Blog posts with the tag "Suicide"

By the Numbers - Sept. 23, 2013


"The crude rate of suicide per 100,000 person years," among 150,000 active duty personnel and Veterans who, respectively, did not deploy to OEF/OIF, who deployed without combat, and who experienced combat, according to a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association --  Risk factors associated with suicide in current and former US military personnel.

Staff Voices: Review of The Bridge

I have heard about and read about the movie The Bridge for years, but until recently I had not watched it entirely myself.  Since I teach frequently about suicide and have actually made reference to the movie, I thought I should see it and review it for a blog entry.  I believe it certainly has relevance to military mental health given the rise in military suicides and relevance to mental health in general since suicide is one of the most frightening client outcomes that we encounter or worry about as mental health professionals.  

By the Numbers - April 29, 2013


The percentage by which "psychotherapy targeting suicide prevention reduced the risk for attempts" -- at least for adults -- according to an article recently published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine -- Screening for and Treatment of Suicide Risk Relevant to Primary Care: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Staff Voices: A Look at Pharmacotherapy and Suicide

For providers steeped in the use of evidence-based psychotherapies, it is important to keep in mind the relief from suicidal ideation that can be achieved through the use of combination therapy (psychotherapy plus pharmacotherapy).  For patients experiencing suicidal ideation with intent, it is especially critical to alert patients to the option of psychiatric medications, and to support their decision to pursue pharmacotherapy in conjunction with psychotherapy.


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