Young suicides have spiked by 57% since 2006, CDC data shows
The suicide rate among Americans between ages 10 and 24 rose by 57 percent from 2007 to 2018, according to new CDC data - and experts warn kids' isolation amid the pandemic could drive it up. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide Rate Keeps Rising Among Young Americans
Suicides among children and young people aged 10 to 24 rose 57% from 2007 to 2018, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 school closings linked to increase in depression and suicide, study finds
Primary school students in China experienced more depressive symptoms and made more suicide attempts after schools closed for the pandemic, a new study found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New veterans have 93% higher risk for suicide than general public, study finds
New military veterans are 93% more likely to die by suicide than the general public, an analysis published Friday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Celebrates World Suicide Prevention Day
[Ghanaian Times] About 200,000 senior high school (SHS) students have attempted to take their lives in the last 12 months, the Ghana Psychological Association (GPA) has said, as it marks this year's World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Increases in Suicide Rates in Young Adults From 2000 to 2018
Suicide rates for those aged 10 to 24 statistically stable from 2000 to 2007 then increased to 2018 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Suicide Rate Keeps Rising Among Young Americans
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Increases in Suicide Rates in Young Adults From 2000 to 2018
FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2020 -- From 2000 to 2018, there were increases in suicide rates among persons aged 10 to 24 years, according to the Sept. 11 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Suicide Rate Keeps Rising Among Young Americans
FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2020 -- A nearly 60% jump in suicides by young Americans since 2007 has experts alarmed and somewhat puzzled. Suicides among children and young people aged 10 to 24 rose 57% from 2007 to 2018, according to a new report from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Declining health risk exposure among Chicago public high school students: trends from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey 1997-2017 - Korpics J, Stillerman A, Hinami K, Dharmapuri S, Feinglass J.
This study provides an overview of trends in substance use, sexual health, violence and victimization, and suicide risk among Chicago Public High School (CPS) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicide trend among Brazilian adolescents between 1997 and 2016 - Fernandes FY, Freitas BHBM, Marcon SR, Arruda VL, Lima NVP, Bortolini J, Ga íva MAM.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the suicide mortality trend among Brazilian adolescents from 1997 to 2016. METHODS: This is an ecological time series study; Prais-Winsten regression was used. RESULTS: 14,852 suicide deaths were recorded, with mortality rates... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The effect and mechanism of adverse childhood experience on suicide ideation in young cancer patients during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic - Yang G, Xiao C, Li S, Yang N.
Background and Aim: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is currently prevalent worldwide. This research aimed to explore the effect of adverse childhood experience (ACE) on suicide ideation in young cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Self-report... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evaluation of a suicide prevention program for the energy sector - Ross V, Caton N, Mathieu S, Gullestrup J, Kolves K.
There is evidence indicating that traditionally male-dominated occupations are associated with greater risk of suicide. In Australia, MATES in Construction was developed as an occupational health initiative to prevent suicides in the industry. The program ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Traumatic injuries associated with suicide attempts: a retrospective study from single national level 1 trauma center - Al-Thani H, Mekkodathil A, Consunji R, Mollazehi M, Ammar AA, Parchani A, Jogol H, Hakim SY, Kanbar A, El-Menyar A.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a complex phenomenon involving several risk factors. We aimed to describe the frequency, pattern, and outcomes of patients with traumatic injuries following suicide attempts admitted to a level 1 trauma center. Methods: We conduc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide safety planning: clinician training, comfort, and safety plan utilization - Moscardini EH, Hill RM, Dodd CG, Do C, Kaplow JB, Tucker RP.
Extant literature has demonstrated that suicide safety planning is an efficacious intervention for reducing patient risk for suicide-related behaviors. However, little is known about factors that may impact the effectiveness of the intervention, such as pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Suicides in China from 2008-2017: a longitudinal epidemological study - Yu H, Nie C, Zhou Y, Wang X, Wang H, Shi X.
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to describe the change of suicide rates in China from 2008 to 2017 and provide suggestions for the prevention of suicide. Subjects and Methods: A longitudinal study included the time point tracking were used in our study. The sui... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Changes in premature deaths from drug poisonings, suicide, alcohol-induced causes in US
(JAMA Network) Researchers compared changes from 2000 to 2017 in premature deaths in the US due to drug poisonings, suicide and alcohol-induced causes by geographic areas and demographic characteristics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Factors associated with suicide risk after leaving military service
(JAMA Network) This observational study investigated demographic and   military service characteristics associated with suicide risk among US veterans after the transition from active military service to civilian life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Assessment of mental health of Chinese primary school students before, after school closing, opening during COVID-19 pandemic
(JAMA Network) Psychological symptoms, nonsuicidal self-injury and suicidal ideation, plans, and attempts among children and adolescents were investigated in this observational study before the COVID-19 outbreak started (early November 2019) and two weeks after school reopening (mid-May 2020) in an area of China with low risk of COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Former police chief stricken with COVID-19 kills himself to protect family from coronavirus
(Natural News) A retired police chief in the U.K., who became “paranoid and neurotic” while undergoing self-quarantine due to the Wuhan coronavirus, committed suicide to spare his family from infection. Fifty-eight-year-old James Connelly Webster was found dead April 1 in a garden chalet at his Crackington Haven home. The former assistant chief constable of Devon... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't forget to take care of your mental, as well as physical, health (Guest column)
Today is 2020 World Suicide Prevention Day. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: C. Lamar Frizzell Source Type: news

