January Suicide Watch


Suicide Resource Guide
Check it out

Upcoming Trainings, Symposiums, Events, Webnars
Historic Reference - Information - 2018
Historic Reference - VIdeo - 2018
Trailer of Netflix Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. 2:18

Historic Reference - Information - 2017
Historic Reference - VIdeo - 2017
NAMI Ending the Silence - A mental health awareness program for teens 2:50
Ending The Silence Model Presentation Video - 38:15
Mental Illness: What You See / What You Don't - 2:17
Suicidal thoughts, meet mindfulness - your worst enemy. - Various
Can texting save lives? - Must see video! - 8:32
Logic - 1-800-273-8255 ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid - 8:59

Note: NEW items added after 2/1/18


1/30 - Improving Care for Homeless Patients at Risk for Suicide Webnar 11:30-2pm PST (41 page PDF)
1/26 -
Improving Care for Homeless Patients at Risk for Suicide - Webnr 11:30:00 AM PST - 2:00:00 PM PST
1/26 -
Lethal Means Counseling in Hospital Emergency Departments
1/24 -
Adolescent Suicide Prevention: Recognizing Teens at Risk and Responding Effectively 8:30a-12:30p ET
1/22 -
Colo. Sheriff's Office to Pair Mental Health Specialists with Deputies
1/19 -
Functional Impairment among Telephone Crisis Support Workers: Impact on Callers
1/12 -
Addressing Despair through Partnerships
1/12 -
CALIFORNIA: Warm Voice on the Line: SF Counselors Lend an Ear to Callers in Their Loneliest Moments
1/11 -
Drug-overdose suicides may be going undetected
1/10 -
Discerning Suicide in Drug Intoxication Deaths: Paucity and Primacy of Suicide Notes and Psychiatric History | PLOS One
1/8 -
Entrapment as a Mediator of Suicide Crises | BMC Psychiatry
1/8 -
Epidemiology of Asphyxiation Suicides in the United States, 2005-2014 | Injury Epidemiology
1/5 -
Socio-Demographic and Mental Health Profile of Admitted Cases of Self-Inflicted Harm in the US Population | International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
1/5 -
Ending the stigma: Programs create conversations about mental health in Arizona schools

NAMI Ending The Silence

1/2 - Most big public colleges don't track suicides, AP finds
National Trends in the Prevalence of Suicidal Ideation and Behavior Among Young Adults and Receipt of Mental Health Care Among Suicidal Young Adults | Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Breaking Down Barriers: Using Youth Suicide-related Surveillance Data from State Systems | SPRC
Why Are America's Farmers Killing Themselves in Record Numbers?

I wrote about farmers' suicides – and the reaction has been overwhelming

Talking about Suicide & LGBT Populations - 4 page PDF
How Not to Talk About Suicide
Native American Youth Suicide
Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide - 2 page PDF
At-a-Glance: Safe Reporting on Suicide - SPRC - 2 page PDF
Yup’ik Communities Turn to Indigenous Knowledge to Prevent Risk for Youth Suicide and Alcohol Abuse
The Role of Law Enforcement Officers in Preventing Suicide - 10 page PDF
A Parents Guide to Cyberbullying - an 8 page PDF
Super Confidential Crisis Line for members to
Law Enforcement - 800-267-5463
Oregon Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan 2016-2020 Tracking of Project Due Dates
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Implementation Assessment Report - 50 page PDF
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Resource Guide - Includes floating training's calendarPreventing
Suicide among Men in the Middle Years: Recommendations for Suicide Prevention Programs - SPRC - 2016 64 page PDF
Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit - 28 page PDF
Continuing Education Courses (54) for Suicide Assessment, Treatment and/or Management (SB-48)
CALIFORNIA: Study Shows Transgender Students Are at Significant Risk for Suicidal Thoughts
CALIFORNIA: New Law to Require Suicide Prevention Training for Psychologists
CALIFORNIA: Under State Mandate, Glendale Unified Adopts Policy on Suicide Prevention
CALIFORNIA: CDC Report: Youth Suicide Rates in Santa Clara County Highest in Palo Alto, Morgan Hill
CALIFORNIA: Community Survey Gives Snapshot of Palo Alto Perception on Youth Suicide
CALIFORNIA: A New Emphasis on Mental Health for Cops, Other Officers

