Suicide

By zeroing in on 43 extended families with significant familial risk, researchers have identified variants in four genes that may increase the risk of death by suicide.

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As many as one-quarter of suicide attempts are associated with psychotic experiences, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online in JAMA Psychiatry.

By zeroing in on 43 extended families with significant familial risk, researchers have identified variants in four genes that may increase the risk of death by suicide.

Although suicide occurs twice as often as homicide in the United States, the public believes the opposite, according to a study on gun violence and leading causes of death published online in Annals of Internal Medicine.

People who survive car crashes, falls, and other major traumas that require hospitalization are at increased risk of developing mental health conditions and dying by suicide, according to a study published online.

Survivors of traumatic brain injuries may be more than twice as likely to die by suicide as individuals without a history of injuries like concussions or skull fractures, a research review suggests.

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Blogs

BLOG: September 17, 2018 was designated as the first National Physician Suicide Awareness Day in this country. All of us in the mental health community can be grateful for the pioneering and hard work of Dr. Loice Swisher, who took the lead in making this happen.

BLOG: Four women who have been bereaved by the loss of a physician loved one to suicide shared their stories at a  recent workshop. They were gripping, heartfelt, moving and evocative.

BLOG: As mental health professionals, we have the opportunities to be leaders within our communities to help address this problem. Let’s lead by example to make talking about mental health and suicide as normal as talking about the game last night or what you’re doing this weekend.

Posters

Carmela Benson, MS, MSHP; Jennifer H. Lin, PhD; Christopher D. Pericone, PhD; Neeta Tandon, MS; Larry Alphs, MD, PhD

Video

J. John Mann, MD and Charles Raison, MD discuss whether suicide is a result of genetics or an individual’s environment.

Kevin Berthia

See an interview with suicide prevention advocate Kevin Berthia televised on KTVU in the San Francisco, California area. 

J. John Mann, MD, of Columbia University, and Charles Raison, MD, Psych Congress Steering Committee member, discuss which questions clinicians should ask to best evaluate suicide risk.

Audio

This session presents findings from location specific studies of suicide to improve risk assessment and ultimate safety of psychiatric inpatients and outpatients.