Suicide Related Behaviour

Author by : Columba McLaughlin
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : The book is an attempt to make sense of suicide related behaviour in terms of understanding its aetiology and how practitioners can respond in a caring and therapeutic manner. The last 30 years the data gathered has consistently indicated that suicide is a leading cause of death in young people especially men. Alongside this, the incidence of self harm, which has always been high, does not seem to be abating. Some professionals argue that attempted suicide and self harm are both the same entity. This book puts forward that they are two sides of the same coin and this coin is called suicide-related behaviour. This is a general term used in the book to describe all behaviours where the person intended to kill or harm themselves. In doing so relevant issues within the phenomenon of suicide-related behaviour and specific to both self harm and attempted suicide will be explored and addressed.


Suicide And Related Behaviour

Author by : Enrique Baca-Garcia
Languange : en
Publisher by : Frontiers Media SA
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Description : This Topic has been realized in collaboration with Dr. Gonzalo Martinez-Ales and Dr. Gómez-Carrillo de Castro


Suicide Related Behaviour In Later Life

Author by : Eva Louise Neufeld
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Suicide in later life is a growing public health concern that is expected to increase as the baby boom generation reach late adulthood. In the general population, older adults have rates of suicide that are higher than any other age group. The rate of suicide is particularly higher for older men. In Canada, older men between 80 and 84 years have rates of suicide approximately six times greater than older women the same age. Older adults living in the community are a sub-set of the population that are at high risk for suicide yet are not typically a focus of suicide research. As a result they remain hidden from the view of mental health promotion and suicide prevention programs until a decline in mental status brings them to the attention of formal mental health care services. Improving our understanding of suicide in later life particularly among community-residing older men can inform suicide prevention strategies. To improve this understanding, the goals of this research were three-fold: to comprehensively describe the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of community residing older adults who have experienced suicide-related behaviour; to describe the rates, risk and protective factors, and predictors of suicide-related behaviour among this population; and to compare these findings to a subpopulation of community-residing older adults with neurological conditions. To achieve these aims, this research utilized a secondary data analysis approach using health information from multiple linked datasets. The Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) performed record linkages between Ontario hospital administrative data (Discharge Abstract Database, National Ambulatory Care Reporting System, and Ontario Mental Health Reporting System) and Ontario home care data (Home Care Reporting System). Home care data are sourced from the Resident Assessment Instrument-Home Care (RAI-HC) Assessment Instrument, the provincially mandated assessment tool used to identify the strengths, preferences and needs of all long-stay home care clients. The RAI-HC contains over 350 items across a wide range of domains including health, functional status and resource use. Linkages of these data records between home care and hospital sectors enabled the prospective examination of community-residing older adults with recent suicide-related behaviour. This is one of the first national and international studies to use the RAI-HC to examine older home care clients with experiences of suicide-related behaviour. The study samples consisted of Ontario home care clients aged 60 years or older assessed with the RAI-HC between April 2007 and September 2010. Clients' initial RAI-HC assessment was examined followed by corresponding hospital records for suicide-related behaviour (N = 222,149). The prevalence of suicide-related behaviour for the sample was 1.01% (n=2,077) with higher rates for older men than women. Rates were examined across geographic regions of Ontario. Descriptive analyses demonstrated that older adults with suicide-related behaviour had more indicators of psychiatric distress (including cognitive impairment) and psychosocial dysfunction than the general home care population. Multivariate analyses showed significant effects for age and gender in the prediction of suicide-related behaviour after adjusting for risk and protective covariates. Tangible areas for intervention were revealed that may reduce future suicide risk such as managing alcohol use and dependence, managing pain, increasing positive social relationships, and reducing social isolation. Time-to-event analysis supported the multivariate regression findings. Analyses of two subpopulations of older adults with neurological conditions (dementia and Parkinson's disease) demonstrated marked differences in suicide risk and protective factors compared to the general home care population. Findings suggest that a one-size-fits-all approach to suicide prevention and intervention is not appropriate for persons with these conditions, as their specific risk and protective factors need to be taken into consideration. This study based on provincial data covering the home care sector in Ontario defined high risk groups of older adults and provided evidence for risk and protective factors associated with suicide-related behaviour. Findings point to several areas that should be assessed by home care professionals to reduce risk in the older home care client population. This multi-dimensional profile of high risk older adults will assist in initiating a policy dialogue regarding the need for targeted suicide prevention strategies in Ontario's home care sector.


