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BACKGROUND Over the last decade, suicide rates in the U.S. military have steadily increased, resulting in a call for suicide-related research with military populations. The present project aimed to describe and evaluate the communications (i.e., verbally and in suicide notes) of 13 suicide risk factors in the suicide death investigation files of 98 active(More)
released the first national suicide prevention strategy, The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action. 1 As a follow-up, a panel of leading experts convened to participate in a roundtable discussion, Expanding the Safety Net: A Roundtable on Vulnerability, Depressive Symptoms, and Suicidal Behavior on College Campuses,(More)
In Experiment 1, 133 college student volunteers watched a rock music video with or without suicidal content and then completed written measures assessing mood, priming of suicide-related thoughts, perceptions of personal risk, sensitivity to suicidality in others, and attitudes/beliefs about suicide. In Experiment 2, 104 college student volunteers listened(More)
OBJECTIVE Clinicians' decision making about involuntary commitment was examined, with a focus on the effects of patient and clinician characteristics and bed availability on decisions to detain patients, the first step in involuntary commitment. METHODS Eighteen psychologists and social workers in the emergency service of a community mental health center(More)
The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) is an evidence-based clinical intervention that has significantly evolved over 25 years of clinical research. CAMS is best understood as a therapeutic framework that emphasizes a unique collaborative assessment and treatment planning process between the suicidal patient and clinician. This(More)
The findings of an international workshop on improving clinical interactions between mental health workers and suicidal patients are reported. Expert clinician-researchers identified common contemporary problems in interviews of suicide attempters. Various videotaped interviews of suicide attempters were critically discussed in relation to expert experience(More)
This study attempted to predict reactions after listening to music with lyrics about suicide. One hundred and twenty-six volunteers completed self-reports of personality and mood, and then listened to the music. Afterwards, they completed projective stories, self-reports of moods and reactions, and a memory test for the lyrics. Low openness to experience,(More)
Patients hospitalized for psychiatric reasons exhibit significantly elevated risk of suicide, yet the research literature contains very few outcome studies of interventions designed for suicidal inpatients. This pilot study examined the inpatient feasibility and effectiveness of The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), a structured(More)
Informed consent is uniformly accepted as essential to the treatment process. However, the relevant literature has not discussed issues of risk specific to suicidal patients, nor has such information routinely been included in the informed consent process. The implications of including suicide-specific risk information in the informed consent process is(More)