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*  Suicide Prevention Program | Western Michigan University
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students in the United States. Western Michigan University is committed to providing information and training to prevent suicide. WMU's Suicide Prevention Program offers many opportunities for you to gain awareness about the prevalence and impact of suicide, and learn how you may be able to prevent suicide. Click here for more information on our workshops.. This website is part of WMU's Campuswide Suicide Prevention Program in collaboration with the community. WMU is a grantee of the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.. For more information about suicide prevention at Western Michigan University, please email suicidepreventionprogram@wmich.edu.. ...
  https://wmich.edu/suicideprevention
*  Youth Suicide as a Wild Problem: Implications for
Suicidology Online 2012; 3:42-50. ISSN 2078-5488 Commentary Youth Suicide as a "Wild" Problem: Implications for Prevention Practice Jennifer White School of Child and Youth Care University of Victoria Submitted to SOL: 5th January 2012; accepted: 22nd May 2012; published: 6th June 2012 Abstract: The intent of this article is to explore the idea that youth suicide which is conceptualized here as an unstable, historically contingent, and unruly problem cannot be solved, nor contained, through an exclusive reliance on pre-determined, universal or standardized interventions. Informed by a constructionist perspective, social problems like youth suicide are understood as constituted through language and other relational practices. Based on a close reading of the mainstream school-based suicide prevention literature it is argued that youth suicide has largely been constructed as a "tame problem," and this in turn places certain ...
  http://www.readyviva.com/4926/youth-suicide-as-a-wild-problem-implications-for/
*  Prop. 63 Suicide Prevention Investment Will Save Lives and Dollars; California Suicide Prevention Programs Have Broad Reach and...
A mass media campaign intended to help prevent suicides in California is reaching a majority of the state's adults and appears to be increasing their confidence about how to intervene with those at risk. In addition, an assessment of a companion suicide prevention program finds that the long-term impact could be the prevention of at least 140 deaths and 3,600 suicide attempts per year over the next three decades.
  https://www.rand.org/news/press/2015/05/18.html
*  Evaluation of Suicide Prevention Program Implementation in Veterans Health Administration Facilities, January-June, 2009 ...
Evaluation of Suicide Prevention Program Implementation in Veterans Health Administration Facilities, January-June, 2009 (Website or Online Data) : United States
  https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1317496126
*  Terminally ill Irish teen Donal Walsh makes emotional plea to end youth suicide - VIDEO | IrishCentral.com
Walsh: inspiring young man pleads with peers toappeal for help if facing suicidal thoughtsA terminally ill Irish teenager has made headlines and been dubbed a 'national hero' after penning an emotional plea to prevent young teens taking their own livesIreland suffers from one of the highest youth suicide rates in the European Union, with a recent report published this January showing that 165 young men took their own lives last yearDonal Walsh (16) is fighting cancer for the third time in four years, but has said that while he is sensitive to the challenges faced by those suffering from mental health problems, the ongoing youth suicide problem makes him 'angry' and despair
  https://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/others/terminally-ill-irish-teen-donal-walsh-makes-emotional-plea-to-end-youth-suicide-202095851-238177381
*  High suicide rate highlights plight of French farmers - France 24
Male farmers in France are 20 percent more likely to take their own lives than the rest of the population, a new report says, with financial pressures as well as social isolation among the possible causes of the high suicide rate.
  http://www.france24.com/en/20131012-suicide-rates-france-farmers-study
*  Veterans Administration into the 21st Century: DoD Released its First Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR)
July 22, 2014 - In its efforts to better understand suicide among all its components, the Department of Defense released its first quarterly suicide report (QSR), today, for the four quarters of 2013. The report summarizes suicide counts and annual rates for the active component, reserves, and National Guard. Additionally, the QSR shows calendar year 2013 quarterly suicide counts, annual suicide counts, and annual suicide rates for each of the services. It also reports 2012 annual counts and annual rates as published in the department's 2012 Suicide Event Report (DoDSER) annual report.. The Department of Defense considers one loss to suicide too many, and will continue to do everything possible to prevent suicide in our military. The QSR is intended to communicate the department's suicide data on a routine and frequent basis. A breakdown of ...
