Suicide prevention in U.S. law enforcement agencies: a national survey of current practices - Ramchand R, Saunders J, Osilla KC, Ebener P, Kotzias V, Thornton E, Strang L, Cahill M.
This study presents the results of a national survey of U.S. law enforcement agencies' strategies for p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Suicide risk in US veterans - The Lancet.
An update to the US Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense guidelines for the assessment and management of patients at risk of suicide was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Aug 27, 2019, the first update since the creatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Cincinnati health care firm named seed-stage startup of year
Mason-based Clarigent Health, which is developing a smartphone app to help mental health professionals detect when people are at risk of suicide or violence, has been named Seed Stage Company of the Year by the statewide trade group VentureOhio. The annual VentureOhio awards banquet in Columbus honors the top entrepreneurs and investors in the state. Clarigent seeks to commercialize technology originating from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The technology was designed to analyze linguistic and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Suicidal Behavior in Psoriasis: The Case of Brodalumab Suicidal Behavior in Psoriasis: The Case of Brodalumab
Suicidal ideation has been reported in psoriasis patients treated with brodalumab, which led to a black box warning. Is there enough evidence to establish causality, or are other factors involved?Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

More U.S. Teen Girls Are Victims of Suicide Than Thought, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 -- The gender gap in teen suicide is smaller than previously estimated, with more girls dying by suicide each year, a new study contends. Suicide death rates among 10- to 19-year-old girls have been systematically... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

While modern life may exacerbate depression, it may also give us the tools to treat it
Worldwide, rates of depression increased by 15 percent between 2005 and 2015, according to the World Health Organization. Almost everyone has been touched by depression, if not their own then that of a friend or family member. As depression becomes our new normal, the question of how to diagnose, prevent, and treat it becomes ever more urgent, said a panel of experts at a Z ócalo/UCLA event titled “Is Depression a 21st-Century Epidemic?”Before a full audience at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C., the event began with a question from moderator Amy Ellis Nutt, former science writer for the Washington...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

VA Portland tackles veteran suicides on a variety of fronts
September is Suicide Prevention Month. The Business Journal and dozens of Oregon media outlets are delving into the public health crisis of suicide, a follow-up to a statewide reporting effort that rolled out last April called Breaking the Silence. In 2016, 122 Oregon veterans were among the approximately 6,000 who took their own lives nationwide. The rate of veteran suicide in Oregon is higher than both the Oregon general suicide rate and the national veteran suicide rate: 39.4 per 100,000 vs.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

VA Portland tackles veteran suicides on a variety of fronts
September is Suicide Prevention Month. The Business Journal and dozens of Oregon media outlets are delving into the public health crisis of suicide, a follow-up to a statewide reporting effort that rolled out last April called Breaking the Silence. In 2016, 122 Oregon veterans were among the approximately 6,000 who took their own lives nationwide. The rate of veteran suicide in Oregon is higher than both the Oregon general suicide rate and the national veteran suicide rate: 39.4 per 100,000 vs.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Suicide rates highest and rising fastest in U.S. rural communities
(Reuters Health) - Suicide rates are rising across the U.S., especially in rural communities and places with high poverty and a proliferation of gun shops, a new analysis suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Welfare checks for suicide risk management: risks and benefits - Wortzel HS, Barnes SM, Cannizzaro KA, Villarreal EJ, Allen MH, Matarazzo BB.
In clinical practice, welfare checks have become a fairly common aspect of suicide prevention. At the same time, there is almost no guidance in the medical literature to inform clinicians under what circumstances welfare checks should be requested, how bes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Clustering suicides: a data-driven, exploratory machine learning approach - Ludwig B, K önig D, Kapusta ND, Blüml V, Dorffner G, Vyssoki B.
METHODS of suicide have received considerable attention in suicide research. The common approach to differentiate methods of suicide is the classification into "violent" versus "non-violent" method. Interestingly, since the proposition of this dichotomous ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Association of tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke with suicide attempts among adolescents--findings from 33 countries - Lange S, Koyanagi A, Rehm J, Roerecke M, Carvalho AF.
INTRODUCTION: There is evidence to suggest that tobacco use is associated with suicide attempts. However, it is unclear whether such an association can be extended to include second-hand smoke exposure. Using nationally representative data of school-attend... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Childhood abuse and suicidal behaviors among Chinese migrant workers: the mediating role of alexithymia and social support - Chen L, Ngoubene-Atioky AJ, Zanardelli G, Yuanping D, Yu L.
This study aims to investigate the lifetime prevalence of suicidal behaviors in a sample of Chinese migrant workers. It also examined the mediating role of alexithymia and social support in the link between childhood abuse and suicidal behaviors. A total o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Childhood trauma as a risk factor for suicidal behaviour in prisons - Navarro-Atienzar F, Zabala-Ba ños C, Ricarte-Trives JJ.
Suicide is a public health problem worldwide. Although it affects people of any age, race, gender, nationality or culture, the studies reveal that one of the groups that present high risk are the inmates of a penitentiary institution, with suicide figures ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Building resilience to combat stress, burnout, and suicidal ideation among pharmacists - Chisholm-Burns MA.
The ASHP House of Delegates recently approved a critical policy for suicide awareness and prevention, a necessary first step in improving the ability of pharmacists to care not only for the communities in which they serve but also for their colleagues.1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

