suicide

Physical illness and injury raises the risk of suicide in men but not women, along with a plethora of other insights into the complex factors that may increase a person’s risk of suicide, a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers indicates. The study is the first to use data… Read more

Intensive crisis intervention (ICI) is a promising alternative to lengthy hospitalization, new research shows. The findings[1] also revealed significant reductions in suicidal ideation at the three-month follow-up. When an adolescent is acutely suicidal and cannot safely remain in the community, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization is the traditional intervention. But a lack of appropriate facilities across the… Read more

Networks within the brain which interact to increase the risk that an individual will think about or attempt suicide have been identified by an international team of researchers. Their review of existing literature[1] underlines how little research has been done into one of the world’s major killers, particularly among the most vulnerable groups. “Imagine having… Read more

What Is Emotion Regulation?Brain circuitry differences that might be associated with suicidal behavior in individuals with mood disorders nave been identified by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Utah Health. The finding[1] provides a promising lead toward tools that can predict which individuals are at the highest risk for… Read more