Risk of deaths among incarcerated youth by suicide on the rise
(Elsevier) A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, shows there is little disagreement that youth in custody are at an increased risk for suicidal behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More young people, especially girls, are attempting suicide by poisoning, study says
The rate of suicide attempts by poisoning among young people in the United States has more than doubled in the past decade and more than tripled for girls and young women, according to a study published Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samaritans say GPs could cut suicides
A report from the Samaritans explores the role of GP services in helping people who are at risk of suicide. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study: Teen, Young Adult Overdose Attempts Soar
Self-poisoning, which includes drug overdoses – both prescription and over-the-counter- is the most common method in suicide attempts and third-most common method of suicide in teens, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Youth Suicides Rise 29 Percent After Netflix Debut of'13 Reasons Why'U.S. Youth Suicides Rise 29 Percent After Netflix Debut of'13 Reasons Why '
Suicides by young Americans rose by almost a third in the month following the 2017 streaming debut of popular Netflix television series"13 Reasons Why," in which a teenage girl is shown slitting her wrists, a U.S. study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - May 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Suicides by self-poisoning soars among teen girls, study shows
The study examined those between the ages of 10 to 24 years old and showed suicide is the second leading cause of death in that age group (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rate of teen girls attempting suicide by poisoning has TRIPLED since 2000
Between 2000 and 2018, US poison control centers received 1.6 million calls for young people who had attempted to poison themselves - and 71% were girls, a Nationwide Children's study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to spot signs of and treat depression
A new study in the Journal of Pediatrics finds the number of suicides between 2000 and 2018 by self-poisoning has soared especially among teenage girls. The American Psychiatric Association says one out of every six people will suffer from depression at some point in their lives. Dr. David Agus and psychologist Lisa Damour join "CBS This Morning" to discuss mental fitness and clinical depression. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Financial strain, suicidal thoughts, and suicidal behavior among US military personnel in the National Guard - Bryan CJ, Bryan AO.
Background: Although financial strain is an identified risk factor for suicide among US military personnel, research is limited regarding the specific dimensions of financial strain that confer the greatest risk. Aims: The present study examined the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide typologies in the United States Air Force: a hierarchical cluster analysis - Martin JS, Novak LA, Perera K, Olsen CH, Kindt MT, LaCroix JM, Bennion L, Lee-Tauler SY, Ghahramanlou-Holloway M.
This study describes characteristics of United States Air Force (USAF) suicide decedents and determines subgroups. METHOD: Retrospective review of demographic, psychiatric, event-related, and psychosocial variables for USAF suicide deced... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The time course of responding to aversiveness in females with a history of non-suicidal self-injury - Funkhouser CJ, Correa KA, Carrillo VL, Klemballa DM, Shankman SA.
Non-suicidal self-injury is a risk factor for suicidal behavior, particularly in females. Two prominent theories of suicide suggest that habituation to the psychophysiological aversiveness of NSSI is a mechanism by which NSSI exposure may lead to increased... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Alexithymia and its associations with depression, suicidality, and aggression: an overview of the literature - Hemming L, Haddock G, Shaw J, Pratt D.
Depression affects around 4-10% of the general population in England. Depression can often lead to behaviors and thoughts related to suicide and aggression, which have a social and economic burden to the United Kingdom. One construct that has been theorize... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Depressed and suicidal patients in the emergency department: an evidence-based approach - Chang BP, Tezanos K, Gratch I, Cha C.
With more than 12 million emergency department visits annually related to substance abuse and mental health crises, and approximately 650,000 patients evaluated for suicide attempts, the ED is a critical clinical setting for intervention. This review prese... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Attempted suicide in a Parkinsonian patient treated with DBS of the VIM and high dose carbidopa-levodopa - Ayobello A, Saway B, Greenage M.
INTRODUCTION: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a complex disease that is often treated with dopaminergic medications such as carbidopa-levodopa and now with innovative interventions such as deep brain stimulation (DBS). While PD frequently presents with depress... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Cancer patients' mental health distress and suicidality - Granek L, Nakash O, Ariad S, Shapira S, Ben-David M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Factors associated with poor outcome in pediatric near-hanging injuries - La Count S, Lovett ME, Zhao S, Kline D, O'Brien NF, Hall MW, Sribnick EA.
BACKGROUND: Hanging injury is the most common method of suicide among children 5 to 11  years of age and near-hangings commonly occur. Adult studies in near-hanging injury have shown that need for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, initial blood gas, and poor ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Overdose Attempts Skyrocket Among Teens, Young Adults: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 -- Suicide attempts by drug overdoses and other " self-poisonings " more than doubled among U.S. youth in the last decade, a new study reveals. And attempts by girls and young women more than tripled during that time period,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

