Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19
It's not that young adults aren't worried about the pandemic, psychologists say, but they are at far greater risk of dying by suicide. Finding ways beyond screens to foster social bonds is crucial.(Image credit: Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yuki Noguchi Source Type: news

Bruneian suicidal behaviors among school attending adolescents: a nationwide cross sectional study - Shahedifar N, A. Shaikh M, Oporia F, Lowery Wilson M.
BACKGROUND: It is aimed to determine the prevalence of suicidal behaviors regarding to epidemiological and psychosocial characteristics among Bruneian school-student adolescents. Methods: The cross-sectional study of 2599 (female: 49.9%; mean: 14.7 y... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dissociative tendencies aggregate the impact of negative life events on non-suicidal self-injury among male juvenile delinquents - Reinhardt M, Horv áth Z, Urbán R, Rice KG, Drubina B, Kökönyei G.
Non-suicidal self-injury is a significant global public health problem during adolescence, nevertheless there is a lack of investigations among juvenile offenders. Our cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the relationship between negative life events... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Do styles of emotion dysregulation differentiate adolescents engaging in non-suicidal self-injury from those attempting suicide? - Kim KL, Galione J, Schettini E, DeYoung LLA, Gilbert AC, Jenkins GA, Barthelemy CM, MacPherson HA, Radoeva PD, Kudinova AY, Dickstein DP.
Emotion dysregulation is implicated in both suicide attempts (SA) and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). However, little is known about how emotion dysregulation may differ between adolescents who have made an SA from those engaged in NSSI. We sought to addr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A case of attempted suicide by Cerbera odollam seed ingestion - Bernshteyn M, Adams SH, Gada K.
We report a case of attempted suicide by Cerbera odollam seed ingestion by a transgender patient who was successfully treated at our hospital. While the C. odollam plant has multiple practical and ornamental functions, its seeds have traditionally been uti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Alcohol use disorder and suicide risk: a fresh and closer look - Hasin DS.
Suicidal acts, both fatal and nonfatal, have increased in the United States over the past several years (1 –5), as have heavy drinking and alcohol use disorders (6–8), especially among women (7, 8), making the topic of the article by Edwards and col... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Focus on depression and suicide in the era of COVID-19 - Thomas SP.
Planned long before the COVID-19 pandemic afflicted millions of people across the globe, this special journal issue focuses on depression and suicidality. This sequel to our noteworthy January 2020 issue, edited by Barbara Jones Warren, includes 10 art... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Commentary on substance use disorders and risk of suicide in a general US population: a case control study by Lynch et al - Little V, James MC.
In response to the findings of the Lynch et al. study on the association of suicide mortality and substance use disorder, this commentary addresses the need for increased suicide assessment and screening for patients who identify with substance use disorde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation in a Veterans Affairs residential posttraumatic stress disorder treatment setting: the roles of thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness - Martin CE, Pukay-Martin ND, Blain RC, Dutton-Cox C, Chard KM.
Suicide is a significant public health concern, and, specifically, the veteran population has exhibited a 22% higher risk of death by suicide than the general population (Department of Veterans Affairs, 2017). The interpersonal psychological theory of suic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

