Stressful life events can trigger suicidal behavior in some people and not others, but do genes related to stress contribute to suicide attempts?
Cancer survivors have been shown to be more likely to have suicidal ideation than their same age peers. Prostate cancer survivors share this risk.
Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT) shows promise for suicidal teens and their families. An adaptation of ABFT for LGB teens also shows promise as an effective family intervention). In many instances family balance can be accomplished with treatments such as ABFT and sustained efforts by family members and trained family therapists.
Dr. Huguet used the NVDRS, the Department of Defense Casualty Analysis Survey (DCAS), the American Community Survey (ACS) and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) veteran population estimates from 2003-2010.
The study showed that parental history of suicidal behaviors and adoptive mother’s psychiatric hospitalizations, in combination, contributed to adoptee’s risk for suicidal behavior.
Over 90% of men and women who deliberately harm themselves meet the criteria for a mental disorder diagnosis at the time of their self-harm.
Risk of moving from NSSI to any ideation or attempts is predicted by frequent self-injurious behavior (more than 20 times) and having been in clinical treatment at some time prior to the assessment.
Dr. Bagge demonstrated that people are at increased risk for a suicide attempt while they are drinking (especially when drinking heavily) and soon after experiencing a negative life event.
Dr. Cynthia Bulik used her AFSP Distinguished Investigator Grant to learn more by comparing people with different types of eating disorders in terms of deliberate self-harm with or without suicide intent.
Utilizing SPI during crisis calls provides suicidal individuals, particularly those who are not currently in psychiatric treatment, access to an evidence-based clinical intervention that can greatly reduce suicide risk.