  http://vato21stcentury.blogspot.com/2014/07/dod-released-its-first-quarterly.html
*  An Evaluation of the SOS (Suicide Prevention) Program - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
Three cohorts have participated in outcome evaluations of the SOS suicide prevention program to assess its effects on help-seeking, attitudes toward depression and suicide, and suicidal behavior. The first two cohorts consisted of 25 public state high schools in Massachusetts, Georgia, and Connecticut. The third cohort consisted of 9 middle schools and 10 high schools from outside of Connecticut with high proportions of military dependants.. Hypotheses:. H1: Exposure to the SOS program will be significantly associated with lower rates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts; greater levels of help-seeking; greater knowledge of and more adaptive attitudes toward depression and suicide; and increased communication with and perceived support from peers.. H2: The reduction in suicide attempts among youths exposed to the program can be explained by increases in knowledge about depression and suicide, more ...
  https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00387855
*  Suicide rates in Scotland higher than rest of UK | Community Care
Suicide rates in Scotland are far higher than in the rest of the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics. The suicide rate for men in Scotland was 50 per cent higher than for the UK as a whole from 1991 to 2004, figures published yesterday showed. And the suicide rate for Scottish women in the same period was almost double that of the UK. However, a Scottish executive spokesperson said the number of suicides in Scotland in 2005 was the lowest reported since 1991.. She said the executive had set up its Choose Life suicide prevention strategy in 2002 because it had "known for some time" that Scotland had the highest suicide rates in the UK. Linda Dunion, campaign director of See Me, which aims to reduce stigma surrounding mental illness in Scotland, said: "It takes a long time to change attitudes.". The ONS report also highlighted a 15 per cent fall in unexplained infant deaths in England and Wales ...
  http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2006/08/31/suicide-rates-in-scotland-higher-than-rest-of-uk/
*  The lived experiences of late-adolescent female suicide survivors: 'A part of me died'
ABSTRACT. People's thoughts often focus on the suicide victim immediately after a completed suicide. Yet, the real victims of such an event are those individuals who are left behind to cope with the aftermath of the suicide. This phenomenological psychological study explored the lived experiences of late-adolescent suicide survivors, particularly those negative experiences that seemed to worsen in the weeks and months after a significant other's completed suicide. The research participants were five female late-adolescents (aged 17-22 years) who were recruited by means of purposive sampling at a South African tertiary institution and at youth camps. Data collection consisted of collage-facilitated, face-to-face phenomenological interviews. In addition, some participants provided documentary material in the form of personal diaries, letters and poems. The data analysis was conducted according to Giorgi's phenomenological ...
  http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2071-97362010000100006
*  Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training - Indiana - AFSP
The suicide of a loved one can have a profound and sometimes devastating impact on those left behind, called suicide survivors. Bereavement after suicide may entail high levels of disorientation, guilt, regret, anger, shame, and trauma. Survivors sometimes also find their relationships with other people changed, as they struggle with the social stigma often placed on suicide, and the altered family relationships that have been changed by the feelings of guilt, blame, and failure that suicide may engender. Survivors may also be at risk for elevated rates of complicated grief and future suicidality themselves. All of this makes surviving the suicide of a loved one a potentially life-transforming ordeal that requires a level of support that goes beyond traditional grief counseling. Yet very few mental health training programs devote any time to training clinicians about the challenging work of ...
  https://afsp.org/event/suicide-bereavement-clinician-training-indiana/
*  Treatment of attempted suicide and suicidal patients in primary care : Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention -...
Although suicidal behaviour is a rare event in society in general, it is very common among psychiatric patients who contact their general practioner (GP) before the suicide event. The most common current psychiatric diagnosis among suicide victims and attempters is major depressive episode (56-87 per cent). The current prevalence of major depressive episodes in GP practice is around 10 per cent, but at least half of these cases are not recognized and treated adequately by GPs. Successful acute and long-term treatment of depression significantly reduces the risk of suicidal behaviour. Given that more than half of all suicide victims contact their GPs within four weeks before their death, GPs play an important role in suicide prevention. Several large-scale community studies demonstrate that education of GPs on the diagnosis and appropriate pharmacotherapy of depression, particularly in combination with psychological interventions and public ...
  http://oxfordindex.oup.com/view/10.1093/med/9780198570059.003.0062
*  Minnesota nurse appeals conviction in assisted suicide case
Prosecutors in Minnesota argued Friday that a former nurse should be convicted of assisting suicide for sending emails and other online communications in which he urged two people to kill themselves and gave them information on how to do it.. William Melchert-Dinkel, 52, of Faribault was back in court more than three years after he was convicted of encouraging suicides. The Minnesota Supreme Court this year reversed those convictions, saying the state's law against encouraging or advising suicides was too broad. The high court, however, upheld part of the law that makes it a crime to assist someone's suicide, and attorneys for both sides returned to Rice County District Court to argue over whether Melchert-Dinkel's conduct qualified. He was convicted in 2011 in the deaths of Nadia Kajouji, 18, of Brampton, Ontario, and Mark Drybrough, 32, of Coventry, England. Evidence at that trial showed Melchert-Dinkel was obsessed with ...
