Restless Legs Syndrome Linked to Suicide, Self - Harm
Significant link persisted after excluding those with chronic conditions such as depression, insomnia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Restless Legs Syndrome Might Raise Risk of Suicide, Self-Harm
People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) have nearly three times the risk of suicide and self-harm, which indicates that there may be a link between the physical condition and mental health. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Restless Legs Syndrome Linked to Suicide, Self-Harm
MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 -- Individuals with restless legs syndrome (RLS) have an increased risk for suicide and self-harm, according to a study published online Aug. 23 in JAMA Network Open. Sheng Zhuang, M.D., from The Second Affiliated Hospital of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In Rural Utah, Preventing Suicide Means Meeting Gun Owners Where They Are
Utah has one of the highest rates death by suicide in the U.S. and a high rate of gun ownership. When those two factors collide you get a population with lethal access to lethal means, resulting in 85% of firearm deaths being suicides. And the rate in rural parts of the state is higher than in urban areas. The staff at Northeastern Counseling are trying to address the problem by distributing suicide prevention materials and resources, including gun locks and water-resistant gun socks with the Suicide Prevention Lifeline number printed on them, at local gun shows. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 26, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Suicides in young people in Ontario following the release of "13 Reasons Why"' - Sinyor M, Williams M, Tran US, Schaffer A, Kurdyak P, Pirkis J, Niederkrotenthaler T.
OBJECTIVE: "13 Reasons Why," a Netflix series, included a controversial depiction of suicide that has raised fears about possible contagion. Studies of youth suicide in the United States found an increase on the order of 10% following release of the show, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicide risk nearly three times as high for those with restless legs syndrome
People with restless legs syndrome have nearly three times the risk of suicide or self-harm, even if they didn't have underlying conditions like depression, diabetes and insomnia, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Restless Legs Syndrome Might Raise Risk of Suicide, Self - Harm
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Restless leg syndrome sufferers are at a nearly 3-fold greater suicide risks  
Restless leg syndrome strikes one in 10 Americans, leaving many with insomnia. Penn State University researchers found a three-fold higher risk of suicide and self-harm among sufferers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Restless Legs Syndrome Might Raise Risk of Suicide, Self-Harm
FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) have nearly three times the risk of suicide and self-harm, which indicates that there may be a link between the physical condition and mental health. In a new study, Penn State... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

An examination of suicidality of African American adolescents at a local and national level - Crabtree E, Brest B, Lewis RK.
Suicidality is a serious concern in this country. In the U.S. nearly 40,000 people die by suicide each year. It is the 10th leading cause of death. For those 15-24, it is the 2nd leading cause of death. Using data from the Add Health Longitudinal data set ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Childhood adversity and deliberate self-poisoning in Sri Lanka: a protocol for a hospital-based case-control study - Knipe DW, Bandara P, Senarathna L, Kidger J, L ópez-López J, Rajapakse T.
INTRODUCTION: Childhood adversity (CA) has been suggested as a key risk factor for suicidal behaviour, but evidence from low/middle-income countries is lacking. In Sri Lanka, CA, in the form of child maltreatment or as a consequence of maternal separation,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mortality from suicide in indigenous children in Brazil - Souza MLP.
This study aimed to describe the characteristics, distribution, and mortality rates from suicide in indigenous children in Brazil compared to non-indigenous children. This descriptive study covered the years from 2010 to 2014, using national databases. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicide mortality among youth in southern Brazil: a spatiotemporal evaluation of socioeconomic vulnerability - Alarc ão AC, Dell' Agnolo CM, Vissoci JR, Carvalho ECA, Staton CA, de Andrade L, Fontes KB, Pelloso SM, Nievola JC, Carvalho MD.