Handbook Of Suicidal Behaviour

Author by : Updesh Kumar
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This essential reference volume in the field of suicidology brings forth leading-edge conceptualizations of suicidal behaviour by including emerging trends and recent research advances in the field across the globe. It highlights the trajectories of suicidal behaviour, emphasizing the psyche behind attempting suicide, identifying vulnerable groups, and bridging the gap between theoretical underpinnings and application for addressing the aftermath of suicide. The handbook delineates research progress on risk assessment among vulnerable groups of varied milieu. Furthermore, it introduces various avenues of change and well-being. It also addresses important concerns related to terrorism and suicide in the armed forces. This handbook is a comprehensive repository of the latest research synergized with theoretical conceptualizations that pave the way for newer approaches towards management and prevention of suicidal behaviour. It includes contributions by eminent authors across the globe, and is a must-have resource for scholars, academics and professionals in the areas of mental health and social work.


Suicide Related Behaviour

Author by : Jackson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Description : The book is an attempt to make sense of suicide related behaviour in terms of understanding its aetiology and how practitioners can respond in a caring and therapeutic manner. The last 30 years the data gathered has consistently indicated that suicide is a leading cause of death in young people especially men. Alongside this, the incidence of self harm, which has always been high, does not seem to be abating. Some professionals argue that attempted suicide and self harm are both the same entity. This book puts forward that they are two sides of the same coin and this coin is called suicide-related behaviour. This is a general term used in the book to describe all behaviours where the person intended to kill or harm themselves. In doing so relevant issues within the phenomenon of suicide-related behaviour and specific to both self harm and attempted suicide will be explored and addressed.


Suicidal Behaviour

Author by : Updesh Kumar
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications India
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Description : Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People-At-Risk provides a psychometric analysis of various aspects associated with suicidal risk assessment to understand the suicidal personality and predict suicidal behaviour. It includes articles by experts in the field covering suicide research carried out globally. The collection is divided into two sections-the first focuses on the theoretical issues and the second on the applied and practical issues related to suicidal behaviour among specific populations. The main features of the articles include: - the diverse aspects of the problem in various socio-cultural contexts - prevention strategies, along with analyses of varied paradigms of suicidal behaviour, for the benefit of mental health practitioners and researchers - a focussed discussion on specific population - a comprehensive review of research in the field - reviews of suicide risk assessment tools The discussion begins with a contextualisation of the psychological factors implicated in the aetiology of suicidal behaviour with the help of a biopsychosocial model and is followed by an empirical analysis. The theoretical issues are then examined from various perspectives. This compilation will serve as a supplementary reader for students of psychology, psychiatry, psychiatric social work and counselling. It will also be useful for mental health professionals as well as those undertaking research on suicide.


Advancing The Science Of Suicidal Behavior

Author by : Dorian/A Lamis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Suicide is a complex human behaviour that remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Although suicidal behaviour continues to perplex clinicians and scholars, there have been recent advances with regard to the research related to the understanding, assessment, and biopsychosocial treatment of suicidal individuals, as well as the prevention of suicidal behaviour. This volume combines the efforts of several leaders in the field of suicidology in an attempt to grasp a better understanding of why people have suicidal thoughts, engage in suicidal behaviour, and ultimately die by suicide. The book is divided into four major parts and provides a comprehensive summary of the exciting progress being made in the field of suicide prevention. Part I discusses epidemiology, epigenetics, and theories of suicide. Part II focuses on assessment, prevention, intervention, and postvention. Part III examines suicide in special populations. Part IV explores suicidal behaviours in psychological disorders. This unique and comprehensive book is intended for graduate students, researchers, clinicians, and professionals who may encounter issues relating to suicide on a regular basis.


