This Viewpoint explores the nexus between mental health records and firearms background checks and examines implications for psychiatrists.
This Viewpoint discusses the false dichotomy of separating suicides from fatal self-injurious acts that are labeled “accidents” or “unintentional” deaths.
This cross-sectional analysis of a nationally representative sample of US adolescents finds that further attention to developing and implementing evidence-based strategies to decrease firearm access in this age group is warranted to prevent suicide.
This longitudinal cohort study examines suicide attempt risk factors, methods, and timing among soldiers currently deployed, previously deployed, and never deployed.
In a representative cross-sectional survey, Nock and coauthors estimate the lifetime prevalence and sociodemographic, Army career, and psychiatric predictors of suicidal behaviors among 5428 nondeployed US Army soldiers participating in the self-administered survey. See the editorial by Friedman.
This Viewpoint addresses suicide prevention in the context of successful lay-led disease advocacy efforts.
This Viewpoint discusses the Zero Suicide care model, which incorporates current evidence-based measures for predicting and preventing suicide, and proposes additional actions needed to reduce the increasing rate of suicide in the United States.
This 2-year observational cohort study investigates whether lower midbrain serotonin transporter binding potential predicts future suicide attempts, intent, and lethality in patients with major depressive disorder.
This longitudinal prospective study uses data from the Nurses’ Health Study to examine the association between religious service attendance and suicide and the joint associations of suicide with service attendance and religious affiliation.
This population epidemiology study of patients with schizophrenia uses Medicaid data to compare overall and cause-specific mortality rates for adults with schizophrenia vs the US general population between 2001 and 2007.
This study uses data from the Nurses’ Health Study to estimate the association between social integration and suicide.
This population epidemiology study of more than 700 000 Swedish men reports that low resting heart rate in late adolescence was associated with an increased risk for violent criminality, nonviolent criminality, exposure to assault, and unintentional injuries in adulthood.
This US Army study found a high concentration of risk of suicide and other adverse outcomes among soldiers after psychiatric hospitalization.