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a geospatial analysis of suicide deaths among young people in the state of Paran á, southern Brazil, and evaluate their association with socioeconomic and spatial determinants. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Mortality In... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Socialized medicine in Canada: No money to keep you alive, but plenty of government funds to help you commit suicide
(Natural News) The Canadian medical system has a smart way of saving money: helping people commit suicide when their care becomes too costly. This sickening truth about the country’s socialized medicine was recently illustrated by the case of a 41-year-old British Columbia man, Sean Tagert, who had been living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide in Medical Trainees: Lack of Data Hurts Prevention Suicide in Medical Trainees: Lack of Data Hurts Prevention
How many medical trainees die by suicide each year? No one knows. Data collection is sparse and fraught with difficulties, but many say this information is essential to prevent more tragedies.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

Researchers Quit MIT's Media Lab over Jeffrey Epstein Money
Two scholars resign after learning that their employer accepted donations and investments from the billionaire and alleged serial pedophile who recently died by suicide in jail. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 22, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Urgent need for research to achieve health equity for sexual and gender minority youth - Dowshen N, Ford CA.
Sexual and gender minority youth (SGMY) face multiple challenges to their mental and physical well-being, including higher rates of suicide, substance use, and victimization when compared with heterosexual and cisgender youth.1 This is not due to their ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicides and deaths of undetermined intent among veterinary professionals from 2003 through 2014 - Witte TK, Spitzer EG, Edwards N, Fowler KA, Nett RJ.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze data for death of veterinary professionals and veterinary students, with manner of death characterized as suicide or undetermined intent from 2003 through 2014. SAMPLE: Death records for 202 veterinary professionals and veterinary stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Air pollution and suicide in Mexico City: a time series analysis, 2000-2016 - Astudillo-Garc ía CI, Rodríguez-Villamizar LA, Cortez-Lugo M, Cruz-De la Cruz JC, Fernández-Niño JA.
The association between air pollution and suicide has recently been under examination, and the findings continue to be contradictory. In order to contribute evidence to this still unresolved question, the objective of the present study was to evaluate the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Adjustment disorder and suicidal behaviours presenting in the general medical setting: a systematic review - Fegan J, Doherty AM.
Background: Adjustment disorder (AD) is a condition commonly encountered by clinicians in emergency departments and liaison psychiatry settings and has been frequently reported among patients presenting with suicidal behaviours. A number of previous... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Suicide--turning the tide
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nordentoft, M., Erlangsen, A. Tags: Editorials Source Type: news

Lethal means and adolescent suicidal risk: an expansion of the peace protocol - Capps RE, Michael KD, Jameson JP.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among adolescents. With rates of suicide among rural youth nearly double those of urban youth, suicide among adolescents in rural areas is a major public health concern. School mental health programs, which pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicide postvention practices in schools: school psychologists' experiences, training, and knowledge - O'Neill JC, Marraccini ME, Bledsoe SE, Knotek SE, Tabori AV.
Suicide is a leading cause of death of school-aged youth, with adolescent and young adult populations considered to be most at risk for suicide clusters and contagion effects. Suicide clusters have been documented in school districts across the United Stat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Past-year opioid misuse and suicide attempt are positively associated in high suicide risk veterans who endorse past- year substance use - Chesin M, Interian A, Kline A, St Hill L, King A, Miller R, Latorre M, Stanley B.
The main purpose of this study was to test the relationship between past-year suicide attempt (SA) and past-year opioid misuse among Veterans at high risk of suicide who reported using at least one illicit substance or alcohol in the past year. Baseline da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Suicide and the human service professions in the twenty-first century: current issues and future directions - Westefeld JS, Rinaldi AP.
Five current issues of importance to human service professionals and the field of suicidology are examined, including Joiner's theory of suicide, suicide in the LGBT population, bullying and suicide, the relationship between firearm availability and suicid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The development of a brief suicide screening and risk assessment training webinar for rural primary care practices - LeCloux M.
