Ian H. Stanley

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OBJECTIVES Converging evidence suggests that the sequelae of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) including childhood abuse (e.g., sexual, physical, emotional/verbal abuse, neglect) and other ACE (e.g., family dysfunction, parental loss, parental psychopathology, substance abuse, incarceration, and domestic violence) have pronounced effects on suicidal(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite the existence of efficacious interventions that reduce suicide risk, connecting high-risk individuals with care remains a problem. Little is known about factors that may be associated with service use and nonuse among suicidal adults. This study aimed to identify correlates of mental health service use among adults reporting past-year(More)
The emergency department (ED) is a promising setting to screen youth for suicide risk. Patient reactions to questions about suicidal thoughts and behaviors during their ED visit have implications for how screening is introduced, developed, and implemented. The current study is a qualitative investigation into patient opinions about screening for suicide(More)
Over the past 3 decades, more than 200 dementia caregiver interventions have been tested in randomized clinical trials and found to be efficacious. Few programs have been translated for delivery in various service contexts, and they remain inaccessible to the 15+ million dementia family caregivers in the United States. This article examines translational(More)
Connecting suicidal individuals to appropriate mental health care services is a key component of suicide prevention efforts. This review aims to critically discuss the extant literature on help-seeking and mental health service utilization among individuals at elevated risk for suicide, as well as to outline challenges and future directions for research in(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To investigate emotion regulation difficulties in association with self-reported insomnia symptoms, nightmares, and depression symptoms in a sample of current and retired firefighters. METHODS A total of 880 current and retired United States firefighters completed a web-based survey of firefighter behavioral health. Self-report measures(More)
First responders-police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and paramedics-experience significant job-related stressors and exposures that may confer increased risk for mental health morbidities (e.g., posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD], suicidal thoughts and behaviors) and hastened mortality (e.g., death by suicide). Inherent in(More)
OBJECTIVES Older adults who report feelings of loneliness are at increased risk for a range of negative physical and mental health outcomes, including early mortality. Identifying potential sources of social connectedness, such as pet ownership, could add to the understanding of how to promote health and well-being in older adults. The aim of this study is(More)
OBJECTIVES Older adults die by suicide at a higher rate than any other age group in nearly every country globally. Suicide among older adults has been an intractable clinical and epidemiological problem for decades, due in part to an incomplete understanding of the causes of suicide, as well as imprecision in the prediction and prevention of suicidal(More)
Emergency departments (EDs) are important venues for detecting youth at risk for suicide. Children and adolescents who present to the ED and report a recent life stressor, such as stressors related to interpersonal relationships, may be at elevated risk for suicide. Utilizing data from three large, urban pediatric EDs, we examined the relationship between(More)