Questions related to Attempted Suicide
Do you know of research that suggests the number of non-fatal suicide attempts to actual fatalities i.e., in a period of time and in the US, another country or worldwide?
"In colleges and universities in the United States, suicide is one of the most common causes of death among students. Each year, approximately 24,000 college students attempt suicide while 1,100 students succeed in their attempt, making suicide the second-leading cause of death among U.S. college students. Roughly 12% of college students report the occurrence of suicide ideation during their first four years in college, with 2.6% percent reporting persistent suicide ideation. 65% of college students reported that they knew someone who has either attempted or died by suicide, showing that the majority of students on college campuses are exposed to suicide or suicidal attempts."
"Why Is Suicide So Common Among College Students?"
"Burnout in College: What Causes It and How to Avoid It"
I want to collect data from war-affected adolescence and the rate of a suicide attempt I was unable to find a scale for a suicide attempt if anybody could suggest a scale related to a suicide attempt
aug 2 2020 The Sunday Times Magazine
Although many of our nightmares about nuclear war have subsided, but does it still pose as big or a bigger genuine threat than climate change and pandemics? US, Russia, China , UK, France, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea possess nuclear weapons. How long before many other small countries possess them? Accidents, malfunctions, muscalculations, nuclear terroism and sabotage (The Sunday Times) are all possible events but so are local, traditional hostilities and suicidal attempts to preserve ruling elites in the face of internal or external threats.
Little Boy's, the bomb used at Hiroshima, explosion had used only 1.38 of its overall potential. If all its potential had been utilised the original doomsday symbolism would still be vividly with us.
I am currently working on suicide ideation among youth. I just need help with regard to Psychache scale. My question is how does the psychache scale differentiate between suicide attempters and non-attemptors?
Iam trying to develop a community project for adults with mental health and offenders. in Italy, as I think everywhere, we develop a "pti" (individual therapeutic plan) for each of them, as well as to carry out recreational activities all together.
I am a future social worker, in October I should graduate and I am developing a thesis about this target of people. My intention is to develop a project for direct these people to a job once they leave these structures. the work that enhances man and gives him dignity and desire to live; but in a state in crisis like mine, in my opinion both for moral values and for economic reasons, it is really difficult to realize this "work step".
I would like to realize the so-called "circular economy", regarding the recycling of plastics, a subject very close to me. I would like to introduce it to this project of which I spoke to you. but it is really difficult even for the purely security reasons of people with mental disorders and offenders. to realize this idea of mine, they would use potentially dangerous machinery for people in their mental state. there are many cases of attempted suicide and assault in towards of other patients within the residences for the execution of the security measure.
I would like to know your impression and any ideas.
If the person is mentally incompetent, under the influence of drugs, or unconscious then doctors should treat them. But what about persons who have taken a drug overdose and are brought in to A & E and refuse treatment, stating they wanted to die? Surely nowadays we have to recognize patient autonomy, and obey their wishes?
Non-specific health problems (headache, muscle tension, fatigue, dizziness, unstability)
(http://www.frontiersin.org/10.3389/conf.fnins.2010.10.00143/event_abstract) find almost all of us, but rarely and not so intensively. Do you know a scientific results regarding the different complaints, at which frequency/intensity should someone visit the GP?
Only when the subject experience it very disturbing or scary? Or if it comes x times in y long period?
It is also important, because complementary medicine is thought to work effectively in these non-specific complaints, and I wonder, at which point should a CAM practitioner include a medical doctor in the healing process?
It is also important, because for the mild complaints, various self-helper interventions (forms of self-soothing and self-compassion) were adviced as potential solution, and I wonder, when someone should go to the doctor, to exclude that it is not the case of a serious illness, better to heal with conventional medicine asap.