👉 Andy Milonakis confirms Reckful has committed suicide via Hvper.com
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk factors for suicidal ideation and attempts in adolescents - Kwon H, Lee JS, Kim AR, Hong HJ, Kweon YS.
OBJECTIVE: Although suicide is a serious public health concern for adolescents, there is a lack of studies that explore its risk factors in the Republic of Korea. The present study aims to investigate risk factors associated with suicidal behaviors in Kore... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The association between attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms and the number of suicide attempts among male young adults with unipolar and bipolar depression - Yang CM, Kim BN.
OBJECTIVES: Mood disorder is highly comorbid with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and comorbid ADHD symptoms are associated with suicide risk. The aim of this study was to examine the association between comorbid ADHD symptoms and the numb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Lockdown: Suicide fears soar in LGBT community
There has been a huge increase in the number of LGBT people seeking suicide-prevention support. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being bullied, psychological pain and suicidal ideation among Chinese adolescents: a moderated mediation model - Bao J, Li H, Song W, Jiang S.
Background School bullying has become a serious social problem that is closely associated with suicidal ideation for bullying victims among adolescents. Suicide is the leading cause of mortality in adolescents in China. Our previous work proposed that the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bullying victimization and suicidal ideation among Chinese left-behind children: mediating effect of loneliness and moderating effect of gender - Cao Q, Xu X, Xiang H, Yang Y, Peng P, Xu S.
Bullying victimization has long been a public health issue among left-behind children in China. Although prior studies have confirmed the negative effects of being bullied on suicidal ideation, the mechanism of how being bullied triggers suicidal ideation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exploring the impact of parenting style and attachment on self- harm in UK and Sri Lankan students - Kariyawasam MGLK, Ononaiye M.
Self-harm is the intentional destruction of the body tissue with or without a suicidal purpose. Self-harm is the second leading cause of death across the world and it is most prevalent among young people. Although parenting style and parental attachment ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The impacts of social media use on growing rates of suicide among teenagers in the U.S. - Abualkanam AS, Abudalbouh WK, Al-Fawwaz A, Al-Afef AK.
BACKGROUND: The cases of suicide among teenagers in the U.S. have increased significantly. Among the factors considered responsible for this trend is the increasing cases of depression. Several sources, including Shain (2016) have associated this trend wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

COVID-19 lockdown in India triggers a rapid rise in suicides due to the alcohol withdrawal symptoms: evidence from media reports - Ahmed S, Khaium MO, Tazmeem F.
The first COVID-19 case of India has been identified in Kerala on 30 January 2020 ( ‘Kerala Reports First Confirmed Coronavirus Case in India’, 2020). On 12 March 2020, the death of the first coronavirus case has been confirmed (‘India’s First C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

High risk of overdose, suicide after stopping opioids - Rosenberg K.
According to this study: Patients are at greater risk for death from overdose or suicide after stopping opioid treatment, and this risk increases the longer a patient has been treated. Close monitoring of patients for up to a year after stopping ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Conceptualizing suicide prevention in firefighters through the lens of the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide: a narrative review - Henderson E.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and is a significant public health problem. Suicide has also become a major concern among career American firefighters with rates for suicidal ideation and attempts in firefighters two to thre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Decision-making capacity and type of hospital admission in suicide behaviour. Theory and practice - Vel ázquez-Navarrete E, Gutiérrez-Rojas L.
Objectives The number of hospital admissions related to suicide attempts is increasing. Involuntary treatment of psychiatric disorders has always been controversial, and this issue can be particularly sensitive in case of suicide behaviour. The aim of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mental health nurses can play a key role in supporting gay, bisexual and two-spirit men experiencing mental health challenges and inequalities
People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender (LGBTQ) experience significant inequalities in health and mental health compared with their peers who identify as'straight'(heterosexual).1 –3 The rates of depression and suicidality are especially concerning with the risk of suicide in LGBTQ, which is twice as high. The reasons for this are multifactorial, but one theory proposed is that poor mental health arises as a result of'minority stress'(internal and external stigma as a result of having a minority identity) and includes the experience of exclusion, prejudice, bullying and isolation. This al...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More effective suicide prevention measures are needed for young Japanese: a comparison of Japanese and Hungarian suicide rates - Inoue K, Hashioka S, Takeichi N, Noso Y, Hoshi M, Nailya C.
BACKGROUND: The Japanese suicide rate has decreased over the past few years, but the rate still remains high in comparison to the rest of the world. Thus, Japan cannot be content with implementing current suicide prevention measures; additional suicide pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Peer victimization and adolescents' suicidal ideation and suicide attempts: a moderated mediation model - Peng W, Li D, Li X, Jia J, Wang Y, Xiao J.
Suicide is the second leading cause of adolescent death. Research has established that peer victimization is a significant contributor to adolescent suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. However, relatively little is known about the mediating and moderat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Protective factors of suicide: religiosity and parental monitoring - Kim YJ, Moon SS, Kim YK, Boyas J.
Research has documented the positive impact of religiosity and parental monitoring on adolescent suicide ideation. However, the interactive effects of religiosity and moderating effects of parental monitoring have only been minimally explored. The purpose ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicidality, mental disorder and the utilization of mental health services among Australian adolescents - Irteja Islam M, Kabir E, Khanam R.
Introduction Suicidality among adolescents continues to be a serious public health concern worldwide, and suicide is the leading cause of death for young Australians. However, to develop effective preventive interventions, it is essential to understand th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

