Laura Hemming summarises a meta-analysis which struggles to make firm conclusions about the effectiveness of trauma programs for justice-involved youth.[read the full story...]
Alexithymia and suicide, violence, and dual harm in male prisoners
Ross Nedoma reviews a recent cross-sectional study examining the links between alexithymia and suicide, violence or dual harm among male prisoners in the UK.[read the full story...]
Prison and mental illness: the unmet needs associated with reincarceration
Danny Whiting reviews a recent Canadian prison study which finds that schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and homelessness are some of the factors significantly associated with reincarceration.[read the full story...]
Reading skills and mental health difficulties: what’s the link?
Francesca Bentivegna summarises a recent review which suggests that schizophrenia, “personality disorders” and psychopathy may be linked to reading skills deficits in some people.[read the full story...]
Can therapy dogs lead more people into research?
Georgie Parker summarises a qualitative study which finds that therapy dogs may help to improve research engagement in “hard to reach” populations.[read the full story...]
Risk factors for suicide in prison
In her debut blog, Alice Dawson summarises an updated systematic review on risk factors for suicide in prison. The strongest risk factors identified were suicidal ideation, previous suicide attempt, history of self-harm, single-cell occupancy, and current psychiatric diagnosis.[read the full story...]
Qualitative co-production: involving people with lived experience in co-analysis of qualitative data
In her debut blog, Nia Coupe summarises a recent study on how people with lived experience can be involved in the analysis of qualitative research data.[read the full story...]
Risk factors for self-harm in prison
In her debut blog, Rebecca Crook summarises a systematic review of individual and environmental risk factors for self-harm in prison.[read the full story...]
Self-harm in prison: can we accurately predict risk?
In her debut blog, Verity Wainwright looks into a recently devised screening tool, which tries to predict self-harm in male prisoners.[read the full story...]
How do sexual assault services identify and treat mental health and substance misuse problems?
Anjuli Kaul explores a recent systematic review on the identification and treatment of mental health and substance misuse problems in sexual assault services.[read the full story...]