What is the experience of practitioners in health, education or social care roles following a death by suicide? A qualitative research synthesis - Causer H, Muse K, Smith J, Bradley E.
Recent research has highlighted that the number of people impacted by a death by suicide is far greater than previously estimated and includes wider networks beyond close family members. It is important to understand the ways in which suicide impacts diffe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Veterinarians Face Unique Issues That Make Suicide One of the Profession ’s Big Worries
Dr. Will McCauley had just finished his shift at a small Dallas animal clinic when he went home, fed his pet pot-bellied pig and then held a loaded handgun to his head. The 33-year-old veterinarian was wracked with student debt and worn down by the daily demands at work, which included euthanizing dogs and cats and being vilified by pet owners for not meeting their expectations. “I was tired in this miserable state of mind,” he says. “It just drained me so much.” For reasons he attributes to either fear or hope, McCauley didn’t kill himself that summer day in 2016, and he quit his job later th...
Source: TIME: Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized animals health Suicide suicide prevention Source Type: news

We Know It Harms Kids to See Smoking on TV. What About Rape?
Just as research suggests that we should shield young viewers from seeing fictional depictions of smoking and suicide, studies indicate that watching rape scenes can also do harm. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Damour Tags: Violence (Media and Entertainment) Sex Crimes Teenagers and Adolescence Television Parenting Source Type: news

Gun Owners and Mental Health Professionals Aligning on Suicide Prevention
Highlights a partnership between public health professionals and rural firearm owners in Central Oregon to educate communities on gun safety and suicide. The Gun Shop Project was created to focus on preventing suicide and align members on both sides of the gun debate. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 12, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Facebook Bans Self-Harm Images in Fight Against Suicide Facebook Bans Self-Harm Images in Fight Against Suicide
Facebook Inc will no longer allow graphic images of self-harm on its platform as it tightens its policies on suicide content amid growing criticism of how social media companies moderate violent and potentially dangerous content.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Canadian court rules parts of assisted-suicide law violate patient rights
Two severely ill and handicapped Canadians can ask for immediate help in ending their lives, a court in the province of Quebec ruled on Wednesday, in a judgment that deemed parts of the country's existing laws governing physician-assisted suicide as unconstitutional. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A test of the interpersonal theory of suicide in college students - Becker SP, Foster JA, Luebbe AM.
BACKGROUND: The interpersonal theory of suicide posits that perceived burdensomeness, thwarted belongingness, and acquired capability together interact to increase risk for lethal self-injury. Despite the prominence of this theoretical model, few studies h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Family functioning moderates the impact of depression treatment on adolescents' suicidal ideations - Dardas LA.
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to explore whether adolescent-perceived family functioning moderates the depression treatment effects on suicidal ideations. METHODS This is a nonpreregistered exploratory secondary analysis of the TADS RCT, wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Narrative Matters: Suicide - Thirteen Reasons Why - Bates GDL.
Representations of suicide in all media change across time and society. This provocative essay examines depictions in Western culture in general and 13 Reasons Why, specifically. The role of culture and society in the development of suicidal behaviour is a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Review: The views and experiences of suicidal children and young people of mental health support services: a meta-ethnography - Gilmour L, Ring N, Maxwell M.
Background Suicide is amongst the leading causes of death in young people globally and a health priority worldwide. For children and young people (CYP) attempting or considering suicide there is no agreed treatment model. Development of treatment models sh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicide prevention: using the number of health complaints as an indirect alternative for screening suicidal adolescents - Heinz A, Catunda C, van Duin C, Willems H.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is the second leading cause of death in adolescents. Screening for persons at risk usually includes asking about suicidal ideation, which is considered inappropriate in some societies and situations. To avoid directly addressing suicide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Transgender and gender-diverse adolescents' experiences of violence, depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation in the People's Republic of China - Klemmer CL.
Transgender and gender-diverse individuals are those whose gender identity (ie, the deep-seated internal sense of gender as a man, woman, or otherwise) differs from that which is socially expected of them given the sex assigned to them at birth. To my k... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Telemedicine is associated with rapid transfer and fewer involuntary holds among patients presenting with suicidal ideation in rural hospitals: a propensity matched cohort study - Vakkalanka JP, Harland KK, Wittrock A, Schmidt M, Mack L, Nipe M, Himadi E, Ward MM, Mohr NM.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of telemedicine in clinical management and patient outcomes of patients presenting to rural critical access hospital emergency departments (EDs) with suicidal ideation or attempt. METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