CAMH's new campaign tackles discomfort of talking about suicide
The goal of a new campaign from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is to normalize talking about suicide both for the hospital as a research institution, but also among families and friends, community members, religious institutions and the workplace so that those who are struggling can access treatment sooner. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

What Not To Say When Talking About Suicide
Our words matter. How we talk about mental health affects whether people feel safe speaking up or getting help. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Hippocratic risk: epidemiology of suicide in a sample of medical undergraduates - Tarchi L, Moretti M, Osculati AMM, Politi P, Damiani S.
In spite of the growing awareness on medical students' mental health in recent years, epidemiologic literature about the topic is scarce, particularly for what concerns suicide. Here, we collected cases of suicides among medical students enrolled at a loca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sexual orientation differences in lethal methods used in suicide: findings from the National Violent Death Reporting System - Clark KA, Mays VM, Arah OA, Kheifets LI, Cochran SD.
We examined sexual orientation and sex differences in seven methods of suicide among adult suicides reported in the United States National Violent Death Reporting System (2012-2015; N  = 59,075). Overall, most sexual minorities (i.e., lesbians, gay men,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Perceptions of public messaging to facilitate help seeking during crisis among U.S. veterans at risk for suicide - Karras E, Arriola N, McCarten JM, Britton PC, Besterman-Dahan K, Stecker TA.
OBJECTIVE: The primary objectives of this study were to (1) examine how veterans at risk for suicide understand and interpret suicide prevention messages, and (2) identify message features that support (or hinder) help seeking behaviors. METHOD: Indivi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Predictors of psychiatric outpatient adherence after an emergency room visit for a suicide attempt - Shin J, Yang S, Park DH, Ryu SH, Ha JH, Kim JW, Jeon HJ.
This study aimed to investigate the potential correlation between baseline characteristics of individuals visiting an emergency room for a suicide attempt and subsequent psychiatric outpatient treatment adherence. METHODS: Medical records of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Trends in psychiatric emergency department visits due to suicidal ideation and suicide attempts during the CoViD-19 pandemic in Madrid, Spain - Hern ández-Calle D, Martínez-Alés G, Mediavilla R, Aguirre P, Rodríguez-Vega B, Bravo-Ortiz MF.
Recent reports indicate that the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is generating substantial increases in the global burden of depression, anxiety, and acute stress disorders.1,2 Potential explanations include fear of contagion, grief fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Association between dopamine beta-hydroxylase polymorphism and attention function in suicide attempters with chronic schizophrenia - Hui L, Hu WM, Zhu ZH, Gao ST, Han M, Fan Y, Tian Q, Yin XY, Yuan Y, Jiang CX, Yin GZ, Jia QF, Zhang XY.
BACKGROUND: Patients with schizophrenia are at a higher risk for suicide compared with the general population. Dopamine beta-hydroxylase (D βH) plays a key role in the conversion of dopamine to norepinephrine, which is related to suicidal behavior and cogn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The effect of assisted dying on suicidality: a synthetic control analysis of population suicide rates in Belgium - Nanner H.
This study aimed to determine... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

