Suicide

The US Air Force suicide prevention program: implications for public health policy

Knox KL, Pflanz S, Talcott GW, Campise RL, Lavigne JE, Bajorska A, Tu X, Caine ED. Am J Public Health. 2010 Dec;100(12):2457-63. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.159871. Epub 2010 May 13. SOURCE:  Canandaigua VA Medical Center, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Canandaigua, NY, USA. kerry.knox@va.gov OBJECTIVES:  We evaluated the effectiveness of the US Air Force Suicide Prevention Program […]

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An emergency department-based brief intervention for veterans at risk for suicide (SAFE VET)

  Knox KL, Stanley B, Currier GW, Brenner L, Ghahramanlou-Holloway M, Brown G. Am J Public Health. 2012 Mar;102 Suppl 1:S33-7. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300501. SOURCE:  Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention, Rochester, NY, USA. Kerry.Knox@va.gov Reducing deaths from veteran suicide is a public health priority for veterans who receive their […]

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The role of pain, functioning, and mental health in suicidality among Veterans Affairs primary care patients

Magruder KM, Yeager D, Brawman-Mintzer O. Am J Public Health. 2012 Mar;102 Suppl 1:S118-24. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300451. Epub 2012 Jan 25. Mental Health Service Line, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC 29401, USA. OBJECTIVES:  We examined suicidality, pain, functioning, and psychiatric disorders among veterans in primary care by using both self-report and clinical measures […]

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Resources for Native Americans with Disabilities: Suicide

American Indian Life Skills Development Curriculum by Teresa D. LaFromboise Format           Curriculum   American Indian Life Skills Development Curriculum is a course for high school students and some middle school students that is designed to drastically reduce suicidal thinking and behavior.  Created in collaboration with students and community members from the Zuni Pueblo and the […]

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Lifetime physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse, depression, and suicide attempts among Native American women.

Although there is preliminary evidence that violence against women and children may be particularly prevalent in some Native American communities, associations between abuse and substance abuse, mental health problems, and suicide attempts have rarely been studied in this population. This study examined lifetime and current physical and sexual abuse among 30 Native American women. Nearly […]

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American Indians and suicide: a neglected area of research.

Suicide is a major public health problem for American Indians in the United States. Published studies indicate that American Indians experience the highest rate of suicide of all ethnic groups in the United States. This article synthesizes the epidemiology and risk factors associated with suicide among American Indians, barriers to research, prevention, mental-health services, and […]

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