15 million people worldwide may have died by suicide with pesticides since the 1960s
Since 1960, roughly 15 million people may have died by suicides throughout the world with pesticide poisoning. Most of these attempts seemed to be spur of the moment events with little or no preparation. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transgender conversion therapy linked to suicide attempts, psychological distress, study says
Conversion therapy may be leading more transgender people to attempt suicide, new research shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vets With Traumatic Brain Injury Have Higher Suicide Risk: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

U.S. Should Create National Agenda to Improve Child and Youth Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health, Says Report
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine calls for a comprehensive national agenda to improve mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) health in children and youth. Despite advances in research, rates of depression, suicide and self-harm among young people have been increasing. The report finds that new research into factors that influence MEB health, effective interventions, and better ways to implement those interventions on a broad scale are forming a foundation for significantly improving healthy MEB development. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - September 11, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Conversion therapy associated with severe psychological distress in transgender people, study says
Transgender people who had been exposed to conversion therapy were twice as likely to attempt suicide as those who had never undergone such therapies, a new study shows. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Dutch Court Clears Doctor in Euthanasia of Dementia Patient
Euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands, but prosecutors said they had filed charges in an effort to clarify ambiguities in the law. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Palko Karasz Tags: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Dementia Doctors Netherlands Decisions and Verdicts Living Wills and Health Care Proxies Source Type: news

Vets With Traumatic Brain Injury Have Higher Suicide Risk: Study
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 -- The risk of suicide among U.S. military veterans who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is more than double that of other vets, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed records of more than 1.4 million vets who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'A very dangerous situation': Psychiatrists sound alarm over Sask. children's hospital design
The doors will soon open at Saskatchewan's first children's hospital, but some psychiatrists say the building is rife with safety and suicide risks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

Nonsuicidal self-injury and suicidal behaviors in girls: the case for targeted prevention in preadolescence - Beauchaine TP, Hinshaw SP, Bridge JA.
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) affects 15-20% of adolescents-disproportionately girls-and is a strong predictor of eventual suicide attempts and suicide. Many girls now initiate NSSI before age 10. These early-starters exhibit greater frequency of NSSI, u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Newer-generation antidepressants and suicide risk - Hayes JF, Lewis G, Lewis G.
We were interested in the letter by Hengartner and Pl öderl [1] which was covered by the press in the United Kingdom. The issue of potential suicide risk in relation to antidepressant treatment is very important and we agree that the evidence for this i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Reply to the letter to the editor: "Newer-generation antidepressants and suicide risk: thoughts on Hengartner and Pl öderl's re-analysis" - Hengartner MP, Ploderl M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Neuroimaging of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in bipolar disorder: ideas and considerations for future research - van Velzen LS.
Suicide is common in Bipolar Disorder (BD). The estimated prevalence is 20-30 times higher in BD patients than in the general population and almost half of the individuals with BD attempt suicide during their lives 1. An increasing number of stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Re-thinking ethics and politics in suicide prevention: bringing narrative ideas into dialogue with critical suicide studies - White J, Morris J.
The purpose of this paper is to explore the conviviality between practices of narrative therapy and the emerging field of critical suicide studies. Bringing together ideas from narrative therapy and critical suicide studies allows us to analyze current sui... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Posts on non-suicidal self-injury on the internet - Costa JS, Silva AC, Vedana KGG.
This study analyzed the themes related to non-suicidal self-harm in blog posts. METHODS: Qualitative study performed on the Tumblr platform. Through the search for the term "self-mutilation" the first 250 Portug... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

How to get help for someone who might be suicidal
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between 10 and 24. Recognize the warning signs and see how to get help. Free 24-hour help is available. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facebook 'tightening' policy on self-harm and suicide in an effort to protect users' mental health
Facebook says it will no longer allow content that depicts 'graphic cutting images to to prevent 'triggering self-harm.' On Instagram such images will be barred from appearing in Explore. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE wants tailored support for those affected by suicide
NICE has published its quality standard on suicide prevention – covering five key ways to reduce suicide and help people bereaved or affected by suicide. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Minnesota lawmakers will hear disputed assisted suicide bill
A woman with terminal cancer will tell her story Wednesday before a Minnesota House committee that's considering a bill to let adults with less than six months to live get medication to end their lives (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Suicide is preventable: So, how can we help our teens?
Suicide is now the second leading cause of death in young adults. Yale Medicine experts share what parents and teens should know and what steps they can take. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Data Analysis Shows Impact of Suicide in Wisconsin
Today,Suicide Prevention Day, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released findings from its most recent analysis of state suicide deaths and suicide-related injury. This analysis is part of an effort to update Wisconsin ’s suicide prevention plan and reduce the number of suicide attempts and deaths. This analysis found: The state’s suicide rate rose 40% between 2000 and 2017. From...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 10, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

How Bullying May Shape Adolescent Brains
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Science)
Source: TIME: Science - September 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rod McCullom / Undark Tags: Uncategorized onetime psychology syndication Source Type: news

How Bullying May Shape Adolescent Brains
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rod McCullom / Undark Tags: Uncategorized onetime psychology syndication Source Type: news