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Author: Ramya Sundararaman
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: veterans, among, prevention, suicide
Number of Pages: 16
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437939651
ISBN-13: 9781437939651

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Numerous news stories have documented suicides among servicemembers and vets returning from Iraqi and Afghanistan. The VA has carried out a number of suicide prevention initiatives, incl.: establishing a national suicide prevention hotline for vets, conducting awareness events at VA med. centers, and screening and assessing vets for suicide risk. Contents of this report: Intro.; Data Systems for Tracking Suicide; Suicide in the U.S. General Popżn.: Incidence of Suicide; Risk and Protective Factors; Suicide Among Vets: Incidence

Author: Audrey Kurth Cronin
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: attacks, suicide, terrorists
Number of Pages: 25
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 1437918417
ISBN-13: 9781437918410

Suicide attacks by terrorist organizations have become more prevalent globally, and assessing the threat of suicide attacks against the U.S. and its interests at home and abroad has therefore gained in strategic importance. This report focuses on the following questions: What are suicide attacks? What have been the patterns and motivations for terrorist organizations using suicide attacks in the past? What terrorist groups and other organizations are most likely to launch such attacks? How great a threat are terrorist suicide attacks to the U.S., at home and abroad? How can the U.S. counter su

Author: Theodora Fine
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: evidence, implications, prevention, suicide, abuse, substance
Number of Pages: 46
Published: 2010-05-31
ISBN-10: 1437922554
ISBN-13: 9781437922554

A critical issue for suicide prevention is the role of substance abuse (SA) in the interplay of factors that result in a greater risk for suicidal behaviors. This report focuses on the current state of knowledge at the intersection of suicide and SA. Focuses on the epidemiology of suicide itself and presents a brief history of the growing focus on suicide as a public health issue of significant concern. Provides an overview of what we know and do not know of the impact of SA ż including both drugs and alcohol ż on suicide risk. It also acknowledges the critical interrelationships among SA, m

Author: Lindsay M. Hayes
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: survey, national, confinement, suicide, juvenile
Number of Pages: 69
Published: 2009-12-30
ISBN-10: 1437920187
ISBN-13: 9781437920185

Although youth suicide in the community has been identified as a major public health problem, juvenile suicide in confinement has received scant attention. This is a report on the first national survey on juvenile suicide in confinement. The primary goal was to determine the extent and distribution of juvenile suicides in confinement (i.e., juvenile detention centers, reception centers, training schools, ranches, camps, and farms). The survey gathered descriptive data on the demographic characteristics of each victim, the characteristics of the incident, and the characteristics of the juvenile

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: resource, guide, programs, prevention, suicide, youth
Number of Pages: 190
Published: 1992-12-01
ISBN-10: 0788100823
ISBN-13: 9780788100826

Describes the rationale and evidence for the effectiveness of various youth suicide prevention strategies. Identifies model programs that incorporate these different strategies. For use by persons who are interested in developing or augmenting suicide prevention programs in their own communities.

Author: Lindsay M. Hayes
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: prevention, guide, overview, suicide, prison
Number of Pages: 121
Published: 1995-12
ISBN-10: 0788132326
ISBN-13: 9780788132322

Until recently, it has been assumed that suicide, although a problem for jail inmates as they face the initial crisis of incarceration, is not a significant problem for inmates who advance to prison to serve out their sentences. This monograph was produced to fill a critical void in the knowledge base about prison suicide. In addition to a through review of the literature and of national and state standards for prevention, it offers the most recent national data on the incidence and rate of prison suicide, effective prevention programs, and discussion of liability issues. References, appendice

Author: John D. Daigh, Jr.
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: plan, initiatives, suicide, prevention, strategic, health, inspection, implementing, vha, mental, healthcare
Number of Pages: 158
Published: 2007-08
ISBN-10: 1422315371
ISBN-13: 9781422315378

Assesses the implementation of action items that pertain to suicide prevention within the Veterans Health Admin. (VHAżs) Mental Health Strategic Plan (MHSP). There are 25 million vets in the U.S. & 5 million vets who receive care within VHA. Suicide rates in men between the ages of 20 & 65 are approximately 20 per 100,000 persons per year, VHA mental health officials estimate 1,000 suicides per year among vets receiving care within VHA & as many as 5,000 per year among all living vets. This report reviews studies on suicide in the general population. Also briefly summarizes relevant findings
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