Although primary care practices have the potential to be crucial intervention points for suicide prevention in rural areas of the United States, primary care staff are often underequipped to deal with suicide and have limited access to high-quality trainin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Association of childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease with risk of psychiatric disorders and suicide attempt - Butwicka A, Ol én O, Larsson H, Halfvarson J, Almqvist C, Lichtenstein P, Serlachius E, Frisén L, Ludvigsson JF.
IMPORTANCE: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been associated with psychiatric morbidity in adults, although previous studies have not accounted for familial confounding. In children, IBD has an even more severe course, but the association between child... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Intervening on thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness to reduce suicidality among veterans: subanalyses from a randomized controlled trial - Short NA, Stentz L, Raines AM, Boffa JW, Schmidt NB.
Suicide is a growing public health crisis among military veterans. Despite recent attention to this area, there are few empirically supported preventative interventions for suicidality among veterans. In the context of an empirically supported theoretical ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mortality from suicide among people living with HIV and the general Swiss population: 1988-2017 - Ruffieux Y, Lemsalu L, Aebi-Popp K, Calmy A, Cavassini M, Fux CA, G ünthard HF, Marzolini C, Scherrer A, Vernazza P, Keiser O, Egger M.
INTRODUCTION: In many countries, mortality due to suicide is higher among people living with HIV than in the general population. We aimed to analyse trends in suicide mortality before and after the introduction of triple combination antiretroviral therapy ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Negative Emotional Action Termination (NEAT): support for a cognitive mechanism underlying negative urgency in nonsuicidal self-injury - Allen KJD, Hooley JM.
Negative urgency, the self-reported tendency to act impulsively when distressed, increases risk for nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). NSSI is also associated with impaired negative emotional response inhibition (NERI), specifically negative emotional action ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Childhood - Onset IBD Ups Risk for Psychiatric Morbidity
Risk significantly increased for suicide attempt and mood, anxiety, personality, eating disorders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Peer victimization, coping strategies, depression, and suicidal ideation among young adolescents - Cohen OBS, Shahar G, Brunstein Klomek A.
Background: Victimization by bullying among adolescents is a widespread phenomenon associated with depression and suicidal ideation. Coping with bullying may include aggressive responding and self-blame. Aims: The purpose of this study was to examine th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychiatric disorder of Sylvia Plath - Nemeth A.
Sylvia Plath was one of the most famous American poets in the twentieth century. Plath was diagnosed with depression after her first suicide attempt when she was 20 years old. Her major depression (without psychotic symptoms) recurred several times. Plath ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The "price" of creativity? Predictive and protective factors in the suicide of Sylvia Plath - Zs édel K.
An increasing number of studies deal with the potential correspondence between suicidal behaviour and creativity nowadays. Psychobiographical analysis of the life of well known artists may help the better understanding of this phenomenon. In the present st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

North Carolina community pharmacists' attitudes about suicide and willingness to conduct suicidal ideation assessment: a cross-sectional survey study - Gillette C, Mospan CM, Benfield M.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a major and growing public health problem. Pharmacists are one of the most accessible members of the health care team. Due to their unique place in the health care system, pharmacists may be an ideal resource for monitoring patients ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Societal reactions to suicide in Ghana - Andoh-Arthur J, Knizek BL, Osafo J, Hjelmeland H.
