Self-injury rates indicate Canadian mental health services are inadequate
- Nonsucicidal Self Injury in Adolescents. Peterson, John; Freedenthal, Stacey; Sheldon, Christopher; Andersen, Randy // Psychiatry (1550-5952);Nov2008, Vol. 5 Issue 11, p20
Nonsuicidal self injury (NSSI) is more common in adolescent and young adult populations than previously thought. Although it is important to assess the associated risk of suicidal behavior, NSSI is generally used to cope with distressing negative affective states, especially anger and...
- The Predictive Validation of a Suicide Intent Scale: A Five Year Follow-up. Pierce, David W. // British Journal of Psychiatry;Nov81, Vol. 139, p391
Five hundred patients who had completed a suicide intent scale after self injury were followed up over five years. Seven definite and six doubtful suicides occurred. The future suicides tended to have high scores on the scale for their original self injury episodes and had very high scores for...
- Psychopharmacologic Management of Suicidality in Personality Disorders. Cardish, Robert J. // Canadian Journal of Psychiatry;Jun2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 52, p115S
Objective: To review the evidence for the efficacy of pharmacotherapy and other biological treatments in suicidality associated with personality disorders, chiefly borderline personality disorder. Method: Systematic review of the literature. Results: Studies evaluating treatment of suicidality...
- Self-injurious behaviors, diagnoses, and treatment methods: What mental health professionals are reporting. Trepal, Heather C.; Wester, Kelly L. // Journal of Mental Health Counseling;Oct2007, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p363
Self-injurious behaviors are gaining increased attention in both the media and the professional literature. Despite increased interest, little is actually known about prevalence, diagnoses, and treatment considerations, specifically with outpatient mental health populations. This article...
- MPs launch suicide and self-harm inquiry. // Therapy Today;Jun2012, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p50
The article reports on inquiries regarding the local suicide prevention plans, launched by All-Party Parliamentary Group for suicide and self-harm prevention, chaired by the Labor Member of Parliament (MP), Madeleine Moon.
- A Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention. Oast III, Samuel P.; Zitrin, Arthur // American Journal of Public Health;Feb1975, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p144
The article discusses a public health model designed for suicide prevention in the U.S., targeting population with high risk and feasibility of contact. The program involves three phases which include identification and reporting of cases, reaching out contacts to maintain cases under...
- Characteristics of Black and White Suicide Decedents in Fulton County, Georgia, 1988-2002. Abe, Karon; Mertz, Kristen J.; Powell, Kenneth E.; Hanzlick, Randy L. // American Journal of Public Health;Sep2008 Supplement, Vol. 98, pS132
Objectives. We compared the prevalence of risk factors for Black and White suicide decedents in Fulton County, Georgia, from 1988-2002. Methods. We used data from the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office to compile information on suicides that occurred in Fulton County between 1988 and 2002....
- SURVIVAL PLAN. Valios, Natalie // Community Care;9/26/2002, Issue 1441, p32
Discusses how local mental health services in Great Britain will implement the strategy to reduce suicide rate in Great Britain. Goals of the strategy; Action that local mental health services are expected to implement; Role of alcohol in mental illness.
- Caring for the Suicidal Patient. Sakinofsky, Isaac // Canadian Journal of Psychiatry;Jun2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 52, p5S
The author introduces a supplement to "The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry" which includes 10 papers that offer information about secondary and tertiary prevention of suicide, sources for guidance for suicidal patient care, and the latest state of the art in evidence-based treatment of suicidality.