In her debut blog, Molly McCarthy appraises a recent Lancet Psychiatry systematic review and meta-analysis exploring the patterns of paediatric emergency department visits for suicide attempts, suicidal ideation, and self-harm incidents before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.[read the full story...]
Can therapeutic alliance help prevent suicide in people with psychosis?
Melanie Lafanechere and Dafni Katsampa summarise a study on the therapeutic alliance and suicidal experiences in people with psychosis receiving Cognitive Behavioural Suicide Prevention Therapy.[read the full story...]
Ketamine and suicidal ideation: French trial finds modest short-term effects
Anya Borissova reviews a French trial that claims to be evidence that “ketamine is rapid, safe in the short term, and has persistent benefits for acute care in suicidal patients”.[read the full story...]
Transgenerational trauma: maternal childhood maltreatment and perinatal outcomes
Lucy Purnell explores a recent systematic review, which finds that maternal childhood maltreatment is associated with adverse perinatal mental health experiences, and this association is mediated by disruptions to maternal emotional functioning.[read the full story...]
Trans and gender diverse youth more likely to be admitted to hospital for suicidality and self-harm, according to US study
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...]
Intimate partner violence, suicide and self-harm: uncovering the links
Piumee Bandara summarises a cross-sectional study which finds that people who had experienced lifetime intimate partner violence (IPV) were almost three times more likely to have made a suicide attempt in the past year, compared to people without experience of IPV.[read the full story...]
The role of loneliness in self-injury: using the Integrated Motivational Volitional (IMV) model
In her debut blog, Carolina Guzman Holst reviews a recent cross-sectional study exploring the role of loneliness in relation to self-injurious thoughts and behaviour in the context of the Integrated Motivational Volitional (IMV) model of suicidal behaviour.[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...]
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...]
Does the relationship between loneliness and suicidal ideation vary between men and women of different ages?
In her debut blog, Sharon Eager considers a study exploring gender-specific associations of loneliness and suicidal ideation in a representative population sample suggesting that young, lonely men are particularly at risk.[read the full story...]