World Suicide Prevention Day: Here's how to help
Learn the risks and key warning signs of suicidal thinking on 2020's World Suicide Prevention Day. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What To Do If You Recently Started Having Thoughts Of Self-Harm
You don't have to contemplate suicide for your thoughts to be dangerous. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Livestream Event: Suicide Prevention Strategies
In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, NIMH will host a livestream event on September 23, 2020, from 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET, to discuss the latest in suicide prevention research, including ways to identify risk, and effective prevention strategies. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Financial Strain Tied to Higher Risk for Suicide Attempts
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2020 -- Financial strain is associated with an increased risk for suicide attempts and should be considered when assessing mental health, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Eric... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Insomnia symptoms and non-suicidal self-injury in adolescence: understanding temporal relations and mechanisms - Latina D, Bauducco S, Tilton-Weaver L.
We propose a theoretical model of insomnia symptoms and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) that posits bidirectional linkages. We hypothesised that heightened depressive symptoms and impulsivity that result from insomnia increase NSSI. We also posit that the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prospective pathways from impulsivity to non-suicidal self-injury among youth - Cassels M, Neufeld S, van Harmelen AL, Goodyer I, Wilkinson P.
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a common behavior, particularly among adolescents and young adults. Impulsivity has been implicated as an important factor associated with NSSI, however prospective longitudinal research is lacking. Moreover, the relation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk and protective factors associated with moderate and acute suicidal ideation among a national sample of tribal college and university students 2015-2016 - Parker M, Duran B, Rhew I, Magarati M, Larimer M, Donovan D.
We examined the relationship between suicide risk and disability status, as well as risk and protective factors, adjusting for demographic characteristics, among students attending 22 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU; 20 rural and 2 urban)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Journalists need to report suicides very sensitively – or the articles thus written could cause emotional harm and even encourage copycat deaths - Mohan D.
... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Investigation of the impact of an ADCY2 polymorphism as a predictive biomarker in bipolar disorder, suicide tendency and response to lithium carbonate therapy: the first report from Iran - Aghabozorg Afjeh SS, Shams J, Hamednia S, Boshehri B, Olfat A, Omrani MD.
High rates of mortality due to both suicide and medical comorbidities in bipolar patients can be decreased through the administration of lithium, which affects the cerebral endothelium as well as neurons. To investigate the role of ADCY2 in risk of bipolar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The effect of sex on suicide risk during and after psychiatric inpatient care in 12 countries - an ecological study - Listabarth S, Vyssoki B, Glahn A, Gmeiner A, Pruckner N, Vyssoki S, Wippel A, Waldhoer T, K önig D.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

South Africa: Universities Need to Know Why Students' Suicide Risk Is So High
[The Conversation Africa] An estimated 800,000 people die by suicide globally each year. It's the second most common cause of death in people aged 15 to 29. University students around the globe are more at risk of suicidal behaviour than the general population. It's important to understand the reasons so that effective interventions can be planned to prevent suffering and death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Adolescents' knowledge of a peer's non-suicidal self-injury and own non-suicidal self-injury and suicidality - Syed S, Kingsbury M, Bennett K, Manion I, Colman I.
OBJECTIVE: Some research suggests that suicidal ideation and attempt among adolescents may be contagious - i.e., adolescents who are exposed to peers' suicidal behaviour are more likely to experience suicidal ideation or attempt suicide themselves. Less is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The history of multiple adverse childhood experiences in patients with schizophrenia is associated with more severe symptomatology and suicidal behavior with gender-specific characteristics - Prokopez CR, Vallejos M, Farinola R, Alberio G, Caporusso GB, Cozzarin LG, Chiapella LC, Fuentes P, Daray FM.
The current study aims to compare the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) between patients with schizophrenia and non-psychiatric control group, and to analyze the association of having suffered multiple ACEs with clinical symptoms of schizo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

COVID-19 and suicide in older adults - Wand APF, Peisah C.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Do older adults with parent(s) alive experience higher psychological pain and suicidal ideation? A cross-sectional study in China - Yang Y, Wang S, Hu B, Hao J, Hu R, Zhou Y, Mao Z.
This study aims to (a) clarify the psychological pain and suicidal ideation of the Chinese elderly with different parental states, (b) examine the associated factor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Factors associated with suicidal ideation in older adults from three cities in Colombia, 2016 - Ram írez Arango YC, Flórez Jaramillo HM, Cardona Arango D, Segura Cardona M, Segura Cardona A, Muñoz Rodríguez DI, Lizcano Cardona D, Morales Mesa SA, Arango Álzate C, Agudelo Cifuentes MC.
INTRODUCTION: Suicidal ideation refers to thoughts that range from a vague idea of committing suicide to a specific suicide plan. OBJECTIVE: To explore factors such as demographic, social, family, abuse, risk of depression, habits and health conditions, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

COVID-19 related suicide among hospital nurses; case study evidence from worldwide media reports - Rahman A, Plummer V.
Nurses are acknowledged for their care and expertise on the front line of pandemics over the last century. The recent global impact of COVID-19 has been unprecedented and a parallel battle has also been fought by increasing numbers of nurses for their work... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ecological factors associated with suicide mortality among non-Hispanic whites - Graetz N, Preston SH, Peele M, Elo IT.
BACKGROUND: In this paper, we examine the ecological factors associated with death rates from suicide in the United States in 1999 and 2017, a period when suicide mortality increased in the United States. We focus on Non-Hispanic Whites, who experienced th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Suicide on screen: Getting the message right can support better mental health outcomes
(University of South Australia) In a new paper, University of South Australia researchers have confirmed that portrayals of suicide in moving-image fiction and non-fiction media, such as television and web series, films, and documentaries, has the potential to increase suicidal ideation and behaviour. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Association between positive results on the primary care-posttraumatic stress disorder screen and suicide mortality among US veterans - Cooper SA, Szymanski BR, Bohnert KM, Sripada RK, McCarthy JF.
Importance: Suicide rates are higher among veterans compared with nonveterans, and the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is higher among veterans compared with the general adult population in the US. To date, no study has examined the asso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news