Routledge International Handbook Of Clinical Suicide Research

Author by : John R. Cutcliffe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Suicide remains one of the most pressing public health concerns across the world. Expensive in terms of the human cost and associated suffering, the economic costs, the social costs and the spiritual costs, it affects millions of people every year. This important reference work collects together a wide range of research around suicide and suicide prevention, in order to guide future research and provide guidance for professionals about the best way to respond meaningfully to suicidal patients. Responding to the need for multi-disciplinary and international research to deepen our understanding of suicide, it demonstrates where our knowledge is firmly evidence-based and where new areas for research are emerging, as well as highlighting where we know little. Divided into six parts, each with its own editorial introduction and commentary, it explores research with and about survivors of suicide and indigenous populations. The remaining sections look at suicide-focused research in psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, psychology, and social work and allied health. It is of interest to all advanced students, practitioners and scholars interested in suicide and its impact and prevention.


The International Handbook Of Suicide And Attempted Suicide

Author by : Keith Hawton
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Recent research in the area of suicidology has provided significant new insights in the epidemiological,psychopathological,and biological characteristics of suicidal behaviour. The International Handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide is the first book to bring together this expertise and translate it into practical guidelines for those responsible for policy issues and for those involved in the treatment and prevention of suicidal behaviour. Leading international authorities provide a truly comprehensive and research-based reference to understanding, treating, and preventing suicidal behaviour. They explore concepts and theories which best guide work within this field and detail key research which has supported conceptual developments, preventive interventions and clinical treatment. "No self-respecting worker in deliberate self-harm and suicide prevention, either clinical or research, can afford to be without access to this comprehensive handbook - possession and regular use, may well become a marker of serious involvement in the subject! ...This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, informative and well-written source of information on sucide and suicidal behaviour...an invaluable work of reference which will be essential for clinicians and researchers for many years to come." —Andrew Sims, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK - British Journal of Psychiatry


Working With Self Harm And Suicidal Behaviour

Author by : Louise Doyle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
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Description : Suicide and self-harm are world-wide public health issues that can have devastating effects on families, friends and communities. They are both a priority for anyone working in mental health, social work, emergency departments and related fields, however suicidal and self-harming behaviour can take place anywhere anytime- it may be a pupil in a school, an inmate in a prison or a colleague or family member. For this reason, this book has been written in a clear, accessible and practical style for anyone who wants to learn more about working with and preventing suicidal and self-harming behaviour. • It identifies common risk and protective factors as well as specific warning signs of imminent suicidal behaviour. • It provides essential communication skills for undertaking a risk assessment, illustrating how each skill can be used in real-life practice. • It looks specifically at the issue of self-harm and suicide in prisons, schools and emergency departments. • It lays out clear strategies for identifying and addressing issues of self-care when working with people who are suicidal or who self-harm. • It identifies how we can assist those who are bereaved following the death of a loved one by suicide. Packed with learning outcomes, case scenarios and reflective questions, this book acts as a toolkit for anyone working in this difficult field.


Suicidal Behaviour In Adolescents And Adults

Author by : Christopher Bagley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Avebury
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Description : The chapters in this study reflect 15 years of research in the Canadian province of Alberta, a region which has the highest suicide rate in young males in Canada. The book attempts to answer questions such as: what meanings and values do contrasted groups attach to the concept of suicide?; is the greater prevalence of suicidal behaviour in the young reflected in the meanings they attach to suicidal actions?; are young people experiencing more stress than the older generation?; do some forms of child abuse, particularly sexual abuse, have a sequel in suicidal behaviours and related mental health problems in young adult women, and in adolescent males and females; are the struggles for homosexual identity associated with suicidal behaviours in young males; and the role of poor self-esteem.