4 ways for leaders to take the stress out of work
We live in a world where we see a daily feed of media stories and research evidence about burnout, sleeplessness, substance use and rising suicide rates.  Dr. Sanjay Gupta identifies in his documentary “One Nation Under Stress” that the root cause of increased illness and death from substance use and suicide is a very basic mental health issue: stress.   Gupta believes that the culture of stress is so pervasive that we’re all impacted. We wo rk too much, stay connected seven days a week through… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cynthia Grant Source Type: news

Science News » Crisis and Suicide Prevention Services Struggle with Demand after Celebrity Suicides
The United States may lack the resources needed to meet increases in demand for suicide prevention services that occur after celebrity suicides, according to a recent study of crisis mental health services published in the journal Psychiatric Services. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Heather Ovelmen Source Type: news

More Teens Are Attempting Suicide By Poisoning. Here ’s What Parents Should Know
Suicide rates are on the rise in the U.S. across age groups and demographics. But in recent years, increases have been particularly pronounced among teenagers — especially girls, who die by suicide less frequently than boys but attempt it more often. Intentional self-poisoning is the leading type of suicide attempt for adolescents (and the third-leading cause of suicide deaths), and a new study confirms that numbers here, too, are rising. The research, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, found that suicide attempts by poisoning have doubled in frequency among kids younger than 19, rising from almost 40,000 attemp...
Source: TIME: Health - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Suicide attempts using poison have surged among young people, particularly girls
The increase in the past decade is most extreme among girls. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Suicide attempts by self-poisoning have more than doubled in teens, young adults
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) A new study from Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Central Ohio Poison Center found rates of suicide attempts by self-poisoning among adolescents have more than doubled in the last decade in the US, and more than tripled for girls and young women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teen suicides rose after "13 Reasons Why," study finds
While the researchers cannot prove that the Netflix show caused the increase, they say the association is troubling (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluating the effectiveness of platform screen doors for preventing metro suicides in China - Xing Y, Lu J, Chen S.
BACKGROUND: Metro suicide can cause tremendous effects on the general public. Platform screen doors (PSDs) have been identified as one of the most effective methods of suicide prevention at metro stations. However, there are few studies focusing on their e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Association of menstruation cycle with completed suicide: a hospital-based case-control study - Behera C, Sikary AK, Mridha AR, Pandey RM, Satapathy S, Lalwani S, Gupta S.
The purpose of the study was to determine the phases of the menstrual cycle in the reproductive age group of females who committed suicide as compared with a control group of females who died from causes other than suicide. The study included 86 cases in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Surfer Sunny Garcia, Who Battles Depression, Is in Intensive Care Unit
The Hawaii native ’ s struggles with mental illness have apparently led to a suicide attempt, according to multiple news outlets. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TALYA MINSBERG Tags: Surfing Mental Health and Disorders Suicides and Suicide Attempts Slater, Kelly National Suicide Prevention Lifeline World Surf League Oahu (Hawaii) Sunny Garcia Source Type: news

Study: '13 Reasons Why' may have led to higher youth suicide rates
The popular show's debut on March 31, 2017, coincided with a nearly 29 percent increase in suicide rates among young people between ages 10 and 17 in following months (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen suicide rates spiked after debut of Netflix show '13 Reasons Why,' study says
The rate of suicide among US boys ages 10 to 17 surged in the month after the Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" premiered in March 2017, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide prevention hotlines receive a 200% increase in calls after celebrity suicides
A new study found that after actor Robin Williams committed suicide in August 2014, there was a 225% spike in calls to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, but a quarter fewer were answered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Youth Suicide Rates Spike After '13 Reasons Why'
The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” included a graphic depiction of a death by suicide, which can trigger suicidal behavior, the study author said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crisis and suicide prevention services struggle with demand after celebrity suicides
NIH study identifies importance of support for critical suicide prevention services. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 30, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 30, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Youth Suicide Rates Hit 19-Year High After'13 Reasons Why' Youth suicide rates in the United States reached a 19-year high in the month... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month: Join the U.S. Ag Safety and Health Centers' Effort to Promote Resources for Farmers and Rural Communities
Agricultural Safety and Health Centers are promoting resources for farmers and rural communities in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month and invite others to share resources and materials and participate in the conversation about on-farm stress. They will also be offering additional tools each week on social media and webinars related to farmer suicide and rural opioid overdose prevention. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 30, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Crisis and suicide prevention services struggle with demand after celebrity suicides
(NIH/National Institute of Mental Health) The US may lack the resources needed to meet increases in demand for suicide prevention services that occur after celebrity suicides, according to a recent study of crisis mental health services. The study highlights the need for suicide prevention hotlines to procure additional funds, allocate existing funds more efficiently, and develop contingency plans to accommodate increases in call volumes, particularly for the first two days after a celebrity suicide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Kids' suicides spiked after Netflix's '13 Reasons'
A new study says suicides among U.S. kids spiked after release of the popular Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Science News » Release of “ 13 Reasons Why ” Associated with Increase in Youth Suicide Rates
A study conducted by researchers at several universities, hospitals, and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found that the Netflix show “ 13 Reasons Why ” was associated with a 28.9% increase in suicide rates among U.S. youth ages 10-17 in the month (April 2017) following the shows release, after accounting for ongoing trends in suicide rates. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