  http://www.twincities.com/2014/08/07/minnesota-nurse-appeals-conviction-in-assisted-suicide-case/
*  Early childhood experiences and altered receptor expression
Do our earliest experiences change our brains? According to findings from a Canadian autopsy study this may be the case. Researchers measured the hippocampal expression of the glucocorticoid receptor gene NR3C1 in the brains of 12 suicide completers with a childhood history of severe trauma, 12 suicide completers with no early childhood trauma, and 12 controls who did not experience trauma during childhood and died accidentally. The researchers found a link between altered expression of a glucocorticoid receptor gene in suicide completers and severe childhood abuse. Those who experienced severe childhood trauma and were suicide completers had significantly greater methylation of the gene's promoter region, which ultimately results in less receptor activity and gene transcription. The study was a replication of an animal epigenetic model measuring the promoter region of a rat homologue of NR3C1; infant rats that were not groomed regularly ...
  http://www.renewalchristiancare.com/early-childhood-experiences-and-altered-receptor-expression/
*  Naked Suicide | Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Approximately 95 percent of completed suicides are associated with mental illness.10 Naked suicide, by itself, does not suggest a specific mental disorder. As noted above, individuals who jump to their deaths naked may be psychotic. The psychodynamics of a naked suicide often remain opaque.. Naked suicide suggests a variety of psychological themes. The shedding of clothes may symbolize a new beginning, a rebirth and cleansing, or a sloughing off of the world. In the biblical description of Christ's resurrection, his clothes, a symbol of an unregenerate world, were left behind as he ascended into heaven.11. Anger and vengeance can be expressed by completing suicide while naked, especially when it is intended to traumatize a survivor. The shock of discovering a naked suicide inflicts an indelible, traumatic memory that can haunt a survivor for a lifetime.12 The person who completes suicide ...
  http://jaapl.org/content/36/2/240.full
*  Explain Christian views on suicide. - A-Level Religious Studies & Philosophy - Marked by Teachers.com
Introduction. Transfer-Encoding: chunked ´╗┐Explain Christian views on suicide. [35] In a broad sense suicide can be defined as, ?the act of intentionally ending your life.? However, there are many different types of suicide. Durkheim identified four kinds: egoistic suicide, which is the result of feeling one?s life is meaningless; altruistic suicide, the act of giving one?s life for the greater good; anomic suicide, the result of a major social change that disrupts a person?s sense of order; and fatalistic suicide, the results of excessive regulation, when one?s future is pitilessly blocked by oppressive discipline, such as in a prison or dictatorship. Christians believe that all life is sacred, and therefore the vast majority of denominations are against all forms of suicide. In examining the reasons behind this, a good place to start is the Christian teaching on the ...
  http://www.markedbyteachers.com/as-and-a-level/religious-studies-and-philosophy/explain-christian-views-on-suicide.html
*  Suicide - Essay about Suicide, Seppuku, Assisted suicide
This 818 word essay is about Suicide, Seppuku, Assisted suicide, Youth suicide, Suicidal ideation, Suicide methods, Suicide legislation. Read the full essay now!
  https://digitaltermpapers.com/essays/suicide_4
*  LifeLube: Prevent Suicide - Walk from Dusk to Dawn
In November 2007, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), along with the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, addressed these issues at a national conference on LGBT suicide in Chicago. AFSP and its partner organizations are now developing recommendations to address the need for professional and public education on these topics as well as treatment and suicide prevention initiatives specifically targeting LGBT persons. AFSP is also currently funding two research projects related to suicide in LGBT youth, and is committed to supporting further research on suicide and suicide risk in LGBT populations across the lifespan ...
  http://lifelube.blogspot.com/2009/04/prevent-suicide-walk-from-dusk-to-dawn.html
*  Veterans Administration into the 21st Century: Memorial Day! Survivors of military suicide victims
26 May 2012 - For the family and friends of service members who died by suicide, Memorial Day can be not only a solemn day, but also a painful reminder that military suicides are not treated the same as combat deaths.. Kim Ruocco, the national director of suicide education and outreach at Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, has experienced this isolating grief firsthand. This weekend, she is bringing together about 100 suicide survivors at TAPS' annual Memorial Day weekend National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp for Young Survivors.. "[Suicide survivors] are surrounded by people whose loved ones were killed in action," Ruocco said. "There's a real sense that their loved one's death was not an honorable death.". Ruocco's husband, Marine Corps Maj. John Ruocco, killed himself seven years ago. He was a Cobra helicopter pilot who ran 75 combat missions during a five-month deployment in Fallujah, ...