Attachment Style As A Risk Factor For Suicide Related Behaviors In Youth

Author by : Amanda Venta
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Suicide-related behaviors are of great importance, particularly among adolescents, where their prevalence is notably high. Specifically, suicide is a leading cause of death among adolescents (Xu, Kochanek, Murphy, & Tejada-Vera, 2010) and self-injury affects 13 - 23 % of adolescents in the general adolescent population and 40 - 60% of those in clinical settings (Darche, 1990; DiClemente, Ponton, & Hartley, 1991; Jacobson & Gould, 2007). Though many risk factors of suicide-related behavior have been identified, the most influential theoretical models of suicide attempt [i.e. Joiner's (2005) interpersonal-psychological theory] and self-injury [i.e. Nock's (2008) social signaling hypothesis] emphasize the role of an individual's interpersonal environment and connectedness in suicide-related behaviors. Given the known link between interpersonal functioning and attachment security (see Berlin, Cassidy, & Appleyard, 2008), a focus on examining attachment style as risk factor for suicidal behaviors seems warranted. Few studies, however, have explored this question in adolescents and those that have often suffer from important limitations, leaving this area largely unstudied. Against this background, and addressing several limitations of prior research, the aims of the present study were to (a) determine which attachment styles are associated with suicide-related behaviors and (b) test the mediational role of social cognition in the relation between attachment and suicide-related behaviors. Specifically, 194 adolescents were recruited from an inpatient unit and assigned to one of three attachment styles (dismissing, secure, and preoccupied) and one sub-classification (disorganized), a total of four groups, based on an interview assessing attachment style. First, the link between these attachment classifications and suicide-related behaviors was evaluated with regression analyses, controlling for demographic and psychopathology variables. Specifically, we explored which attachment styles (dismissing, secure, preoccupied, and disorganized) were associated with several categories of suicide-related behavior, including (a) suicidal ideation, (b) a single suicide attempt, (c) multiple suicide attempts, and (d) self-harm. Second, we sought to determine to what extent social cognition mediates the relation between attachment style and suicide-related behaviors and thoughts. While the findings of this study did not identify any significant relations between attachment classification, suicide-related thoughts and behaviors, or social cognitive style, factor analyses were used to explore attachment from a dimensional perspective. One of the three attachment factors identified through factor analyses, the preoccupied attachment factor, was associated with the presence of multiple attempts such that those with multiple attempts displayed less preoccupied anger than those with only one attempt. This finding and the absence of group differences when using a categorical measure of attachment style were discussed.


Anatomy Of Suicide

Author by : Vimal Chandra Pandey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gyan Publishing House
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Description : Suicide is the action of killing oneself intentionally. It is a multidimensional disorder, which results from a complex interaction of biological, genetic, psychological, sociological and environmental factors. For the last few decades it has become a serious health problem in our modern societies. Throughout the world, about 2000 people kill themselves each day. Suicide is among the top 10 causes of death in the 15 to 35 year age group. This book provides a comprehensive account of the state of current knowledge concerning incidence of suicide and attempted suicide. It describes the biological, genetics, psychological, and socio-logical factors related to suicidal behaviour. It also discusses assess-ment, treatment, and prevention. It will serve as a highly useful reference too for anyone, including physicians, nurses, social workers, counsellors, teachers, clergy and parents interested in learning more about suicide.


07 Suicide In Video Games Representation Of Suicide Related Behaviours In Video Games Throughout The Years

Author by : Miguel Gonu00e7alves Felizardo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Objectives:We aim to find out how suicide is being portrayed in video-games. We intend to know how suicide is being displayed for the players and what are their reactions based on their reviews.Background:Suicide is a complex and intricate subject that is many times portrayed in video games, whether as a reference or as being the main theme. Within the entertainment business, gaming industry is growing fast with new games being released every day. The list of games that cointains suicide-related behavior is vast and perhaps itu00b4s crucial to understand how suicide-related content has been represented in games throughout the years.Materials and Methods:We include video games released in the last 10 years that have strong references of suicide-related behaviour or that have suicide as the main theme. Search was conducted using magazines, websites and all gaming platforms were included. Reviews were analysed to understand how people felt about the game.Results and Conclusions:On a psychological and emotional level, research has been showing that gamers can become more desensitized to realistic risk behaviours. Suicide-related content is sometimes depicted in games with raw brutallity and corresponding imagery. Other times, suicide is seen as an escape or a sacred act and there are games where suicide is displayed as a choice.Video-games, like books and movies, are an interactive tool that can be used to promote healthy behaviours and its important to understand how suicide-related behaviour is being presented and grasped by the people to possibly outline future strategies of intervention.