U.S. youth suicides up after Netflix show, cause unclear: study
Suicides by young Americans rose by nearly a third in the month following the 2017 debut of popular Netflix television drama series "13 Reasons Why," in which a teenage girl kills herself, a U.S. study showed on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

In Month After ‘ 13 Reasons Why ’ Debut on Netflix, Study Finds Teen Suicide Grew
The TV series is linked to a troubling jump in suicide rates among boys the month after its premier. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: 13 Reasons Why (TV Program) Suicides and Suicide Attempts Netflix Inc Teenagers and Adolescence Television Bridge, Jeffrey A (1968- ) Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry your-feed-science Source Type: news

Youth Suicide Rates Increased Following'13 Reasons Why' Debut
A new study confirms what experts have been worried about: The Netflix show's detailed depiction of suicide can lead to contagion. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Youth Suicide Rates Increased Following ’13 Reasons Why’ Debut
A new study confirms what experts were worried about: The Netflix show's depiction of suicide can lead to contagion. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Identifying the risk of suicide among adolescents admitted to a children's hospital using the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions - Inman DD, Matthews J, Butcher L, Swartz C, Meadows AL.
PROBLEM: Suicides are now the second leading cause of death among teenagers and young adults, 10-24. Many people who die by suicide visit a healthcare provider in the months before their death. Unfortunately, many healthcare clinicians do not routinely scr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicide hotspots, interventions, and future areas of work at a Californian university - Waalen A, Bera K, Bera R.
We identified suicide hotspots and effective interventions at a Californian university. We collected timeline and location data of suicides and interventions occurring 2000-2016. We interviewed administrative staff concerning mental health support and suic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The quest for meaning around self-injurious and suicidal acts: a qualitative study among adolescent girls - Grandclerc S, Spiers S, Spodenkiewicz M, Moro MR, Lachal J.
Introduction: Suicide and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) are major problems in adolescent psychiatry and share numerous clinical characteristics. The principal objective of this study is to describe the subjective experience of adolescent girls and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Screening preteens in the emergency department for suicide risk - Rubin R.
Nearly a third of emergency department (ED) patients aged 10 to 12 years screened positive for suicide risk, a recently published study by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) researchers found. “Typically, suicidal thoughts and behaviors are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Brain gene expression pattern of subjects with completed suicide and comorbid substance use disorder - Cabrera B, Monroy-Jaramillo N, Fries GR, Mendoza-Morales RC, Garcia-Dolores F, Mendoza-Larios A, Diaz-Ota ñez C, Walss-Bass C, Glahn DC, Ostrosky-Wegman P, Fresno C, Nicolini H.
BACKGROUND/AIM: Although individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) are at high risk of committing suicide, most studies of postmortem gene expression exclude subjects with SUD due to the potential confounding effect of drugs in the transcriptome. Thus,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Editorial: The psychology of suicide: from research understandings to intervention and treatment - Levi-Belz Y, Gvion Y, Apter A.
It goes without saying that suicide is a major health problem and a leading cause of death worldwide (1, 2). Recent reports inform that around a million people die by suicide annually, representing an annual global age-standardized suicide rate of 11.4 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The road to mental readiness for first responders: a meta-analysis of program outcomes - Szeto A, Dobson KS, Knaak S.
OBJECTIVES: First-responder mental health, especially in Canada, has been a topic of increasing interest given the high incidence of poor mental health, mental illness, and suicide among this cohort. Although research generally suggests that resiliency and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Circadian reinforcement therapy in combination with electronic self-monitoring to facilitate a safe post-discharge period of patients with depression by stabilizing sleep: protocol of a randomized controlled trial - Dunker Svendsen S, Aggestrup AS, N ørregaard LB, Løventoft P, Præstegaard A, Danilenko KV, Frost M, Knorr U, Hageman I, Vedel Kessing L, Martiny K.
BACKGROUND: The transition phase from inpatient to outpatient care for patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder represents a vulnerable period associated with a risk of depression worsening and suicide. Our group has recently found that the sleep-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Coping, mental health, and subjective well-being among mental health staff working in secure forensic psychiatric settings: results from a workplace health assessment - Cramer RJ, Ireland JL, Hartley V, Long MM, Ireland CA, Wilkins T.
Given raised rates of patient suicide and violence in secure psychiatric facilities, staff in such settings are arguably at increased risk for burnout and reduced mental health. The present article responds to the recent U.K. National Institute for Health ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news