Vermont Suicide Prevention Plan
Articles of Interest
- Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Adolescents by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents 15 to 19 years old. Pediatricians can take steps to help reduce the incidence of adolescent suicide by screening for depression and suicidal behavior. This report updates the previous statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is intended to assist the pediatrician in the identification and management of the adolescent at risk of suicide.
- Warning Signs for Suicide Prevention by SPRC and AFSP
This one-page document by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention gives an overview of the warning signs that someone may be taking his or her own life.
- The Urge to End it All By Scott Anderson from the New York Times Magazine.
- Family Rejection as a Predictor of Negative Health Outcomes in White and Latino Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Young Adults From the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Suicide Risk and Prevention for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth
From the Suicide Prevention Resource Center
- Changing Times: A Longitudinal Analysis of international Firearm Suicide Data by Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross Ph.D. et al
A discussion of changes in the proportion of firearm suicides in Western countries since the 1980s and the relation of these changes to the change in the proportion of households owning firearms.
- Gun Storage Practices and Risk of Youth: Suicide and Unintentional Firearm Injuries By David C Grossman et al
The presence of a household firearm is associated with an increased risk of suicide among adults and adolescents. In a study of people who attempted or completed suicide, investigators found that 75% of the guns were stored in the residence of the victim, friend or relative.
- Means Matter: Suicide, Guns and Public Health By the Harvard Injury Control Research Center
This pamphlet discusses the importance of controlling access to guns when someone may have suicidal thoughts.
- Firearms and Suicide in the Northeast By Matthew Miller et al
A central question in suicide research is whether firearm availability increases the overall number of suicides rather than the proportion of suicides from guns. Firearm prevalence was positively related to the suicide rate, even after controlling for rates of attempted suicide.
- Suicide Contagion and the Reporting of Suicide By the US Department of Health and Human Services
This summary of the Resource Guide describes eight suicide prevention strategies and provides general recommendations for the development, implementation and evaluation of suicide prevention programs targeted toward this age group.
- Public Health Training on the Prevention of Youth Violence and Suicide by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine
In this article, training resources, opportunities and strategies for prevention of the high prevalence of youth violence and suicide in the US are discussed and recommendations for a new public health training initiative are outlined.