Reducing The Toll Of Suicide

Author by : De Leo, Diego
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hogrefe Verlag
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Description : This is the second book based on the TRIPLE i in Suicidology international conferences, which are organised annually by the Slovene Center for Suicide Research in memory of the late Prof. Andrej Marušic with the aim of promoting intuition, imagination and innovation in the research and prevention of suicide and suicidal behaviour. The carefully selected chapters provide food for thought to practitioners, researchers, students and all those who come into contact with the tragedy of suicide, with the hope of stimulating new ideas and interventions in the difficult fight against suicidal behaviours. In five parts, the internationally renowned team of authors summarises the research looking at understanding individuals (assessing risk in older adults and psychotherapy with suicidal patients), understanding the groups at risk of suicide (including people in prison, men, and people with mood disorders), understanding the role of community(including the Papageno effect and technology-based and collaborative approaches to prevention), models of understanding suicide (including the integrate motivational-volitional model of suicidal behaviour and the hot air balloon model for postvention with those bereaved by suicide) and understanding the unique ethical and methodologicalissues associated with research in this field.


Suicide Assessment And Treatment

Author by : Dana Alonzo, Ph.D.
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Suicide is an event that cannot be ignored, minimized, or left untreated. However, all too often mental health professionals and health care practitioners are unprepared to treat suicidal clients. This text offers the latest guidance to frontline professionals who will likely encounter such clients throughout their careers, and to educators teaching future clinicians. The book discusses how to react when clients reveal suicidal thoughts; the components of comprehensive suicide assessments; evidence-based treatments such as crisis intervention, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and more; and ethical and legal issues that may arise. Case studies, exercises, quizzes, and other features make this a must-have reference for graduate level courses. Key topics: Risk and identification of suicidal behaviors across the lifespan (children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly) The links between suicidality and mental illness (psychotic disorders, mood disorders, and substance abuse) Suicide risk among special populations (military personnel, LGBTQ individuals, the homeless, and more) A model for crisis intervention with suicidal individuals


Evaluating And Treating Adolescent Suicide Attempters

Author by : Anthony Spirito
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier
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Description : Evaluating and Treating Adolescent Suicide Attempters provides a comprehensive overview of the emotional, behavioral and cognitive characteristics of adolescents who have attempted suicide. Each chapter opens with a case study vignette from the author's extensive clinical files followed by a summary of the empirical literature. Assessment and treatment practices close each chapter. While suicide is the third largest killer of adolescents, most suicide attempts do not result in death. Therefore the treatment of the suicide attempter following the attempt becomes a significant part of the clinician's work with these adolescents. Moreover, the precursors and behavioral markers for a suicide attempt become important signals for the school counselor, youth worker, or therapist. This book also include assessment measures to use when evaluating an adolescent who has attempted suicide. Includes an outline form of an assessment battery for adolescents who have attempted suicide Analyzes and discusses treatment and case studies Presents detailed descriptions of specific therapy techniques useful with adolescents who attempt suicide Includes succinct reviews of the literature, ways to measure relevant factors related to suicidal behavior, tips for clinicians, and reviews of pertinent assessment measures


Working With Self Harm And Suicidal Behaviour

Author by : Louise Doyle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : An authoritative introduction to identifying and assessing suicidal behaviour, this highly informative text explores both therapeutic interventions and postvention issues. Aimed at front-line workers, it takes a non-medicalised approach and provides the reader with a toolbox of practical skills to support their work in practice.


The Psychology Of Suicide From Research Understandings To Intervention And Treatment

Author by : Yossi Levi-Belz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Frontiers Media SA
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Description : Suicide is a highly complex and multifaceted phenomenon, with many contributing and facilitating factors and variables. However, given its being one of the most severe human behaviors, an obvious focus would be to identify the underlying psychological mechanisms and processes that may lead to suicidal ideation and behavior. This eBook is dedicated to studies exploring various approaches to the psychology of suicidal behavior as well as of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). The purpose of this eBook is to shed light on in-depth examinations of the current knowledge and empirical data regarding models, theories, and specific dimensions and variables that may help us increase the psychological understanding of suicidal phenomena. The specific goal is to identify particular psychological characteristics that may be used to develop prevention and intervention methods and programs. We believe that this eBook can contribute to the understanding of this behavior and help to develop specific tools, therapeutic guidelines, and programs that may help reduce the number of suicides occurring annually. This eBook is dedicated to our dearest friend, Dafni Assaf, who was one of the greatest leaders of the suicide prevention program in Israel.