Good afternoon, I am interested in investigating how drugs are seen in society. A few months ago I went to a course that my university taught about different types of drugs and how they affect the body. I found it to be a very interesting experience at the same time as it is necessary for professionals who deal with people who are drug addicts or ex drug addicts and also for the rest. When I left the course I realized that I had very different ideas to those who explained to me there and it is striking that although the drug has a great weight in our society is not treated as a daily issue, but rather as something strange . I would like to know, what is your perspective on this subject.
We are planning to study the suicidal intent among suicide survivors in a tertiary care hospital. We are planning to use Beck's suicide intent scale. My question is, are there any other scales used to measure suicidal intent?
I have learned in my abnormal psych class that erderly people are more likely to end their lives in a suicidal way compared with their young counterpart. Meanwhile, according to previous research, non-suicidal self injury (NSSI) is especially popular among younger populations. It's paradoxical since they seem to share similar functions tho...I really couldn't tell.
By using three available scales:
1. Beck's HOPELESSNESS Scale;
2. SBQ-R (Suicide Behavioural Questionnaire); and
3. ATTS (Attitudes Towards Suicide Scale)
Are these sufficient to form a sort of suicidality index? Beck's Hopelessness Scale should have similar tendency as the suicide scales (theoretically).
These are for the matching and comparison with the Level of Religiosity scale.
I am studying Religiosity and Suicide. Any good books on Buddhism. Also on those other categorised as Chinese Folk Religions? Regards.
I am working on Religiosity and Suicide. How can we get better insights into the mind of selected samples, besides using in-depth interview?
I am researching on Religiosity and Suicide. Thus any deeper insights shall be helpful.
A suicide threat has been defined as "a verbal statement or behavioral act that may indicate serious intent to kill oneself" (see link to Wedig et al., 2013). In the case of borderline personality disorder suicide threats may also be made without any intent to take one's life (see J. Paris, Half in Love with Death, 2006). Suicide threats may be contingent ("If I'm not admitted I will...") or non-contingent ("I'm going to shoot myself!") (See Lambert, M., Seven-Year Outcome of Patients Evaluated for Suicidality, Psychiatric Services, 2002, 55,1, 92-94). Threats may or may not reference a plan. Suicide threats, of any type, would seem to be the second most common forms of suicidal behavior after suicidal ideation. The overwhelming majority of threats heard daily by emergency responders, crisis centers, hot lines, rehabs, and ERs, are conditional with more intent of personal gain or manipulation than personal demise. Nonetheless, many excellent discussions of "suicidal behavior" do not address suicide threats (e.g., Nock et al., Suicide and Suicidal Behavior, Epidemiology Rev., 30,1, 133-154). There appears to be relatively little research explicitly focusing on threats as suicidal behavior
A significant number of Indians seek their untimely death due to hero worship or when the ideology, which they hold close to heart is challenged. Is there a specific name to this phenomenon? Are there any studies that explore in to the intricacies of this phenomenon? Please guide....
I read a statement by a police officer last night requesting an involuntary psychiatric evaluation on a young man who the officer stated was armed and telling the officer and others to "F***ing shoot me or I'll kill you!" Several such incidents occur yearly in SE Pennsylvania (USA) and seem to be increasing with issuance of Tasers to more police officers. There have been a few cases where an officer used a Taser to prevent bridge or RR attempts. There is some literature on Taser usage but little, if any, on this application that I have found. It appears that police are learning this use of technology "on the job" like so many other things. Given that so much suicide research is basically redundant this would seem to be an area worthy of at least some qualitative attention.
Recently, two incidents arising heat discussion in China. Two graduate students choose to commit suicide (jumped from a campus block) because their supervisors delaying their graduation from university. After their death, many students stand out to say the drawbacks of their supervisors, such as ask money from them; insult them; say their students were clumsy as pigs; even get along with female students by some illegitimate sex relation.
Such tragedy is now drawing the attention of the government. With the increasing number of graduate students, a supervisor almost has one hundred graduate students. In this situation, how can supervisor guidance students in a proper way? What's your advice?
I included psychiatric ADRs following surgery on the web site www.april.org.uk and was astonished at the amount of feed back from the public.