Law Enforcement
Justice System
Respond Effectively to Individuals in Crisis


California Law Spurs Reforms after Suicide Cluster

Model Youth Suicide Prevention Policy

Rocky Mountain Short Takes on Suicide Prevention: Suicide and Chronic Pain
CALIFORNIA: “It's OK to Say Suicide”: School Districts Set New Tone for Suicide Prevention Awareness

AB-2246 Pupil suicide prevention policies

Discrimination and Risk for Suicide in Later Life | The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
An Examination of Social Comparison and Suicide Ideation Through the Lens of the Integrated Motivational-Volitional Model of Suicidal Behavior | Suicide and Life-Threatening Behaviors
Concerns of Older Veteran Callers to the Veterans Crisis Line
Presence of Alcohol, Cocaine, and Other Drugs in Suicide and Motor Vehicle Crash Decedents Ages 18 to 54
Self-injury Mortality in the United States in the Early 21st Century: A Comparison With Proximally Ranked Diseases
Staff Views of an Emergency Department Intervention Using Safety Planning and Structured Follow-Up with Suicidal Veterans
Suicidal Ideation and Social Capital: Community Matters | The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Telementoring Primary Care Clinicians to Improve Geriatric Mental Health Care | Population Health Management
Emergency Department Visits Related to Suicidal Ideation, 2006-2013 | Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, AHRQ (22 page PDF)
Patients at Risk of Suicide: What Emergency Departments Need to Know | Aptus Health and SPRC
Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices | CDC (62 page PDF)
Suicide in the Workplace | U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (17 page PDF)
Suicide Prevention in Indian Country | SAMHSA
Youth Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention: 2017 Resource Guide | Children's Safety Network (14 page PDF)
Acute Substance Use as a Warning Sign for Suicide Attempts: A Case-Crossover Examination of the 48 Hours Prior to a Recent Suicide Attempt | Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Predictors of Suicide in Patient Charts Among Patients With Depression in the Veterans Health Administration Health System: Importance of Prescription Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Hyungjin Myra Kim, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Rapid Resolution of Suicidal Ideation After a Single Infusion of an N-Methyl-d-Aspartate Antagonist in Patients With Treatment-Resistant Major Depressive Disorder | Nancy DiazGranados et al., Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Predictors of Suicide Attempt in Early-Onset, First-Episode Psychoses: A Longitudinal 24-Month Follow-Up Study | Vanessa Sanchez-Gistau et al., Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Overdose - Drugs of Abuse | Jeanna M. Marraffa et al., Cancer Therapy Advisor
Heavy Cannabis Use Increases Depression, Suicidality Risks | Medscape CME
Alcohol Use and Fighting, Suicide Attempts in Students
Co-occurring Physical Fighting and Suicide Attempts Among U.S. High School Students | Monica H. Swahn et al., Medscape

Effect of Crisis Response Planning Vs. Contracts for Safety on Suicide Risk in U.S. Army Soldiers: A Randomized Clinical Trial | Journal of Affective Disorders
Evaluation of a Social Norms Approach to a Suicide Prevention Campaign | Journal of Health Communication
Exposure to Suicidal Behaviors: A Common Suicide Risk Factor or a Personal Negative Life Event? | International Journal of Social Psychiatry (8 page PDF)
Frequency and Methods of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in Relation to Acquired Capability for Suicide Among Adolescents | Archives of Suicide Research
Opportunities to Intervene? "Warning Signs" for Suicide in the Days before Dying | Death Studies
Suicide Deaths with Opioid Poisoning in the United States: 1999-2014 | American Journal of Public Health | American Journal of Public Health
Acute Substance Use as a Warning Sign for Suicide Attempts: A Case-Crossover Examination of the 48 Hours Prior to a Recent Suicide Attempt | Monica H. Swahn et al., Medscape

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