School-based prevention targeting non-suicidal self-injury: a pilot study - Baetens I, Decruy C, Vatandoost S, Vanderhaegen B, Kiekens G.
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is prevalent in adolescence and is associated with increased risk for a variety of subsequent negative mental health outcomes, necessitating an evidence-based preventive approach. This pilot study examines the potential iatr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Understanding suicidal behavior and its prevention among youth and young adults in Mexico - Hermosillo-de-la-Torre AE, Gonz ález-Forteza C, Rivera-Heredia ME, Méndez-Sánchez C, González-Betanzos F, Palacios-Salas P, Jiménez A, Wagner FA.
Suicide rates in Mexico have increased and have more than doubled in the state of Aguascalientes over the past 10  years. Few studies have been able to control for family, neighborhood, and occupational environment factors that may confound the associatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation in US nursing homes: association with individual and facility factors - Temkin-Greener H, Orth J, Conwell Y, Li Y.
OBJECTIVE To assess prevalence of suicidal ideation (SI) among new postacute and long-stay nursing home (NH) admissions and examine the associations with individual and NH-level factors. Setting/Participants A total of 1,864,102 postacute and 304,106 l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The PRINTEMPS study: protocol of a cluster-randomized controlled trial of the local promotion of a smartphone application and associated website for the prevention of suicidal behaviors in the adult general population in France - Gandr é C, Le Jeannic A, Vinet MA, Turmaine K, Courtet P, Roelandt JL, Vaiva G, Giraudeau B, Alberti C, Chevreul K.
BACKGROUND: Suicide constitutes a cause of death which could be prevented by e-health programs accessible to the general population. Effective promotion has the potential to maximize the uptake of such programs. However, few e-health programs have been com... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Healthcare utilisation prior to suicide in persons with alcohol use disorder: national cohort and nested case-control study - Crump C, Edwards AC, Kendler KS, Sundquist J, Sundquist K.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is common and associated with increased risk of suicide. AIMS: To examine healthcare utilisation prior to suicide in persons with AUD in a large population-based cohort, which may reveal opportunities for preventi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Rising suicide rates in Pakistan: is it about time to break the silence? - Yousafzai AW, Yousafzai S, Khan SA.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Occupational suicide exposure and impact on mental health: examining differences across helping professions - Aldrich RS, Cerel J.
The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationship of suicide exposure with depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder across three occupational groups likely to be exposed to suicide (i.e., first responders, crisis workers, ment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Patients' experiences of engagement with healthcare services following a high-risk self-harm presentation to a hospital emergency department: a mixed methods study - Cully G, Leahy D, Shiely F, Arensman E.
Experiences of engaging with healthcare services following a self-harm presentation to hospital of high lethality or high suicidal intent have not been examined previously, despite this subgroup of self-harm patients being at high risk of suicide. Therefor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Resilience and suicide risk of overseas Filipino domestic helpers - Nerosa AKM.
This study determined the level of resilience and suicide risk of overseas Filipino domestic helpers, with consideration to their demographic variable... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicidal thoughts and behaviors among Swedish suicide-bereaved women: increased risk associated with the loss of a child, feelings of guilt and shame, and perceived avoidance from family members - Westerlund M, H ökby S, Hadlaczky G.
Previous studies have shown that suicide-bereaved individuals may suffer increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs) due to traumatic grief. In this paper, we present the self-reported rate of STB among Swedish suicide-bereaved women (N = 293)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