Background: Condemnatory reactions toward suicide are prevalent in Africa, yet no study has examined how society reacts to suicides from the perspective of suicide-bereaved persons. Aims: This qualitative study explored societal reactions to suicides so... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Youth Suicide Is Skyrocketing; Researchers Try to Figure Out Why Youth Suicide Is Skyrocketing; Researchers Try to Figure Out Why
Dr Andrew Wilner speaks with researcher Oren Miron about how such trends conflict with earlier assumptions and signal the need for better risk-assessment tools.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 20, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Childhood-Onset IBD Ups Risk for Psychiatric Morbidity
TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 -- Childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with an increased risk for psychiatric morbidity, including suicide attempt, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in JAMA Pediatrics. Agnieszka... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Suicide by people in contact with substance misuse services in the UK: a feasibility study
This one-year study by the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health looks into the feasibility of establishing a clinical investigation into the frequency and nature of contact with substance misuse services prior to suicide. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When mentally ill LGBT people commit suicide, Leftists blame Christians (just like Leftists blame gun owners for all shootings by deranged lunatics)
(Natural News) Since they seem perpetually unable to take personal responsibility for their own perverse delusions and the self-violence that often ensues, members of the Cult of LGBTQ are now actively recruiting their leftist politician “allies” to pass anti-free speech “laws” that would specifically persecute Christians for allegedly causing LGBTQ people to commit suicide. According... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Applying natural language processing to evaluate news media coverage of bullying and cyberbullying - Moreno MA, Gower AD, Brittain H, Vaillancourt T.
Bullying events have frequently been the focus of coverage by news media, including news stories about teens whose death from suicide was attributed to cyberbullying. Previous work has shown that news media coverage is influential to readers in areas such ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why increases in adolescent depression may be linked to the technological environment - Twenge JM.
Between 2011 and 2018, rates of depression, self-harm, and suicide attempts increased substantially among U.S. adolescents. The most probable cause(s) of these trends likely 1) began or accelerated during these years, 2) affected a large number of people, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicide among nursing home residents: development of recommendations for prevention using a nominal group technique - Jain B, Kennedy B, Bugeja LC, Ibrahim JE.
This research aimed to develop and prioritize recommendations for prevention of suicide among nursing home residents. The study employed a nominal group technique, comprising three rounds, including two forums and a follow-up survey to prioritize recommend... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Internalized stigma, sense of belonging, and suicidal ideation among veterans with serious mental illness - Wastler H, Lucksted A, Phalen P, Drapalski A.
OBJECTIVE: There is emerging evidence that internalized stigma increases risk for suicide among individuals with serious mental illness. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate whether sense of belonging moderates the relationship between internal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

"The grasses unload their griefs on my feet" - the therapy of Sylvia Plath - Moretti M.
The study deals with the psychiatric treatment of the writer with a tragic fate, Sylvia Plath. Sylvia's treatment began with electroconvulsive therapy for suicidal thoughts at the age of 20 and soon afterended up in hospital for an attempted suicide with s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

A community-based response to a suicide cluster - Lai CCS, Law YW, Shum AKY, Ip FWL, Yip PSF.
This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the program, document the implementation a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Firearm availability and storage practices among military personnel who have thought about suicide - Bryan CJ, Bryan AO, Anestis MD, Khazem LR, Harris JA, May AM, Thomsen C.
More than 60% of US military suicides occur at home and involve a firearm. Nearly all military firearm suicides (95%) involve a personally owned firearm. Nonmilitary data indicate that the risk of suicide is 6 times higher in households with a firearm, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Exploratory analysis of genetic variants influencing molecular traits in cerebral cortex of suicide completers - Rodr íguez-López ML, Martínez-Magaña JJ, Cabrera-Mendoza B, Genis-Mendoza AD, Garcia-Dolores F, López-Armenta M, Flores G, Vázquez-Roque RA, Nicolini H.
Genetic factors have been implicated in suicidal behavior. It has been suggested that one of the roles of genetic factors in suicide could be represented by the effect of genetic variants on gene expression regulation. Alteration in the expression of genes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Do Dutch news reports about suicide refer to suicide prevention strategies? - van Leeuwen L, Bommel é J.
Background: Previous research and media guidelines suggest two potential protective characteristics of news reports about suicide: (1) individuals who adopt coping strategies other than suicidal behavior are described and (2) information about resources... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Interdisciplinary optimism? Sentiment analysis of Twitter data - Weber CT, Syed S.
Interdisciplinary research has faced many challenges, including institutional, cultural and practical ones, while it has also been reported as a 'career risk' and even 'career suicide' for researchers pursuing such an education and approach. Yet, the propa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news