Suicides including that of James the son of Clare Milford-Haven just around 10 days after his surgery. My daughter's sudden onset of psychosis 7 days after her wisdom teeth were removed were not the only stories of post operative psychiatric disturbance recorded.
A lady doctor contacted me as her son also became paranoid just 7 days after surgery. A man who had surgery and was given co-amoxiclav became paranoid and under section was given anti-psychotics he felt he did not need as he was recovering. He feels the anti-psychotic medication damaged his brain and recovery is slow...None of these people had a previous history of psychiatric illness. a case of co-amoxiclav induced psychosis was reported in a letter and spoken of at our conference by anaesthetist Dr Anita Holdcroft in 2008.
My daughter had previously suffered a sudden onset of psychosis following taking sulphasalazine...when I asked her anaesthetist if there are guidelines given to anaesthetists, about which drugs or anaesthetic agents to avoid for patients known to be vulnerable to psychiatric ADRs - I was told this was not covered in the medical education he received.
I have followed up with the Royal College of Anaesthetists and find there is poor communication in the gathering of ADR information following surgery and linked to anaesthetics...The MHRA have refused to reinstate the Yellow Card reporting forms specifically for anaesthetists. The system for reporting and collating information does not seem to have improved since guidelines following the D of H Inquiry into Dental Anaesthesia in 2000 (A Conscious Decision).
The Report published July 2000 recommended the RCA should collect ADR information. A Professor at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, I knew personally, stated he could not inform the membership as he "Did not have the resources". I asked him to try and he stated " Well it is only a recommendation”.
The Report by the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Dental Officer recommended' the following:
It is recommended that the extent of morbidity associated with general anaesthesia and conscious sedation is recorded and analysed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry respectively. In addition it is recommended that the General Dental Council’s guidance more specifically addresses the need for dentists to comply with the need to report to the appropriate bodies adverse events and reactions, as a matter of good professional practice.
Surely this 'good professional practice' applies to the need to report and collate ADR information on drugs prescribed or used during, before or following surgery?
Full report is archived here:
My concern is there is little attention paid to this directive and my research recently finds it is not clear how anaesthetists or GPs record ADRs following surgery or if there is any effort to rectify this lack of data collection. Furthermore medical education should include the understanding of drugs that affect mental capacity and trigger psychiatric disturbance and the need to understand pharmacogenetics and how some people are vulnerable to psychiatric ADRs.
Coroners do not have to record on death certificates if a person recently had surgery.
Is there any evidence or personal clinical experience regarding the efficacy of antidepressants for depressive disorder and anxiety disorder in patients with carbon monoxide intoxication?
When a patient has previous history of depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder and later attempted suicide with subsequent carbon monoxide intoxication, is there any literature discussing the efficacy of antidepressants before or after the intoxication? Would the original antidepressant before the intoxication still be the best choice?
Would CO intoxication-induded Parkinsonism of the patient influence the choice of antidepressant?
I am a Neuroscience master student in Frankfurt am Main and searching for an international laboratory which focuses on suicide and approaches from neuroscientific point of view. If there is any lab or any Professor who welcome a student with enthusiasm on this topic, I would be grateful to make my master thesis or an internship in that ideal laboratory.
Looking on information on suicide bereavement support groups and the experiences adults (18- 50 yrs old) in this group have had. Do these types of groups help or not.
There are vast number of (bio/ electro/ chemical/ optical) sensors available in the market for measuring contaminants in drinking water to various diseases.
Is there any sensor available (or under development) to provide advance warning like your depression level is going to be very high after few hours and there is a chance that either you are going to shout at home or you may commit suicide. So either control yourself or take rest.
Is there any information available about sensor for measuring depression.
This article was co-authored by a physicist and a psychologist.
