Blog posts with the tag "Suicide"

By the Numbers: 21 September 2020

34.4

The number -- out of "1000 psychiatric aeromedical evacuations that occurred between 2001 and 2013" -- that were suicide-related, according to an article published online before print in the journal Military Medicine: Demographic and Occupational Risk Factors Associated With Suicide-Related Aeromedical Evacuation Among Deployed U.S. Military Service Members

Staff Perspective: COVID-19, Connectedness, and Suicide Prevention

Lisa French

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and one goal is to help provide information on suicide prevention programs and resources. Although it is important to focus on suicide prevention every day of every year, given the challenges of 2020, this year it may be even more important. 

Staff Perspective: The Intersection of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Racism, and Suicide Risk

Erin Frick, Psy.D.

It has been a tough year for many people around the world as we struggle to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Within the United States, we have not only surpassed the 6 million mark of people infected with the virus, but our deaths from the virus are nearing 200,000. We are more than six months into a period of extended social distancing and quarantine, and most of us are feeling depleted. To add to this stress, we also have a second pandemic we are battling, the racism pandemic.

Staff Perspective: Suicide Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month. This is a very important topic that touches many individuals around the world. In addition to our existing resources on suicide prevention, we will be have a series of blogs on the topic this month. Come back to check them out all month long! This month's CDP Presents webinar will be on "Key Elements for the Effective Management and Resolution of Suicidality." This 90-minute presentation will offer evidence-based solutions to the management and treatment of suicidality, as well as clinical maxims from 25 years of treating suicidal individuals.

Staff Perspective: Article Review - Screening for Suicide Risk in Adult Sleep Patients

This article provides rationale for utilizing a suicide screening procedure in a sleep medicine setting and offers suggested elements for such screening. The authors note that the connection between sleep problems and suicide risk has become well established, although the mechanisms of this relationship are not yet clear. Even though research on the relationship between sleep problems and suicide is not new (these authors note that the relationship was known nearly sixty years ago!), an increase in the amount and specificity of research examining sleep and suicide has been fairly recent and has led to the inclusion of sleep disturbance as both a risk factor and a warning sign for suicide risk.

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