Suicide In Children And Adolescents

Author by : Michelle A. Patriquin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book highlights the current epidemiology of suicide among children and adolescents, as well as identifying important risk factors and evidence-based treatment options. To accomplish this, this book is organized into two major sections: (1) contributing factors to the emergence of child and adolescent suicide, and (2) evidence-based treatment of child and adolescent suicide. Across studies, researchers discuss risk factors of anxiety, sleep problems, child sexual abuse, and violence perpetration, and conclude with treatment considerations including the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) and safety planning. From this body of work, it is clear that there is an urgent need to better understand and effectively treat child and adolescent suicide. The book will be a great resource for academics, researchers, and advanced students of Psychology, Psychiatry, Medicine, Sociology, Social Work and Youth Studies. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Children's Health Care.


Predictors For Self Harming And Suicidal Behavior In Adolescents With War Related Ptsd

Author by : Dmytro Martsenkovskyi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Objective: PTSD in adolescents is associated with an increased risk of suicide and self-harming behavior. Specific post-displacement risk factors associated with such behavior need to be established. Methods: 79 of adolescents 15-18 years old (M = 16,8 SD = 0.76) from internally displaced families observed in an outpatient psychiatric unit with war-related PTSD (26 with comorbid depression) were examined on the presence of suicidal behavior (suicide thoughts, suicide planning, and suicide attempts) and non-suicidal self-injuries (NSSI). Among them, 48 of children were experiencing persistent post-displacement or u00absecondaryu00bb trauma events. All children were screened by K-SADS-PL on the presence of possible mental health comorbidities. PTSD was assessed by the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS-CA-5), while depression and both suicidal behavior and NSSI were assessed with the CDRS-R, and confirmed by applying DSM-IV-TR criteria. Presence of u201csecondaryu201d trauma events was assessed by the Traumatic Events Screening Inventory (TESI). Results: Prevalance of NSSI was 45,6%, and the prevalence suicidal behaviour - 34,2%. Adolescents with comorbid depression compared to PTSD alone adjusted by gender had elevated risk for NSSI (OR = 3,01 95% CI 1.0 - 8.25, p = 0.034) and for suicidal behaviour (OR = 3.73 95% CI 1.36 - 10.2, p = 0.01). Persistent post-displacement trauma adjusted by gender was associated with elevated risk for suicidal behaviour (OR = 8.34 95% CI 2.36 - 29.3, p = 0.001).Conclusions: Adolescents with war-related PTSD are at high risk for suicidal behavior and NSSI and need to be carefully observed for possible comorbidities and additional traumatic exposure.


Punjabi Sikh Parents Beliefs About Suicide And Suicide Related Behaviours

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This study is the first to describe first generation Canadian Punjabi Sikh parents beliefs about suicide and suicide-related behaviours. Through an ethnographic approach the study sought to uncover the parents beliefs about the causes and consequences of suicide, reaction and interventions utilized in response to adolescent suicide and suicide-related behaviours, barriers to seeking mental health services and current help seeking behaviours. Semi structured individual interviews were conducted with four groups of participants: first generation Canadian Punjabi Sikh parents of adolescents, second generation Canadian Punjabi Sikh young adults, South Asian mental health therapists and medical professionals, and a Punjabi Sikh community leader. The findings of the study revealed the believed causes of suicide and suicide-related behaviours to be peer relations, lack of attention from parents, parental pressure to succeed, hormonal changes, and mental illness. Initially parents reported their emotional response to be shock and anger, followed by a range of other emotions. The interventions parents utilize in response to suicide and suicide-related behaviours are the Sikh religion, western health care, communication and monitoring of adolescent behaviour, and alternative healing methods. Barriers to accessing mental health services were identified to be a lack of comprehension of the concept of mental health, awareness of available services, and the Punjabi culture; the Sikh religion was identified not to be a barrier to seeking services. Although the help seeking behaviours of first generation Canadian Punjabi Sikh parents have changed in recent years, further education is needed to raise awareness of adolescent suicide and suicide-related behaviours. The findings of the study have important implications for the provision of culturally appropriate mental health services for adolescent suicide and suicide-related behaviours.


