Sarah Carr reflects on a recent US study that “perhaps tells us something deeper about the discrimination and stigmatisation in mental health that needs to be tackled.”[read the full story...]
Low intensity treatments for self-harm or suicidal behaviour: what’s the harm in trying?
Millie Witcher and Sarah Rowe appraise a randomised controlled trial on the effect of low-intensity treatments for self-harm among people with suicidal ideation, which has some important findings.[read the full story...]
Preventing suicide is everybody’s business: a global perspective #LancetSuicideSeminar
Ravivarma Rao Panirselvam summarises the recently published Lancet Seminar on Suicide and Self-Harm, and highlights the free webinar due too take place on Monday 4th July 2022.[read the full story...]
Minority stress and suicide in transgender and gender non-conforming individuals
Marissa Kube-Clare explores a recent systematic review focusing on the link between minority stress and suicidal Ideation and behaviour amongst transgender and gender non-conforming people.[read the full story...]
Cyber-victimisation may be associated with self-injurious thoughts and behaviours
Holly Crudgington looks at a systematic review exploring the links between social media, cyberbullying, suicide and self-harm, which identifies a link between being victimised online and suicidal behaviour, thoughts and self-harm.[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...]
Risk factors for suicide in men: new review highlights substance misuse, marital status and depression
Holly Crudgington summarises a recent systematic review and narrative synthesis of risk factors for suicidal behaviour in men, which finds that substance misuse, marital status and depression are the strongest risk factors.[read the full story...]
Should clinicians be developing a suicide safety plan with their patients?
Felicity Pearce, Bani Kahai and Derek Tracy summarise a recent meta-analysis examining safety planning-type interventions for suicide prevention.[read the full story...]
Loneliness and suicide: what’s the link and what role does depression play?
Marlee Bower discusses a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies, which suggests that loneliness can predict future suicidal ideation and/or behaviour.[read the full story...]