U.S. Commandos at Risk for Suicide: Is the Military Doing Enough?
An unreleased report commissioned by U.S. Special Operations Command found deficiencies in the military ’s suicide-prevention programs for its elite troops. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nick Turse Tags: United States Defense and Military Forces Suicides and Suicide Attempts Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Iraq War (2003-11) United States Special Operations Command Votel, Joseph L Source Type: news

13 Reasons Why: perceptions and correlates of media influence in psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents - Nesi J, Johnson SE, Altemus M, Thibeau HM, Hunt J, Wolff JC.
OBJECTIVE: The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why (13RW) has sparked controversy due to graphic depictions of youth suicide, bullying, and sexual assault. However, further research is needed examining experiences of the show among youth with psychiatric illness... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A theory-based longitudinal investigation examining predictors of self-harm in adolescents with and without bereavement experiences - Del Carpio L, Rasmussen S, Paul S.
BACKGROUND: Research has demonstrated that exposure to suicide can lead to increased vulnerability for self-harm or suicide. As a result, ideation-to-action models of suicide (e.g., the Integrated Motivational-Volitional Model of Suicide; IMV) recognise ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Adolescent suicide prevention in Rhode Island - Bettis A.
Suicide is currently the second-leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults (ages 10-24) in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018). All the more concerning, this marks a rise in rates of suicide death in this age g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Antidepressant prescribing and suicide/self-harm by young Australians: regulatory warnings, contradictory advice, and long-term trends - Whitely M, Raven M, Jureidini J.
In 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) controversially issued a black box warning that antidepressants were associated with an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviours in people aged under 18 years. In 2007, the warning was expanded t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Understanding suicide: a generalist course on suicide for BSW students - Mirick RG.
Suicide is a major public health issue in the United States. The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention recommended increased education for individuals who work directly with at-risk populations, such as clients in child welfare programs, programs that s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicide Rate Up for Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
Predictors of suicide death include male sex, later age at first diagnosis, prior mood disorder diagnosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Suicide Rate Up for Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
MONDAY, June 29, 2020 -- Overall, 1.71 percent of individuals with a first lifetime diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or psychotic disorder not otherwise specified (schizophrenia spectrum disorders [SSD]) die by suicide,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Active and passive attentional processing in adolescent suicide attempters: an event-related potential study - Tavakoli P, Boafo A, Jerome E, Campbell K.
INTRODUCTION: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents. Suicidal behavior is associated with impairments in attention. Attention can be directed toward relevant events in the environment either actively, under voluntary control, or pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Analysis of attempted suicide episodes presenting to the emergency department: comparison of young, middle aged and older people - Kim SH, Kim HJ, Oh SH, Cha K.
BACKGROUND: Attempted suicide remains difficult for clinicians to predict with some established risk factors. We investigate the detailed characteristics of attempted suicide especially according to age and methods of suicide attempts. Methods: A retro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Anti-suicide function of nonsuicidal self-injury in female inpatient adolescents - Kraus L, Schmid M, In-Albon T.
BACKGROUND: There have been numerous studies investigating the relationship between nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicidality. On the one side, NSSI is an important risk factor for suicidality, including suicidal thoughts and behaviors. On the other s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Differentiating adolescent suicide attempters and ideators: a classification tree analysis of risk behaviors - May AM, Czyz EK, West BT.
The objective of this study was to identify patterns of risk factors that differentiate adolescents who experienced suicidal thoughts from those who ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hormonal contraceptive use, depression and suicide - Bchtawi AK, Issa BSM, J ørgensen EF, Lidegaard.
Hormonal contraception is widely used among young women, and mood changes are common side effects. Little focus has been drawn towards more serious mood disorders. Recent investigations have shown an association between hormonal contraceptive use and depre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Searching for a sense of place: the process of how adolescent girls overcome suicidality - Keefner TP, Stenvig T.
In this study we developed a grounded theory to explore the process of how adolescent girl suicide attempters escape suicide in a sample of 12 young female adults ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news