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By: John Draper, Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

November 2018

“My editor at USA Today wants me to write a column on Kate Spade. Is there really anything more to say about her suicide?” My brother’s fiancé, Kirsten Powers, USA Today columnist and on-air political analyst for CNN, was not enthusiastic about this assignment when she called me two days after Ms. Spade’s suicide.

By: Ian Rockett, PhD, MA, MPH

September 2018

It is common knowledge that words matter. Suicide and self-injury mortality are synonymous in the vital statistics, in contrast to suicide attempts and self-injury morbidity, where the latter also encompasses nonsuicidal self-injury.

By: Bryann DeBeer, Ph.D.

July 2018

As a newly minted assistant professor starting my research career in 2012, I was fortunate to join a team of very capable researchers working to advance mental health care for veterans.

By: Chris Corona, PhD

May 2018

At this year’s annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology in Washington, DC, I had the pleasure of listening to a panel discuss the importance of meaning and reasons for living in suicide prevention research and practice.

By: Kristen Quinlan, Ph.D.

May 2018

In the past decade, we have seen strong national- and local-level commitment to suicide prevention, improvements in our identification and use of evidence-based prevention approaches, and advances in our epidemiological capacity to identify prevention and intervention targets.

By: Rajeev Ramchand

March 2018

As the national suicide rate continues to rise, an increasing number of stakeholders—including local governments, educators and employers—are looking within their own communities and asking: “Do we have a suicide problem?” It’s a difficult question to answer.

By: Michael R. Nadorff, PhD

November 2017

As a sleep researcher, I find myself speaking with a wide variety of audiences about the importance of sleep. Across these audiences, whether a group of healthcare professionals, or individuals from the community, a few things are constant.

By: Camille R. Quinn, PhD, AM, LCSW

June 2017

Developing a partnership between researchers and practitioners is vital for many reasons.  Practitioners can help to identify research needs and may have the best knowledge of the research participants.

By: Michael Singleton and Laura Frey

April 2017

Accurate collection of data on youth suicide attempts presents considerable challenges for public health practitioners and researchers. This data collection challenge has been borne out recently in Kentucky where preliminary analyses found large discrepancies in self-reports and hospital data.

By: Raquel Flores and Toniya Parker

February 2017

At the 2014 Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium, Dr. Donna Holland Barnes (Project Director, Howard University) presented 2013 data on homicide and suicide death rates among African Americans and Whites in Texas. 

By: Susan Keys

February 2017

Living and working in rural Central Oregon, researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) – Cascades became aware of the number of suicides in rural Oregon and interested in reducing these deaths.

By: Kimberly O’Brien (Simmons College, Boston); Michael Nadorff (Mississippi State University); and Thomas Delaney (University of Vermont)

December 2016

Trainees in health and human service fields encounter patients that are at risk for suicide in a wide range of settings from the community to primary care medicine to mental health specialty care.

By: Karen Liljequist, MLIS, AHIP

October 2016

Publishing your research in a scholarly journal increases your visibility, credibility, and competitive advantage in an academic setting. Getting published hinges upon finding a journal with an aim, scope, and audience that matches your manuscript.