokes CM, Bossarte RM.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Post-mortem analysis of suicide victims shows ABCB1 haplotype 1236T-2677T-3435T as a candidate predisposing factor behind adverse drug reactions in females: Erratum -
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Predicting risk of suicide among individuals who are members of higher-risk populations: finding THE needle in a stack of needles! - Caine ED.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Association between induced abortion and suicidal ideation among unmarried female migrant workers in three metropolitan cities in China: a cross-sectional study - Luo M, Jiang X, Wang Y, Wang Z, Shen Q, Li R, Cai Y.
BACKGROUND: Despite reports of mental health issues, suicidality has not been closely examined among the migrant population. The association between induced abortion and suicidal ideation is unknown among unmarried female migrant workers of reproductive ag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Austrian firearm legislation and its effects on suicide and homicide mortality: A natural quasi-experiment amidst the global economic crisis - K önig D, Swoboda P, Cramer RJ, Krall C, Postuvan V, Kapusta ND.
BACKGROUND: Restriction of access to suicide methods has been shown to effectively reduce suicide mortality rates. AIMS: To examine how the global economic crisis of 2008 and the firearm legislation reform of 1997 affected suicide and homicide mortality ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Firearm ownership, storage practices, and suicide risk factors in Washington state, 2013-2016 - Morgan ER, Gomez A, Rowhani-Rahbar A.
OBJECTIVES: To characterize firearm ownership and storage practices in Washington State and assess their relationship with suicide risk factors. METHODS: Using Washington State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data for 2013 to 2016, we co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

The validity of open-source data when assessing jail suicides - Thomas AL, Scott J, Mellow J.
This study is the first to examine whether jail suicide data obtain... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Anhedonia and the relationship between other depressive symptoms and aggressive behavior - Salem T, Winer ES, Jordan DG, Nadorff MR, Fanning JR, Bryant J, Berman ME, Veilleux JC.
Depression has been linked to multiple forms of aggressive behavior in college students; however, it is unclear which aspects of depression explain this connection. Anhedonia, defined as the loss of interest and/or pleasure in previously enjoyed activities... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Associations of training to assist a suicidal person with subsequent quality of support: results from a national survey of the Australian public - Jorm AF, Nicholas A, Pirkis J, Rossetto A, Reavley NJ.
BACKGROUND: When a person is in severe distress, people in their social network can potentially take action to reduce the person's suicide risk. The present study used data from a community survey to examine whether people who had received training in how ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Cancer-related suicide: a biopsychosocial-existential approach to risk management - Banyasz A, Gregorio SW.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

County-level trends in suicide rates in the U.S., 2005-2015 - Rossen LM, Hedegaard H, Khan D, Warner M.
INTRODUCTION: Understanding the geographic patterns of suicide can help inform targeted prevention efforts. Although state-level variation in age-adjusted suicide rates has been well documented, trends at the county-level have been largely unexplored. This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Elevated serum levels of malondialdehyde and cortisol are associated with major depressive disorder: a case-control study - Islam MR, Islam MR, Ahmed I, Moktadir AA, Nahar Z, Islam MS, Shahid SFB, Islam SN, Islam MS, Hasnat A.
OBJECTIVES: Major depressive disorder is diagnosed on the basis of patient's self-reported experiences, behavior reported by relatives, and a mental status examination, and yet we do not have any reliable biomarker for this. Mood-regulating pathways are af... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Suicidal behavior and personality traits contribute to disability in first-episode psychosis: a 1-year follow-up study - Canal-Rivero M, Lopez-Morinigo JD, Barrig ón ML, Ayesa-Arriola R, Crespo-Facorro B, Ruiz-Veguilla M, Obiols-Llandrich JE.
BACKGROUND: Disability encompasses impairments, activity limitations, and restrictions on participation. Improvement in functioning has therefore become a crucial outcome of treatment in psychosis. OBJECTIVE: The main aim of this study was to analy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Suicide prevention gatekeeper training in the Netherlands improves gatekeepers' knowledge of suicide prevention and their confidence to discuss suicidality, an observational study - Terpstra S, Beekman A, Abbing J, Jaken S, Steendam M, Gilissen R.
BACKGROUND: The gatekeeper training is designed to help identify suicidal individuals, respond to suicidal ideation and refer to help. The internationally widely used training shows promising results. This is the first study presenting its effectiveness in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news