Handbook Of Suicide Prevention

Author by : Dr. Sheikh Shoib MD
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu Publication
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Description : Suicide is a serious preventable public health problem in many countries and has always been a source of apprehension and quest to human mankind. Suicide is hidden and silent epidemic, has many causative factors, studying various causative factors has always been the subject of significance for many researchers. Psychiatric illnesses are the primary risk processes that underlie the vast majority of suicide mortality and morbidity. Apart from increase in mental disorders there has been increase in suicide and suicidal attempters. Globally, an estimated 700,000 people will take their own lives annually. Number of suicidal attempts has increased more than 250% over the last 18 years especially in conflict prone area. Poisoning, hanging and self immolation are the common methods to commit suicide .Physical and mental illness , disturbed emotional relationships and economic difficulties were the major reasons for suicide and the predisposed population are women, students and farmers.. The WHO estimates that one suicide occurs approximately every minute and an attempt at the suicide is made every 3rd second, thus a number of people killed by suicide is more than the armed conflict. In all over the world committing suicide is a significant origin of cause to death.


Adolescent Suicide

Author by : Peter M. Gutierrez
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This manual for determining an adolescent's potential for engaging in suicide-related behavior offers recommendations for conducting evaluations in a variety of settings and provides a set of self-report measures assessing both risk and protective factors, along with instructions for scoring and interpretation.


Assessment Treatment And Prevention Of Suicidal Behavior

Author by : Robert I Yufit
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Current and comprehensive information concerning the assessment andtreatment of suicidal persons and the prevention of suicidalbehavior The eighth leading cause of death in the United States and thesecond leading cause among U.S. teens, suicide is unique in beingself-inflicted and is, as such, often preventable. By assessing therisk of suicide accurately, providing effective treatment accordingto this risk, and implementing strategies against suicidal urges,mental health professionals can successfully guide their clientsaway from this senseless taking of life. Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of SuicidalBehavior provides the most current and comprehensive source ofinformation, guidelines, and case studies for working with clientsat risk of suicide. It offers clinicians, counselors, and othermental health professionals a practical toolbox on three main areasof interest: Screening and Assessment covers empirically based assessmenttechniques and how they can define dimensions of vulnerability andmeasure the risk of self-destructive behavior. Authors discussresearch on the use of each screening instrument, guidelines andsuggestions for using the instrument in practice, and a case studyillustrating its application. Intervention and Treatment compares several differentapproaches for structuring psychotherapy with suicidal clients.Each author covers a psychotherapy system, its application tosuicidal clients, and a case study of its real-world use. Suicide and Violence explores the relationship between suicidalindividuals and violence, covering suicide in specific contextssuch as school violence, police confrontations, and terroristviolence. This section also includes a discussion of the increasedrisk of suicide in our more insecure and violent world, as well ashow topromote coping styles for these new anxieties. While addressed mainly to psychologists, social workers, and othermental health professionals for use in serving their clients, aswell as students of psychology, Assessment, Treatment, andPrevention of Suicidal Behavior is also an accessible andvaluable resource for educators, school counselors, and others inrelated fields.


Low Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Author by : Mark Papworth
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : A practical and comprehensive introduction to the principles, skills and application of Low Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.


Youth Mental Health

Author by : Alison R. Yung
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Description : This book highlights the field of youth mental health and why it is a specialty distinct from both child and adolescent and adult mental health. Youth Mental Health: Approaches to Emerging Mental Ill-Health in Young People examines issues such as mental health literacy, e-Health, family, psychological, vocational and pharmacological interventions. The authors also discuss issues that are particularly pertinent to young people, such as suicidality, substance abuse, gender identity and sexuality, attention deficit disorder and eating disorders. Taking a preventative focus, this book presents evidence for youth mental health as an important and growing field, makes the case for the reform of existing service structures to better serve this group and outlines the latest specialised approaches to treatment. Drawing on the knowledge and expertise of leading thinkers in youth mental health, this book is instrumental for mental health professionals who wish to design new specialised mental health systems for young people.