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Cross-national prevalence and risk factors for suicidal ideation, plans and attempts
TLDR
There is cross-national variability in the prevalence of suicidal behaviours, but strong consistency in the characteristics and risk factors for these behaviours.
Suicide prevention strategies: a systematic review.
TLDR
Physician education in depression recognition and treatment and restricting access to lethal methods reduce suicide rates, and other interventions need more evidence of efficacy.
Suicide and Suicide Risk in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations: Review and Recommendations
TLDR
This article is a culmination of a three-year effort by an expert panel to address the need for better understanding of suicidal behavior and suicide risk in sexual minority populations, and stimulate the development of needed prevention strategies, interventions and policy changes.
Risk Factors for Suicide and Attempted Suicide among Young People
  • A. Beautrais
  • Psychology, Medicine
    The Australian and New Zealand journal of…
  • 1 June 2000
TLDR
Current research evidence suggests that the strongest risk factors for youth suicide are mental disorders (in particular, affective disorders, substance use disorders and antisocial behaviours) and a history of psychopathology, indicating that priorities for intervening to reduce youth suicidal behaviours lie with interventions focused upon the improved recognition, treatment and management of young people with mental disorders.
Is sexual orientation related to mental health problems and suicidality in young people?
TLDR
Findings support recent evidence suggesting that gay, lesbian, and bisexual young people are at increased risk of mental health problems, with these associations being particularly evident for measures of suicidal behavior and multiple disorder.
Twelve-month prevalence of and risk factors for suicide attempts in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys.
TLDR
An analysis of a large cross-national epidemiologic survey database that estimates the 12-month prevalence of suicidal behaviors, identifies risk factors for suicide attempts, and combines these factors to create a risk index for 12- month suicide attempts separately for developed and developing countries finds risk indices can predict suicide attempts with fairly good accuracy.
Cross-National Analysis of the Associations among Mental Disorders and Suicidal Behavior: Findings from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys
Using data from over 100,000 individuals in 21 countries participating in the WHO World Mental Health Surveys, Matthew Nock and colleagues investigate which mental health disorders increase the odds
Suicides and serious suicide attempts: two populations or one?
  • A. Beautrais
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Psychological Medicine
  • 1 July 2001
TLDR
Suicides and medically serious suicide attempts are two overlapping populations that share common psychiatric diagnostic and history features, but are distinguished by gender and patterning of psychiatric disorder.
A case control study of suicide and attempted suicide in older adults.
  • A. Beautrais
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Suicide & life-threatening behavior
  • 1 March 2002
TLDR
The predominant role of mood disorders was confirmed by population attributable risk (PAR) estimates, suggesting that the improved detection, treatment and management of Mood disorders should be the primary focus of suicide prevention strategies for older adults.
Suicide and serious suicide attempts in youth: a multiple-group comparison study.
  • A. Beautrais
  • Psychology, Medicine
    The American journal of psychiatry
  • 1 June 2003
TLDR
The same risk factors play a similar role in suicide and serious suicide attempts and gender differences between suicides and nonfatal suicide attempts were explained by gender differences in methods.
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