Looked at through Joiner's IPPT (2005) both suicide completions and attempts involve a belief of being a burden or feeling worthless, a belief of non-belonging or disconnected from those one cares about, an intense desire to die, and an acquired capability for lethal self harm achieved through mental practice of a plan, abuse, experiencing violence, or other factors. The only difference is that in an attempt the outcome, for some reason, was not death. Similarly in O'Connor's Integrated Motivation-Volitional Theory (2011) both attempters and completers presumably experienced a pre-motivational phase, where fixed risk factors and life events may set the stage, and a motivational phase, where ideation is fueled by feelings of entrapment, defeat, or loss, and a volitional stage where a specific plan and means are present and may result in an attempt that may be fatal or not.
Perhaps the difference lies in the forms of suicidality rather than the outcomes? Is it the “chronic suiciders” (Paris 2007), individuals with borderline personality disorder who repeatedly use threats and attempts to manipulate, cope or solve problems without intent to die, who differ from the “acute suiciders” who definitely have intent to die when they make an attempt and who use distinctly lethal means?.
In "A Theory of Suicide Addiction" (Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 5, 311-324, 1998) Ken Tullis, MD, argued that some individuals appear to become "hooked" on suicidal fantasies and behaviors. He did not suggest that this was a theory of suicide per se, though some individuals may proceed to increasingly dangerous acts without any intent to die to manage their mood and get a "high." As such it might account for a very small number of self-inflicted deaths recorded as suicides, but play a larger role in parasuicidality. As "Kevin Taylor, MD" he added to the topic with "Seduction of Suicide" (Bloomington, IN: First Books, 2002). S. Mynatt, referenced Tullis in "Repeated Suicide Attempts Analyzed as Addictive Behaviors (Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 38, 24-33, 2000). An addiction psychiatrist, Tullis saw the 12-Step model as a feasible clinical intervention. His work led to "Suicide Anonymous (SA)" (www.suicideanonymous.net) a "fellowship" for those "with a desire to stop living out a pattern of suicidal ideation and behavior." SA characterizes "suicide addicts" as secretive, which would seem to set them apart from "chronic suiciders" described by Joel Paris, MD, in "Half in Love With Death: Managing the Chronically Suicidal Patient" (2006).
I am interested in obtaining a full set of data as above. This relates only to England (but if trends in suicide on probation have been reported in other countries I'd be grateful for the papers). The Ministry of Justice seems happy to give the figures for the period 2006-10 (see attached) but nothing more recent. If you know how to locate such information, for the period 2010-14, please let me know.
I am working with two patients suffering from suicidal tendencies. They are living but there is no change in the mindset.
Am I helping them to stay alive, or do I care about secondary gain of disease?
We know that suicide has a low base rate and that most individuals with suicidal ideation will never make an attempt, much less, complete a suicide. Given this very low rate of individuals who are at great risk for suicide, how can we best identify and prevent the act of suicide?
I will register for my M Cur next year I have a problem regarding respect for psychiatric patients during seclusion because they commit suicide I am struggling with literature relating to prevention of suicide and respect for the patient
I have found considerable literature on working with parental loss and grieving, but I'm trying to establish interventions and literature for working with children living with the pain of having had a parent attempt, but not complete, suicide.
Most of the literature base that I have explored focuses largely on completed suicide. I am specifically looking for resources regarding children's reactions, recovery, and interactions with loved ones (especially parents) who had attempted but did not complete suicide.
Many psychiatric and medical conditions may lead to suicidal thoughts. Which condition has the highest per capita suicidal ideation rate, the highest suicide attempt rate, and the highest suicide completion rate?
The DSM-IV cited suicide as a symptom of some psychiatric disorders. Until now suicidality has not been characterized as a disorder itself (though it could loosely "fit" the disease model, i.e., signs, symptoms,markers, course or process, etc.). Early in the DSM-V's development there were allusions to having suicidality become a new Axis-VI. Given the pervasiveness of suicidal behavior among individuals with serious mental illness that may have been useful. However, I am not sure what utility "suicide behavior disorder" has in terms of diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or research. Does the APA expect researchers or theorists to give this new disorder "further study" or will clinicians take on that task?