  http://vato21stcentury.blogspot.com/2012/05/memorial-day-survivors-of-military.html
*  A Longitudinal Study of Predictors of Suicide Attempts Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth | SpringerLink
This short-term prospective study examined general and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-specific risk and protective factors for suicide attempts in an ethnically diverse sample of LGBT youth (N = 237, 47.7 % male). A structured psychiatric interview assessed clinical depression and conduct disorder symptoms, as well as past and prospective suicide attempts over a 1-year follow-up period (91 % retention). Participants completed questionnaires measuring general risk factors for suicide attempts, including hopelessness, impulsiveness, and perceived social support. They also completed measures of LGBT-specific suicide risk factors, including gender nonconformity, age of first same-sex attraction, and LGBT victimization. Correlation and multivariate regression analyses were conducted to examine the relations between predictors and suicide attempt, and to identify mediators. Of nine variables examined, seven were ...
  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10508-012-0013-9
*  Poverty may have a greater effect on suicide rates than do unemployment or foreclosures | UCLA
Research co-authored by UCLA professor Mark Kaplan attempted to explain how different aspects of an economic downturn affect suicide rates and alcohol-related ...
  http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/poverty-may-have-a-greater-effect-on-suicide-rates-than-do-unemployment-or-foreclosures
*  Suicide Prevention - Adult Mental Health Initiative Region 7E
Effective suicide prevention is based on sound research. Programs that work take into account people's risk factors and promote interventions that are appropriate to specific groups of people. For example, research has shown that mental and substance abuse disorders are risk factors for suicide. Therefore, many programs focus on treating these disorders in addition to addressing suicide risk specifically.. Psychotherapy or "talk therapy," can effectively reduce suicide risk. One type is called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT can help people learn new ways of dealing with stressful experiences by training them to consider alternative actions when thoughts of suicide arise.. Another type of psychotherapy called dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has been shown to reduce the rate of suicide among people with borderline personality disorder, a serious mental illness characterized by unstable moods, ...
  http://adultmentalhealth.org/suicide-prevention/
*  Factors Associated with Suicide Risk in Advanced Cancer Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study
The study aimed to find out to what degree suicidal thoughts and associated factors affect the suicide risk of advanced cancer patients. The frequency of suicidal thoughts among patients with cancer, especially in the advanced stages, is about 3 times greater than the adult average in South Korea. We recruited 457 participants with four types of cancers (colon, breast, cervical, and lung) using stratified sampling. Data collection was carried out through one-on-one interviews by trained nurses using a structured questionnaire. Advanced cancer patients with high, vs. low, levels of anxiety and pain had a higher suicide risk. In contrast, having one's spouse as the primary care provider was associated with a low suicide risk. Overall, the three factors of anxiety, pain, and the primary caregiver being one's spouse explained 17.2% of the variance in suicide risk. In conclusion, we derived influencing factors of suicide risk ...
  http://journal.waocp.org/article_41295.html
*  Is suicide a crime? Is suicide a crime? v , uploaded to 21 July Page 1 of 15 - PDF
Is suicide a crime? Page 1 of 15 IS SUICIDE A CRIME? Contents Blavatsky on Suicide 3 Footnote 6 Olympiodorus on Suicide 7 On Suicide I, ix 7 On Ennead I, ix 8 Thomas Taylor on Suicide 11 Note 1 on Phaedo,
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*  Exploring the suicide connection | The New Bullying
In fact, statistics show that In 2009, 13.8% of U.S. high school students reported that they had seriously considered attempting suicide during the 12 months preceding the survey; 6.3% of students reported that they had actually attempted suicide one or more times during the same period. And many of those students were not bullied. Bullying is clearly not the cause of all suicidal thoughts and many teens who are bullied do not consider suicide. Some researchers worry that the term implies a closer and clearer relationship than can be proved.. "We prefer to not use the term "bullycide," said Jill Harkavy-Freidman, Ph.D., senior director of research and prevention at the American Foundation for the Prevention of Suicide. "Suicide is very complex, even within one individual. Bullying is associated with, but not causal in suicide. For someone already at risk for suicide, bullying could be a ...
  http://news.jrn.msu.edu/bullying/2012/04/02/bullying-and-suicide/